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CHARLESTON, WV – Eight bridge projects are among 16 construction contracts awarded by the West Virginia Division of Highways on Thursday, February 29, 2024, and Friday, March 1, 2024. Among them is a more than $800 thousand project in Berkeley County and a nearly $600 thousand dollar project in Jefferson County.          The contracts […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: March 4, 2024, 4:03 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  The month of March means the return of burning restrictions.   As of Friday, emergency officials in Morgan County said they had already gotten “several” calls regarding controlled burns in the county. The West Virginia Division of Forestry says outdoor burning hours are now in place from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m., which […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: March 4, 2024, 12:22 pm
WILLIAMSPORT AND SMITHSBURG MD — Over the weekend marked a “historic milestone” as volunteer EMS employees from Williamsport Fire/EMS and Smithsburg EMS transitioned into County employment. The Board of County Commissioners expressed “a special thank you to all involved for their dedication. The Board of County Commissioners continues to support public safety through funding and initiatives.” […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: March 4, 2024, 12:08 pm
SPRING MILLS, W.Va. — A Berkeley County man died in a motorcycle crash late Saturday night near Spring Mills. State police said Ronald Mumma, 36, of Falling Waters, lost control of his motorcycle northbound in the 3200 block of Williamsport Pike at just before midnight. Troopers said the bike went off the road and hit […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: March 4, 2024, 12:01 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — The Morgan County Commission has released an updated agenda ahead of its meeting this Wednesday: March 6, 2024 9:30am Call to Order – The Honorable Kimberly Nickles, Morgan County Clerk Items from the Public / Miscellaneous Discussion Review and Approval of Agenda Administration Items • Approval of Meeting Minutes 2/21/2024 • […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: March 4, 2024, 11:58 am
BURLINGTON, WV – The West Virginia Division of Highways has a traffic alert for Berkeley County. Swinging Bridge Road, County Route 18/1, in Berkeley County, will be closed at the Snyder’s Ford Bridge, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Monday, March 18, 2024, to allow for bridge inspection operations. Exact schedule is weather dependent. […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: March 1, 2024, 6:19 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Baltimore man was reportedly lying about his identity when he arranged to watch his fiancé’s mom’s house for a day and allegedly stole 85 thousand dollars’ worth of jewelry. Berkeley County Sheriff’s Corporal J Shockey took the initial report at a home Thursday (February 29th) on Duckwoods Lane. The victim said […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: March 1, 2024, 5:32 pm
Martinsburg, W.Va – A statement from the WV state police.   On Thursday, February 29, 2024, at approximately 0750 hours, Tpr. D.E. Smith was notified of a single vehicle accident at the intersection of Development Drive and Corning Way, in the Martinsburg area of Berkeley County WV. While enroute, WVSP Romney Communications advised a male […]
Author: lukewiggs
Posted: February 29, 2024, 6:41 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — A water main break that plagued south Morgan County since Monday (02/26/24) has been corrected. Customers of Berkeley Springs Water Works In the area of US522 South from Sheetz to Ridersville Cycle had been on a boil water advisory since Monday, but on Thursday morning, the Town of Bath issued an […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 29, 2024, 4:24 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has announced applications are now available for the 2024 West Virginia Make It Shine Statewide Spring Cleanup. This year’s cleanup will be held April 1st through April 14th.                The Make It Shine program will provide resources such as […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 29, 2024, 11:56 am
BERKELEY COUNTY, W.Va. — Multiple agencies teamed up on a drug interdiction effort in Berkeley County this week. The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, West Virginia State Police, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department and Martinsburg City Police Department collaborated on the effort, which was conducted on Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23. […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 28, 2024, 5:46 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — With the listening area under a wind advisory today, local emergency services officials say be prepared. The National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington reports a strong cold front will bring heavy rain & high winds to the region later today. Southerly winds are gusting up to 25 mph this morning with 40-55 mph […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 28, 2024, 5:13 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Philadelphia man has been sentenced in federal court for his role in a multi-state drug enterprise. The U.S. Attorney’s office reports Dominic Asquith, age 39, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 105 months in federal prison for his role in a drug racketeering enterprise that had reach into Pennsylvania, Maryland, West […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 28, 2024, 4:59 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — 98th District Delegate Paul Espinosa (R- Jefferson) says another hurdle has been overcome in the efforts to keep the construction of the Hill Top House in Harpers Ferry moving. That’s HB 5548. Espinosa also talked about legislation regarding horse racing: He also says strides have been taken to completely eliminate income tax on […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 28, 2024, 1:45 pm
WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,000,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Berkeley County Public Service Water District (BCPSWD) to expand in southern Berkeley County. This federal award is one of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 28, 2024, 1:30 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — The Berkeley Springs Water Works operators are still working the water line break situation from yesterday on US 522 and Rt 13. The boil water alert is still in effect until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 304-258-1290. The areas that are affected are from […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 27, 2024, 3:05 pm
