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By TRISH RUDDER | trishr@herald-mail.com | May 23, 2013
The largest graduating class in Berkeley Springs High School history received their diplomas Thursday night at the 124th annual commencement. Instead of on the football field, the ceremony was held in the school gymnasium, where the 195 graduates were applauded and cheered by about 1,000 family members and friends while heavy rain poured outside. The school auditorium held about 400 people who watched a live video feed of the ceremony. Principal Lance Fox said about 70 percent of the class members will be attending college or joining the military.
NEWS
June 19, 2007
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Noah J. Williams, son of Doreen and stepson of Todd Peer of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. Williams is a 2006 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School. Army National Guard Pvt. Charles E. Hargett, son of Charles and Sheila Hargett of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
NEWS
November 13, 2009
Lee Sylvester Fox, 79, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at his home. The family will receive friends at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home in Berkeley Springs from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour before the service Saturday. The funeral home will open at 10 a.m. Friday. The service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Berkeley Springs High School gynmasium.
OBITUARIES
March 31, 2013
Ronald Lee Clatterbuck, 75, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs, and one hour before the service at Berkeley Springs High School gymnasium on Thursday. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday for the convenience of family and friends. The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the school with Lay Speaker Kenneth James Mason officiating.
NEWS
March 18, 2009
AUG. 24, 1957-MARCH 16, 2009 BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Edward Bernard Ray Carbaugh, 51, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, March 16, 2009, at War Memorial Hospital. Born Aug. 24, 1957, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Tobias and Violet Hattie Catherine Vanorsdale Carbaugh. He attended Berkeley Springs High School. He worked in construction as a flagman and a lineman. He was a Protestant. He is survived by two sons, Edward T. Carbaugh and Robert C. Carbaugh, both of Berkeley Springs; one sister, Tina Dubel of Inwood, W.Va.
NEWS
November 18, 2008
Vera L. Unger, 87 -NOV. 16, 2008 BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Vera L. Unger, 87, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, at War Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of the late George and Maude Harr Young. She was a graduate of Berkeley Springs High School, class of 1940. She retired from Rayloc Industries. She was a member of Berkeley Springs Presbyterian Church, where she had been a Sunday school teacher. She is survived by one son, Philip Unger; one brother, Carroll Young; and one granddaughter, Jennifer Unger.
OBITUARIES
October 28, 2011
Angela Gail Swisher, 43, of Hancock, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Born Oct. 16, 1968, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of Fred and Linda Harmon Cooper of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and wife of Cory L. Swisher of Hancock, whom he married May 26, 1988, at the Hancock Assembly of God. She was a 1986 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School and was a member of the USS...
NEWS
December 31, 2008
SEPT. 9, 1949-DEC. 29, 2008 BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Sylvia Jean "Sal" Ray, 59, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at Winchester Medical Center. Born Sept. 9, 1949, in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late Dayton Calvin Michael and Margaret Eliza Kyne Michael Rankin. She was of the Protestant faith. She was a 1968 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School. She worked as assistant manager at 7-Eleven convenience store in Berkeley Springs.
NEWS
September 25, 2009
SEPT. 11, 1922-SEPT. 24, 2009 BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Thelma Estella Grove, age 87, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, at the Extended Care Facility of Morgan County War Memorial Hospital. Born Sept. 11, 1922, at Spohrs Crossroads, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Emory J. and Maggie Rankin Hovermale. She was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Spohrs Crossroads, W.Va., and the United Methodist Women. She attended both Spohrs Crossroads School and Berkeley Springs High School.
NEWS
November 25, 2008
FEB. 24, 1918-NOV. 24, 2008 BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Catherine Virginia Kesecker Lutman, 90, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs. Born Feb. 24, 1918, in the Sleepy Creek section of Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Roy M. and Helena Warrenfeltz Kesecker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd J. Lutman. She was a 1937 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School. She owned and operated Mt. View Orchard Inc. in Berkeley Springs.
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EDUCATION
August 21, 2013
The Community Choir announced the selection of vocalists Levi Ellis and Rhiannon Griffiths as winners of the 2013 George G. Rink Memorial Scholarship for Young Musicians. Ellis, an 18 year-old senior at Berkeley Springs High School, is the son of Rich and Jenny Ellis of Berkeley Springs. Griffiths, a 17 year-old home-schooled high school junior, is the daughter of David and Margi Griffiths, also of Berkeley Springs. Ellis and Griffiths were honored during the sixth annual Sleepy Creek Children's Choir spring concert in Berkeley Springs.
