Prayers for the families🙏🙏 So sad that there is so much rage in the world today that people are willing to risk their own and someone else life.
Condolences to the families 😭 the world has gone to hell !
So sad prayers to the families
I wish ..
Once the cop had the truck information
That the cop would backed off and sent police to the rage driver address and place them under arrest..
If this would happen maybe no one would been killed....
So Very Sad ...
This is so sad 😞
This isnt so unbelieveable around here. The most aggressive drivers I see are the guys in trucks. Although I had someone fly past me in a car who was in a turn lane. He was going so fast that he peppered my car with stones because he ended up driving on the shoulder.
This is really sad... We got to do better and Stop the rage!
The devil doesn’t have to work very hard anymore. I believe he is rapidly taking control. God is much stronger than the devil - but he has been banned from so many places, churches are not teaching the Bible as written, people turning away from God, good being called evil and evil Being called good. This murder by car is more proof. So much hate and anger among us. 🙏✝️
This is absolutely terrible!!!
Sad that an innocent person was killed because another didn't obey the law....
After a day filled with rumors – and, initially, announcements to the contrary – Jefferson County Schools announced Jefferson and Washington’s fall sports schedules will continue on mostly as planned despite ongoing work on the school's tracks. ... See MoreSee Less
He was a wonderful man, thank you Colonel Barron for everything you did for CAP. My son had great respect for you.
Denny was chief probation Officer for the 23rd Judicial Circuit back in the early 80's. He was my boss when I became employed there and I could not have asked to work under such a better person. I knew Denny from the time I was just a young girl and very good friends with his beloved sister Marva. He went on to make his mark in this world, and certainly made a difference in the lives he touched. I will always cherish the fond memories of Denny...he was a good man taken too soon!!
After years of putting “time, effort and love” into the growth and development of Poor House Farm Park, the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation board recognized a local couple for their dedication to the project. ... See MoreSee Less
Very deserving I had the honor ofhaving her as a teacher when I attended hedgesville high school the old one. She is a wonderful dedicated lady. It will be awesome to remember her and her husband when I go there for activities.
A jury was selected Monday in Berkeley County to hear evidence in a case alleging a Martinsburg man had delivered drugs to and sexually assaulted a 15-year-old female in and around November 2017. ... See MoreSee Less
In the early 1970’s, a young Charles Wall watched his older sister perform with her school’s band program on the Jefferson County Fair stage when it was held on one of the Shenandoah Downs racetracks. ... See MoreSee Less
Nancy Cline, lead coordinator for family engagement at the West Virginia Department of Education, spoke at the Berkeley County Schools Board of Education meeting Monday night about stresses students and their families could be having. ... See MoreSee Less
Former Berkeley Heights teacher Christina Victoria Lester, 38, former teacher's aide June Elizabeth Yurish, 57, and former teacher's aid Kristin Lynn Douty, 54, have been arrested on warrants requested by the Martinsburg Police Department, according to Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Catie Wilkes Delligatti. ... See MoreSee Less
Also try Damien in "The Omen" and "Rosemary's Baby". Louise was born around January 26, 1910 the day of the Great Daylight Comet of 1910. That comet is the Omen. Louise's sister hung out with Kathy Gillis owner of Spahn Ranch as in the Manson Family. Louise was born at the Kennedy Grocery Store in Boston.
Remember JFK, Jr. started the magazine “George”. Ted Kennedy was born February 22, 1932. George Washington was born February 22, 1732. Catholics don’t like Masons. Ted is buried in Arlington Cemetery ready for the last roundup.'
Tip of the iceberg. Need to roll up everyone who knew. These aren’t the only ones. Others had to have known. What about management? They knew for months and covered it up? About time to clean these people out. Citizens with children should be pounding the pavement in support of these parents and demanding action. Teachers should be stepping up to testify against these people. The BOE and its teacher union lawyers are scrambling to try every legal shenanigan they can to get this squashed
Lucky them, winning a free stay at WV's best all inclusive resort
$2,500 bail? That's it?
Funny how they get charged with failure to report their own child abuse! A misdemeanor I believe!? Wow.... if this doesn't speak volumes on many levels throughout the system I truly don't know what does.
I guess a little late is better then never...I hope the people in jail HELP SERVE some justice to them...
I'm still absolutely astounded that these women mistreated those children so badly. I think I'll save their pictures.
Still missing a few people. Principles' BOE members. Manny arvon can't let them off the hook
Should have been felony charges
I wonder if they are arresting them under "failure to report" to see if one of them will roll over on the other....🤔
If this is not what you want to do, then why not take another position. I could see one person doing it out of frustration but not three! So sad for those kids who cannot defend themselves.
So the recording intercepted what communication? My understaning was the adults were speaking to the children directly. So the adults are saying the recoding intercepted the communication between the adults and the children NOT. Wearing the recording device?! Yeah...that's rich!
