July 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Stotler named one of Girl Scouts’ 2017 “Women of Distinction”

Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital has named three women from the Eastern Panhandle as the 2017 “Women of Distinction.” They will be recognized at the 13th annual Women of Distinction luncheon this fall on Wednesday, October 11, at the Ho More...

Opinions

A decade of failure, a new mission

The New Yorker magazine last month published an extensive and in-depth article. “The Addicts Next Door” about the opioid and heroin crisis, as it unfurls in the daily lives of people in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle. More...

Full moon rising

Emily Johnson’s striking photo of a full moon filling a local sky was one of her entries for the 2017 Morgan County Photo Contest. More...

Wish I’d said that

I wish you bad luck again, from time to time, so that you will be conscious of the roll of chance in life, and understand that your success is not completely deserved, and the failure of others is not completely deserved either. More...

What's Happening

Time to register those winning entries for the County Expo

The Morgan County Expo is coming, and the first activities and entry deadlines are fast approaching.  Have you entered your favorite recipe for grandma’s jelly or jam? Have you taken a photograph that is award winning? More...

July

Thursday, July 13 – Mt. State Cruisers, 7 p.m.,  Wesley Chapel – Rotary Club, noon, Country  Inn – Apache 4-H Club, Pl. More...

Free book discussion

Matthew Hahn will host a free discussion on his latest book, Distracted: How Regulations Are Destroying the Practice of Medicine and Preventing True Health-Care Reform on Friday, July 14, 7 p.m. More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for June 25-July 8:  June 25  Cpl. Barney took an information report reference incident at Cherry Run docks. Referred to Natural Resources Police.  Cpl. More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the public.  Morgan County Government   More...

Seatbelt stop leads to arrest of Arkansas sex offender

Richard E. Daugherty, 40, of Great Cacapon, formerly of Arkansas, was arrested on Saturday, July 1 for failing to register as a sexual offender or provide notice of registration changes, third offense.  More...

School News

Three partners recognized during annual celebration coalition meeting

The Morgan County Partnership, a local anti-drug coalition, celebrated its partners, who provide essential guidance and support of programs and prevention initiatives, named three of its members as the 2017 Partners of the Year during their annual Vo More...

Supper Club

Summer picnic foods will be featured at the Seventhday Adventist Church’s Supper Club on Thursday, July 20 at 6 p.m. The church is located at 3606 Valley Road (US 522 South), Berkeley Springs.  More...

Expanded school mental health services serve many more students

The number of students that have benefitted this year from increased Morgan County Schools mental health services has soared from previous years, according to a social work department presentation at the June 6 Morgan County School Board meeting. More...

Five candidates in line for superintendent job

Group wants super with focus on collaboration

The Morgan County School Board had two representatives from the Morgan County Partnership offer public comments at their July 5 meeting about the qualities and qualifications they’d like to see in a new county school superintendent as board mem More...

Pair sentenced for Ridersville break-in

Two men who broke into Ridersville Cycle in Berkeley Springs, stole two motorcycles and then led police on a chase into Virginia last March have been sentenced in Morgan County Circuit Court.  Brandon R. Corbin, 21, of Ranson and Ryan K. More...

Police charge two with threats, assault of officers

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department has charged two men in separate incidents involving threats and assaults against officers last week.  Charles E. More...

Life or Drugs hosts 4th outreach, awareness event

The Life or Drugs, Tri- State Support group held their 4th Annual Community Outreach and Awareness Event on Sunday, July 9 in the Berkeley Springs State Park. More...

News

$3.5 million agreement approved for school energy savings project

The Morgan County School Board unanimously approved a $3.5 million 15- year equipment lease purchase agreement for their guaranteed energy savings project with CMTA Energy Solutions at their July 5 meeting.  More...

Commission approves Hotel/Motel funds requests

Morgan County Commissioners whittled down $93,000 in requests for Hotel/Motel tax funds down to a figure they estimate will match revenue from the lodging tax for the coming fiscal year.  Officials are predicting they’ll receive roughly $1 More...

Bath officials hold first meeting of new term

The Town of Bath Council with its two newly-elected members – Councilwoman Rose Jackson and Town Recorder Susan Webster – met on Wednesday, July 5 for its first meeting of a twoyear term.  Mayor Scott Merki said the new council could More...

Letters

Train to nowhere

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Land & ownership

Dear Editor:  How fair is it for people who think they own land, clear it, build on it and farm on it, to have to defend their rights in a court, because some ruthless, non-enviromental destructive natural gas company, wants to violate what they More...

Very real problems

Dear Editor: I concur with Patricia Mudgett that the United States’ current political climate is dangerous to democracy. In addition, our country is in imminent danger economically and environmentally. More...

Obituaries

Kenneth Sims

1945-2017

Kenneth Sims, 72, of Hedgesville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 9, 2017.  Born July 5, 1945, in Cowen, W.Va., he was the 11th child of the late James Wesley and Virginia Malcom Sims.  He graduated from Cowen High School in 1963, More...

Donna R. Hoopengardner

1951-2017

Donna Rae Hoopengardner, age 66, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died July 2, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.  Born January 25, 1951 in Winchester, Va., she was the daughter of the late Donald Ray and Ruth Ollaberant Ryan Dawson.& More...

Charles E. Iler, Jr.

1989-2017

Charles Edward Iler, Jr., 28, of Paw Paw, died Friday, June 30, 2017 at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.  Born April 20, 1989 in Silver Spring, Md., he was the son of Rebecca Lynn Conley Mills, Paw Paw and the late Charles Edward Iler. More...

Sports

Town sidewalks evaluated

A work meeting for the Bath council members will be held on Tuesday, August 1 at 4:30 p.m. to discuss a “Sidewalk Self-Evaluation for ADA Accessibility” report on the town sidewalks. The public is welcomed.  More...

Local baseballer throws out O’s first pitch

On July 2, Conner Maconaughey, seven, of Berkeley Springs was chosen to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Baltimore Orioles home game against Tampa Bay. More...

Tunnel still open to visitors, work set to begin

Construction equipment is on site at the Paw Paw Tunnel as the National Park Service is set to begin stabilization work. More...