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D&E student artwork now on display

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 07:52

More than 30 Davis & Elkins College students are displaying their creative works at the Randolph County Community Arts Center throughout February.

Gov. Justice appoints new drug policy director

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 03:09

Looking for a new game plan to use in the state's opioid crisis, Gov. Jim Justice appointed Dr. Michael Brumage as director of the office of drug control policy within the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. A former U.S. Army colonel, Brumage said in a telephone interview that he will be looking at opioid strategies across the state.

HPRC OKs new ADA compliant Amtrak platform

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 03:09

Members of the Martinsburg Historic Preservation Review Commission unanimously approved at their meeting Monday, Amtrak's request to build a new platform on the east side of the tracks at the Caperton Train Station on Martin Street. Amtrak operates a westbound train and an eastbound train daily between Washington, D.C., and Chicago with stops in Martinsburg.

Alleged kingpin faces new charges

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 00:54

Blunt, 25, was arrested Friday at 224 North Spring St., Martinsburg. The arrest included the recovery of large quantities of illegal drugs and an illegally possessed AK47 pistol, Martinsburg Police Chief Maury Richards said in an emailed statement.

Journal Junction Feb. 6

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 00:54

I find it utterly disgusting that the president has to label everyone he talks about on Twitter. This makes me wonder what he refers to minorities and other ethnics when he is just talking off camera and off Twitter.

Around the Region Feb. 6

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 00:54

The Jefferson County Commission will hold a public forum at 7 p.m. today to provide information on the county's budget adoption process for the upcoming FY19 budget. The forum takes place in the county commission meeting room on the ground floor of Charles Town Library.

Maryland asking a lot to keep MARC traveling into Eastern Panhandle

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 09:46

Eastern Panhandle lawmakers are hoping to find a funding fix for the MARC train service that makes three stops in the Berkeley and Jefferson counties. State Transportation Secretary Tom Smith recently told the House Finance Committee the state of Maryland is asking for $3.2 million per year to keep trains running to the Martinsburg, Duffields and Harpers Ferry stations.

Christopher Lancaster v. Todd Officer Artrip Kunkle Officer Ferell...

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 05:12

Appellant, v. J. TODD, Officer; OFFICER ARTRIP; B. KUNKLE, Officer; OFFICER FERELL; M. DOYLE, Lieutenant; NURSE MYERS; NURSE FOWLER; NURSE HILEMAN; LIEUTENANT HARRISON; WARDEN TERRY O'BRIEN; ASSOCIATE WARDEN ODOM; EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT THOMPSON; NURSE DAWSON; CAPTAIN GILLY; D. JONES, Counselor; SHERK; C. TROOPMAN, Position Officer; C. BENNET, Position Counselor; B. MICHAELS, Position Officer; MERKERGO; BRADLY, Position Officer; ALLISON, Position Officer; ANDREWS, Position Officer; BOYARD, Position Officer; AND ALL UNKNOWN NOT LISTED IN COMPLAINT, Defendants - Appellees.

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Sun, 02/04/2018 - 00:42

The tax team of the Bowles Rice law firm in Martinsburg is presenting overviews of the changes taking place with the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Kin Sayre, a member of the tax team, presented the overview to the Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum Thursday.

Townhouse development on BZA agenda for Martinsburg

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 02:24

Fox and Associates Inc. of Hagerstown, Maryland, has applied to the Martinsburg Board of Zoning Appeals for a special exception to build townhome-style apartments on currently vacant land in an Urban Residential B zoning district, according to the application. The project would be the expansion of the Eagle Run Point community on Karla Court off East Road, which consists of about 68 townhome-style apartments.

Eagle School, other educators host 'walk-in' demonstrations

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 02:24

A contingent of 20 teachers at Eagle Intermediate School braved 25 degree temperatures early Friday morning to participate in a Holding signs, the teachers stood out in front on Eagle School Road at 7:40 a.m., while passing motorists occasionally honked their horns. Similar protests were staged at other county schools, including the elementary, middle and high schools at Spring Mills, McDonald said.

Around the Region Feb. 3

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 02:24

Supporters of West Virginians for Life will gather from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the Capitol, in Charleston, for the annual Pro-Life Rally Day. A Friday, 7:15 to 9 a.m.: Rise and shine breakfast at the Purple Iris, 1956 Winchester Ave. Guest speaker will be Randy Lewis, executive director of Main Street Martinsburg.

Membership drive

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 17:17

Randy Lewis, Main Street Martinsburg executive director, and Gula Engle, MSM membership committee chair, greet the overflow crowd at Main Street's membership drive Wednesday evening. MSM was offering a special membership fee discount for new members, who joined during the drive.

Berkeley County Teachers hold "Walk-In" to protest PEIA,pay changes

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:40

Teachers held signs expressing their upset over a proposed one-percent pay bump that they say will be eaten up by Public Employee Insurance Agency, or PEIA, premium increases. Jessica Salfia is the President of the West Virginia Council of Teachers of English and former Berkeley County teacher of the Year.

MARC threatened: Maryland demands payment or may stop services

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 07:48

The state of Maryland wants anywhere from $3.2-$3.8 million a year to continue to operate the MARC commuter train into West Virginia, and if Maryland does not get a funding agreement soon, the service could be terminated this summer. "It would be premature to say where the negotiations are now.

Federal Court Briefs Feb. 2

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 03:06

Michael Jacque Severe, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine base. Severe conspired with others to distribute crack cocaine in Berkeley County from April 2015 to February 2017.

Arson aftermath: Friends, neighbors mourn death of teen

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 00:44

Journal photo by Ron Agnir A makeshift memorial at the duplex arson fire scene on North Church Street in Martinsburg. MARTINSBURG-Charred and melted children's toys were among the household debris piled about 2 feet deep beside a burned out duplex where a firefighter rescued 13-year-old Jeffery Bailey Jr. from a blaze police believe was intentionally set early Monday morning, according to a press release from Martinsburg Police.

Court finds for county in zoning case against city

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 03:39

Property owned by the Berkeley County Council and Berkeley County Building Commission are exempt from the city of Martinsburg's zoning ordinance. That is the finding of Circuit Court Judge Christopher Wilkes, based upon state code and previous court cases.

Former juvenile detention employee sentenced to probation

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 23:03

A former employee of the Vicki V. Douglas Juvenile Detention Center in Martinsburg was sentenced to five years of supervised probation Monday and is required to register as a sex offender after soliciting former juvenile inmates through social media after their release. Jonathan Jeremy Alvarez, 28, of Martinsburg, was indicted on three counts of internet solicitation of a minor and two counts of possession of child pornography.

Crime report Jan. 30

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:54

Nicholas Richard Marra, 36, of Cavalier View Court, Shepherdstown, was arraigned Friday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charges of shoplifting 2nd offense, possession of xanax and possession of marijuana. Michelle Ann Shanholtz, 38, of Wilt Drive, Martinsburg, was arraigned Friday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charges of breaking and entering and theft of a controlled substance and the felony charge of prescription fraud.

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