They were arrested on a misdemeanor charge. Unforutanely they are probably already back out on bail... And will only get probation and possibly banned from working with children... They most likely wont spend time in jail
I think they all to serve 30 years in prison
I would peruse civil charges.
Should have been arrested for far worse charges!
Wait...am I misunderstanding something? No one is being charged with the abuse? All I read is that there are charges for failing to report the abuse.
Awwww, I bet they will pull the victim card again. Ever since that recording, they've been lying about it, about who it was said to (they claimed they were saying it to each other, yeah, right) and then they acted like the victims in this whole thing after it went down and then pulled a counter suit. Ridiculous. Glad they were arrested. BERKELEY needs to show that this type of behavior will no longer be tolerated in any way. Shape or form.
Somebody just take em out...fix the whole situation.
This grant would provide funding for the preliminary engineering analyses of the Harold Drive project to include analyzing the environmental impact and overall engineering that would be required to attempt to create a second entrance and exit from The Commons shopping center and alleviate traffic through the road’s extension. ... See MoreSee Less
IF I'm still alive when this happens, I think I will open a drive thru coffee & donut shop. I figure by the time all is said & done, the road could possibly come close enough to the front of my house, I'll be able to operate from my garage. Gonna also be interesting to see my neighbors enter on to Harold Drive from Valley View Acres. 🤔🙄☹️
This should have been implemented before the Commons was opened.
Speed is already a problem with this road , what’s it going to be like opened ?
The Berkeley County Development Authority, through the request of the City of Martinsburg, agreed to share its support of maintaining the MARC train’s currents routes through a resolution to state officials. ... See MoreSee Less
They need to encourage their delegates to the WV Legislature to support a bill to pay WV's fair share of funding for continuing commuter rail service to the eastern panhandle.
WHY?? A lot of them live here and have never changed their vehicle tags to WVA so they are still carrying MD or VA address. Why should our tax money keep subsidizing them?
Cut the marc train service and the DC commuters will leave the state and move to MD or VA. The consequence will be that W.V. will lose the tax revenue and the money we bring in to support local businesses.
They need to. The MARC train is needed in this city.
The Summer Hill neighborhood, specifically Long Branch Drive in Martinsburg, has been plagued with cats that fight, tear trash out of garbage cans and leave feces all over the yards, according to a notice. ... See MoreSee Less
I don’t own a cat but I know when I adopted my dog they fixed her and microchipped as part of the adoption process. If they don’t do this with cats, they should. I have had several cats that have ended up at my house that were most likely dropped off.
Wish I had some in my neighborhood. They would control the crazy rabbit population
My mother just moved off that street. Yes cats are very bad in the area
Wow and it was probably one of them that threw their cats outside because they didn’t want them any longer. Now the poor animals suffer again. 😡
So Kat Bush, is going to relocate these cats, that means she is going to drop them off in someone else's neighborhood, so they will have to deal with the cats. That's not a nice thing to do. 😡
Sounds just like our community Inwood Village. Cats tear up the trash, people just let their dogs use the bathroom all over the place and not clean it up. People not doing the speed limit and flying thru the development. We have HOA but nothing seems to get done at all
Community coming together ? She must have known the right people! I’ve been rescuing cats for the last 6 years, one colony from behind a business and one from our neighborhood. I ONLY could depend on one rescue to help me. Every time you call the shelters or rescues , you get the same answer, “we’re full, we’re so overwhelmed right now, I’m sorry I can’t help you” it’s time that the counties step up and help take care of the stray cat population the same way they do dogs!!! Also, why can’t we have an organization like Promise Animal League come in a few times a month to provide huge discounted services like they have in MD.
Could be people's missing cats as well!
Laurel Ridge has an issue or at least my house does lol. They love my deck for some reason
Neighborhood Cat TNR 🐈- excellent TNR - it does work - it does keep the population down - these animals didn’t ask for this - especially to be euthanized because people want to rid of pet nuisances- instead of complaining- be proactive and be part of the solution to keep the population down - you will be surprised to see how much more you can accomplish then this bickering back and forth
The shelters should spay and neuter before adoption.
Trap and spay and neuter and then release. People need to understand 1 unfixed cat can multiply to a huge problem in just a short time. I have 3 rescue cats all fixed and they are indoor only.
Maybe if the cost to spay and neuter wasn’t an issue then more people would do it. I’ve paid 20.00 to almost 120.00 per animal to get ours done. Yes there are programs for what they call “low cost” but low cost at 75.00 is not very low cost especially when u have to get vaccines. When a vet charges 120.00- is it for the health of the animal or the greed of money. We need free spay and neuter clinics like Dr. Jeff in Colorado. It appears that overbreeding is a huge problem in wv. How about our representatives in the state designate some funds to help. I pay plenty in taxes for this to happen. And YES TNR DOES WORK.
