The bid was the combination of an original bid made in October for eight classrooms and an alternative bid for an additional four classrooms, said Jim Butts, treasurer of the board. ... See MoreSee Less
Victoria Slater-Madert, regional director for the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia, said the Safe Haven CAC, which serves the Eastern Panhandle, has seen a 12% increase from the number of children served last year. ... See MoreSee Less
The February term of the Berkeley County grand jury returned a total of 61 indictments this week, Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Catie Wilkes-Delligatti announced Thursday evening. ... See MoreSee Less
Wow, our law enforcement works hard around here catching these criminals. Great job.
JFK, Jr. started the magazine “George”. Check out some of the magazine covers. Ted Kennedy was born February 22, 1932. George Washington was born February 22, 1732. They wanted to named Ted, George Washington. Catholics don’t like Masons. He will be back!
Wtg Berkeley county keep them off the streets
Indictments mean nothing without prosecuting and punishment.
Both votes were narrow, passing 4-3 after occasionally contentious debate among council members, and both saw the same members line up on the same sides, with Mayor Wayne Bishop and Councilmembers Barbara Humes, Hardy Johnson and Charlotte Thompson voting in favor of pursuing the arbitration and legal action. ... See MoreSee Less
These people are stupid and evidetly their expensive legal reps are milking them because of it. The State will lprobably take over now and put their petty argumentss to rest and let the rightful owners of Hill Top get on with their business as they should have been able to when they first bought it.
All the do gooders that came to HF need to move back to the Swamp where they are used to spending money that isn't theirs to push their agenda.
Git r done!
Stealing your money is what this is about. Power. They have power and wield it like the tyrants they are. Corrupt and dirty. Hell they flew someone in to vote. How many more frauds are there? Dirty rotten to the core. The people need to force them out on their butts. The citizens have the power
With hope for expansion and further impact on men, women and children in the Eastern Panhandle, the Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission celebrates its 60th year of service to the community this year. ... See MoreSee Less
Folk, one of seven Republican candidates for Governor, fielded questions from the community on a variety of state topics from wasted spending to the foster care system, health care and education. ... See MoreSee Less
No! I watched this guy have a meltdown right before the first teacher strike. It was during a rally in Martinsburg. He couldn't handle the questions, had no answers, alienated the crowd and lost his cool. Between that and his comments about hanging a political candidate that he didn't agree with, this guy is not fit for office.
I attended this meeting. Folk spoke clearly and with conviction. He knows his stuff and is committed to working hard for the people of West Virginia. I watched and listened closely. Mike Folk is the real deal. It's time for the people of Berkeley County to start making an effort and showing up on voting day. It's the duty, responsibility, and privilege of every citizen to stand up and be heard. Get involved. Care about who is governing you. VOTE.
Lol u got my vote folk only gov candidate worth putting in there as governor red all the way
Vote Red !!!
This is the same dude that suggested that Hillary Clinton should be hanged. Even if not a fan of Clinton, that suggestion indicated all you need to know about his character.
Things became heated between county residents and county leadership when some residents threatened to ignore stormwater management tariff bills as mandated by the Department of Environmental Protection’s MS4 permit. ... See MoreSee Less
So I know that the city has some type of storm fee thing incorporated into their water service bills. Is that an equivalent fee to the rain tax or does it serve the same purpose? How can county residents get out of paying it if the city folks have to pay it? I am not very educated on this matter so thank you for your comments.
That is it. I'm moving the hell out of WV. It sucks.
The county mismanaged their MS4 program and now want the public to pay the fines. They should be charging the developers and large corporations the Stormwater costs instead of the hardworking residents of the county. The developers and corporations are the largest contributor to Stormwater runoff than anyone.
I will definitely Not vote for not one of you !!!
You mean they're fighting to keep the fee. They should get out of the program that caused this in the first place and give the money they blew back. People not on the system shouldn't have to pay for it. Are they gonna pay to fix our wells and septic systems when something goes wrong with them? I don't think so. Stop approving new developments on every square inch and this won't be a problem.
Now they know why people are moving out of W.Va. They are tired of being Taxed to death.. explain why it's only Berkeley County.
Doesn't the government get enough of our money? When are the people we elected going to work for us instead of an unconstitutional law. Why don't you make all the industry that's changing the natural runoff pay the bill or commercial properties also. I call bs.
It’s a cheap tax!!
It’s only a few dollars
I say we just raid the county council... Physical removal might work 😉
Why doesn't the council just not pay any Federal fines and tell them to pound sand? What are they going to do? We run our county. As your next sheriff, I would protect the rights of the citizens against any incursions from the feds........www.vote4davyjones.org
Smh it's in their hands now why blame anyone else? Take care of it and quit going backwards or adding to it.. it was first if you lived five miles around the water sheds? Now it's the whole entire Berkeley county.
Davy Jones. Sounding like a "Sanctuary" supporter,,,, no thanks.
