October 25, 2017 RSS feed / News

“Gunsmoke” in Paw Paw, Part II: Price not guilty in 1905 shoot-out

On October 14, 1905 in Paw Paw, local John Price came up against a band of tough Italian immigrant railroad workers in a gun battle that ended in the death of three workers -- Frank Ficco, G. Dalessandro and Clemento Ronollee. More...

Recorder says town ordinances on buildings may need changes

Town Recorder Susan Webster, who chairs the Ordinance Committee, told the council members on October 17 that she found conflicts the council needs to address in a few of the town ordinances. She suggested the language be clearer.  More...

Hemlock CEOS visit Ranson

The Community Garden in Ranson was established in February 2013. Since that time, it has expanded and now provides produce to the Jefferson County Community Ministries food pantry. More...

NSDAR meeting

Ye Towne of Bath Chapter NSDAR met October 3 at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs. More...

Charlotte L. Sheppard

1936-2017

Charlotte Louise Sheppard, 81, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, October 22, 2017 at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.  Born February 4, 1936 in Great Cacapon, she was the daughter of the late Raymond T. and Nellie A. More...

Jeffrey T. Miller

Jeffrey Todd Miller, 58, of Paw Paw, died Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, Cumberland, Md.  He was born December 19, 1958 in Cumberland, he was the son of Sue C. More...

Local artists lend works to brighten hospital halls

War Memorial Hospital’s first floor hallways and second floor physician’s office are now adorned with colorful art works created by Morgan County artists.  The hospital’s Ladies Auxiliary spearheaded the effort. More...

Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum

The Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum (EPEF) will present “West Virginia Secretary of State: Open for Business in Martinsburg!” on Thursday, November 2 at The Purple Iris.  More...

Primary care practice opening

WVU Medicine University Healthcare Physicians announces the opening of Primary Care - Pendleton and welcomes Alexandria “Nikki” Arvon, M.D. to the practice.  Dr. More...

Vulture watch at Bolivar Heights

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a late-afternoon field trip to the Bolivar Heights section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Friday, November 10 to watch resident vultures return to their roosts for the night. More...

Reading the Messenger Playing hoops in Australia

Ken Matteo of Berkeley Springs took his Morgan Messenger along with the Wisconsin basketball team on an exhibition tour to Australia in August. More...

Planning commission reports goals to town officials

Town of Bath Planning Commission president Rebecca MacLeod and vice president Larry Lower presented recommendations to the town council on October 17 on how to best reach goals for the town’s comprehensive plan.  The 10-year comprehensive More...

Tourism up in town and county; town could raise lodging tax

Jeanne Mozier of Travel Berkeley Springs (TBS) reported to the Bath town council on October 17 that visitor spending in the town and county in hotel/motel tax revenue for fiscal year 2017 amounted to more than $188,000 between July 2016 and June 2017 More...

Worship Directory

Berkeley Baptist Church, Route 522 and 13, 304-258-4101 - Breakfast 9 a.m., Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship service and children’s church 10:45 a.m. Food pantry distribution site call for more infor. Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. More...

Owl-banding

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring two nighttime field trips in early November to watch an expert catch, band and release migrating owls.  The first trip will be held on Saturday, November 4, at 6 p.m. More...

Being Thankful

Dad gets a little cranky these days — especially as the sun goes down. Yesterday he yelled at my brother, saying things that seemed so unfamiliar to the way I have known him. More...

Joyce M. Clem

Joyce Mary Clem, 86, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, October 13, 2017 at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Springs, Md.  Born December 27, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Charles Spencer Stoner and Maude Amanda Patterson.  She attended More...

Larry W. Unger

1941-2017

Larry Wilson Unger, 76, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the VA Medical Center. Born March 16, 1941, in Berkeley Springs, WV, he was the son of the late Bernard Unger and Genevieve Kackley Unger. He was retired from the U.S. More...

Round The Town

—KID ASKS: What happens if you get scared to death twice?  —Trick or treaters will be out on streets and sidewalks this Tuesday October 31 – Halloween night. More...

Survey on public opinions about black bears

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is conducting a scientific study of state residents’ opinions on attitudes toward black bears and black bear management.  More...

CNB FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. Announces Results For The Quarter

Mark D. Harrell, President/ CEO of CNB Financial Services, Inc. (CNB), the parent company of CNB Bank, Inc. More...

Haunting on the mountain

Even in the company of a few brave men and a loyal dog, the Stotler place at the foot of the mountain will raise the hair on the back of your neck. More...