September 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Early voting underway on state road bond issue

Voters in Morgan County haven’t been showing up in huge numbers to have their say about a state amendment that would allow the sale of $1.6 billion in bonds to fund a long list of road projects in West Virginia.  As of Tuesday morning, jus More...

Overdue Medicaid payments put Morgan County Schools ledgers in better standing

Morgan County Schools is in better shape financially this year with their total net position (assets minus liabilities) of $15,218,815 increasing by $638,848 from Fiscal Year 2016.  Last year their net position had declined due to decreased Medi More...

Opinions

A chance to invest in ourselves

We support the road bond amendment before West Virginia voters in the October 7 special election.  More...

They chased the bear but he got away

A newspaper dispatch from The Messenger’s Great Cacapon correspondent in winter 1904 caught our eye as we scanned through some old papers recently. More...

Mining plans have risks

The public has another day to comment in writing (by September 28) to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection about plans by the sand mine to move their blasting and mining towards town. More...

What's Happening

Indivisible group meets October 1

Morgan County Indivisible will meet at 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 1. Aaron Scheinberg will be the speaker for the meeting. More...

Apple Butter Festival music and events

The 44th annual Apple Butter Festival on October 7 and 8 announces three notable music performers. The festival opens with The Carpenter Ants on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. for two sets from the bandstand. More...

Movie night

The Granary will hold a movie night and vegetarian pot luck tonight, Wednesday, September 27, 6 p.m.  The movie is “One Track Heart: The Story on Krishna Das,” it follows his journey to India and back, witnessing his struggles with d More...

Police & Safety

Great Cacapon Emergency Calls

Chief Matt Grimley reported the following calls for the month of August: August 3 - Assisted Co. 1, automatic alarm, Warm Springs Middle School, Engine 21 responded. August 4 - Assisted Co. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Terence L. Frederick, 53, of Berkeley Springs was given credit for time served after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct. Frederick must also pay $165.25 in court costs and fees.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for September 18-23:  September 18  Captain Stapleton took a grand larceny report on Highland Ridge Road.  Deputy Lebo assisted Town of Bath with a two vehicle a More...

School News

West Virginia Lions seeking students to travel abroad

Each year the Lions Clubs of West Virginia provide the opportunity for several students to travel abroad. More...

PASS Program awards two scholarships

The PASS Program (Providing Academic & Self-Esteem Support), a mentor program sponsored by Morgan County Schools awarded two $1,500 scholarships to two Berkeley Springs High School students in May.  Destiny Bohrer and Corbin DuBois were the More...

Warm Springs Middle donates to Hurricane Harvey relief

Students in Masters’ combined Spanish classes at Warm Springs Middle School recently donated over $200 for Hurricane Harvey relief. More...

Commission to seek grant to plan county-wide broadband service

The Morgan County Commissioners voted 3-0 last Wednesday to pursue a $75,000 planning grant from the Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) program to plan for county-wide broadband internet service.  More...

DEP to hold meeting here on Silica mine request October 10

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has set a public comment meeting date and time to hear feedback on a request by U.S. Silica to mine sand closer to Berkeley Springs.  More...

County to consider raising lodging tax to six percent

The Morgan County Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 18 to consider raising the county’s Hotel/Motel tax from four percent to six percent. More...

Vietnam Vets memorial to go on Fairfax Green

The Vietnam Veterans memorial will be built on the west end of the Fairfax Green on Fairfax Street.  The Bath Tree Board recommended the site be approved to the Bath Town Council, and the council members unanimously agreed at the September 19 me More...

News

More Legion men identified

We ran this photo on September 20 as our Photo of the Week, with many names still missing. More...

Cherry Run road closed Thursday

The West Virginia Division of Highways announces that Maryland Lane (Morgan County Route 10) will be closed to through traffic at the CSX railroad crossing in Cherry Run on Thursday, September 28, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Pleasant View Community Center making apple butter

The Pleasant View Community Center will be making apple butter on October 7. We will peel apples on October 6.  Anyone wanting to volunteer their time either one of these days are welcome. More...

Letters

Vote “no” on road bond

Dear Editor:  More...

Congressional inaction

Dear Editor:  We have paid dearly for action from our elected “leaders.” It is time to see some action from our elected “leaders;” if not I suggest we withhold all pay until they clean up the mess they created, regardless More...

Unnatural gas

Dear Editor:  Natural gas extraction threatens our water. Natural gas extraction threatens the air we breathe. Natural gas extraction threatens the wildlife. Natural gas extraction threatens our farms. More...

Obituaries

Steve S. Yost

1952-2017

Steve Switzer Yost, 65, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, September 22, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.  Born January 27, 1952 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Glen Switzer and Pauline Frances Walls Yost.  More...

Lois J. Farris

1938-2017

Lois Jean Farris, 79, of Martinsburg, formerly of Berkeley Springs died Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at her home.  Born May 27, 1938 in Myersdale, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Winona M. More...

Vicki L. Shives

1971-2017

Vicki Lynn Shives, 46, of Hancock, died, Friday, September 22, 2017 at her home.  Born June 21, 1971, in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late Ronal Lee, Sr. More...

Sports

Golf team picks up two wins

Th Berkeley Springs High School Golf Team found some much needed success on the links as they recorded a pair of wins.  The Indians traveled to Whitetail Golf Course for a contest with the Clear Spring Blazers on Tuesday, September 19. More...

Golden and the Lady Indians dominate Quad

Heironimus finishes second for the boys

The Berkeley Springs High School Cross Country Teams traveled to Inwood to participate in the Musselman Quad last Wednesday, September 20. More...

BSHS Lady Indians stun Keyser, 3-2

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Volleyball Team record two wins last week on the hardwood. More...