I dont have to worry with it cause I'm not paying it
Davy Jonestime for a out sider to break up the good old boy network we have here
Fighting for you my butt. These same political talking heads are stealing your money. They hide behind and spit out policies and regulations and mumbo jumbo thinking we as the citizens are uneducated boobs who rely on them. Like they are our leaders. They are not. They screwed up and shifted the consequences on the citizens. I say the county pays out of pocket. Deduct it from salaries to make a point that when you vote and sign off on stuff that results in fines than you as the county and state officials must pay. Put them on notice that there are consequences for their actions and incompetence and no longer will you as the voting citizens stand for it. You know where they work. Inundate them with complaints and protests. Flood the system with your voices. Demand more from your local politicians all the way up to the Governor if needed. You are a home rule county and now home rule has exceeded its ability to function. Shift shift shift is what these people do. Shift blame, explanations and responsibilities over to anyone but themselves. Demand more. They work for you and what do we do when someone fails to perform to standard? Fire and replace
Nashaun Malick Howard, 19, of Washington, D.C.; Brooklyn Zavion Johnson, 15, of Washington, D.C.; Deana Albrecht aka Deana Abrecht, 21, of Luray, Virginia; and Jennifer Nicole Thomas, 32, of Martinsburg, were charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony. ... See MoreSee Less
The bond levy, which is separate from the school levy that was passed in November, was originally approved in 2010 for $51.5 million to build schools, said Jim Butts, treasurer of the district’s board of education. ... See MoreSee Less
Michael Phillip Browning, 46, of Kearneysville; Christopher Duane Jackson, 42, of Harpers Ferry; and Robert Landis Kramerage, 38, of Kearneysville, were charged with murder, burglary, first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit burglary. ... See MoreSee Less
The Harpers Ferry Town Council voted to pursue both binding arbitration with a developer for a hotel at the Hill Top House property site and legal action concerning the legality and constitutionality of a bill currently in the state House. ... See MoreSee Less
Create revenue for Harpersferry and the whole Jefferson County. Bring tourism back to what it use to be ..BUILD HILLTOP!
The town council is power hungry and has deliberately stonewalled the hotel project for years. The area around the hotel is disgusting and a haven for garbage, drug deals and illicit activity. It’s a meeting spot. Council knows it just doesn’t care because they rigged the election in their favor. They even flew in a vote just to make sure they got elected
Yes let’s get the building started, it’s been long enough.This will bring on jobs and tourism to the to Jefferson county.This will be great in so many ways.Build it , they will come
Why in the world and I’m using nice language would the Town of Harpers Ferry stop the developers from rebuilding the hotel? The jobs and taxes and revenue that place would bring in would be a helpful for the town. They have a shortfall in money to the point they can’t pay for police coverage (last I knew) full time.
Separate from the Issues regarding the development of the HTH property, every WV resident should be concerned about the legislation being passed that they are fighting. It strips communities of their legal rights and gives them to the state to protect developers’ projects.
Ridiculous! I hope powers that be will step in and stop this mess. BUILD HILLTOP!!
The town council who rigged their own election is very concerned about lawfulness and the state constitution, everyone.
They’re going to bankrupt the town.
Time to remove all of Harper's ferry city council.
This is what should be coming to Jefferson County.
I'll drop half a K for a night's stay. So build it and I will come.
Build it they will come
Build it an the ghost hunters will come
Let them get on with it stop holding things up stop being selfish
Just do it!
At some point some kid will be snooping get hurt and sue or some homeless people will burn it down accidentally bet they will change their minds after that. Its clearly decaying and unsafe.
After announcing in the last half of 2019 its award of an additional $3 million grant to build a two-story, in-patient facility for pregnant women and women with children, officials with Mountaineer Recovery Center said the facility will be up and operational within the year. ... See MoreSee Less
Murphy said the review would take place Feb. 25-28, and said the idea for the review came from a conversation with State Superintendent Dr. Steven Paine and staff and was initiated by Murphy. ... See MoreSee Less
According to Steve Catlett, executive director of MBCPR, House Bill 2967 was introduced last year by Delegate John Hardy, R-Berkeley, and would alter the way revenue collected by property transfer tax in the participating counties is allocated back to the state. ... See MoreSee Less
New parking meters may be coming to downtown Charles Town as early as this summer after the city council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a budget revision that would allow the city to purchase new battery-powered meters. ... See MoreSee Less
Drives me crazy that I have to feed a parking meter to park at my child’s school, Wright Denny. However, a nickel is such a ridiculously small amount that I can’t believe they haven’t raised the price years ago to gain revenue. I assume they couldn’t afford to buy new meters.
I was talking about this the other day. The meters now only take nickels and dimes, all I had was a quarter that day.
I think its funny how taxpayers have to pay for parking on streets they pay taxes for.🤣
Charles Town really does have the best deal on metered parking, I think in the world. It will be sad to see it go up.
Roy Steven Perrell, 60, was charged Tuesday by the February term of the Berkeley County grand jury with 50 felony counts of sexual abuse by a person in a position of trust, 50 counts of second-degree sexual assault and 50 counts of third-degree sexual assault. ... See MoreSee Less
Isn’t there a guy in California who would like to meet him?
And guess what ? he’s not Latino .
150!! Some one is a horn dog
Meggan Criss he was your neighbor in Lindsey terrace remember? I would hang out with his daughter
Angel Saunders Bennett didnt he live at Leeland terrace when you guys lived there...
Public executions, bring them back for heinous crimes against children.
Let all appeal processes come and go. Once they have exhausted all legal means.
Take that public walk.
$1 bullet can fix the issue.
Nothing a bullet wouldn't fix
Lock him up and throw away the key
Should not have a bond...rot in hell POS
PIG. cut it off
One bullet to the head, problem solved
Just a warning to the child porn and other perverts in WV....as a former grand jury member....The FEDS are coming down fast and hard on you perverts! And the dark web is not going to conceal your identity! Your choice...stop it or your going to jail sooner than later!
Richard Clemmons Austin, 33, of Rosewood Drive, Martinsburg, remains incarcerated in the Eastern Regional Jail without bond since his extradition back to West Virginia on Aug. 28, according to jail records. ... See MoreSee Less
I think having cameras in the classrooms is the best solution. This will protect the students and the teachers and staff. And give parents and the authorities the ability to see what is actually happening in the classrooms.
I think once the stuff happened at Berkeley Heights then it started being a witch hunt at all the schools. Not saying stuff didnt happen at the other schools but its just crazy how within like a week or so there were 4-5 different schools that teachers had done something.
I think 98% of parents know that 98% of teachers are model educators and are safe and caring with our children. Our society tends to give most attention to the 2%.
The general public has no idea just how bad student behavior has gotten. A not so small percentage of students wreak absolute havoc in the classroom. The good mannered kids can't learn in that environment.
