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Robert W. Koontz, Jr.

Robert W. Koontz, Jr. 1933-2018 Robert William Koontz, Jr., 85, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the Hospice of the Panhandle Inpatient Facility in Kearneysville. Born September 6, 1933 in Johnstown, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert William, Sr. and Muriel Olive Allen Koontz. He was a member of Berkeley Springs Church of […]

Senate approves $20 million in federal funding for Berkeley Springs bypass

UPDATED at 4:15 p.m. to add information from U.S. Senator Joe Manchin. ___________________________________________________________ by Kate Shunney A planned four-lane bypass around Berkeley Springs is one of two area roadway projects to receive major federal funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grants, according to an announcement today by […]

Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd Let’s go camping You haven’t heard it from West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen or any of his players, but WVU fans on social media were a bit upset Sunday when the Mountaineers were invited to the Camping World Bowl in Orlando on December 28. West Virginia will face long […]

Lady Indians Varsity Basketball fall on road

by Jamie Harris The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball Teams traveled to Washington High School last Friday, November 30 to open their 2018-19 basketball season. In the opening game, Berkeley Springs JV Lady Indians outscored the JV Patriots 8-1 in the first quarter. In the second quarter Berkeley Springs […]

Paw Paw recorder to take mayor seat

by KATE SHUNNEY Paw Paw’s elected Town Recorder, Tina Meyers, has accepted the town’s mayor seat following the resignation of elected mayor Tim Mose last month. By town ordinance, Meyers became Acting Mayor following Mose’s resignation. During a special council meeting on Tuesday, November 27, Meyers officially accepted the mayoral post. Meyers was elected for […]

High school gym work nears completion; re-opening event set for Dec. 20

by Kate Evans Berkeley Springs High School Building C gymnasium building renovations are in their final stages. A gymnasium grand re-opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, December 20 at 4 p.m. It will be followed by an open house with public tours conducted by high school National Honor Society members. Morgan County School Superintendent Erich […]

School collection for cancer research in 13th year

by Geoff Fox Thirteen years ago, David “Doc” Holliday started a Pennies for Patients Campaign to help raise money to for leukemia, lymphoma, and cancer research. In those 13 years, Hancock Elementary and Hancock Middle-Senior High School have combined to raise $25,022.88. Last year, they combined to raise $1,502.98, which was one of the first […]

Concerns about polio-like illness grow; Maryland confirms cases this year

by Kate Evans Public health concerns about a polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) have been growing this year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some 134 cases have been confirmed in 33 states this year as of November 30, mostly in young children. In our region, as of November 30, […]

Winterfest parade brings out a crowd

Hunter Clark receives an appreciation letter from U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s office by State Veterans Affairs Liaison Kathleen Stotler for Sen. Capito. by Trish Rudder The third annual Town of Bath Winterfest Parade held on Sunday, December 2 — a day later than planned because of rain –had an estimated crowd size of 2,500 […]

Horton trial for Gilhart murder set for spring

by Geoff Fox One of the suspects in the murder of 60-year old Hancock resident Edward Gilhart will be heading to trial in March. According to Franklin County District Attorney Matthew Fogal, the trial for Ryan Horton, 29, has officially been listed to begin March 11, 2019. “A jury will be selected that morning, and […]