THIS IS A HUMAN ERROR! This all started because a human did not get their car fixed and/or dropoed off or left cats to fend for themselves!! A lower cost spay needs to be thought of.....i have one cat adopted from Washington Co MD and before she was allowed to come home 11yrs ago she was fixed...policy....i have 2 from Berkeley Co and I bought them already fixed because I knew if I adopted a unfixed cat I could not afford to get it done. We need a better policy for these poor animals that dont choose to be in this mess!!!
My entire point to this whole situation was this is a PEOPLE issue...feral cats just DONT appear...these cats were left out by people that lived in this subdivision and just didnt care...I do feel bad for the folks living there having to deal with it..especially if you arent a cat person it can be overwelming...
Let’s build a cat farm for them. Spay/neuter them and let them live their lives out on a huge farm. Community gathering and donations to get it going. They have a right to live too. It isn’t their fault they are homeless. Have a heart people
People shouldn't get cats if theregoing to keep them for a while then let them go.. Animal shelter does spay and neuter and its in with the adoption fee but people r to lazy to take them and have it done....
This is not just a problem in one neighborhood of Martinsburg, but across the whole city. This is an issue that needs to be taken seriously by the city, not just one neighborhood...
I've had 5 dropped off by my place and they are digging everywhere, attacking my bird feeders, and my two inside cats are being tormented. Don't know what to do.
Tnr does work. One surgery and cat fixed for life and no babies. Spay and neuter is so important. Dont get a pet if u arent fixing them...
Cats should be licensed just as dogs need registration and tags.
Organizations should plan on trapping cats all over the County just like they organize litter collection volunteers.
Set up an annual drive to fund neuter and vaccines for cats.
Limit number of cats per household.
Place fines on people who feed strays. They should report strays for trapping.
Yes we have stray problem here too! They come spray, crap and dig in yards. They crap in vegetable gardens destroying vegetables for human consumption.
"Kat Bush, who in the past has volunteered with the Human Society of the U.S., does not live in Summer Hill."
Does nobody proofread? HUMANE SOCIETY
Spay & Neuter your pets ... period. The animals always have to suffer bc of owner neglect. 💔
A local for-profit company that allegedly misled consumers about its support for military members has been shutdown as part of a multi-state settlement thanks in part to West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. ... See MoreSee Less
A scenic, tourist destination nestled in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, Harpers Ferry Mayor Wayne Bishop said he wants the community living in the historic town to focus on the positive changes being made in the area. ... See MoreSee Less
The Washington Capitals and Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation completed an $194,000 upgrade of two in-line skating rink facilities at Oatesdale Park in Martinsburg. The Washington Capit...
The Berkeley Springs football team might not have the numbers of some teams or the amount of upperclassmen some squads have, but what the Indians have had during the first week of camp is energy. ... See MoreSee Less
Retired, but subbing and giving it another year! I’m going to miss Mr Myers at SMHS. He always made me and other subs feel so welcomed and was very supportive! Mr. Lyons, HHS, is also a gem. Thank you, Sirs!
Mr. Ponton is a great guy!
Congratulations, Mr. Tony Ponton! MaggieBeth Ponton 🎉
Odd so few females given the demographics of the industry.
Theres also a female principal that I can think of that needs to find a new career path..... nasty as can be.
Just hours after West Virginia Delegate Paul Espinosa, R-Jefferson, was hired by Rockwool as its public affairs manager, at least one anti-Rockwool group has called for his resignation, citing what they call a "conflict of interest." ... See MoreSee Less
I've worked for large corporations for most of my career, and this is a conflict of interest. It's one thing to hire former politician as a lobbyist and quite another to hire a sitting politician. Rockwool didn't hire this guy because of skills in public relations; Rockwool hired Espinosa because they placed a monetary value on the elected office he holds.
Everyone, regardless of political affiliation or their stand on Rockwool’s plant, needs to call Rockwool and Espinosa out on this. Allowing this to continue will send the wrong message to future companies that want to come here.
Keep this up and the eastern panhandle is going to turn into New Jersey
Should a pregnant woman employed at Planned Parenthood resign because she's pregnant? I'm truly not seeing the conflict here. The anti-Rockwooligans are conflicted.
Where was the uproar from Jeffeson County when former Senator Herb Snyder (D) was a paid lobbiest for Waste Management Inc. and he would sponsor and vote on legislation to benefit Waste Management owned landfills-- including a landfill facility that his brother receives a $$ royality from its operation?
Resist rockwool needs to get a life. Half of them aren't even from around here they have cost this county a fortune.
Paul is a good guy BUT THIS IS A CONFLICTOF INTEREST and SHOULD BE MADE TO RESIGN FROM THE HOUSE.
Any outside job could be seen as a conflict of interest, just to what degree.
