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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | August 16, 2013
A reported road-rage incident early Friday morning led to the arrest of a Hedgesville, W.Va., man whose vehicle crashed into the Hedgesville Elementary School playground, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Kenneth P. Yeakley Jr., 46, of Turquoise Drive was later arraigned on single counts of driving under the influence with injury, reckless driving and destruction of property, court records said. Trooper M.C. Morgan of the West Virginia State Police said in a complaint filed against Yeakley that the defendant's vehicle, a Ford F-150 truck, was found resting against a wrecked swing set in the school's playground after he responded to investigate the incident about 4:30 a.m. A guardrail and a fire hydrant were broken, and a fence was also damaged, Morgan said in the complaint.
August 15, 2013
Paul Orville McCoy, Ph.D., 81, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at his home. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Faith Bible Church, Hedgesville. The service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
August 12, 2013
“There seems to be a major coverup for the lamestream media that we have in this country. President Obama has gone as far as to call it a phony scandal. Four Americans died, and someone was told to stand down, to help these people. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has gone as far as say, 'What difference does it make?'” - Hagerstown “To the Hagerstown mayor and city council: Kudos to you, for evicting the Soul Food. When's the last time you saw somebody in one of the old-time hospital wheelchairs?
August 11, 2013
Richard Allen Yost Sr., 62, of Clear Spring, Md., died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at Dorchester County Medical Center. Born Feb. 2, 1951, in Clear Spring, Md., he is the son of Flora Carpenter Holland of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Richard Raymond Yost of Clear Spring. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice L. Powell Yost, in 2008. Rick was a self-employed lumberjack for many years and was a 1969 graduate of Clear Spring High School. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and crabber.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | August 2, 2013
A Hedgesville, W.Va., man faces additional crypt-tampering and destruction of property charges in connection with damage reported at a second Berkeley County cemetery, according to court records and police. Warrants issued Wednesday in Berkeley County Magistrate court charged David P. Bowers III with 10 counts of disinterment of a dead body and one count of destruction of property, according to court records. Bowers, 24, was arraigned last week on single felony counts of destruction of property and disinterment or displacement of a dead body stemming from a crypt-tampering case at Rosedale Cemetery near Martinsburg.
July 30, 2013
David Timothy Park Jr., 71, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died Monday, July 29, 2013, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va. The service will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow the service in Central Chapel Cemetery, Hedgesville.
July 27, 2013
Amber Putman, 27, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died Tuesday, July 23, 2013. The family will receive friends Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va. The service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Morgan County, W.Va.
July 24, 2013
Norma Catherine "Nooks" Clark, 90, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va. Born Sept. 2, 1922, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William E. and Mary Amanda Bowers Risinger. She was a member of Victory Tabernacle. She was a seasonal worker at Musselman Fruit Co. in Inwood, W.Va., National Fruit Company in Winchester and Spohrs Crossroads Cannery in Morgan County. Norma also worked at Perfection Outlets in Martinsburg, W.Va., and was a homemaker in recent years.
July 22, 2013
Robert Lee Seiber, 60, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at his home. Service and burial will be private. Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
July 21, 2013
Two charged with DUI during checkpoint MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Martinsburg City Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint from 10 p.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of North Queen Street, according to a news release. Officers talked to 430 motorists and stopped 50 vehicles for various traffic violations, the news release said. Police tested seven drivers and charged two people with driving under the influence. Those two people were John T. Singer, 64, of 133 Big Park Road, Hedgesville, W.Va., and Jeffrey D. Wentzell Jr., 23, of 62 Wren St., Martinsburg, the news release stated.
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