September 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Texas donations being collected

The following items are being collected to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas:  More...

Grand Jury met September 5

The September term of the Morgan County Grand Jury was set for yesterday, September 5. A listing of criminal indictments returned by the Grand Jury will be reported in next week’s Morgan Messenger.   More...

Opinions

Hiding wages on projects undercuts accountability

reprinted from The Herald-Dispatch (Huntington)  More...

When it was a hospital

This Messenger file photo from a few decades ago shows the Dr. Herbert R. Tobias Memorial Wing of the former War Memorial Hospital. More...

DOH announces projects included in ‘Roads to Prosperity’ bond

At The Capitol

Division of Highways officials released a 16-page spreadsheet of road construction projects it intends to fund as part of a new “Roads to Prosperity” road building initiative.  That includes 39 projects in 22 counties totaling $1.6 b More...

Obituaries

Rita L. Lutman

1936-2017

Rita Lea Lutman, 81, of Berkeley Springs, died August 28, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.  Born April 14, 1936 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Edward Garrison and Lillie Pauline Culp Rankin.  She was a More...

Agnes B. MacDonald

1932-2017

Agnes “Nancy” Beithwright Blackshaw MacDonald, 84, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center.  Born December 13, 1932 in Glasgow, Scotland, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Agnes More...

James E. Ardinger

1933-2017

James Eugene Ardinger, 84, of Great Cacapon, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.  He was born April 5, 1933 in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late James E. B. Ardinger and Mary G. More...

Sports

1995 Cross Country Team enters BSHS Athletic Hall of Fame

The fall of 1995 proved to be a very special time for the members of the Berkeley Springs Lady Indians cross country program. More...

Kasekamp & Tanouye lead Paw Paw Pirates

The Paw Paw Pirates Cross Country Team ventured to Clear Spring, Md. on Saturday, September 2 for the Interstate Classic. Paw Paw had two runners finish in the top 30 and receive ribbons for their outstanding performances.  More...

Little League meeting

There will be a Little League meeting Sunday, September 10, 6:30 p.m. at the Ball Complex.  Request all board members to be present. Anyone interested in being on the board needs to be at this meeting.   More...

Juvenile arrested for driving pickup, striking cruiser

A nine year old male was taken into custody in the early morning hours of September 4 by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department for driving a pickup truck and striking two vehicles. More...

A Cacapon Homecoming

Cacapon State Park Superintendent Scott Fortney (right) welcomed the crowd to the Homecoming event and also introduced and recognized new Assistant Park Superintendent Kelly Smith (left). More...

Big hornets pose painful problem this year

Multiple complaints of local people noticing European hornets and people getting stung by them have been reported recently. More...

Mushrooms abound

When it rains, it spores: wet summer boosts wild mushrooms

Some local mushroom hunters weren’t so pleased with their spring morel harvest this year. Back in early spring, it seemed like a bad year for those in the market for forest fungus. More...

News

Seventh Annual Walk with Tori this Sunday

The seventh annual Walk with Tori will be held at Doubs Woods Park in Hagerstown, Md. on Sunday, September 10. Registration will start at 1 p.m. and everyone will join together for the walk at 2 p.m.  More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia  West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   More...

Volunteers wanted

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is seeking volunteers to help with maintenance at its Eidolon Nature Preserve in Morgan County on Wednesday, September 20.  The work to be done will be focused on maintaining trails and removing invasive plants More...

What's Happening

Early Head Start has services for local families

Twice each month, Early Head Start families gather at the local center or in the community so the children and families can socialize and share a meal together.   More...

Audubon program

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society's monthly program for February will feature a presentation about the impact of climate change on public health.  The program will be held at 7 p.m. More...

September

Thursday, September 7 – Pleasant View Com. Center meet, 7 p.m. – Rotary Club, noon, Country  Inn – Kaw Kaw Peyon 4-H, 7:30, homes – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  More...

Police & Safety

Berkeley Springs Fire Dept. Emergency Calls

Chief Jamie Clark reported the following calls for the month of June:  June 1 - Transfer of Unit Engine, Frederick County, Va. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for August 27-September 2:  August 27  Captain Stapleton and Deputy Jenkins arrested Heather Klinefelter, 32, for petty larceny.  Deputy Shambaugh responded to a More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Jedidiah K. Wolfe, 22, of Martinsburg was fined $100 after pleading no contest to fishing while his license was revoked. More...

School News

Shepherd's President's Lecture Series begins September 19 with lead paint talk

Shepherd University's President's Lecture Series will explore the topics of lead toxicity, the American intelligence community, and artificial intelligence throughout the fall semester.  More...