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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – A Virginia man has admitted to the coercion and enticement of a 10-year-old Jefferson County Girl. The US Attorney’s Office says court documents reveal Daniel Eliazar Ramos Rosa, 24, of Manassas, Virginia, also known as “Jay,” exchanged over 1,000 messages, photos, and videos with the victim via Snapchat, later traveling to the […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 20, 2024, 3:39 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Morgan County Starting Points is marking a quarter century of service to Morgan County this week with an open house. Director Audrey Morris looked back at the services Starting Points has brought to the community. She talked about literacy and family support: Recently, the mission has expanded: On Wednesday folks can come […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 20, 2024, 3:15 pm
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. – Shepherd University’s Office of Financial Aid began delivering financial aid packages to incoming students on Thursday. The packages provide critical information about the financial aid students may be eligible to receive if they choose to pursue an education at Shepherd. Director of Financial Aid Jacob Witt said the process to provide packages faced […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 20, 2024, 3:05 pm
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Police will be conducting a DUI Checkpoint this week. A press release from the WVSP reveals that checkpoint will occur from 8 p.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. the following day. The primary location will be Rt. 51 near the intersection of Leetown Road. The secondary location is […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 20, 2024, 2:58 pm
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — A 90-day extension has been granted in the criminal trial regarding former Jefferson County Commissioners Jennifer Krouse and Tricia Jackson. Krouse and Jackson face 42 charges based on their refusal to attend meetings and conduct the business of the county last fall. The charges were filed by the State Police and […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 17, 2024, 7:16 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Calling it an emergency tariff increase, the Coolfont Mountainside Association Water and Sewer has applied for a rate increase with the Public Service Commission of West Virginia. The CMAWS is a private utility providing water and sewer services. They currently have 123 water customers and 116 sewer customers. According to the […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 17, 2024, 12:52 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A teenager ran out into traffic and was struck by a tractor trailer on I-81 Wednesday night in Berkeley County. The incident closed two lanes of traffic for the better part of an hour last night around 8 p.m. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department tells The Panhandle News Network it happened just […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 16, 2024, 11:11 am
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Senate President Craig Blair was defeated in the Republican primary by challenger Tom Willis. Blair (R-Berkeley) received 32 percent of the vote in the three-way race, with Tom Willis garnering 5,439 votes across Berkeley, Morgan, and Hampshire Counties to land at 44 percent. Former West Virginia Delegate Mike Folks came in third […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 15, 2024, 3:33 pm
HAGERSTOWN, MD — The Washington County Office of Budget and Finance reminds citizens that a public budget hearing on the FY25 proposed budget will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at the Public Safety Training Center, 18350 Public Safety Pl, Hagerstown, MD 21740. The public budget hearing video stream will be available […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 15, 2024, 3:10 pm
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Incumbent 16th District Senator Patricia Rucker won by a relatively thin margin over challenger Paul Espinosa, who has served in leadership positions in the House of Delegates. Senator Rucker said she felt relieved but is looking ahead to November to a contest with Democrat and former Delegate John Doyle: In the […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 15, 2024, 12:25 pm
ANNAPOLIS, MD — Maryland’s primary is today. Even though the presumptive nominees for president have already been decided, voters are being called upon to choose their nominees in nine congressional races. The race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Ben Cardin tops the watch list and all eight U.S. House seats […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 14, 2024, 12:16 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Polls opened at 6:30 a.m. this morning for Primary Election day in West Virginia. West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner’s office has voter resources and more information, including sample ballots at   GoVoteWV.com Polls close at 7:30, but Warner says voters in line by 7:30 p.m. tonight will be guaranteed the opportunity […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 14, 2024, 12:03 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Three people were injured when a passenger car went through the front of an eye care office in Martinsburg Monday afternoon.              Martinsburg Fire Department Battalion Chief Jason Hoover said the car rammed into the building housing MyEyeDr. on Foxcroft Avenue. at around 2 p.m. “We arrived […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 14, 2024, 11:31 am
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A man believed to be in the country illegally is being charged with the May 6 murder of a 33-year-old woman in Berkeley County. Berkeley County Sheriff Rob Blair said Monday that David Antonio Calderon, 46. described as an illegal alien, will face murder and malicious assault charges when he is extradited […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 14, 2024, 10:25 am
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — In a busy week for law enforcement in the Eastern Panhandle, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office found itself partnering with neighboring jurisdictions to investigate crime and solve a murder. Golf Course Road Homicide In an update to a story from early in the week, Sheriff Rob Blair says a body found in […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 10, 2024, 7:24 pm
KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. — West Virginia American Water unveiled its new Eastern Operating Area office and operations center Tuesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house in Kearneysville. Rob Burton is President of West Virginia American Water. He talked about the transition between October of last year when West Virginia Water acquired some Eastern Panhandle […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 10, 2024, 7:07 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Martinsburg City Police Department had to be evacuated Thursday evening for a bomb threat during the City Council meeting. The evening was also punctuated by protests calling for the city to issue a proclamation supporting a ceasefire in Gaza. Martinsburg Mayor Kevin Knowles tells MetroNews/The Panhandle News Network that they had just […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 10, 2024, 2:51 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Two Morgan County first responders received commendations from Morgan County Sheriff KC Bohrer Wednesday for their response following a crash that injured a West Virginia State Police Trooper. On March 26th, WVSP Cpl. J.A. Padilla was injured when his cruiser struck the back of a dump truck that was not equipped […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 8, 2024, 10:07 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A state Department of Education review team described Martinsburg North Middle School during a recent visit as chaotic with students going largely unchecked. After reviewing that report, the state Board of Education voted Wednesday to place Berkeley County Schools under a state of emergency in direct relation to Martinsburg North Middle. “This […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 8, 2024, 4:37 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A body was found late Monday night in Berkeley County, and investigators are describing the death as suspicious. Berkeley County Sheriff Rob Blair could not release a lot of details, but said the discovery happened in the 100 block of Golf Course Road just outside the city limits of Martinsburg. As to […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 7, 2024, 3:32 pm
Story by Daniel Woods Sometimes one big inning is what it takes to seize control of a game and that’s what the Musselman got in its 12-4 sectional final win over Spring Mills on Saturday.  The Lady Applemen plated nine of their 12 runs in the bottom of the second on the way to claiming […]
Author: lukewiggs
Posted: May 4, 2024, 6:08 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Calling it a “major storm event,” Potomac Edison has filed a report with the West Virginia Public Service Commission regarding power outages and damages from a string of wind storms that rolled through the Eastern Panhandle March 20th. The winds hit the areas of Martinsburg, Berkeley Springs, Fort Ashby, Augusta, and Petersburg […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 3, 2024, 6:01 pm
KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. — US Senate Candidate Alex Mooney was joined by US Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at a rally in Kearneysville, with hundreds of his Eastern Panhandle neighbors out to cheer them both on. Cruz, who is in a race to keep his seat in Texas, talked about why he made the trip to the […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 3, 2024, 1:08 am
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — This week, two restrooms by the Norwalk Creek  pavilion at War Memorial Park were vandalized.  They are temporarily closed for repair. Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation Director Joe Burton talked about it the morning he found out. Burton says it is not the most efficient use of employee time, but the park […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 2, 2024, 4:50 pm
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — A three-judge panel this week ruled for the removal of two Jefferson County Commissioners, Jennifer Krouse and Tricia Jackson. Jefferson County Prosecutor Matt Harvey filed the petition November after the two refused to attend meetings in September.  At the time, they cited their disagreement with the selection of three candidates to […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 2, 2024, 4:34 pm
Story by Brad McElhinny, West Virginia Metronews Statewide Correspondent CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Two Jefferson County commissioners were removed from office Wednesday based on their refusal to attend meetings and conduct the business of the county. One, Tricia Jackson, is a statewide candidate for auditor. The other is Jennifer Krouse. The two were removed by […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 1, 2024, 8:14 pm
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Jefferson County Commissioners Tricia Jackson and Jennifer Krouse on the order of a three judge panel. Toni Milbourne of the Journal broke the news Wednesday afternoon. The order, handed down in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, lays out the complaints in detail and goes through some of the evidence brought […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 1, 2024, 7:29 pm
Chambersburg, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro joined leadership from Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls and Bread (Martin’s), maker of bread and rolls sold around the country and in restaurants around the world, to announce the company will invest $123.2 million to expand its existing manufacturing facility in Franklin County.  The Chambersburg-based  company’s expansion project will create at […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: May 1, 2024, 5:22 pm
HAGERSTOWN, MD — A domestic violence incident in Hagerstown has left a woman dead and a man arrested. The Hagerstown Police Department tells The Panhandle News Network officers conducted a welfare check Sunday, April 28th at a residence in the 400 block of McDowell Ave. On scene, “officers discovered an apparent homicide victim, later determined […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: April 30, 2024, 12:24 pm
HAGERSTOWN, MD — An accident in Hagerstown Monday has claimed a life.  Hagerstown Police say they were called to the intersection of West Wilson Avenue and Virginia Avenue around 12:20 in the afternoon to a collision involving a motorcycle and a 4 door sedan. “The rider of the motorcycle, later identified as Francis Walter age […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: April 30, 2024, 12:19 pm