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Woman pleads guilty in fatal hit-and-run

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:04

A Martinsburg woman was ordered to participate in the Anthony Correctional Center for youthful offenders after being charged in a fatal hit-and-run that occurred in 2016. Morgan K. Kerr, 22, pleaded guilty Monday in Berkeley County Circuit Court to one felony count of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

Berkeley County to auction property considered for substance abuse facility

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 00:32

A Martinsburg property the Berkeley County Council has considered as a possible location for a new substance abuse facility will go onto auction next month. The council voted unanimously on Thursday to put up for auction the county-owned Royce Hosiery at 750 Baltimore Street on Feb. 22. The council has set a $750,000 reserve price for the auction to be conducted by Berkeley County Council President Doug Copenhaver.

Journal Junction Jan. 27

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 00:32

Also, her net worth was a heck of a lot less when she first went to Congress. I guess it is true that you rarely, if ever, see a poor retired senator or congressperson.

Overington not running for reelection

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 20:16

"I've enjoyed my service over the last third of a century, 34 years," he said. "At 71 I wanted to move on and do some other things."

Crime Report for Jan. 26

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 15:44

Destiny Marie Hoak, 19, of Tonita Drive, Hedgesville, was arraigned Wednesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charges of domestic battery, possession of marijuana and possession of narcotic pills. Jaden Michael Allen, 19, of Ramsburg Lane, Harpers Ferry, was arraigned Wednesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charges of domestic battery, destruction of property, disorderly conduct and obstructing.

Deadline to file for election is Saturday

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:03

Filing also can be done through the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office, as well as their business hub offices in Clarksburg and Martinsburg.

Man to face trial for bank robbery in May

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 06:20

A Martinsburg man will face a Berkeley County jury trial in May for his role in allegedly robbing the City National Bank in Martinsburg one year ago. Ronnie Lee Schroyer, 58, of Williamsport Road, allegedly walked into the branch manager's office at the bank in January 2017 and put a box cutter to the manager's throat, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Around the Region for Jan. 26

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 04:10

West Virginia State Auditor John B. McCuskey, through his Local Government Services Division, is pleased to announce that regional budget preparation workshops, for both county and municipal governments, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave. These workshops will cover the basics of local government budget preparation in relation to preparing, approving and adopting a budget. Other related topics will include budget revisions, property tax rates and special excess levies.

Police locate Lowe's robbery suspects

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 11:36

WINCHESTER, Va.-Deputies with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office located a Martinsburg and a Kearneysville man accused of robbing a Lowe's Home Improvement Store. Jeremy A. Tasker, 27, of Kearneysville and George S. Schoppert Jr., 26, of Martinsburg were arrested by West Virginia Authorities and are awaiting extradition back to Virginia, according to a press release from Captain Aleck Beeman with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

House to create 100 districts of equal size

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 05:09

Perry Bennett/WV Legislative Photography Del. John Overington, a Republican from Martinsburg, W.Va., speaks Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 as the lead sponsor of a bill designed to reorganize the state electoral map into 100 separate legislative districts after the 2020 Census.

Gunman in 2016 Labor Day shooting sentenced

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 00:34

The gunman in a 2016 Labor Day street shooting near Martin Luther King Jr. Park was sentenced Tuesday to a maximum of five years in prison. Willie Hudson, 29, of Martinsburg, pleaded guilty Jan. 5 to single counts of attempted second-degree murder and wanton endangerment after shooting at a vehicle with occupants inside on Sept.

Running rampant: Flu season severe, late in Eastern Panhandle

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 05:25

MARTINSBURG-This flu season has gone viral and its symptoms can be especially nasty, local and national health officials report. said Dr. Matthew Simmons, medical director of infection control for the Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg and the Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson, sister hospitals within the WVU Medicine regional health care network.

Coping with a shortage of beds

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 00:54

The hospital is running extremely low on beds for patients, so WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg went on red alert Monday. If fully staffed, Berkeley Medical can serve 170 patients who need to stay in the hospital for treatment, tests and observation in beds that are monitored by staff and various medical machinery, McCabe said.

How residents can help protect area waterways

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 00:54

The MS4 annual report is a self-reporting annual review that must be filed with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. MS4 stands for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System.

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Mon, 01/22/2018 - 01:37

MARTINSBURG- Steven Truax, president of the Berkeley County Congregational Cooperative Action Project Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry presented an annual report to residents Sunday at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Martinsburg. Truax provided a report on the state of the organization, detailing the many services provided to Berkeley County constituents throughout 2017.

MS4 annual report shows positive progress

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 07:37

Better and more extensive outreach probably is the most significant finding that a MS4 annual report revealed to Chad Minnick Minnick is Martinsburg's stormwater coordinator. Martinsburg formed a stormwater department in 2016 within the city's public works department.

ADA upgrades planned for sidewalks

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 03:03

Upgrading sidewalks to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements have been scheduled for Martinsburg, Charles Town and Shepherdstown by the West Virginia Department of Transportation. The projects were added to the local Transportation Improvement Program during Wednesday's Hagerstown/Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting.

Birth Announcements for January 21

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 03:03

Beverly and Eric Steele, of Martinsburg, announce the birth of their son, Vincent Antonio, at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 28, 2017, at Rockville, Maryland. He weighed 9 pounds, 14 ounces and was 22.5 inches long.

Sayam Seyad, 7, learns about ABC's on a computer at the Martinsburg...

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 00:49

West Virginia's broadband penetration in rural regions is even lower, according to the FCC report. An estimated 48 percent of rural residents in the state - 462,020 people - have no access to high-speed broadband internet service.

High Flyers: Crew works on cellphone tower

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 01:54

Crews were working Friday on the recently erected cellphone tower near the corner of West Race Street and North Kentucky Avenue in Martinsburg, but it was not clear what they were doing. Calls to the company that constructed the tower, Vertical Bridge Development II LLC of Boca Raton, Florida, were not returned Friday.