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School board approves resolution for RESA 8 property transfer

by Kate Evans   The Morgan County School Board passed a resolution approving the transfer of all RESA 8 property and assets to the Eastern Panhandle Instructional Cooperative (EPIC) effective on July 1. The action came at their February 20 meeting, which was held at Widmyer Elementary for their local school improvement council (LSIC) presentation. […]

Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd Sweet 16 The first weekend of March Madness never fails to deliver epic upsets and this year was no different. For the first time ever a 16 seed beat a one seed when UMBC knocked off the top overall seed Virginia Friday night. It wasn’t close either as UMBC won the game […]

Three charged in separate domestic incidents

Jason Brill, 41, of Berkeley Springs was charged with wanton endangerment with a firearm last Wednesday, March 14 after police were called to a residence in southern Morgan County for a domestic dispute. According to a criminal complaint filed by Cpl. Scott Lemon of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, Brill was upset with family members […]

Spring snow could bring more than a foot

A winter storm warning in effect for Morgan County and the surroundings areas is calling for eight to 14 inches of snow between today, Tuesday, March 20, and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21. Early accumulations on Tuesday, March 20 have already been blamed for several motor vehicle accidents in the county, including an overturned […]

Bertha V. Gregory

1955-2018 Bertha Virginia “Bert” Gregory, 62, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, March 15, 2018 at War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs. Born July 20, 1955 in Mt. Union, Pa., she was the daughter of Theresa Victoria Fama Mencer, Berkeley Springs and the late Fred Mencer. She was a Christian. She attended public schools in Mt. Union, Pa. She had […]

Melvin L. Iden

1926-2018 Melvin Leroy Iden, 92, of Warfordsburg, Pa., died Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at his home, while under the care of Hartland Hospice. Born February 13, 1926 in Hancock, he was the son of the late Ernest and Ethel Stotler Iden. He was the first employee hired by Callas Construction, Inc. in Hagerstown and he retired from […]

Ronald J. Zerr

1942-2018 Ronald J. Zerr of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, age 76, was called to his eternal reward in Heaven on Sunday, March 18, 2018. He was born in St. Charles, Missouri on December 30, 1942. Mr. Zerr was predeceased by: his parents, Ralph and Clara Zerr of St. Charles, Mo.; his siblings, Ralph Zerr, Sr., […]

Edward R. Whisner

1921-2018 Edward Raymond “Whiz” Whisner, age 96, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at The Berkeley Springs Center, LLC in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Born April 1, 1921 in Magnolia, W,Va., he was the son of the late Lawrence Edward and Loretta Gross Whisner. He was a member of First United Methodist […]

Janie Luttrell

1950-2018 Janie Luttrell, 67, of Inwood, West Virginia, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at her home. Mrs. Luttrell was born in 1950 in Cumberland, Maryland, the daughter of the late Frances and Victor Miller. She loved God, her family, and being a grandmother. She was a member of Central Church of Christ in Martinsburg, […]

Maryland grants waterways permit to Columbia Gas for Hancock gas pipeline project

by KATE SHUNNEY Maryland’s Department of the Environment (MDE) has granted a state wetlands and waterways permit to Columbia Gas Transmission for a proposed 3.4-mile, 8-inch natural gas pipeline that would run west of Hancock and under the Potomac River. The gas transmission line is meant to connect an existing natural gas pipeline in Fulton […]