Weird how this wasn't an issue with fmr. delegate Tiffany Lawrence and Penn National Gaming 🤔
"However, the motivation behind the calls for Espinosa's resignation may have less to do with him and his position in the private sector but more with the some people's bias against Rockwool."
You don't say?
Do people who work at the Federal Reserve get paid? Because that's a conflict of interest.
No surprise in seeing the big R attached to this politicians title!
Let them live on $20 a year and show is all how to do it.
If he is still a sitting Delegate then he should have no other jobs at hand. You can't do both at the same time cause it would be a "conflict of interest."
Hey libtards, local reps dont make full time job $, they hold real jobs too.
Ah, we're still doing this?
Total conflict of interest.
That's an egregious conflict of interest. Espinosa MUST resign.
Great job guys. We have been impressed with your police work by all departments since we moved here 6 years ago.
Anyone else sick of being called a bad parent by politicians that have literally never set foot in your house or met your kids? This is the same rhetoric that has been spewed since the 50s.
"Jefferson County Sheriff Pete Dougherty said. 'Societally, we are ruining a generation of young people. They’re growing in households with no moral compass, and they’re being raised in environments that abuse is the norm, and if we don’t intervene then you’re creating a whole generation that believes that’s how its supposed to be.'"
This echo chamber, statistically unproven statment is beyond tiresome.
God is good, this church gives back to the community, you guys in martinsburg sure will be blessed! Come join, there is work to be done for Jesus and God has a Job just for you!!
Love this Church. We have an amazing pastor!
You'll come visit! You will love it! ❤️
While still here,my hope is that the sound will be seriously diluted, and the Faithful will stop using our private road.
I go to the Berkeley plaza theater to support the local community, plus I find those seats more comfortable than the seats were at this theater. Yet, I am sorry it closed.
We need our theater back.
I didn’t know we had that many well-off folks in the 2 counties to support churches this size. The number of homeless are growing every day 😢
Disappointed churches are exempt from zoning. They don't belong there. We need actual retail and recreation in that area. Not opposed to them having a mega church, but the location is awful and throws off the planning scheme of Foxcroft.
The entire neighborhood can’t wait until they’re gone!!
That is the one Christian goes to,same group bought cinema,praise the lord
Is it just me or do these "churches" that keep popping up remind you of mammonite cults? I think churches should pay taxes like any other business, because that's what many of them seem to be- a money making scheme. I hope Jesus comes back and slaps some people.
More amazed the land cost them 3 million dollars
If you don’t have anything nice to say, you’re probably a part of what is wrong with this world. 🤷🏻♀️
I want the theater back
all 4 Regal patrons are real salty about this
What a shame
Jay Wetzel Poma
If "God" can't heal every child in the cancer wards that die so young, then that church is about as useful as a warm bucket of piss to drown rats in. And to all those GOD praising patrons who say "without suffering there would be no compassion".... that's cute, so go tell that to the ones who are actually suffering. Wait, how about those "God" following teachers whom verbally and emotionally ABUSED autistic children?... Or "trusted pastors" who are "the voice of god" molesting children and blaming the children.... smh to be an ordained priest or preacher or minister (blah blah) NOW you have to go to college or yada yada blah blah.... Hold that cup that runneth over and save every drop to cleanse your obvious stupidity. Think I'm wrong, I'm sure the children dying all over the world are just SO EXCITED to meet your "compassionate" Lord and Savior"
With goals to restore integrity and accessibility in mind, West Virginia Supreme Court Justice John Hutchinson took a two-day tour of multiple agencies across the Eastern Panhandle, including the Berkeley County Day Report Center. ... See MoreSee Less
*Shepherdstown Middle School Has No Fire Alarm: Kathy Spends Money On Lavish Board Retreat*
Yes, you've read it right. Earlier this week the Jefferson County Board of Education hosted a lavish offsite retreat for itself. However, they are unable to find funds to fix the fire alarm at Shepehrdstown Middle School.
JCP's sources have informed us that the Middle School has no working fire alarm and has not had one since early spring. At the end of the previous school year the Board office had an employee who walked the halls as the fire monitor. The WV Fire Marshall has told the Board of Education that students are NOT permitted to be in the building. However, the Board of Education plans to host next week's orientation in direct violation of the Fire Marshall's directive.
Will the Board of Education fix the fire alarm prior to school beginning? Will the Board of Education violate fire safety laws like it violates FOIA, Section 1983, and the 14th amendment? Stay tuned.
We are told that Kathy's fire alarms and sprinklers work, too bad she doesn't give the same attention to the kids she is supposed to keep safe.