I would agree that 99.9% of teachers do what they do because they love their job and it's their passion..There are bad seeds in every profession..However let's face it some kids now adays push educators beyond the boiling point and some parents dont help either with the " my child is an angel BS"..we can end all of this but putting cameras in EVERY classroom..
And now you have the staff afraid of losing their job and you've got bullies and unruly kids that are going to take over the classroom in everyone's go to pay the price no one's going to learn because you're going to have bullies fighting in the classroom all the time and no one there to set rules
Whether you want to believe it or not, there's been a concerted effort to breakdown society by disallowing proper punishment of children, destroying traditional values thru music, movies, TV shows and the worst one, social media. Now we're playing into their hands with more 1984 realities with camera's in the classroom. I understand the reasons for this but we're still not addressing the real problems. There's a reason why our grandparents didn't have these problems.
A lot of these kids are punk ass hellions, and if they’re parents were better parents this wouldn’t be such a problem. You handcuff the teachers then complain when nothing gets done, when teachers act you complain. Raise your kids better. Be better parents! The teachers are there to teach well mannered and behaving students, they are not supposed to be their guardians too. Been going on for way too long... now look at it! The problem is at your home not in the school, what’s happening in the schools are a direct reflection of what you allow within your home.
Whether student behavior is bad or not is totally separate from the years we as citizens turned a blind eye to the abusive behavior of our education system here in WV. Your darn right educators are under the microscope and they should be. How many incidents over the years were covered up? How many educators were slapped on the wrist and re employed by the education system? Too many. Its happening now. How many teachers and BOE/educators turn the other way knowing their co workers are wrong and doing something but refuse to snitch? Too many. This guy may be trying to do whats right but the damage is done and once they show they are cleaning up the trash then they can re earn trust. Yes there are horrible students and the educators are powerless to take action. Then put that out there. Change the laws. Change the policies. The educators strike for money and benefits so go on strike to change the rules? Make the education system strict and enforce rules that work. its your darn jobs to fix it and if you cant then get the citizens involved and hammer the management until you drive them out or fix the problem. Stop complaining and start fixing. If the BOE isn’t the solution then they are the problem which is easily fixed. Constant pressure and overwhelming voices will force your issues to the front.
I think there should be cameras in every classroom. I agree there are a lot of good teachers out there, that truly care about our children. But I can also say there are several that are in it for the wrong reasons. Cameras will help
Both children and teachers.
No word on the Hedgesville Middle heat situation??!!🤫
Behavior starts from home....when the parents don't care, the kids don't care. No discipline at home = bad behavior at school. Some kids needs a good butt whipping.
The teachers who are abusing and being rude to our kids are making a culture of fear. Just my opinion. It starts with the adult in the situation knowing how to control themselves and with proper training it could happen js..
Put cameras in every single classroom and hallway. If an accusation is made then you can pull up the video problem solved .
I see in today’s children no respect, no empathy ,poor attitude . Its a shame it now becomes the normal. Children today don’t have the judgment skills they don’t know the difference between right and wrong and they all do what there peers do.
Both parties (educators and students) need to be held responsible.
Add an APP & Parents can watch their kids at work or home.
Oh boo hoo- they are finally doing what they should for the kids
I think that unless you have or have had a child that was abused by a teacher, then your oppinion is void. You dont know what it feels like to be helpless to protect your child. You legally have to send them to school, but you cant protect them while they are there. When your child (mine being a special needs child) comes home with bruises, or worse, it's not ok. Yall saying oh it's bad parenting, it starts at home, these kids these days... did yall stop to think how many of these kids being abused are actually disabled mentally, or physically? How many of these so called "bad" kids have an abusive home life? Maybe their single parent works 2 or 3 jobs just to feed and house them and cant be there all the time and the kid is lashing out for attention? You just dont know! If any of these are reasons to abuse a child, please let me know, cause I'm pretty sure, there will never be an excuse good enough to abuse a child. Btw, your comments are very hurtful to those of us who have kids who were actually assaulted by a staff member at school. Even with all of that said... most teacher really are great! My kids principal is amazing as well!
Maybe they should be.
They should be scared, finally, a light's being shined on the admin/teacher abuse that's rampant in BCS. Those who toe the line have nothing to worry about.
I think these commission members get perks when they approve these deals. Rocs, who gets gas there? I go to Va. Roach oil is a gouger! I can find it 215 a gallon. Another supermarket would be great. Miss Barnhardts grocery! Just keep wally world out!
Plus Rutter's is also building a store by the bus garage on GM Access Rd.
Rocs getting built next to Sheetz in Shepherdstown
3 Roc’s stores with in 3 miles Sheetz tried to build there a few years ago but got turned down ! Politics Politics! Route 9 will be a nightmare!
Do not need another dollar general store....In bunker hill. Have one in Inwood on 51...and down the road right over the Jefferson line on 51 another one and on rte 11 toward Martinsburg. Crazy....what we need is another grocery store...Food Lion cant handle all the people here in South Berkeley
Are these developers paying impact fees ? Hedgesville Road is a traffic nightmare now ! There will be more wrecks because drivers will try and race through yellow-red lights ! Emergency vehicles will be hindered by the traffic! How much money do these developers need as they pollute our beautiful county?
Well I’m happy that a Dollar General is going to be built in Bunker Hill! And yes we do need another grocery store in Inwood! And what about the area across from The Commons, sure would be great to see some stories go in there!
No public in attendance for the Dollar General meeting? No kidding. Because no one knows when these meetings are held as they are advertised in a print paper no one reads anymore. The Berkeley County commission and planning board will not be happy until Bunker Hill looks like a slum (Rt 11 is already an embarrassment). Who needs yet another Dollar General store and why in a residential area?
