January 10, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Paw Paw copes with New Year’s water leaks, picks contractor for upgrades

A Monday morning water leak in the Town of Paw Paw on Apple Way was fixed by mid-afternoon and the water tower was back to around half full by then, according to Paw Paw Mayor Tim Mose. It was the second water leak in town in a week.   More...

Local students picked for Secretary of State program

Secretary of State Mac Warner announced Monday that 49 students from 27 high schools across the state have been selected for the Honorary Secretary of State Program for the 2017-2018 school year.   More...

Paw Paw loses civic leader

Louis Herrell, of Paw Paw passed away on Monday, January 8. He was known widely as a civic leader both in Paw Paw and the Eastern Panhandle. More...

Opinions

West Virginia needs to push for accurate Census count

from The Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, W.Va.)  West Virginia is one of the most rural states in the country, according to the 2010 Census.  More...

Little icy around the edges

George Miller, Sr. braved the cold on Sunday to take this panoramic shot of the Potomac River in Magnolia, with the banks frozen up from the lengthy cold snap. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia  West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   January 10, 1846 - Wetzel County was created from a part of Tyler County. More...

Obituaries

Herbert L. White

1961-2018

Herbert Lee White, 56, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born September 6, 1961 in Pontiac, Mich., he was the son of the late Herbert Duel and Elizabeth Ann Wisniews More...

Michael S. Kerns

1967-2018

Michael Scott “Scottie” Kerns, 50, of Paw Paw, died Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.  He was born July 6, 1967 in Cumberland, Md.  He was a laborer at the salvage yard in Paw Paw and operat More...

Lee E. Aulabaugh

1944-2018

Lee Edwin Aulabaugh, 73, of Needmore, Pa., formerly of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at his home while under the care of Grane Hospice Care of Pennsylvania.  Born February 11, 1944 in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the la More...

Sports

Indians roll by East Hardy

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Boys Basketball Team rang in the new year with an impressive 69-55 performance at home against the East Hardy Cougars on Tuesday, January 2. More...

Tribe wrestling goes 6-3 at National Guard Duals

Davy Mundey picks up career win 200

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Wrestling Team traveled to Summersville January 5 and 6 for the National Guard Duals. More...

Landon Ridgeway leads Pirates basketball to win

Landon Ridgeway was scorching the nets last Thursday night January 4 as the Paw Paw Pirates picked up a 71-26 win over Timber Ridge, Va. Ridgeway scored a game high 31 points in the win. More...

School News

Wind Dance Farm traveled to George Washington State Park

Students of Wind Dance Farm & Earth Education Center traveled to George Washington Monument State Park in Boonsboro, Md., where they assisted in identifying and counting birds of prey for the Haw More...

WV Writer writing competition

West Virginia Writers, Inc., (WVW) will begin accepting submissions for its annual writing competitions, offering $5,075 in total cash prizes, including monetary awards specifically designated for students in elementary, middle, and high school throu More...

Boy Scout Troop 12 community service

Boy Scout Troop 12 conducted a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans Day with the help from local veterans. More...

Grand Jury indicts 28 in January term

The Morgan County Grand Jury indicted 28 people on a variety of felony offenses when they met for the January term last Tuesday, January 2 before Circuit Court Judge Laura Faircloth. More...

Twigg gets six months jail time for setting Green Ridge fires

A Paw Paw man has pled guilty to setting three fires in Green Ridge State Forest last March and April while he served as a volunteer firefighter.  On December 19, Brian Chad Twigg, 20, entered a guilty plea in the Circuit Court of Allegany Count More...

2018 election season kicks off with filing

Local residents and West Virginia citizens who are interested in running for office in 2018 can now file candidate paperwork to enter local, state and national races. More...

Future Rail Trail lots enter state program for cleanup

Two lots slated to be part of the future North Berkeley Rail Trail will be cleaned up for recreational use through a state environmental program.  More...

News

Duty is to ensure kids have care

In the coming months, tens of thousands of children across West Virginia will not have access to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). More...

Women’s Center hosts film, talk on human trafficking January 19

The Shenandoah Women’s Center will show a recent documentary about human trafficking on Friday, January 19 in Berkeley Springs. More...

Free workshops to aid families dealing with dementia

The Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter has teamed up with Blue Ridge Community and Technical College to offer a series of free community workshops on its campus in Martinsburg.  More...

What's Happening

Free speech screening for children

Valley Health Rehabilitation Services is scheduling appointments for free speech and language screenings for children ages two to seven years.  The screenings are offered at War Memorial Hospital’s outpatient rehabilitation and fitness fac More...

Spirit of the TREE hangs at the Ice House

Morgan Arts Council presents Spirit of the TREE at the Ice House Gallery, a wood show that explores all the different techniques used in one of the oldest crafts in the world, and featuring everything from wood earrings to tables. More...

January

Thursday, January 11 – Mt. State Cruisers, 7 p.m.,  Wesley Chapel – Rotary Club, noon, Country  Inn – Apache 4-H Club, Pl. More...

Police & Safety

Oakleigh Manor fire caused by electrical short

South Morgan Volunteer Fire Company Captain Mel Harmon said that the cause of the December 16 historic Oakleigh Manor house fire in Unger was an electrical short in an extension cord in the basement and was unintentional. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for December 31-January 6:  December 31  Sgt. Shambaugh responded to a welfare check on Martinsburg Road. Transported due to extreme temperatures.  More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Thomas E. Bowman, 61, of Winchester, Va. was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to DUI. All but 90 days of the probation was suspended. More...