As temperatures in Jefferson County approached 90 degrees, law enforcement officers from West Virginia, Virginia and Washington D.C. descended on the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office shooting range for the office’s annual three-gun tournament. ... See MoreSee Less
Alan Davis, county administrator, brought before the council Thursday morning a request to begin the interviewing and hiring process of a deputy legal director with the understanding this individual would eventually step into Norwood Bentley’s role as the county’s legal counsel pending his retirement expected sometime next year. ... See MoreSee Less
Following one day of testimony, a Berkeley County Jury found a Martinsburg man guilty Thursday of felony escape and destruction of property after allegedly cutting off his ankle monitor and being on the run for more than two weeks. ... See MoreSee Less
After receiving 493 applications for a 911 dispatch job posting, the council said it saw a clear desire for jobs in this immediate area and agreed a consistent pay increase would not only benefit employees but keep people looking for jobs in this area. ... See MoreSee Less
Rivers Jenkins, 17, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis as a baby, was unable to experience Martinsburg High School's prom to its fullest extent. The volunteers at the local Make-A-Wish Foundation are throwing Jenkins a prom this weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
Have a wonderful time Rivers! You deserve every bit of happiness!
Hope you have the best prom, Rivers!
This is wonderful! Having a sister live a short life with cystic fibrosis makes this even more endearing💙 God bless this sweet girl!🙏
She a Awesome Young Lady ...
Her Father is also a Awesome person he saved my life when his Rivers was such little baby ...
May God Bless Her and Her Family...
I hope you have a blast at your prom....!!!
It's going to be a beautiful night for a prom! I hope that she, her friends & family have a great time! ❤
Enjoy Rivers you deserve it💕💕
Excited for you Rivers! You deserve it sweetheart!
Blessings to you sweetie, enjoy your prom
This is so awesome. Enjoy your evening ❤
Aw my babygirl! I love you rivers ❤❤❤
She is such a sweet girl...have tons of fun!!!!❤️🎊❤️
Rivers I truly hope you have an amazing time at your prom
God bless her and the ones making this possible
Wishing you a night filled with happiness. You are a special young woman and surely deserve this!
Have fun Rivers!!
Have a magical prom!
Have a great time Rivers!
Have a wonderful evening!!! My son had a positive test results for CF, and then was life flighted to dc children’s, and turned out to have hypersensitivity pneumonitis/ fibrosing lungs. So, I get what she’s dealt with... have a great time at your prom!!
The next step in construction of a sixth hotel in the Foxcroft Avenue and Commons area was approved Wednesday night by the Martinsburg Planning Commission, despite citizen concerns over the saturation of hotels in such close quarters. ... See MoreSee Less
Businesses don’t open more locations unless they have run the numbers and market analysis.
The hotel business found this is a good spot. The clothing stores found it isn’t, yet. Sorry all, this is called capitalism.
While I agree with the sentiment that we need more things for people to do like a water park, etc...
We all travel to Hagerstown, Winchester etc because they have more to do. They have a lot more to do because they host events. I go to Apple blossom every year, go to the events at the Hagerstown speedway etc...
a Hotel is the least of our problem.... the Council needs to host events. Have conventions and fill the Hotels up etc
I worked at the Marriott in martinsburg and we were constantly sold out and had to call surrounding hotels to find rooms for people. And there was a no local policy. So all of you saying “why” have no idea how many people come to martinsburg for work. There are government buildings here 😂 and proctor and gamble. Also, we are right off of 81. The amount of people who travel and just stop in for a night is insane.
First this is my opinion only and secondly yes I don’t live in the area but my daughter and her family does. That being said, Martinsburg doesn’t need another hotel. On my many trips up, I see a lot of them in that area. I think someone needs to stop and think before building another one. Look around, is there a need for another No, is there anything that visitors can do when staying overnight, No, any restaurants that are not Corporate No. First keep trying to clean the area up, build something for the children to do, where’s the movie theater gone, trampoline park like Main Line indoor activity center would be great. I know there’s a problem with drugs, prostitution and human trafficking because of all the major roads but another hotel isn’t the answer. JUST MY OPINION
If you have to use route 9 to get to I8I from Charlestown or go to the Martin's ect it is a nightmare . Before adding anymore hotels fix the bad traffic problem . Have a separate lane for the I8I and separate line on right to enter for Lowe's , Martin's, Walmart to address this very bad traffic intersection need to be addressed before adding any more hotels ect.
Why? What do they think they are coming to stay in Martinsburg for? The tour of our restaurants? We need clothing stores? I had to go to Va an Md for back to school shopping.
Someone needs to do a traffic plan of the whole area before they build anything, apple harvest was never designed to handle the traffic that goes through there.
Wow. Glad they think there are so many tourists. Trying to turn this town into a northern va town. Keep building, you guys are so intelligent. Not!
So nice to see the City Planners listen to the people that live here - said no one. 🤨
We have enough hotels!!!
Put more to the other side of town. Foxcroft Ave is getting so congested that there is ALWAYS accidents now.
Let's build a place for kids to go and have fun along with keeping them safe and away from drugs.