Another rocs and $ store. Just what is needed. Now I won't have to drive 3 more miles
Well, this is an ongoing issue. No one is speaking up for the citizens of Berkeley county. As citizens we need to re-evaluate who we vote for. There are 4 gas stations in or near Hedgesville, 2 of which are already a Rocs. How many more dollar stores does Berkeley County truly need? Let's not even discuss the increase of new homes and communities being built with no accommodations to roads, schools or other businesses in the area.
When you have no zoning, this and a landscape of Townhouses is what you will end up with.
Ok, Hedgesville COULD use a gas station, but a Dollar General 5 miles up the road from another one?? Come on now! Who keeps bringing these stores here, do they think that is the ONLY place we want to shop around here?? And why keep approving them?
We need zoning developers just keep ruining this county with all the growth and no infrastructure
The Commission is pro growth at all costs. There were other channels available to remedy this mess, but since their businesses thrived, why challenge the law to get an exemption or exception.
They need a dollar tree in that area of bunker hill and hedgesville
The dollar general in inwood isn't even that far. Why do we need one here? I'd rather get something that isn't already 5 minutes down the street
Will we get to pay for their water run off too? 🙄
Another one? Yay 🙄 two wasn’t enough???
Another dollar store...
Oh cool, yet another Wet Virgina Walmart.
Jobs and revenue .... sup ??
You already have one in bunker hill you don’t need another one
Berkeley county get money for all that
Rocs? Those things are everywhere. The bubble will burst eventually.
Ronnie Snyder Ronda Hutzell Snyder Roger Snyder Jr.
The former Martinsburg standout and assistant coach was approved as the new head coach of the Bulldog football program at the Berkeley County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, and he assured everyone that there’s no replacing long-time head coach Walker. However, Sherman, who has grown up in a sense in the program, is going to be the best he can. ... See MoreSee Less
The Hedgesville graduate and former football assistant was announced Tuesday night at the Berkeley County Board of Education meeting as the newest head football coach for the Eagles. ... See MoreSee Less
Members of the public on private septic and well demanded answers from the Public Service Stormwater District, the Berkeley County Council and the Berkeley County Planning Commission Tuesday night after the first round of stormwater management tariff bills were received. ... See MoreSee Less
This is a rain tax for everyone and this is illegal! It has nothing to do with well or septic! It’s water shed. That is RAIN TAX!
I’m on well too, got bill also, I’m sure most states it’s hidden in your tax bill. WV is behind on everything and I think wv got hand smacked for not having anything in place.
Impact fees on builders would help with storm water infrastructure planning imo
I have a well and septic. I don't think anyone who has a well and septic should have to pay. I had heard at the beginning of this that only water and sewer people were going to pay but then someone thought that that was unfair and threw us in the mix. We can talk till we are blue in the face and attend every meeting there is but nothing is going to change. It is only going to get worse. I if you watch the faces on the men that are on that board they all look like they are more superior than us and they don't really care about us at all. The EPA was or is going to fine them if the issue is not taken care of. These men knew this was coming down the pipeline and waited till the last minute. Now they are scrambling to fix their mess and they want us to pay for it.
Linda Barnhart is wrong. Yes Zoning was voted down but the County did not pursue other avenues of growth management because most if not all members had a stake in NOT pursuing it.
What's so outrageous is that these new developments keep going up.....if they really cared about not sticking it to the residents they could of come up with a fee based on your impervious surfaces...if you live in a townhouse your fee would be higher then someone who lives on 5 acres.
How can the county foreclose on your home? Banks foreclose if you don't pay your mortgage. The county could put a lien on your home for nonpayment that must be satisfied if you sell your home but they CANNOT foreclose. That doesn't even make sense. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
Bottom line is we need zoning in Berkeley County, they needs to be impact fees on the business coming in as well as developments to support the infrastructure. I.e roads, schools, first responders.
Too bad they didn’t enforce stringent stormwater ordinances. This burden belongs to builders, not homeowners.
The EPA needs to keeps its nose out of our WV business......
Can anyone clarify this paragraph? Who pays or how does this $3.50 figure in this article?
As previously reported, the Berkeley County Council adopted a slightly reduced Stormwater Management Tariff during an early October county council meeting for the current permitted area — the entire county — at a fee of $3.50, subject to change, on the addresses that’d been issued to the county.
I think thos is crazy....I lived in richmond after leaving here in 90 and never in my life seen a greedier county then berkley. AMBULANCE FEE FIRE FEE....now this...wow va has never charged these crazy fees...Smdh.. I'm ashamed of this Wow
Wait till the property taxes go up with all this growth. I am so sick of paying school taxes when I don't even have kids. There is already pending legislation for a 1 percent county tax. It's coming.
Can't get their stories right. Officials have projected that the fee would generate about $1.4 million in revenue for developing the MS4 program and pay for the hiring of a handful of staff members to run it. Lewis also said the federal fee for a violation of clean water is roughly a $55,000-per-day per violation. So which is it??????
Berkeley County has to be the best county in the nation for milking the taxes out of us. They “nickel and dime” us to death. - - Ambulance fee, fire department, now storm water fee.
So if you chose not to pay they will rob you of your home for 84 Dollars after 2 years smh sick...So sad they are forcing people to pay this who have NOTHING to do with them building so many homes. Let them pay it.
Heard residents getting this bill even though they have well water. 🤷🏼♀️
Let the developers pay it if they want to build homes ect, not homeowners!!!!!
This is BS!!!! How in the hell can they foreclose on your house? Berkeley county has lost their freaking minds. 🤬🤬🤬🤬
Vote those clowns out
I dont even have well water I have a spring and the bill came
I hv well and septic. I live on top of hill. Really !!!!!
Where do I send a bill to the county for use of my land to process storm water?
#votethemout on May 12th!