RIPPON, W.Va. —     Jefferson County Sheriff’s officers, along with fire and EMS, were dispatched Saturday morning at approximately 8:16 a.m. to a three-vehicle automobile accident at 847 Berryville Pike (U.S. Route 340 South). The location is the intersection of Berryville Pike and Smith Road between the town of Rippon and the Virginia border.    […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 27, 2024, 2:02 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Public informational meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, February 27, 2024, in Cross Lanes; Wednesday, February 28, 2024, in Morgantown; and Thursday, February 29, 2024, in Shepherdstown to discuss West Virginia’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) plan. The federally mandated NEVI Formula Program will provide dedicated funding to strategically deploy EV charging infrastructure […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 27, 2024, 2:00 pm
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — A nationwide scam has made its way to West Virginia, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.              Nationally there have been reports of a scam involving Jury Duty that we have not been immune to locally. The caller will spoof the phone number for a local […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 27, 2024, 1:57 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — On Monday, the City of Martinsburg announced the next steps in expanding the Frog Hollow Trail to join up with a neighboring trail system off Rt. 9. The City, in partnership with the Berkeley County Commission – WV, the Hagerstown/Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Planning Organization and WVDOT applied for RAISE grant through the […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 27, 2024, 1:25 pm
BERKELEY COUNTY, W.Va. — Multiple agencies teamed up on a drug interdiction effort in Berkeley County this week.                    The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, West Virginia State Police, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department and Martinsburg City Police Department collaborated on the effort, which was […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 26, 2024, 1:56 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Former Berkeley County Sheriff Nathan Harmon is withdrawing his bid to get his old job back. Harmon, who pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor obstruction charge related to an investigation following his daughter’s car crash last year, resigned in December. Harmon filed his candidacy paperwork in January in the Republican Primary race for […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 26, 2024, 1:54 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — The 34th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting is in the books.  Our own Danielle Hedges of Cool 92.9 was among the judges.   Among the top five locally, Best Municipal Water 2024 1st – Santa Ana, CA 2nd – Village of Montpelier, OH 3rd – Emporia, KS 4th – Dickinson, ND 5th – Harpers Ferry, […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 26, 2024, 11:14 am
PAW PAW, W.Va. — A tractor trailer crash on Rt. 9 near Paw Paw halted traffic for hours Friday morning. Around 5:30 Friday morning, Morgan County Sheriff KC Bohrer told the Panhandle News Network  the crash had occurred on the section of Rt. 9 known as Paw Paw Road two miles east of the town […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 23, 2024, 1:58 pm
SUMMIT POINT, W.Va. — A pedestrian is recovering from injuries after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening. The West Virginia State Police say they were called to the intersection of Summit Point Road and Shirley Road in Jefferson County around 7 p.m. Wednesday for a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. “Upon arrival, Trooper B.S. […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 22, 2024, 6:27 pm
Story by Daniel Woods MARTINSBURG, W.Va – On February 16, 2024 at 10:00 am, Deputy Webb of the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department responded to Ray’s Guns on Tabler Station Road in Martinsburg for a reported breaking and entering. Upon arrival, Webb found that two males had attempted to break into the gun shop earlier that […]
Author: lukewiggs
Posted: February 21, 2024, 10:48 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Berkeley County Board of Education met February 19th.  Our reporter, Al Gaige filed this report: At Monday night’s Berkeley County Board of Education meeting, the board heard from Director of Alternative Programs Dave Marchette, who gave a report about the Transitional School: The program deals mostly with kids who run the […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 21, 2024, 6:39 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Berkeley Springs will once again play host to the International Water Tasting this weekend. The 34th annual event is set for Saturday at the Country Inn, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Jill Klein Rone is the organizer for the event and says, “Municipal, non-carbonated and sparkling waters from around the world compete,” […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 21, 2024, 6:28 pm
  MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A timeline has been released for the bidding and construction of the Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority’s  Multimodal Transit Center, planned for Martinsburg. A recent social media post reveals the facility is set to tentatively begin this May and take about 10 months to finish. From the EPTA announcement: Bid Advertisement: February […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 21, 2024, 5:50 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — With Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, and President’s Day passing into the books this month, what’s there to look forward to in the Panhandle? Well, for Berkeley Springs/Morgan County Chamber of Commerce Director Jules Happy Rone, it’s Foodie February. Thirteen local restaurants are participating. The details are laid out on the Chamber’s […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 19, 2024, 4:20 pm