People in South Berkeley shop in Winchester. People in North Berkeley shop in Hagerstown. Martinsburg residents shop both. If the local stores that we had were supported they would not have closed. With the local hotel tax Martisburg makes a lot of money from that. These taxes help pay for services and do keep your city taxes down.
Why in the hell does Martinsburg need another hotel? Put something in for kids and teens to do. We literally have nothing for them. We have to drive to Hagerstown or Winchester and sometimes PA to do something with our kids.
Yes because that’s exactly what that area needs is more traffic. The area around Lowe’s, Chick-fil-A coming off 81 is horrific but let’s go ahead and add more traffic without making a plan to help with the traffic problem
Is Martinsburg vying to be the largest truck / pit stop in America. Nothing but hotels, Wal-Mart's and restaurants. Just the options weary I-81 travelers are looking at 7pm when traveling from Tennessee to New York.
Got anything for the locals?
Why do we need another hotel? We have so many in martinsburg and we are definitely not a tourist hot spot. Makes no sense to me.
Not sure why people hate on a hotel, it just means more jobs and more ability for travelers to stop and spend money in town. But I guess bare parking lots or empty lots look better to some people...
How about a decent skatepark in this town!
If someone wants a restaurant, convenience store, hotel, department store and so on and it's their money why should anyone else care. If you want something else build it yourself.
Why would anyone be against it? It’s work and opportunity for people. I rather see growth than drugs and decay.
We need a indoor pool not another hotel. 🤦♀️
Convention center coming soon. Just kidding. Overflow for visitors that can't find a place in DC, Virginia, Maryland and PA.
Not to mention traffic right there is AWFUL! How about the planning commission consider the traffic pattern and the effect on that. Surely something else would’ve been a better choice. Guess hotel companies pay well. Wonder how many years they won’t have to pay taxes for gracing us with another hotel.
We need new planning commission members. Are they voted in?
Restaurants, target (over price),Walmart, Gabe's, TJ Maxx, and nothing for kids.
Don't forget 500 nail salons, hotels, cell phone shops, bars, and strip clubs.
Atleast Maryland has the mall, outlets, tilt, go cart track, and things for kids
The Charles Town City Council is considering a new ordinance aimed at cracking down on landlords who permit their tenants to run drugs and prostitutes on the premises of rented dwellings. ... See MoreSee Less
Its working for Martinsburg so yes.. This already needed to be in effect! I know of 5 drug houses in ranson alone. It's amazing what you see when you sit on a park bench and watch what goes on around you. Unfortunately most of it is deplorable these days.
It's working, slowly but surely, in Martinsburg. So what's so difficult to set same ordinance in the next county?
If you're so concerned about losing your property or your name being slandered, then step up your criteria for possible tenants, as well as perform thorough background checks & random monthly walk-thrus of properties. Step up to being a landlord not a slumlord...renting properties is not just about the money. It's about placing respectable tenants in your places, keeping up all maintenance, fixing needed repairs within a reasonable time frame, keeping an eye on the properties, listening when you get complaints on tenants & following through with evictions as needed. Property Management is expensive & a headache at times, but if ran properly it can also be lucrative with great tenants who will look out for your properties, not take advantage of them.
Property Owners/Managers/Landlords are responsible for the type of incoming tenants...if you're concerned about the tenants you are getting, maybe you should look to the management of your properties. Just a thought.
And these are MY opinions after years of managing properties as well as being a tenant myself.
If landlords know about it, turn them in and out. Easy fix. But no, they want that rent, and probably get
It would be nice if they did all the county not just city limits
I do think this discourages investment in the city (I've seen it absolutely discourage some investment in downtown Martinsburg), because if someone doesn't know that their tenant is doing drugs and the tenant gets caught, the owner's name gets slapped in the paper. I get the idea behind it, but think there are better avenues - perhaps meet with the property owner privately and encourage them to evict tenants as a first step?
just another money racket set up to benefit the government and nothing more. How about punishing the drug dealer? You rent a place out then you have to not only worry about getting paid or your property destroyed, but now you have to babysit as well?
Martinsburg is cleaning house with this ordinance. Seems strange its up for debate.
So what has the effect been in Martinsburg. Is it this ordinance that is causing drug houses to be closed down or just good police work?
"Permit" sounds like shifting blame from the tenants to the landlord.
what ,how they going do that baby sit every day,if they know its going on they call police let them handle it,now whats going happen landords going end up getting shot or saying there harsing renters,?how about every body step up and see going on call police
The ordinace does no good, the same houses since they started that ordinace in Martinsburg are still drug houses, all land lord has to do is evict the tenants and then they can rent to new tenants who may sell dope again, lol, waste of taxpayers money
Blame the owner, blame the gun.