Tax payers money and goes in there dam pocket
Y'all keep voting for all these right wing politicians like they give a f*ck about you.... THEY DON'T
I'd love for there to add cheerleading for basketball all other county's have it for basketball at the rec center. Also add in 5-6 year soccer not just drills but games pay out All that money drills n nothing else is crazy
Can they get any softball fields.. hell bunch of teams play in Frederick county Virginia.. clearbrook and sherando.. Glad they couldn't become part of WV then those fields would go to hell.
Entering a courtroom can be very traumatic for juvenile victims, causing them to relive their trauma in front of a room full of people. A local judge is seeking to relieve some of that stress by bringing in a therapy dog, which he says has become a national trend over the last 10 years. ... See MoreSee Less
As for Mr. Copenhaver’s comment about the dogs needing to be taken out too much: everybody needs a break. Certainly there are many breaks asked for in other trials so in a juvenile situation, like other trials, take a break for the people and the dog. It isn’t a big problem. The dogs are TRAINED for this so I think it would be quite a period of time between breaks.
I can not say enough good things about this program! Where I'm from, Akron Ohio, we have Avery. Avery is a gorgeous yellow lab that has helped so many victims, both children and adults❤❤
Great program! Just wish it was a shelter dog.
He is a compassionate judge when it comes to children. Great guy.
Love this forward thinking judge!!!
Awesome job Steve!
I think that it is a great idea.
Judge Yoder used to bring his dog Roxie to court to comfort children
Republican members of the West Virginia Senate said they hope a full slate of property tax repeals and tax increases in other areas will be enough to bring Democratic leaders on board for a phase out of the business and inventory tax. ... See MoreSee Less
So basically what they are saying in a dumb down version of this is... If you live in West Virginia you're screwed even more if you live, own, rent, breathe, rain, snow, jump up and down, whatever you do in West Virginia you're going to be taxed for it? And we are all so excited to be taxed I can't wait.!!!!! 🙄
they will get the grease out so it won't hurt so bad, drive some more retail from WV. If you shop in Martinsburg, Charles Town or Ranson you are already paying 7% Putter on the backs of working people. That makes you want to buy nothing in WV
This is smoking mirrors, so do away with taxes on business machinery and products, increase our state tax on products let us believe that we are getting a break on personal property tax, but increase the tobacco cost and tax. Keep in mind they will most likely increase our real estate taxes. And all what about the infrastructure these new business and jobs that are going to increase. We dont have the roads, schools, law enforcement, etc to support all this. Not counting the amount of free hand outs on EBT and state assistance. While some of our major hospitals are closing in WV because more people are on state insurance vs employer insurance. The Replicians and Democrats need to fix this problem while Bernie and the other socialist are going to run this country even more into the ground.
Another tax increase on the citizens while giving businesses a tax break. We need to take them all out. Elections are coming, this is our chance.
After they just approved a 1%.county tax?????
I could’ve sworn I read somewhere that there is still a $100M shortfall.
At approximately 5:21 a.m., a 44-year-old Berkeley Springs man attempted to jump in front of a tractor trailer, and then was run over by a small sedan near 2340 Valley Road, the press release said. ... See MoreSee Less
This just happened this morning and the journal is already posting names and details of the incident, AND basically announcing it as a suicide?
..seems a little tacky IMHO, definitely wouldn't wanna be how I found out my family member died 🤔 am I just being weird here?
God Bless the drivers of the vehicles.........their life will never be the same.
That is horrible for the drivers. So sad.
So sad.. May his family find comfort at this time of loss.. prayers
So very sad, Prayers for his wife and kids 💔🙏
What a way to take your life! Jumping in front of a tractor trailer jeez
Prayers for the families
wow dude just killed himself in broad daylight so sad 😥 he musta been hurting so much inside
Prayers for the family
Very sàd praying for the family
God bless all involved special prayers to his family
Reads as if this was a suicide. It worked!
My lord ... crazy!!
Who knows for sure what really happened but it definitely sounds like suicide
The Clorox Company presented information to the public at various stations, discussing an overview of products manufactured in all 19 national sites, community giving and partnerships, its commitment to the environment and sustainability, specific engineering of the Berkeley County plant and product demonstration of the cat litter. ... See MoreSee Less
I’m worried about the cost to the county residents in terms of maintaining the infrastructure needed for another manufacturer (roads, rail) and how potential expansions could affect things like water bills, and overall I-81 safety with potential increased trucking.
Stop testing on animals!!! This company sucks
There’s a good reason why Virginia turned them down.
Wonder if Clorox can clean up Martinsburg?
This is true I cant wait to get out of here.
Jim the racist, calls a basketball team thugs because his assistant coach didn't know how to act, however in WV they love racist like the President
A man and woman were charged Friday after allegedly kidnapping another woman and holding her against her will for more than 14 hours, according to criminal complaints filed in Berkeley County Magistrate Court. ... See MoreSee Less
According to a locator tool in the company’s notice, the Rutter’s located at 5021 Tabler Station Rd., in Inwood, has been identified during investigations as potentially involved between Oct. 1, 2018 through May 29, 2019. ... See MoreSee Less
Leadership from both the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport and West Virginia National Guard’s 167th Airlift Wing has shared concerns regarding proposed state legislation that would heavily impact the daily activities of both entities in the Eastern Panhandle. ... See MoreSee Less
Before arriving at its decision on which laptops to purchase, the JCS technology department reviewed 31 laptops provided by CDW, a multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and health care customers. ... See MoreSee Less
The driver of a vehicle which led police on a pursuit early Friday morning on Interstate 81 toward Maryland was pronounced dead on scene after rear-ending a flat bed tractor trailer stopped due to an accident on the Maryland bridge, Berkeley County Sheriff Curtis Keller said. ... See MoreSee Less
"The passenger of the fleeing vehicle was transported from the scene by EMS to Berkeley Medical Center, where he was later flown to another hospital for life-threatening injuries, Keller said. The passenger is described as a male in his early 20s, but an identification has not been made at this time." WHO is this Person? How is he doing? Bet he didnt Ask for this!
