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February 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

FBI, local police investigate school threat, charge student

Families of Morgan County public school students were informed Monday morning of an investigation three days earlier into alleged threats against Berkeley Springs High School. More...

County will join opioid lawsuit

Morgan County Commissioners voted 2-0 last Thursday to retain the services of an attorney and join a growing number of counties and municipalities that are suing drug makers and distributors for worsening the nation’s deadly opioid addiction pr More...

28th Water Tasting begins Thursday

The 28th Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting welcomes nearly 100 waters from across the country and around the globe on Saturday, February 24. More...

Opinions

Lawsuit move necessary

The Morgan County Commission has made the right choice to join a growing lawsuit against drug manufacturers and distributors. More...

Another view of that view

Mostly it’s known as the Panorama Overlook, but this old postcard calls Morgan County’s famous view the Potomac Water Gap. More...

Teachers, tension both visible at Capitol

At The Capitol

As the 60-day regular session neared the two-thirds point, tensions at the Capitol were on edge as a second teachers’ rally wrapped up the fifth full week of the session.  With teachers filling the Capitol, and packing the House and Senat More...

What's Happening

Talent show videos needed by February 28

The Morgan County Partnership and BlackCat Music Cooperative will hold “Morgan County Has Talent” on Saturday, April 14 to showcase local talent and to celebrate community. More...

National Salute week for veterans

Kathleen Stotler, veterans affairs liaison for Sen. More...

Free book reading

Patricia Spranger will give a free reading from her book of memoirs entitled “Second Chances – From Truck Stop Waitress to Psychotherapist” on Saturday, March 3 from 4 to 5 p.m. More...

Police & Safety

Brooks murders, arson case closed

The Morgan County Sheriff has closed the case of a New Hope Road fire on November 25, 2017 at which three deceased people were found.  Sheriff K.C. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for February 11-17:  February 11  Deputy Jenkins arrested Tonya R. Stotler, 40, for DUI 1st offense.  Sgt. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Christine J. Taylor, 50, of Winchester must pay a $100 fine after pleading guilty to using a cell phone while driving.  George D. Maton, 30, of Detroit, Mich. More...

School News

School board releases old grade school

The Morgan County School Board approved a release of right of reversion document for the Morgan County Community Services Building, getting rid of a deed condition that the building would revert to the school board if the county ever ceased using the More...

James Rumsey students receive awards

Students from James Rumsey Technical Institute were recently awarded Tshirts for the first semester AAA assembly. In order to receive this AAA award, students had to excel in the areas of achievement, attendance, or attitude. More...

FAFSA deadline March 1

Morgan County high school seniors are reminded that the FAFSA deadline is coming up.  In order to receive the maximum amount of financial aid for the 2018-19 school year, students must file their FAFSA by Thursday, March 1.  For more inform More...

Morgan County schools will close Thursday & Friday for work stoppage

Statewide negotiation over public employee pay and benefits ongoing

Morgan County Schools will be closed tomorrow, February 22 and Friday, February 23 due to the planned statewide walkout of teachers and service personnel, School Superintendent Erich May announced early Wednesday afternoon. More...

School staff holds walk-in rallies; statewide walkout threat looms

Morgan County Schools staff held walk-in rallies at all schools Monday morning before school started and were joined by school board members, school administrators, central office staff and community members in a show of support for teachers, service More...

County officials support idea of local day report center

Morgan County officials said last week they back an effort by the Community Corrections Board to create a Morgan County Day Report Center in the near future.  Prosecuting Attorney Dan James told county commissioners on February 15 that a local c More...

Rite Aid pharmacy now Walgreens; store transition underway

Rite Aid and Walgreens corporate officials confirmed last Friday that the ownership of the Rite Aid in Berkeley Springs was transferred to Walgreens on February 16. Walgreens Boots Alliance bought numerous Rite Aid stores nationally. More...

News

Widmyer was principal

Readers corrected us on the identification of teachers from the Bath District School. While the teachers’ names were in order, Paul Munson was not the principal of the school at the time – Ralph Widmyer was.   More...

Schools on alert, train staff after Florida shootings

Morgan County Schools mental health staff and administrators have been on high alert and very watchful since last Wednesday’s high school massacre in Parkland, Florida that claimed the lives of 17 people. More...

Worship Schedule

Berkeley Baptist Church, Route 522 and 13, 304-258-4101 - Breakfast 9 a.m., Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship service and children’s church 10:45 a.m. Food pantry distribution site call for more infor. Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. More...

Letters

Let’s all pay for levy

Dear Editor:  Why are homeowners and landowners flipping most of these school levy bill cost? That is unfair and wrong. More...

Publicize politicians

Dear Editor:  Stop running pictures and names of killers when they have already been apprehended or killed. These people are no longer a threat to society and publicizing them only glorifies their actions that feed other sick minds.  More...

Return to bipartisan?

Dear Editor:  I have to just shake my head and question my own Republican Party when they smirked at Senator Joe Manchin signing the “Pledge to Return to Era of Bipartisan Cooperation and Agreement” on the Senate Floor.  More...

Obituaries

Ciria Sánchez-Baca

Ciria Sánchez-Baca, Ph.D., of Chevy Chase, Md. More...

Patrick T. Swink

1961-2018

Patrick Timothy Swink, 56, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, February 16, 2018 at his sister’s home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born April 10, 1961 in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Samuel Jefferson and I More...

John R. Osborne, Sr.

1961-2018

John Russell “Johnny” Osborne, Sr., 56, of Berkeley Springs died Monday, February 12, 2018 at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.  Born May 23, 1961 in Manasses, Va., he was the son of the late Glenn and Winona Beulah Boatwrig More...

Sports

Tribe picks up wins over Faith Christian and Paw Paw

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Boys Basketball Team continued its successful season with a pair of wins last week on the road. With the wins the Indians improve to 14-5 for the season under head coach Chad Brinegar.  More...

Lady Pirates pick up win over Lighthouse Christian Academy

The Paw Paw High School Lady Pirates Varsity Basketball Team picked up their second win of the season with a 36-24 win over Lighthouse Christian Academy last Monday, February 12. More...

Chip Shots

Anger!  More...