Don't understand why they wouldn't already have it
Vehicles lined the streets as the helping hands of a local church and West Virginia State Police members went to work on the yard and house of West Virginia State Police Cpl. J.A. Ware Wednesday morning. ... See MoreSee Less
For many, the sugary, greasy, homemade goodness people crave can only be found in the form of twisted, deep-fried dough among carnival rides, games and live music at the county fair. ... See MoreSee Less
For many, the sugary, greasy, homemade goodness people crave can only be found in the form of twisted, deep-fried dough among carnival rides, games and live music at the county fair. ... See MoreSee Less
Sometimes in life, there is one person or thing that comes into it and ignites a new passion. That's the case for Nathan Bartgis, who found his love for music when he met his wife, Tiffany, and found his faith. ... See MoreSee Less
President Donald Trump on Monday laid out broad ideas for curbing mass shootings such as what happened over the weekend, but the U.S. Senate is already sitting on two bills sent by the House of Representatives to tighten background checks. ... See MoreSee Less
It's not a single item, It's a combination of many. It's no interaction, it's isolation, it's being left alone, being given "your space" for far too long, it's parents not parenting, families not being a loving family. Too many want to blame others when in reality, these seeds of horror are planted within our own homes & community. and grow with sour hate of everyday life.
Be nice. Be the reason someone becomes happy. Be the reason someone changes for the better. And THAT doesn't necessarily invade someone's privacy.
I do support the Mental health and hate crime parts of these bills. But by making background checks harder isn't helping anyone. Criminals don't just walk into a gun store and buy their guns. They get them through the black market from other criminals. Most of the time they are stolen to start with. Laws need to be put in place to where local and state level police officers can place federal gun charges on criminals. As it stands. Only the feds can place such charges. The local and state police can detain someone who broke a federal gun law for 24 hours until the Feds step in and bring forth charges. If the feds don't get there in time. The person has to be released.
What is the point of more background checks invading our privacy? Do you think the shooters in Ohio and elsewhere obtained their guns legally they used to kill innocent people? Clearly, this is not the answer.
They can have all the best background checks in the world and it won’t stop a criminal from getting a gun!!!
I hate how politicians throw video games and media under the bus every time. Video games are released internationally, yet, the US is the only developed country with this happening. It's not video games. Sheesh.
Could you have worded this any more misleading? smh
Guns are under the second admement
All of which is unconstitutional.
But shouldn't drugs be 1st on the list?
Moscow mitch = a pos 💩💩💩💩😡😡😡😡😡
Guns are under the second admement ammo is not just ban ammo problem solved
The Martinsburg Police Department is seeking any videos captured by the public of Saturday night's shooting behind the Moose Lodge in Martinsburg that took the life of one Berkeley County man. ... See MoreSee Less
Wow, went to the moose lodge to play bingo as a church event. Now this.....
Prayers for all involved.
Prayers for all involved. Violence & killings are anywhere you go today. Sad what our country is turning into....
One would think that the Moose would have security cameras.
This is crazy n people wonder why I am happy staying home
This is across from where my mom lives! Ugh
Look into their backgrounds.
This goes to show you that no amount of laws. Be it gun laws or other wise would have prevented this from happening. And if you think an out right ban on guns would have stopped it. Well you are just fooling yourself. People who do these kind of things have no regard for laws of any type. Welcome to the modern day wild west.
MARTINSBURG — A Hedgesville couple recently charged with several counts of animal cruelty have pleaded guilty in the case and received a fine and the inability to own animals for five years. ... See MoreSee Less
Paul, parents are murdering their kids all across this Country by leaving them in hot cars. They get no jail time. The Judicial system in America has become so weak it provides people ways to break laws because they know nothing will happen to them. Kenny.
That's it?! No pets for 5 years?? How about no pets at all.. ever again. So disappointing.
That’s it????!!!!!!!! honestly they should have been charged. And it Should be forever not just 5 years!!!!!!!
Disgusting conditions! Poor dogs! Glad they are gone to better homes.
Honestly who is gonna check and make sure they dont own any animals for 5 years..Wv is backwards...This is why so many kids are neglected and abused too...the system is crazy..
A fine?! For shame. Inability to own animals for ONLY 5 YEARS...it's embarrassing that this is considered justice. Animals should be treated the same way as children in the eyes of the law. They are defenseless to this kind of abuse.
They should be made to suffer the next 5 years as they made those poor dogs suffer. Make them wallow in their own fecal and urinary waste. 💯
I think people who have pets should take care of them and do annual check ups. If you don’t want to take the animals to the vet maybe you shouldn’t own a pet. Sorry if it hurts some peoples feelings but come on, you buy a pet, your given a pet, adopted a pet to give it a decent home to live and they give you compassion when you need it. Laws need to be more stricter but they won’t because the government doesn’t care. Kudos to all involved and saving what animals they could!
Wv Laws need to be changed. This is what the max. laws are now. If it would have been left up to the judge they would have walked away with No charges. Sad. I will also say i was there and BC Animal control officer stayed on this and did an Excellent Job !