81 would the worst (CHOICE) route to pursue any runaway vehicle for any reason... too much activity day or night... there has to be another option.....block the highway or shut it down if a pursuit is in play.... shut the exits.... lots of cops (kudos to WV state cops and BC cops)....and let them do their jobs...... ... no life is worth the cost. This is just tragic.
Choices have consequences, quit trying to blame anybody but the person who ultimately chose to flee
Let me check with all the local experts on police policy and pursuit policy...🤦♂️
They are hiring for anyone that could have handled this better
Sounds like some of you should join the police force and show the county your expertise! Seems like you have the answers for it all.
One more bite's the dust.
Justice is served
Kyle Adams .. these FB warriors know it all!
Omg...the police in that area are responsible for many deaths by pursuits....not only the person being chased but innocent lives....they want to play cops and robbers....like a dog that chases every squirrel.
Play stupid games win stupid prizes
Stupid on the cops... chasong someone for speeding. Why not use the cameras send thrm a ticket in the mail. Or knock on his door and hand it to him. Cripe
not the cops fault
Keller said a protocol is put in place during a pursuit, which the supervisor on duty is to monitor it and assumes the responsibility of directing deputies of what steps to take based on the road and traffic conditions. At that time, no risk was determined that would end the pursuit.
"We're not going to endanger the public at any time," he said. "These guys are trained at their jobs and know what they're doing."
This is 3 pursuits within 7 months now and someone has died. Twice innocent person.. so what is the protocol. Yes the tag wasn't registered to vehicle. So what determines the factor.
He is lying when he says not going to endanger the public. Any pursuit can endanger the public an innocent people not involved. The woman that got killed by exit 13 that worked at Walmart was innocent driver killed.
So a criminal dies looks like karma stepped in.
Well one less illegal alien to take our tax dollars.
The Berkeley County Council offered a certificate of recognition on the county’s behalf to Angie Gray, nursing director for the Berkeley and Morgan County health departments, after she was awarded the “Living the Dream” Award from the Governor’s Office for her work on the opioid epidemic. ... See MoreSee Less
The Berkeley County Council and countywide volunteer fire departments adopted a resolution Thursday, allotting 120 days to reach an agreement on a new, master memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding council-provided paid staff in the departments. ... See MoreSee Less
Jesse Ray Mason, 34, whose last known address was in Martinsburg, is described as being 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 190 pounds, with brown hair and eyes, according to a state police press release. ... See MoreSee Less
Lawmakers in the House of Delegates both criticized and defended Gov. Jim Justice after news reports show the governor and girls high school basketball coach calling the opposing team "thugs" during an interview. ... See MoreSee Less
Amid a sea of chocolate chip, snickerdoodle and ginger snap cookies, volunteers with Hospice of the Panhandle packaged thousands of homemade, donated cookies for the organization’s annual Valentine’s Day Cookie Project. ... See MoreSee Less
A previously terminated memorandum of understanding between the Berkeley County Council and the county’s five volunteer fire departments has been reinstated while both parties prepare for further negotiations on a new master MOU. ... See MoreSee Less
A Martinsburg woman has been charged with allegedly handcuffing her children around their hands and feet throughout the night for at least a week, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. ... See MoreSee Less
Wow.. I just had to stop reading the story! How can a human be so evil to her own children. Animals take better care of their young than most humans!
That is so sad I would never harm my kids !!! I feel bad they even had to go through that and unfortunately will remember forever 😢
Oh, those poor children. I hope they go to a family who will shower them in love and they get the counseling they need to put this horrible nightmare behind them.
So sad why have kids to be ignorant to them as many people that want kids and can't have them.
What a horrible excuse for a human being. Lock her up for life.
What does anybody get out of that? I have heard so many child neglect stories from parents in this area lately. Why? Wth does anybody get out of that? Does it satisfy a craving for wanting to feel dominant? I just don't get it.
So many children at the mercy of monsters disguised as parents. So much evil out there. Satan working overtime
She doesn’t deserve to be a parent
What the heck is going on with people they get crazier everyday
POS!! Those poor babies! I pray they are in good hands🙏🏼
Can’t believe I used to work with this MONSTER!
Please do the same to her!!!!!
Society is only becoming worse ...
Good do all the same to her
Wtf is wrong with people anymore?? 🤦♀️
What kind of person does stuff like this
Wtf is wrong with people lately. Stop having kids if you're gonna hurt them
I worked with her. What a POS
Can I do this to her? I'd be willing to take a few days off work.
All of the proceeds were donated to the Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center, a local organization protecting victims, preventing violence and empowering survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking. ... See MoreSee Less
So so sick of seeing her face. Hopefully now that’s it’s done the news outlets will stop showing them 🤬
Her true verdict will be worse yet. Thank you jury for giving her this one on earth
Honestly, did she really think it would be any less than? In this case, death penalty ought to come back!
Good! She deserves the same amount of mercy she showed her innocent children the day she decided to end their lives. May she rot in hell! 💀
Thank you to the court system for giving her what she deserved.
Wow I am shocked the court system did something right! Honestly every state should have the death penalty for murderers.
Good..something finally done right..too bad we don't have the death penalty..
Why have mercy on her 🤷♀️😡 she didn’t on her daughter 😡 . I hope she get justice n prison 💯👊 . Look at her face tells it all 🤦♀️😡
Praise God. Now let's see what happens with the prison women. I hope her life is a living hell. Wish WV had the death sentence. Her little girl is safe with God. I can't imagine what that child was thinking as her mom did that to her. Children love &truth there mothers. Breaks my heart.
I’ve always said any person given 20+ years should get the death penalty. Bring that penalty back!
Hopefully someone will finish her off in prison. Wish we had the death penalty
I'm glad justice was served for Eliza!