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LIFESTYLE
July 26, 2013
Amazing Race   BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -   Amazing Race for Jenna's Joy Foundation will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, at Berkeley Springs High School's football stadium, 149 Concord Ave., Berkeley Springs. Registration begins at 9 a.m.  Modeled after the TV show, “Amazing Race,” teams meet at the high school and will receive a packet of challenges -  scavenger hunt, trivia challenge, obstacle course (only mild physical activity required). Challenges must be completed by 3 p.m.  Teams of two must have at least one driver.
OBITUARIES
July 25, 2013
Shirley Ann Miller, 72, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md. She was born June 28, 1941, in Morgan County, W.Va., daughter of the late Lawrence and Lucille Cain Clark. Shirley was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She was a 1959 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School, a 1963 graduate of Shepherd College and received her master's degree in education from Shippensburg University. She retired from Morgan County Schools as a school teacher.
OBITUARIES
June 13, 2013
Eddie L. Cunningham, 66, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at his home. Born Aug. 10, 1946, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late Richard and Julia M. (Barker) Cunningham. Ed was a graduate of Berkeley Springs High School, Hagerstown Business College, and the University of Baltimore, with a degree in criminal justice. He retired as a correctional officer with the State of Maryland, and then worked as a courier for Phoenix Color. He was a member of Haven Lutheran Church, the NRA, and a former member of Sons of the American Legion, Clear Spring.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | trishr@herald-mail.com | May 23, 2013
The largest graduating class in Berkeley Springs High School history received their diplomas Thursday night at the 124th annual commencement. Instead of on the football field, the ceremony was held in the school gymnasium, where the 195 graduates were applauded and cheered by about 1,000 family members and friends while heavy rain poured outside. The school auditorium held about 400 people who watched a live video feed of the ceremony. Principal Lance Fox said about 70 percent of the class members will be attending college or joining the military.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | trishr@herald-mail.com | May 7, 2013
The Morgan County Board of Education will learn through a special election on May 11 whether it will continue to receive excess or special levy funding to help supplement the county schools. The special levy began 55 years ago and has been approved by voters continually since 1958. The levy funds are used for instructional materials; textbooks; curricular and extracurricular activities, programs and field trips; to provide technology hardware and software; for maintenance of facilities; for facility security and improvements; as a supplement for employee salaries and benefits; and to help financially support community organizations and agencies such as the Morgan County Public Library.
OBITUARIES
March 31, 2013
Ronald Lee Clatterbuck, 75, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs, and one hour before the service at Berkeley Springs High School gymnasium on Thursday. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday for the convenience of family and friends. The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the school with Lay Speaker Kenneth James Mason officiating.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | March 31, 2013
Area high school baseball coaches whose teams competed against those coached by Ronald Clatterbuck knew they were often in for a hard-fought battle. Clatterbuck, a former Berkeley Springs, W.Va., High School baseball coach, came at games with “every ounce of energy he had” and the enthusiasm was evident in his players, some of those coaches said Sunday. Clatterbuck, 75, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday afternoon in a boating accident while he and his son, Ross, and grandson, Chasen, were fishing on the Cacapon River, according to Morgan County Sheriff Vince Shambaugh.
OBITUARIES
January 15, 2013
Dorothy Ann Tritapoe Smith, age 48, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va. Born Jan. 29, 1964, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Kenneth Emory and Carol Ann Poole Tritapoe. She was a member of Highland United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs. She was a 1982 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School, and a 1982 graduate from James Rumsey Technical Institute, as a nursing assistant. She worked as an administrative associate for 25 years at Winchester Medical Center.
OBITUARIES
November 29, 2012
Kim Rene "Hop" Hovermale, 54, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs. Born Nov. 22, 1958, in Bay Shore, Long Island, N.Y., he was the son of Roy Bobby and Betty Lou McCoy Hovermale of Berkeley Springs. He was of the Protestant faith. He was a 1976 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School. Hop was co-owner of Roy's Service Center and Grocery Inc. in Berkeley Springs. He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1483 and Deford Lodge 88 A.F. & A.M., both of Berkeley Springs.
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