Makes me sick. They should get so much more 🙄
Seems unfair to me. No justice!
That's it a fine and no animals for years.
Euthanize animal abusers.
I have two dogs 15 and 13 years old, been to the vet MAYBE 5 times their whole lives never vaccinated. That’s against the law?
obviously these two need mental or emotional or physical help, they were living in that mess also.
Ridiculous. Somedy animal cruelty will be a felony and justice will finally be served.
That’s a joke. Who is going to monitor them. Should be for life and somehow monitor and they should be treated just like they abused the animals.
Should be longer
Not anywhere near harsh enough.
They shouldn’t be able to own pets ever again!! Let’s keep a close eye on them to make sure this doesn’t happen!
Eye for an eye needs to come back!
It won't be long you'll have to pay tax on your fish in a tank at home
Nylah Bannister will be directing a production of "The Tempest" and will have his opening night at the Apollo Civic Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday. The show will then run 8 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 9-10 and 4 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 11. ... See MoreSee Less
Harpers Ferry is one of the premier spots in West Virginia for water sports, attracting thousands of visitors each day to the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers during the height of the summer months. Occasionally, however, the fun ends, and an inexperienced navigator gets stranded. ... See MoreSee Less
Just before 8:36 a.m. Thursday, a Town of Bath water treatment facility worker, during a normal chlorine cylinder change, noted the odor of chlorine, according to a press release from the Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company. ... See MoreSee Less
Harpers Ferry Mayor Wayne Bishop was on sight Thursday to welcome Team Baltimore as it crossed into the Eastern Panhandle during its final leg of a more than 4,000-mile run from San Franciso to Baltimore to raise awareness for young adults with cancer. ... See MoreSee Less
An upcoming intersection and accessibility project targeting heavily trafficked intersections in Martinsburg is expected to increase the “walkability” of the city but also has downtown businesses excited for the possibilities the construction may bring. ... See MoreSee Less
Didn't the city just replace the curbs at those intersections this summer? I've seen them working on several on Queen, Winchester Ave., and Raleigh. If so, why did they do that knowing that they're going to be redone in the next year?
This whole city needs an overhaul and starting downtown isnt the right place... Many many more areas need that type of help.... Sad it wont ever happen...
We need sidewalks connecting the commons to town don't use money on replacing old sidewalk build sidewalk to other areas so foot traffic is flowing everywhere 🙃 also build a bike/walk trail make it go from falling waters all the way to Inwood and also have it connect with the route 9 bike trail
They need a light at the 4 way of Tavern and Rockcliff. That area is a joke.
Walkability😂😂. Just where I want to walk, drugtown.
Idk why, but I suddenly feel like starting a business that makes stoplights 😂😂 that's one helluva pricetag! Lol are they replacing ALL the city stoplights? I'd love to see a cost breakdown is all I'm tryna say 🤔
Who is in charge on syncing lights around Martinsburg? I feel they need to fund a project to make it happen. Increasing flow of traffic with synchronized lights would help congestion immensely.
Property clean up should be at the top of the agenda.
This is the biggest wast of money ever. 80% of the time I’m downtown it’s empty. Are you serious?
Fix all the roads that are falling apart first! King St. in front of computer store is HORRIBLE!!! Pot hole 🕳 near Chick fa La
The curbs built up around telephone polls in the middle of the sidewalk need painted before someone gets hurt. I fell over one already. It blends in and you cannot see them when you’re walking.
Hope they do not screw it up like they did in Charles Town. The curbs here have cost people tons in tires, some corners are almost impossible to navigate in larger vehicles especially when people do not stop at the stop lines. It is horrible.
They need to replace the 1960's light on King St. by Rosemont Elementary School. They're times that you're sitting 2 minutes at a red light with nothing coming in any direction. SMH
New curbs and sidewalks lus traffic lights!
2.5 million for a traffic light? Dam, I got in the wrong business.
Cleanup some of the shitbox properties downtown if you want to make a difference. Rundown store fronts and abandoned buildings don’t attract new businesses.
Who really wants to walk around downtown Martinsburg? 😂😂😂
They shoulda done that 30-40 years ago when cheaper. You know it was a problem even back then
You mean drug town, need to clean up some of those propertys, it's nasty
2.5 mil ?!?
Get all the drug addicts shooting up in the middle of the day and not have to worry about being harassed for 1$ then people will come downtown. They’re not staying away because street lights.... this town is run by morons
West Virginia University Health System is working to further impact the needs of the modern healthcare world through innovative procedures and financial alignment to allow for lower costs in an effort to give “hope” back to underserved communities in the state. ... See MoreSee Less
Screwing miners. How special of you, Jimbo. What a fraud you are. I didn't vote for you last time and I won't vote for you this time. You don't care about West Virginians or West Virginia. You care about what's expedient for Jim Justice.