WELL DONE, Jurors.....that was the right decision.
Even if she did get the death penalty, theres people who have been on death row for 30 years probably more, so it doesnt mean they still wont get to live most their life.
How i wish WV had the death penalty. Life in prison with no mercy is too good for her.
She gets 2 hot and a cot, while her 1 little girl died at her hands and the other little girl has to go through the rest of her life dealing with it, Bless this child
A Virginia man was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to more than 27 years in prison, or 327 months, after pleading guilty to producing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell said. ... See MoreSee Less
Why was his residency changed?? He Lived, Worked, Volunteered & was arrested in WV!!!
After years of investigation and the list of charges, how is only 1 count pled guilty what about the rest?
It says VA man yet lived in and charged in WV how is this a possible change being incarcerated the entire time.
The "so called officer" that this prick was staying with should have been charged with something also!
He has a smile on his face like it’s a big joke! Prison has a way of adjusting his attitude. He won’t be smiling when Buba rips his pants off!
He looks so happy for himself.
Wow, confusion at its best!
If he lived in West Virginia, how is he a Virginia man?
A few days in General Population and he's no longer a problem to anyone.
Should just be a lethal injection. Problem solved.
On Saturday, the Honor Alliance hosted its first fundraiser at St. Leo's Catholic Church's Knights of Columbus Hall for an upcoming fishing trip of a lifetime. The Honor Alliance recently partnered with Fishing for Warriors, a program which provides veterans with exotic fishing trips, camaraderie and recovery at no cost to them. ... See MoreSee Less
A Martinsburg man was sentenced Monday up to 100 years in prison after a guilty plea to second degree murder and a four-count felony guilty verdict for an armed robbery was returned by a Berkeley County in a separate case. ... See MoreSee Less
Anne Stephenson you shared an article about killing taking 3 lives in 2011.... 🤷🏽♀️🤷🏽♀️🤷🏽♀️
The "2-For" is complete! One DRUG DEALER murdered another DRUG DEALER gets to stay behind bars until he's 60 (unless he's shived) . Nothing lost and society gains.
Your chance ran out bud !! I mean you are a repeated drug dealer flashing fake 20's, and fake 100 $ bills murdering people , one of and x. Army personnel dismissed bye the army for medical reason's ! Robbed a female at gun point ,! And you thought for a minute they would excuse that ! Wrong town for that ! Good luck to you in your prison stay for 33 years !
Eight individuals are graduating seniors from either the Berkeley or Jefferson county school system, with two being home-schooled in Charles Town, according to the list of candidates containing all graduating seniors. ... See MoreSee Less
A young business owner and native of the Eastern Panhandle said he wants to bring the incoming economic boom that is the solar energy market to the area and help “secure people’s energy future.” ... See MoreSee Less
Yes, THIS is the type of business we need to bring to our area!!
Thanks for the great article! We just need to educate people about solars benefits and savings that are available TODAY in our great community!
I've been interested in this for years but the expense was to high.
We have several established solar installation businesses in the Panhandle. Check out Solar Holler and Mountain View Solar, among others. And check out Solar United Neighbors of West Virginia for an interesting approach to lower costs - group purchases.
Not cost efficient and the batteries are awful for environment! You cannot recycle them
Solar panels are heavy and not good for roof. I called home owners insir co and they said if you cut roof, roof won't be covered. Solar shingles will be out in a few yrs
If solar is as useful as is claimed, then why are those wonderful companies like Dan Ryan not slapping them on those townhouses being built everywhere? I think if we are going to have a bunch of modern trailer parks in Berkeley county, they should probably be energy efficient.
If it shows a return on invest while I am alive I am all for this
Thats all cool and all but they probably havent considered the average household income most people around here cant afford a proper solar panel system i for one cant but would love to have it
How would the town council feel about this in the historic district? Would love to add solar to our building in the future
Don't ask David Levine about solar. He did not do very good in Ann Arbor
When it comes to putting together a successful athletic season, everyone knows it takes more than one coach. It takes a staff consisting of the right combination of head coaches and assistant coaches. ... See MoreSee Less
Coaches that coach in Berkeley County do it for the love of the sport and the opportunity to coach our youth because they definitely do not coach for the stipend. If you know what it takes beyond the Xs and Os, you will agree. Too many people criticize these men and women, but wouldn’t last a season due to the commitment it takes to coach high school athletics. The pay they receive is a joke. People compare the teacher salaries with VA, it’s just as bad with coaching stipends. The demands have increased with the mentality of specializing in one sport and the pay needs to increase too.
James and Jennifer are just one of the many married couples in the city who face homelessness and, whether staying in a tent like the Reynolds’ or sleeping as a family in their car, living instability faced by families in the area is a serious problem, according to Tim Guerino, superintendent of the mission. ... See MoreSee Less
Definitely a large scale issue, not only here. Even hard working people are being priced out of affordable housing. Let’s continue to approve endless subdivisions, afforded mostly by high earners, probably moving away from the city, instead of addressing the real issues.
so sad 😥 that Martinsburg hasn't done this year's ago!! that town has went to hell.
Is the Mission still going to require that people who have no other choice but to stay for more than 7 days at a time work for them 40+ hours a week for $5/week?!
This is not acceptable and this is not the solution.
Darned shame with all the empty buildings we have in Martinsburg that we have people living on the streets and families living in their cars.
I just want to say hell ive been struggling on 20/h seems the more you make the more the bills become. God forbid you pay cs and get hit with overpriced inaurance that your required to purchase. Then can't even afford the deductable and realize it only covers 30% of the bill. Our whole system is made to make you fail. Just fyi.
Oh my wonderful. This is an awesome mission field. Praying all non profits and churches get involved. Boy the old Mills would be wonderful. Guessing I am thinking too big. Praise God....amen
Right at this minute, sitting on Mitch McConnell's desk, where it's been for over a year, along with 400 other bills passed by the House in the last 3 years is a bill TO RAISE THE FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE! Ignored by the Senate.
