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Diehl tapped as Jefferson County economic development executive director

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 16:49

The Jefferson County Commission approved today the appointment of a West Virginia economic development official as the county's new executive director of the economic development authority. Nicolas H. Diehl, currently the regional manager for the West Virginia Development Office in Martinsburg, was approved as the executive director of the Jefferson County Development Authority.

What we can learn from one Martinsburg teen

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:55

The feeling of helplessness can be paralyzing. That's why the actions of one local teen are important to mention here.

Martinsburg man still passionate about historic black cemetery

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 09:28

Peter Miller continues to search for someone to take over the maintenance and preservation of a free black cemetery in Martinsburg. He thought he had someone coming to the cemetery, which is adjacent to Greenhill Cemetery off East Burke Street, on Wednesday afternoon to officially take over the care of the historic black cemetery; he even invited members of the media.

Crime Report for October 26

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 02:23

Brian Keith Griffey, 47, of Fred Donia Circle, Martinsburg, was arraigned Wednesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charges of obstructing a police officer, driving with a suspended drivers license and DUI. Walter Keith Kirby, 36, of Destiny Drive, Gerrardstown, was arraigned Wednesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.

Martinsburg council to discuss lawsuit

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 02:07

At Thursday's special Martinsburg council meeting, city attorney Kin Sayre expects council members will discuss in executive session a recently filed suit by the Berkeley County Council and Berkeley County Building Commission against the city. "We filed because after our experience with 750 Baltimore St., and that zoning fiasco, following that, we thought it would be a good idea to know what our rights are another sovereign government," In September 2015, the Berkeley County Council approved by a vote of 3-2 the purchase of the old Royce Hosiery mill at 750 Baltimore St. in the city for $250,000 from Four Winds LLC of New York City.

Girl Scout Gold Award project to educate community about addiction

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 02:07

So, the 15-year-old, homeschooled Girl Scout decided that for her Gold Award, the highest achievement of the Girl Scouts, she would organize a drug awareness program. Stand Against Addiction Community Education Day at Musselman Middle School is scheduled for Saturday, followed by a candlelight vigil on the square in downtown Martinsburg.

Clary Grove receives high rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 02:07

Clary Grove - a 120-bed short- and long-term care center in Martinsburg - was recently named a 5-star center by the Federal government, according to a release from the center. The 5-star rating is the highest rating possible, the release said, which puts Clary Grove in the top 10 percent of centers nationwide.

Much anticipated Peppermill opening arrives

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 01:13

Dulyea, who has his own construction company and several properties in and around Martinsburg as well as serving as a member of the Berkeley County Council, bought the old restaurant at 200 W. Burke St. in September 2015. The circa 1885 Queen Anne-style home was the site of several different restaurants.

Journal Junction for Oct. 24

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 01:13

According to an article in Tuesday's journal, the scientific community is agog over a faint signal of a collision of two neutron stars that happened over 130 million years ago. Dubbed a the signal traveled 130 million light years before reaching earth on August 17th.

Crime Report-10/24/17

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 01:13

Megan Renee Bohrer, 25, of Engle Switch Road, Harpers Ferry, was arraigned Sept. 27 in Jefferson County Magistrate Court on the felony charge of fraudulent use of an access device.

College student dies in fall

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:38

According to the National Park Service, the man was hiking up Maryland Heights and was walking along the edge of the cliff when he fell. Hans Fogle grew up in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Around the Region for Oct. 23

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 02:16

Nov. 2 at The Purple Iris, 1956 Winchester Ave. Networking will begin at 5:30 p.m.; followed by the program at 6:30 p.m. Presentation will be given by Darrell Shull, eastern region field service representative with the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office; and Lexi Brown and Tony Gress, business licensing specialists with the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office. Topics covered will include overview of the Secretary of State's Office, services offered in the new Martinsburg office including how to register a business and file annual reports, programs for entrepreneurs and veterans, and business growth in the Eastern Panhandle.

Peppermill restaurant holds soft opening

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 13:33

From left, Scott Arthur Curtis, Pam Curtis, Bob Curtis, Ross Curtis, waitress Rachel Wilson, Marilyn Schoon and Bill Wortly toast their first meal at the Peppermill restaurant in Martinsburg. After about two years of refurbishing the old house, owner Dan Dulyea and staff held a soft opening Friday evening.

Crime Report for Oct. 21

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 09:09

James Keith Davis, 58, of Corrina Drive, Martinsburg, was arraigned Aug. 16 in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charge of petit larceny. Kayla Lane Day, 33, of P.O. Box, Shenandoah Junction, was arraigned Friday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charge of obstructing justice.

Citizens' group hits road block on speeding

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 04:42

A group of citizens who live on Warm Springs Avenue in Berkeley County have hit a road block in its fight to reduce vehicular speeding along the road. The citizens group has been informed by the State Division of Highways that the roadway does not merit installation of stops signs or a reduction in the road speed limit from 30 to 25 mph.

Journal Junction for Oct. 21

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 00:36

Week after week passes as I unsuccessfully search for a fair, well-conceived article submitted by an Associated Press writer outlining a positive outcome from the Trump administration. Even the blind squirrel finds an occasional acorn, and a broken watch is correct twice a day.

Riner crowned Queen Pomona

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 00:36

See more photos on CU.journal-news.net. MARTINSBURG-Residents of Martinsburg and visitors who came to town for this weekend's Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival witnessed the coronation of Lauren Riner as Queen Pomona XXXVIII.

Around the Region for Oct. 21

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 00:36

The Tri-County Pastoral Counseling Service will hold its fall fundraiser Nov. 4 at the Calvary United Methodist Church. Registration starts at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cost will be $20 per person donation.

Grand Jury convenes for final day of deliberation

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 02:55

The October 2017 term of Grand Jury convened at the Berkeley County Judicial Center for the final day of deliberations. Over the course of three days, the October Grand Jury Term returned indictments against 87 individuals.

Parks to go tobacco free

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:04

Beginning Jan. 1, parks in Berkeley County and the City of Martinsburg will be tobacco free, including vaporizers or electronic cigarettes. Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation board members voted unanimously at their meeting Tuesday to ban all tobacco products and vaping at all parks.