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Notre Dame ends Paw Paw’s season in Class A Regional Championships

by Jamie Harris The Paw Paw Pirates made the trip to Clarksburg for the Class A Region II Championship game last Wednesday, March 7. The Pirates faced the defending Class A State Champions Notre Dame. Paw Paw was looking to steal an upset win over the Irish and punch their ticket to the Class A […]

Fairmont Senior ends Tribe’s season

by Jamie Harris Going into last Thursday night’s Class AA Region I Championship game the Berkeley Springs High School Indians knew they had a daunting task in front of them. In order for the Tribe to advance to the Class AA State Championship tournament Berkeley Springs would need to pull off the upset of the […]

Berkeley Club fire ruled accidental

West Virginia Assistant Fire Marshal George Harms has ruled the cause of last Monday’s commercial building fire to be accidental. Harms said the March 5 fire that gutted the historic Berkeley Club bottling plant started when gasoline came into contact with a heater on the premises. Occupants in a garage bay of the building were […]

Two pull driver from crashed vehicle before it burns

Two people removed an unresponsive driver from his crashed SUV last Thursday just before the vehicle caught fire, police officials said. Lt. Seth Place of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department investigated the March 8 single-vehicle crash, which happened in the 3000 block of Martinsburg Road. According to Lt. Place, the driver – Gary W. Mellott, […]

Fall is target for library completion

by GEOFF FOX Hancock residents could be able to check out books from the new library in Widmeyer Park sometime this fall, if construction continues on schedule. Brittany Higgins, Public Relations Coordinator for Washington County, said there haven’t been any delays or issues holding up the construction of the library so far. The project is […]

Six of 57 Morgan County bridges on state replacement list

by KATE SHUNNEY The West Virginia Division of Highways inspects 57 bridges in Morgan County for safety and stability. Of those, six are currently listed on a state Category 6 Major Bridge Replacement list, according to DOH bridge officials. Sarah Kessel, bridge design official with DOH’s District 5, said “Category 6 Major” is a classification […]

County property values drop slightly

by KATE SHUNNEY The Morgan County Assessor has released an annual Certificate of Valuation for county property that shows a half-percent drop in value for the 2018 assessment year. The Morgan County Commission uses the annual assessor’s valuation figures to prepare their fiscal year budget. County officials have met multiple times in the last two […]

Police ID man found deceased in car Tuesday evening

UPDATED March 15, 10:40 a.m. The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that their investigation into the  death of a Virginia man on Tuesday, March 13 leads them to believe the man died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.  His body was discovered Tuesday evening in a vehicle in Great Cacapon. The man was identified […]

Dorothy L. Stephens 1933-2018

Dorothy Lee Stephens, 84, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Winchester Medical Center. Born November 15, 1933 in Montgomery County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Albert Charles and Catherine Teresa Manning Goodenough. She attended Union Chapel United Methodist Church. She worked for the goverment in accounting. She was active with Job’s Daughters. […]

Oliver Robertson

Oliver Robertson, infant son of Bradley Wayne and Lesley Nicole Crigger Robertson of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Berkeley Medical Center, Martinsburg. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Lucius Robertson, at home; paternal grandparents, Scott and Lisa Robertson, Rocky Mount, Va. and Sandy and Tony Pagens, Glade Hill, Va.; […]