The rent these days is way ridiculous you cant find any thing reasonable landlords getting greedier wanting 1000,00 a month plus water, sewer , trash , elec !! For a beat up shitty place !! And wonder why we have homeless people everywhere !
Huntington City Mission houses married couples and families.
Why is that, when so many places are hiring for jobs???
I have wanted to be a pArt of making this happen how can I help
Move to mineral co homes are cheap there
This is a bigger issue and we need to address living wages!
Rent now days is ridiculous they want application fees plus security n first month rent to even get into a place then you have to pay all utilities sometimes even garbage the land lords plus property management only want to rent to people with good credit and high paying jobs nice cars don’t want to give anyone that gets a monthly income a chance plus this city n town needs a lot more low income apartments quit letting younger people 18 to 25 get into these apartments because they want low rent not all but some people take advantage of all the programs around for low income families then when ones that really need it have to use it they get denied turned away. Second the ones who want to live on the streets I am talking about the addicts drunks etc they get all the help and are considered no abled bodies are not forced to get a job or anything so yeah some of them are going to stay on the streets to get everything they can. When you apply for a hud apartment it takes you 12 months or longer to even get in an apartment. D d h h r will not even help elderly or low income person to even get into low income apartments at all they always say they don’t have the funds. Third we need a minimum n maximum a landlord can charge for a rent make them stop credit checks cause why do you need a high credit score to rent a place your not buying the place your trying to rent. The places some one can afford are run down are in crappy parts of town it takes two to three incomes to even afford a place to rent anymore especially around eastern panhandle area Berkeley n Jefferson are the two hardest areas to even rent a place
There are some unscrupulous utilities contributing to this demise, like BCPSD who's terms are net 20 with a 10% fee if you pay late. Most churches will tell you, this and other greed oriented necessities are what people need the most help with. Why? Because they want to force us into a Communist/socialist society.
Two Virginia residents were arrested early Friday morning after the male driver allegedly led police on a high-speed pursuit from Virginia into West Virginia by way of Interstate 81. ... See MoreSee Less
Lucid’s Vol. 4 was recently selected to receive the top rank of REALM First Class in the 2019 NCTE Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines Program, according to SMHS teacher Jessica Salfia, who oversees the school’s magazine. ... See MoreSee Less
Alan Davis, Berkeley County administrator, confirmed Friday that the council extended Bedington’s deadline until Feb. 7 to “give them the benefit of the doubt,” but if the department does not sign, its paid staff will be removed as Hedgesville’s was. ... See MoreSee Less
I live in between both hedgesville & beddington fire depts, not to take anything away from the volunteers that dediacte time to these depts, but if the county takes away the paid personnel then why do I have to pay the fire fee/tax this year?
Use my fire tax to pay career firefighters then! Put the firefighters in a mobile home on county land or already built home, and build a pole barn as a garage for the fire engine. Simple but will get the job done 24/7/365.
After seeing the MOU that the county has proposed, I still don’t understand why it can’t be agreed to...
It’s quite simple and open ended, it’s nothing crazy restrictive.
Another example of the good old boy club...our way or the highway with no discussion. But these are adults, correct, not kids with a because I said so attitude? Just wondering 🤔🤔🤔
Remember we can make changes on Election Day....GET OUT AND VOTE!
LEAVE OUR PAID firefighters we need them! They don't get rid of our paid government employees when they don't sign something they don't agree with do they
Strong arm tactics. Abuse of power.
Not unlike Government today at ALL levels 🤔
It seems to me that the council only wants power and the hell with who ever goes against them. Are they voted in or assigned
Kudos to the maintenance man and CPS. Likely saved a child's life. Heartbreaking.
Busy woman, 2,3,4,5,6,7 and 11. I hope they find a better home for these children!! Maybe she was getting another tattoo!!! I feel so sorry for the children to have to live in those conditions!!
Praying the justice system does its job to prosecute this one...not to let her out of jail and have the children returned to her to have something happen to one or all of the children by her life style...this has happened so many times before with other cases that ends with horrendous results...
Regardless of who she is what she looks like there’s no way no one else didn’t see these conditions and never said anything. That amount of chaos doesn’t happen over night. That’s months and years. That’s school officials.. ( no way these kids went to school clean and fed) no one asked questions? These poor kids have been raising each other. There is probably no foster parents that could take in all 7 so now they’re separated. There are a lot of good people out there in foster care willing and wanting to adopt children. I pray these kids land in those homes. Anyone of her “associates” that saw those kids living like that and didn’t step in should be in jail too. How could anyone see that and not do or say something.
31 years old with 7 kids by multiple fathers (who should also be in jail). How much damage have these losers done to the children up to now, and at what cost to the taxpayers?
What a piece of undeserving of children crap 💩
And the mother of the year award goes to lol
I’ll take all of those poor babies !
This is just so sad man !!
Wow, was she running a baby mill or hooking? Poor kids!
Hey she’s a free spirit!
This story is disgusting!
Can we make court appointed hysterectomys a thing for trash like this?
Pictures are worth a thousand words,,,
But she is a Goddess! Her neck says so!
It's amazing the ones who can just keep blowing them out.
Her Indian name must be deep cave
Ryan Rawlings read this omg
What a horrible excuse for a human. Unbelievable. Piece of crap. Poor kids deserve a loving healthy home.
I pray they sterilize her so she can't produce any more helpless little children.😏
What a despicable pos she is. Children deserve better.
They should take those kids away and sterilize her
Instead of tattooing her eyebrows on she should tattoo some brains on her head since she don’t have any
The Martinsburg VA Medical Center has been selected as one of 50 recipients for the 2019 President's Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition Community Leadership Award, officials announced Thursday. ... See MoreSee Less