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MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  —  Students got the day out of school in Berkeley County on Monday (February 06), but it was a workday for staff.  This after a cybersecurity incident in the district Friday.    Berkeley County Schools sent out a message saying they are  investigating the “cause and scope.” Berkeley County Schools experienced a network […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 6, 2023, 11:51 am
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — There’s going to be a special event for some very special students in the tri-county area. The YOUR Night to SHINE! Prom is open to students with special needs who might find a traditional prom environment overwhelming. Here’s Assistant Superintendent for special programs in Jefferson County Schools Matthew Wink: Wink says […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 3, 2023, 5:16 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Saying a solar project planned for the old Dupont site in north Berkeley County ‘is longer economically viable’ Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power are terminating the project. The Charleston Gazette reported earlier this week that “Appalachian Power has terminated its first project under state law enabling utility-scale solar development in West Virginia, […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 2, 2023, 1:58 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Morgan County Sheriff KC Bohrer is passing along a traffic advisory. Trumbull Construction will permanently close Myers Road effective the week of  February 13, 2023. “In order to facilitate Bypass construction, we plan to close Myers Road permanently the week of 02/13/2023.” The announcement says warning signs will be placed at […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: February 1, 2023, 5:49 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Governor Jim Justice was on the road again to tout his income tax reduction plan, this time in Martinsburg. “Right now you’re at a crossroads.  — We need to do a tax cut.  We don’t need all of your money that’s coming to us.  You need the money in your pocket, in […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: January 31, 2023, 7:49 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — DHHR’s Bureau for Family Assistance is reminding residents receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits that the last issuance of COVID-19 SNAP Emergency Allotments (EA) will be in February 2023 due to the funding being discontinued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Since April 2020, DHHR has issued SNAP EA which increased […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: January 26, 2023, 12:46 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Berkeley County Sheriff Nathan Harmon is hitting back at those who say he was out of line when he responded to his 22-year-old daughter’s car crash in the early hours of January 6th on Cemetery Road in Martinsburg. Critics have said the sheriff influenced the investigation into the crash. The deputy’s report […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: January 25, 2023, 4:05 pm
The West Virginia Department of Transportation has announced lane closures for this week. BURLINGTON, W.Va. – The left lane will be closed on northbound and southbound Interstate 81 at mile marker 5, in Berkeley County, from 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2023, until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, to allow for the removal […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: January 24, 2023, 12:42 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Residents of the Eastern Panhandle will get a chance to hear from the sheriff of Berkeley County who is under scrutiny following a family member’s crash Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Catie Wilkes Deligatti is requesting a special prosecutor look into Sheriff Nathan Harmon’s actions January 6th of this year when he responded […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: January 24, 2023, 12:23 pm
HAGERSTOWN, MD — TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Five Corners The City of Hagerstown has announced a traffic advisory for Tuesday. “Weather permitting, on Tuesday, January 24th, work crews from the City’s Department of Public Works will be replacing the traffic signal controller cabinet at the intersection of E. Baltimore Street, Frederick Street, and South Mulberry Street (“Five […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: January 23, 2023, 4:34 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Berkeley County Prosecutor Catie Wilkes Delligatti says she’ll ask that a special prosecutor be appointed to review the traffic crash involving Berkeley County Sheriff Nathan Harmon’s daughter earlier this month. Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Catie Wilkes Delligatti Responding to a request for comment from MetroNews affiliate WEPM in Martinsburg, Delligatti said that […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: January 23, 2023, 11:41 am
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A former employee who had recently been fired has been arrested in the armed robbery of a Martinsburg business. Berkeley County Sheriff Nathan Harmon tells the Panhandle News Network an armed robbery occurred December 18th at the business, called Jakki’s, at 157 Warm Spring Avenue in Martinsburg. A man had fled the […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: January 19, 2023, 2:00 pm
HAGERSTOWN, MD — On Tuesday, Hagerstown Mayor Emily Keller announced she will leave office January 31st to take a position with Maryland Governor Moore’s administration. Mayor Emily Keller revealed the news after being appointed Maryland Governor-elect Wes Moore Special Secretary of Opioid Response. The current Mayor of the City of Hagerstown will be resigning her […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: January 18, 2023, 5:21 pm
INWOOD, W.Va. — The Stubblefield Institute for Civil Political Communication is sponsoring a panel discussion titled “Community growth and infrastructure – At what cost?” The discussion will take place on Wednesday, January 18th at 6 p.m. in the LGI room at Musselman High School. It is free of charge and open to the public. The […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: January 18, 2023, 5:02 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Saying the city could not put it off any longer, officials with the city of Martinsburg said this month, the City of Martinsburg Stormwater Utility will enact its stormwater utility fee in January 2023. The announcement  said the implementation had been pushed back a year due to ” economic conditions and inflationary […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: January 17, 2023, 11:13 am
