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Peggy McKowen Appointed Contemporary American Theater Festival Producing Artistic Director SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — After a thirty year run by her predecessor, Peggy McKowen has been unanimously appointed as the Producing Artistic Director of the Contemporary American Theater Festival. She has been acting in the role since September when the founder of CATF Ed Herendeen retired. […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 22, 2021, 4:41 pm
MARTINSBURG, W. Va. It’s a life sentence for the man found guilty in the May 2020 death of Ryan Lynch in Berkeley County. Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Catie Wilkes Delligatti  announced Friday 42-year-old Donnyel Nathaniel Simmons, formerly of Baltimore but more recently from Martinsburg was found guilty by a jury on felony charges including First […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 22, 2021, 1:45 pm
MARTINSBURG, WVa. — A Jefferson County man has admitted to government theft after a false unemployment claim. The US Attorney’s Office says 44-year-old Joseph Phillip Downes, of Ranson pleaded guilty Friday to one count of Theft of Government Funds. Downes was employed by CSX Transportation from July 2006 to April 2019. Downes collected unemployment benefits […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 22, 2021, 11:55 am
HAGERSTOWN, MD — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has released more details about the woman reportedly killed by her son this week in Hagerstown. On November 17, 2021, at 8:55 AM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 11300 block of Greenberry Road, Hagerstown, MD, for a reported deceased person. Upon arrival, deputies located […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 19, 2021, 12:57 pm
Baltimore, MD –– Four people, including two children, were found dead in Washington County in what Baltimore County Police are calling an apparent murder-suicide involving two former Baltimore County officers. Investigators say 41-year-old Robert Vicosa, his six- and seven-year-old daughters, and a woman they believe was his accomplice were found dead in a car Thursday […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 19, 2021, 12:50 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Berkeley County Public Service Sewer District will have to pay thousands of dollars in penalties and make improvements to its system after officials reported multiple issues, including an excess of pollution at wastewater treatment facilities. The U.S. Justice Department announced the penalty on Wednesday. According to a federal court complaint, federal […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 18, 2021, 10:34 am
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — ‘Tis the season for some familiar sounds – like the ringing of the bells during the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Drive. Martinsburg Salvation Army Captain Joshua Webb says red kettles will be out at Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby in Martinsburg beginning on Black Friday. Angel Tree tags will be available at Wal-Mart, […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 16, 2021, 5:34 pm
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — This week as sports fans around the nation pause to remember Sam Huff as a legendary WVU and NFL football star, friends involved in thoroughbred horse racing will remember a man who had a love for ‘that’ sport. Carol Holden was Huff’s partner and President of the West Virginia Breeder’s Classic, […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 15, 2021, 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. — West Virginia native and legendary football player Sam Huff died Saturday. He was 87. Huff, a native of Farmington, was an All-American two-way player at WVU in the 1950s helping lead the Mountaineers to three straight wins over Penn State and a 1953 appearance in the Sugar Bowl against Georgia Tech. Huff […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 15, 2021, 1:43 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A first of its kind charter school set for the Eastern Panhandle got its approval Wednesday. Mark Fuhrmann is Board Chair and President of the Eastern Panhandle Preparatory Academy, which he says will offer “an enriched learning environment; a comprehensive system of supporting the needs of the whole child.” As for staff, […]
Author: marshakavalek
Posted: November 10, 2021, 5:21 pm