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Gilbert R. Russell

Gilbert R. Russell 1931-2018 Gilbert Richard “Dick” Russell, 87, of Alto, N.M., died Wednesday, December 12, 2018. He was born on September 8, 1931 at Confluence, Pa., he was the son of the late Reverend Clarence Gilbert and Ruth Richard Russell. He was a 1949 graduate of Charles Town High School, Charles Town. He attended Shepherd College […]

Tribe finishes in fifth place at 34th Max Horz Wrestling Invitational

by Jamie Harris With the new gym construction causing the administration at Berkeley Springs High School and the Morgan County Board of Education office some considerable stress with the 34th Max Horz Border Wars Wrestling Invitational. The school and county got some good news earlier in the week when the Fire Marshal gave the green […]

by Jim Buzzerd   Grier passes on bowl As had been widely speculated West Virginia University quarterback Will Grier announced Saturday that he will not play for the Mountaineers in their upcoming game against Syracuse in the Camping World Bowl on December 28. The senior released the following statement Dear Mountaineer Family: “Since arriving in […]

Morgan hunters took 621 bucks

Preliminary data collected from the electronic game checking system indicates that deer hunters in West Virginia harvested 44,572 antlered deer during the two-week buck firearms season which ran from November 19 through December 1, according to Gary Foster, assistant chief of Game Management with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section. Morgan […]

Developers seek permit for new sewer plant at Coolfont

by Kate Shunney Owners of the core pieces of property once known as the Coolfont Resort near Berkeley Springs are seeking discharge permits to build and operate a new sewer treatment plant at the former resort. Larry Omps, manager of Berkeley Springs Development LLC, and the Warm Springs Public Service District have applied for a […]

Paw Paw High School gets state honor

by Kate Evans Paw Paw High School received special recognition from the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and the West Virginia Board of Education for exceeding state standards on the 2017-2018 West Virginia Schools Balanced Scorecards for its graduation rate. The scorecards measured school accountability in areas such as academic performance, graduation rate and […]

Main road into Paw Paw will stay one lane for months

A box culvert replacement project that will repair Paw Paw Road and restore a second lane of traffic won’t start until early next year, according to state highway officials. The roadway was damaged during the June 3 flood, when a culvert collapsed and the pavement gave way in the southbound lane. Large barriers are in […]

Hancock schools get four stars on state education report card

by Geoff Fox The Maryland Department of Education posted their new Maryland Report Cards containing performance data for the public schools in the state, including Washington County Public Schools. The data reflecting WCPS performance in the report card shows 14 schools earned the highest ranking of five stars. Twenty-one schools, including both Hancock Elementary and […]

Campaign begins in 2019 municipal election

Candidates seeking office in Hancock’s town government can’t post campaign signs until after the holidays, but campaigning has begun in other ways. Seeking another two-year term as Hancock’s mayor, Dr. Ralph Salvagno will face a second campaign challenge from former councilman Nigel Dardar. Two seats on the Hancock council are up for grabs during the […]

Vicki D. Sirbaugh

Vicki D. Sirbaugh 1951-2018 Vicki Diane Sirbaugh, 67, of Paw Paw, W.Va., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Western Maryland Health System, Cumberland, Md. Born on January 14, 1951 in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Ray B. Shaffer and Dorothy P. (Snyder) […]