CHARLESTON, W,Va. — The Public Service Commission has scheduled two public comment hearings at the Jefferson County Courthouse on February 6, 2023, in Judge Hammer’s Courtroom, 100 East Washington Street, Charles Town, WV. At 5:30 p.m., the Commission will hold a public comment hearing on the proposed Rippon Solar Energy Facility.  Rippon Energy proposes to construct a […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: January 16, 2023, 12:43 pm
WINCHESTER, VA — The owner of a Winchester area skating rink was arrested on child pornography. The Frederick County Sheriff’s office reports Edgar Jackson was arested January 13th on two counts of possession of child pornography and driving under the influcence. The reports says Jackson, the owner of the Winchester Skating and Family Fun Center […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: January 16, 2023, 11:04 am
By Parker Stone, Panhandle News Network Sports CHARLES TOWN WV.– Washington High School will now have a new face of its football program as Terry Rea was voted for the position of Head Football Coach by the Jefferson County Board of Education.    New Washington High School Football Head Coach Terry Rea    Rea spent […]
Author: Jordan Nicewarner
Posted: January 10, 2023, 4:31 pm
By Luke Wiggs, Panhandle News Network Sports Martinsburg, W.Va– Long-time Shepherd head coach Monte Cater was unveiled as a member of this year’s College Football Hall of Fame class. Shepherd Athletics is excited to congratulate former Head Football Coach Monte Cater on being inducted into the 2023 College Football Hall of Fame. Cater’s impressive resume […]
Author: Jordan Nicewarner
Posted: January 10, 2023, 3:09 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Berkeley County Council is inviting the public to weigh in on the proposed adoption of a Public Nuisance Ordinance targeting unsafe structures, open dumps and public litter.   The public hearings will be held  Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. for in the Berkeley County Council chambers at 400 W. […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: January 6, 2023, 5:39 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The kitchen is closed, but the meals won’t stop coming, according to Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission Superintendent Tim Guerino: To fill the need, volunteers and church groups have been stepping up: He says volunteers from all over the community are helping. Guerino says workers will likely be ready to put everything back […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: January 5, 2023, 1:33 pm
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — A former Jefferson High School teacher was sentenced to decades in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to several charges. Jefferson County Prosecutor Matt Harvey said 35-year-old Willie Edward Belmonte, Jr. of Charles Town pled guilty to 8 counts of Sexual Abuse by a Person in a Position of Trust, 3 counts […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: January 5, 2023, 10:41 am
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. —  A construction project to complete a two-mile section of new highway to complete the Berkeley Springs Bypass is among 16 contracts awarded by the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. The contracts were awarded from a bid letting held Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. A.L.L. Construction Inc. […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: January 4, 2023, 12:00 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Hagerstown, Maryland man has admitted to his role in an expansive drug trafficking conspiracy that spanned several states. According to court documents, 23-year-old Daniel Inoa-Rodriguez, also known as “Danny” was heard on wiretap phone calls, talking with other known defendants about drug deliveries. One of the conversations revolved around $30,000 in […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: January 4, 2023, 10:36 am
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Berkeley County Council President Doug Copenhaver presided over his last meeting Thursday.  Former Councilman Dan Dulyea led the honors in praising President Copenhaver: County Administrator, Alan Davis ran the numbers during the Copenhaver era: Copenhaver had some folks he wanted to acknowledge: The Council also recognized the retirement of Virginia Sine. In business […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: January 3, 2023, 4:24 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Following the release earlier this month of a video on Tik Tok that showed a tense exchange among Morgan County deputies and at least two men during an arrest, Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer says the incident is being investigated by an independent agency. The video purportedly shows incidents related to […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: December 29, 2022, 4:04 pm
MARTINSBURG. W.Va. — The Entsorga Waste-to-Fuel plant in Martinsburg has been idle since April. What’s next? What was left in the building amounted to 512,000 cubic feet of trash, according to a post-incident report from the Baker Height’s Volunteer Fire Department. A number of fires broke out in the ensuing months as cleanup was underway. […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: December 29, 2022, 12:37 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — We now know the identities of the Maryland man and woman who died Friday night in what police have termed a murder-suicide. Morgan County Sheriff KC Bohrer tells the Panhandle News Network the victim was Jessica Craver, 41. The shooter has been identified as August Schillinger, 48. The incident happened Friday […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: December 28, 2022, 10:34 am
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — After months of investigation, an information has been filed against a Jefferson County man in the April 10th crash that claimed the life of Washington High School senior Alana Williams. Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Harvey recently filed an information in Jefferson County Circuit Court charging Eugene Wesley Weatherholt with negligent […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: December 27, 2022, 4:17 pm
CHARLESTON, WV – On Friday, Governor Jim Justice issued two proclamations, declaring Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, and Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, as half-day state holidays for public employees. “In recognition of the hard work accomplished by the public employees of this State throughout the past year, and in acknowledgement of the holiday season, it is […]
Author: Marsha Chwalik
Posted: December 19, 2022, 11:52 am