January 24, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Officers arrest multiple suspects on heroin charges, warrants

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Ford to face challenge in county race

Morgan County Commissioner Bob Ford will face a challenge in the Republican primary in May as he seeks a third six-year term in office.  Political newcomer Sean Forney has filed as a Republican to run for Ford’s commission seat. More...

County to seek bids for cleanup of oil spill along Warm Springs Run

The Morgan County Commission voted during a special meeting on Friday, January 19 to seek bids to clean up a home heating oil spill at a private lot along Warm Springs Run in Berkeley Springs.  More...

Opinions

When social media & real life meet

Credit where credit is due – social media isn’t all bad. Mostly, but not all.  More...

Winter sunrise solace

The vivid rosy hues and smoky grays of last Friday’s sunrise created a dazzling morning sky, captured by Kate Evans. More...

At The Capitol

Redistricting bill looks toward 2022

While the calendar may read 2018, the Legislature’s mind is on 2022, based on legislation fasttracked in the House of Delegates.  More...

Letters

Moral fitness

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Rights & responsibilities

Dear Editor:  I have a suggestion for the Democratic Party and its members in terms of what its “message” and campaign slogan/theme should be for the 2018 and 2020 elections because I believe that it is a “winning” messag More...

No logging in state parks

Dear Editor:  As threatened, a bill has been introduced in the West Virginia Legislator (SB270) to allow logging at all West Virginia State Parks. This includes Cacapon Resort and Berkeley Springs State Park. More...

Obituaries

Douglas L. Miller, Sr.

1943-2018

Douglas Lee Miller, Sr., 74, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born November 25, 1943 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late George H. More...

Debra A. Haske

1956-2018

Debra Anita Haske, 61, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at her home.  Born September 27, 1956 in Waterville, Maine, she was the daughter of Donald James and Marlene Ann Paulette Pryor, Benton, Maine.  She was of the Luthe More...

Ruth M. Raash

1925-2018

Ruth Madeline Paul Farrington Raash, 92, of Great Cacapon, formerly of Ponce de Leon, Fla., died Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at her home.  Born August 22, 1925 in New York, she was the daughter of the late George Robert and Mable Aletha Grandee More...

Sports

Berkeley Springs Indians down Petersburg and Hancock

The Berkeley Springs Indians Varsity Basketball Team continued their red hot win streak as they downed Petersburg and Hancock this past week.  The Indians hit the road for a trip to Grant County and a contest with the Petersburg Vikings on Frida More...

Mundey signs with Garrett College

The Garrett College wrestling program signed their first Berkeley Springs High School wrestler on Thursday, January 18 as senior Davy Mundey signed to wrestle for the Lakers and Head Coach John Chambers.  More...

Lady Pirates fall to Bishop Walsh

The Paw Paw High School Lady Pirates hosted Bishop Walsh in hoops actions last Monday, January 15.  Bishop Walsh took a 50-14 win. Megan Brown led the Lady Pirates with 12 points while Elizabeth Henderson added two points.   More...

Breaking News - 1/26/2018 1:23 PM

DEP approves U.S. Silica permit to mine closer to Berkeley Springs

Water monitoring of springs now required

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has approved a major modification to U.S. Silica's mining permit that would allow the sand mining company to blast and mine sandstone closer to downtown Berkeley Springs. More...

Domestic incident in Little Orleans leads to officer shootings; suspect shot and killed

Two Maryland State Police troopers were shot this morning, Friday, January 26, when they responded to a domestic situation in Little Orleans in which the suspect had barricaded himself into a residence after his victim fled. More...

Snow make-up days set for schools

The Morgan County School Board has approved changes to their calendar to make up lost instructional time for missed school days due to inclement weather so far this year.  More...

Tracks in the snow

Between two and four inches of snow fell across Morgan County last Tuesday, January 16. More...

County will spend up to $19K on aerial photography for mapping

Morgan County will spend up to $19,000 on aerial photography in a regional effort to update digital maps for public safety, mapping and addressing.  More...

News

Local farmers urged to complete 2017 Agriculture Census

Area farmers and ranchers are being encouraged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to complete their 2017 Census of Agriculture questionnaires before a February 5 deadline. More...

Water leak shutters local bookshop for now

Berkeley Springs Books will mark 10 years as a downtown business this April, and the owners hope to be celebrating the milestone with their shop doors open.  The store, in a historic building on Washington Street, has been closed since a New Yea More...

State court seeks comments on rule change relating to medical cannabis

Under the West Virginia Supreme Court’s Constitutional rule-making authority, the Court has published for comment a proposed amendment to the Rules of Professional Conduct that would address the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act.  The Cou More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

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

What's Happening

Morgan County Extension Office move in progress

The Morgan County Extension Office of West Virginia University is moving from their longtime location on Fairfax Street beside the Morgan County Chamber of Commerce during the next few weeks. More...

Blackcat music night

BlackCat Music Shop's monthly free All-Ages Music Night resumes Saturday, January 27, 7-10 p.m. The New Sumerians will be performing. Their music is a mix of rock and roll including many originals. The band performed shows in the Winchester, Va. More...

January

Thursday January 25 – 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

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for January 7-20:  January 7  Cpl. Lemon investigated a threats complaint on Round Hill Circle.  Cpl. Lemon investigated a missing husband from Weller Lane. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the public.  Morgan County Government   More...

School News

Acts wanted for first “Morgan County Has Talent” event

The Morgan County Partnership is collaborating with BlackCat Music Cooperative to create an entertaining community event to showcase local talent and to celebrate community. More...

Honor Roll

Pleasant View Second nine weeks   A Honor Roll  Third grade: William Colvin and Ryleigh Poist.  Fourth grade: Janine Hartman, Aundrea Ruark and Ethan Carr.  A-B Honor Roll  More...

School improvement council reports underway

Morgan County Schools have begun their season of local school improvement council presentations, which are held at each school at 6:30 p.m. during the Morgan County School Board’s regular meetings.  More...