August 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Bonds being sold to pay for Cacapon park upgrades

The West Virginia Economic Development Authority signed an agreement on August 17 that will allow up to $25 million in excess lottery revenue bonds to be issued for improvements at Cacapon State Park. More...

Tammy Bittorf chosen as a finalist for 2018 state Teacher of the Year

Berkeley Springs High School English teacher Tammy Bittorf was named as one of six finalists for the 2018 West Virginia Teacher of the Year in an August 16 West Virginia Department of Education press release. More...

Opinions

Health study worth continuing

The U.S. Department of the Interior this week suspended a study by the National Academy of Sciences into the health effects of mountaintop removal mining.  More...

Mr. Unger’s store on the corner

Louie Youngblood shared this photo of Rumsey Unger’s store and Esso gas station that used to stand on the corner of U.S. 522 and Winchester Grade Road south of Berkeley Springs. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia  West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. More...

What's Happening

Eidolon Nature walk

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a morning nature walk at its Eidolon Nature Preserve in Morgan County on Saturday, September 2.  More...

Chamber welcomes new teachers

The Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon for several new Morgan County teachers on Monday, August 14 at Tari’s Cafe. More...

August

Thursday, August 24 – Rotary Club, noon, Country  Inn – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. Church – Starting Points Play Group, 1 p.m. – Past Matrons, Past Patrons – AA, St. More...

Police & Safety

Town of Bath Police Report

304-258-1198

Town of Bath Police Chief T.J. Johnson reports the following calls for August 3-19:  August 3  BS2- Alarm, Independence Street.  August 4  BS2/BS1 – Home confinement revocation of Eric P. Moreck.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for August13-19: August 13 Deputy Lebo responded to a domestic on Cold Run Valley Road. Sgt. Shambaugh and Deputy Lebo responded for a domestic on Amethyst Lane. More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the public.  Morgan County Government  Tuesday, August 29. Economic Development Authority meets, 4 p.m.   More...

School News

May takes helm of school system

School Superintendent Erich May was welcomed at the August 15 school board meeting. More...

Delta Kappa Gamma meeting

Morgan County members of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International had a lunchtime meeting before the start of the new school year. More...

Mini grants available for local volunteer projects

Volunteer West Virginia is now accepting applications for Day to Serve Mini- Grants. Nonprofit organizations that wish to host a Day to Serve volunteer project may be eligible for up to $250. More...

Breaking News - 8/28/2017 3:53 PM

McLaughlin appointed as Judge to 23rd Judicial Circuit

Morgan County’s Prosecuting Attorney Debra McLaughlin has been appointed by Governor Jim Justice as a judge in the 23rd Judicial Circuit, to fill a vacancy created by the death of Judge John Yoder in June. More...

Commissioners raise tax on sale of local real estate

Transfer fee to boost county revenue

Morgan County Commissioners voted unanimously to take advantage of a new West Virginia law that lets counties hike the amount they charge buyers and sellers of real estate to transfer property ownership.  More...

Downtown sidewalks ranked for ADA accessibility

In preparation for Phase IV of the Town of Bath’s Streetscape project that is to begin next year, a sidewalk evaluation was done this past winter by Streetscape committee members, Pete Brown and Barbara Zimmerman.  They presented their fi More...

Cacapon gets grant for new play areas

Cacapon State Park in Berkeley Springs is one of 25 park and recreation agencies and cities nationwide selected to receive a grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company as part of the Meet Me at the Park More...

News

Apple Butter Festival Parade plans march on

Applications for the 44th Annual Apple Butter Festival Parade are available through the Chamber of Commerce or online. This year’s theme is Morgan County Pride.  More...

Solar co-ops holding info sessions

Several informational sessions are being held in the Eastern Panhandle about the formation of solar co-ops.  The Jefferson County Solar Co-op, the Berkeley & Morgan Counties Solar Co-op, and the Potomac Highlands Solar Co-op are each seeking More...

WVU project on drug injection risks gets federal grant

West Virginia University’s Rural West Virginia Responds to Opioid Injection Epidemics: From Data to Action project has received $525,031 in new federal funding to address the opioid crisis in rural regions.  More...

Letters

Stop this insanity

Dear Editor:  More...

On history, slavery, monuments

Dear Editor:  It’s wrong, just plain wrong, what’s going on in our country. White supremists, Nazis, the KKK. Whites against blacks, blacks against whites. More...

Dems bring debt, disunion

Dear Editor:  A few weeks ago, I read a letter to the editor regarding our democracy is for sale. The writer went on to speak of the Koch brothers and their lust for profit. More...

Obituaries

Patsy J. Kerns

1937-2017

Patsy June Kerns, age 80, of Hancock, Md., went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 14, 2017, at the home of her sister, following a brief illness.  Born March 15, 1937, in Mifflinburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Augustus A. More...

Paul S. Grove

Paul Sterling Grove, 94, died August 16, 2017 at the Freedom Village Retirement Community in Coatesville Pa. Born in Berkeley Springs W.Va., he was the son of John Emerson Grove and Dora Michael Grove. More...

Beatrice M. Kidwell

1923-2017

Beatrice May Kidwell, 94, of Paw Paw, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the home of her daughter.  Born May 9, 1923 at Higginsville, she was the daughter of the late Harvey Lester Saville and Mary Grabiel Saville.  More...

Sports

Lady Indians Soccer looks for consistency in 2017

Last fall the Berkeley Springs Lady Indians soccer team went 3-17 on the season. More...

Tribe Football looking for playoff appearance this season

The combination of Berkeley Springs High School football and the Class AA WV State Football Playoffs have not been mentioned for a long time in the Morgan County community. More...

Paw Paw Cross Country expecting success on the course

by Jamie Harris  More...