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County bolsters public transit service

by Kate Shunney Morgan County Commissioners agreed earlier this month to backfill some operational costs for Transportation on Demand, a public transportation service in Morgan County that operates out of the senior center in Berkeley Springs. Senior Life Services of Morgan County Director Tammy Kees asked county officials to help[Read More…]

Pickleball courts coming to Biser Street Park

by Trish Rudder Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports and it will be available to play at the David Henry Memorial Park on Biser Street in Berkeley Springs. Morgan County Parks & Rec appointee Matt Pennington, who represents the Town of Bath, said the Biser Street courts are[Read More…]

County approves $13.4 million budget for next fiscal year

by Kate Shunney Morgan County Commissioners voted last Wednesday, March 27 to approve a $13,395,924 fiscal year budget for 2025 and submit it to state officials. This year’s budget still includes several large line items not usually on hand, including $2.86 million in ARPA funds – federal money distributed to[Read More…]

Harold Jennings “H.J.” Omps

Harold Jennings “H.J.” Omps 1936-2024 Harold Jennings “H.J.” Omps, 87, of Bloomery, W.Va., passed away Saturday, March 23, 2024, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Jennings was born in 1936 in Bloomery, W.Va., son of the late Raymond and Bessie Omps. He was a graduate of Capon Bridge[Read More…]

Nancy Virginia Rhodes

Nancy Virginia Rhodes 1946-2024 Nancy Virginia Rhodes, 77, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at her home. Nancy was born on October 22, 1946 in Winchester, Va., the daughter of the late Wilson W. Crouse, Sr. and Maxine V. Whitacre Crouse. She was a 1965 graduate[Read More…]

Margaret Marie Hutchinson

Margaret Marie Hutchinson 1927-2024 Margaret Marie Hutchinson, age 96, of Great Cacapon, W.Va., died on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born March 31, 1927 in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Lewis and Rebecca[Read More…]

Emmett Milton Capper II

Emmett Milton Capper II Emmett Milton Capper II, age 85 of West Bloomfield, passed away February 20, 2024. He was born in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia to Emmett and Lottie (nee: Unger) Capper. Born and raised in his hometown, Emmett was a graduate of Berkeley Springs High School. Shortly after[Read More…]

State trooper suffers head injury in collision Tuesday

by Kate Shunney A West Virginia State Police trooper stationed with the Berkeley Springs detachment suffered a serious head injury that required medical treatment at Winchester Medical Center on Tuesday night following a crash with a dump truck in Great Cacapon. A Morgan County Sheriff’s deputy picked up on signs[Read More…]

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