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BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – It’s been named one of the seven best Fall Festivals in the U.S., and it’s happening this weekend. “This is our 46th year doing the Apple Butter Festival, and it’s just such a great time,” Organizer Jenna Hansroth said on Panhandle Live. “The weather is sounding like it’s going to be […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: October 11, 2019, 6:28 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Representatives of municipalities and county governments in the eastern panhandle are heading back to their full councils and commissions with a request for local funding to keep the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) train running in West Virginia. Delegate Jason Barrett, D-Berkeley, said a Thursday night meeting with the local representatives and the governor’s […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: October 11, 2019, 5:39 pm
HAGERSTOWN, MD — Two construction workers were struck during a collision between a pickup truck and an SUV at the intersection of West Washington Street and Burhans Blvd Thursday. WDVM reports the Hagerstown Police Department says One worker has died. Police say charges are pending, and the area is closed for an unknown period of […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: October 10, 2019, 7:21 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A meeting of local and state leaders along with stakeholders impacted by the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) train running through Berkeley and Jefferson counties will be Thursday. Del. Jason Barrett, D-Berkeley, helped organize the meeting that will discuss the funding wanted by the Maryland Transit Authority to continue the majority of rail services in […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: October 10, 2019, 10:53 am
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — After almost four weeks, United Auto Workers members remain on the picket lines across the nation as contract talks with General Motors continue. UAW Vice President Terry Dittes sent a letter to union members after talks concluded on Tuesday, saying he had little progress to report on the union’s core issues. Those issues […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: October 9, 2019, 4:10 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A federal judge will decide if a former state police trooper used excessive force on a teenager during an arrest last year in Berkeley County. Testimony ended Tuesday in the case against Michael Kennedy of Morgantown. Kennedy asked for a bench trial and now U.S. District Judge Gina Groh will issue a verdict […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: October 9, 2019, 11:05 am
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fatal crash that shut down traffic for several hours. Deputies responded to the 5000 block of Martinsburg Road (Route 9) at around 9:48 Tuesday morning. A 1989 Chevrolet truck belonging to Warren Bishop, Jr., 79 of Berkeley Springs, left the roadway and overturned. […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: October 8, 2019, 4:26 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — No injuries were reported after a tractor trailer struck a power pole over the weekend. The crash happened at around 9:30 Saturday night near the BB&T on S. Washington Street, according to the Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company. West Virginia State Police and Potomac Edison responded to the scene. The tractor […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: October 7, 2019, 11:39 am
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – A new Berkeley County storm water tariff will buy some time. “One of the things we heard (in the public hearings), they wanted everybody to pay,” Berkeley County Councilmember Elaine Mauck said. “The $3.50 a month gets us a starting point. It may take a couple of years, because, you know, we […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: October 4, 2019, 5:10 pm
  MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority officials have announced the acquisition of land for a new administration building and transfer station. The current administrative building is located at 446 Novak Drive, near the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport. EPTA has experienced a steady increase in ridership every year in the past decade. This […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: October 4, 2019, 12:12 pm