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Bids submitted for police department, municipal court building

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:02

Martinsburg city officials were pleased with the number of bids and bid amounts submitted Thursday afternoon to build the new police department and municipal court facility. Brian Estep of Silling Architects said after the bids were opened.

Man testifies in suit alleging Mormons overlooked sex abuse

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 21:04

The Salt Lake Tribune) Mourners cross temple square on their way to the Conference Center to pay their last respects to LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson during his funeral service in Salt Lake City Friday, January 12, 2018. Martinsburg, W.Va.

Ice storm downs trees, power lines throughout region

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:38

Crews were busy clearing downed trees and power lines from roadways Wednesday afternoon following an ice storm that coated the region earlier in the day. Most of the downed trees and power lines were reported within about an hour and half period from around noon to 1:30 p.m. throughout the region, according to emergency services and Division of Highways dispatchers in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties.

Mountaineer Gas gets approval for stormwater permit

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 19:10

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection approved the company's stormwater permit Wednesday, opening the way for it to build its $30 million natural gas pipeline to run from Berkeley Springs in Morgan County to Martinsburg in Berkeley County that would more than double its natural gas output in the area. The pipeline construction stormwater permit allows WVDEP and its enforcement officers to oversee construction activity along the route of the pipeline including water crossings, uplands and every other part of the impacted surface through which the pipeline crosses.

Crime Report Feb. 7

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 14:28

Lester Logan Hess, 19, of Poorhouse Road, Martinsburg, was arraigned Tuesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charge of obstructing an officer. Craig Alam McFarland, 54, of Marlowe Drive, Inwood, was arraigned Tuesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on the misdemeanor charge of DUI 2nd offense.

Amendments dominate Martinsburg council agenda

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 02:51

The first and second readings of six amendments to Martinsburg city ordinances are on the agenda of this week's Martinsburg City Council meeting. According to City Recorder Gena Long, the changes are to bring Martinsburg's ordinance in line with amendments to West Virginia code.

Car crash puts city ambulance out of service

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 02:51

As the result of a car crash, one of Martinsburg's ambulances is inoperable, so the Martinsburg Fire Department is leasing an ambulance from the Berkeley County Emergency Ambulance Authority. "It was at the intersection of West Martin Street and North Tennessee Avenue, that funny intersection, a vehicle ran the stop sign and hit one of our ambulances," "It was one of the new ambulances.

Around the Region Feb. 7

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 02:51

Shepherd University is now accepting student nominations for the second annual Mentzer Award for Inspirational Teaching . All Shepherd students are invited to nominate a professor for the award and describe how that professor has made a difference in the student's life or the life of a classmate.

Snow, sleet, freezing rain forecast for region

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 20:06

Motorists and pedestrians should use caution during the morning rush hours Wednesday. A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain predicted to begin around 3 a.m. will last into the afternoon.

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.

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