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March 7, 2012
Martinsburg High School Assistant Principal Trent Sherman was named acting principal of the school because Principal Regina Phillips is on medical leave, Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Manny P. Arvon said Wednesday. “She asked for medical leave (Tuesday) and I granted it,” Arvon said. Sherman will take a leading role among the school's four assistant principals, Arvon said. Arvon said he did not know how long Phillips would be on medical leave and declined to elaborate on the reason for her leave.
NEWS
December 19, 2012
Students and staff at Martinsburg High School were evacuated Wednesday from the building due to a bomb threat received over the telephone, Berkeley County Schools spokeswoman Leah Daniel said. The building was checked and subsequently cleared by authorities and students were allowed to return to the building about an hour later, Daniel said. Martinsburg Police Department said in a news release that members of the city's police and fire departments, along with the West Virginia State Police Bomb Division, responded to the school at 701 S. Queen St., about 12:45 p.m. The main office of the school received the threat from a male caller, but the threat was determined to be unfounded, police said.
NEWS
December 21, 2012
More than 600 teddy bears are bound for Newtown, Conn., thanks to a quickly launched project at Martinsburg High School to give the grief-stricken community “a big Bear-Hug” for Christmas. High school theater teacher David Ryan said he announced the project Saturday at the school thespian group's public performance of “A Seussified Christmas Carol.” A handwritten note was attached to each bear Thursday afternoon by students who helped pack them into more than 50 boxes, according Ryan.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | trishr@herald-mail.com | August 20, 2012
Monday was the start of Trent Sherman's first full year as Martinsburg High School principal, but he is a well-known figure throughout the school. Sherman, 37, was an assistant principal for the last four years at Martinsburg High and before that taught history and coached football there. Born and raised in Hardy County, W.Va., Sherman got an undergraduate degree in history from West Virginia's Glenville State College and was planning to attend law school. Instead, he came to Martinsburg High School and worked as an assistant football coach.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | August 16, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A veteran Berkeley County teacher known for her use of a "learning style inventory" to determine the best way to educate students was named Berkeley County's Teacher of the Year on Monday night at Martinsburg High School. Robin Truax, a Martinsburg High School teacher who has been teaching in Berkeley County Schools for 22 years, was among five finalists for the award. Truax received the award from Superintendent of Schools Manny Arvon, who praised Truax for her ability to encourage students not only to learn, but to enjoy school.
NEWS
by RIC DUGAN / Staff Photographer | December 13, 2006
Fourth-graders from Orchard View Intermediate School in Martinsburg, W.Va., sing a song at Snow Biz, a musical salute to winter Tuesday at Martinsburg High School.
NEWS
February 22, 2009
Meagan Lynn Sherrard and Jonathon Thomas Mann were married Aug. 23, 2008, at the outdoor chapel of Fellowship Bible Church in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va. The bride is the daughter of Sherry and David Noland of Martinsburg, W.Va. The bridegroom is the son of Jennifer Mann of Martinsburg and Howard Mann Jr. of Falling Waters, W.Va. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Martinsburg High School and a 2007 graduate of Shepherd University with a bachelor's degree in biology. She is employed as an industrial hygienist with Maryland OSHA in Hagerstown.
NEWS
April 12, 2005
Mark McCoy, left, chairman of the music department at Shepherd University and Wind Ensemble conductor, leads the group through a rehearsal Monday on campus. The ensemble is readying for its April 24 performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. McCoy said the group was selected to perform at the famed venue because of its recording of James Barnes "Symphony #3. " The Wind Ensemble will perform locally on April 20 at 3:15 p.m. at the campus' Frank Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va., and at 7 p.m. at Martinsburg High School in Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
November 25, 1997
W.Va. student honored for passing exams CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Martinsburg High School senior William Gerken was been honored for passing three or more Advanced Placement exams. Many West Virginia high schools offer AP programs to better prepare students for college courses. All state colleges and universities allow students receiving passing AP test scores to receive college credit. Gerken was one of 25 students honored Nov. 17 by Gov. Cecil Underwood for passing AP exams.
NEWS
October 23, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. ? A Berkeley County Circuit judge has granted Martinsburg High School a preliminary injunction in its appeal against the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission, overturning the SSAC's ruling that Martinsburg must forfeit its first two football victories this season. The injunction, granted Tuesday afternoon by Circuit Judge Gina Groh, temporarily restores the Bulldogs' victories over Morgantown, W.Va., and Potomac Falls, Va., and would give the team an 8-0 record.
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EDUCATION
September 8, 2013
Eleanor Jones, president of the Berkeley Medical Center Auxiliary, recently announced the names of eight recipients of the 2013 Landis Health Professions Scholarship. Each of the students was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to the college he or she is attending this fall.  Two of the recipients are recent graduates,  while six are reapplicants from previous years.  The two new recipients are Searra Carter and Gage Hurlburt of Martinsburg High School. Recipients from previous years receiving scholarships again this year include Holly Brown, Jessica Burkhart, Kristen Kirkpatrick, Emily Kline, Molly Quinn and Sean Woodruff.
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NEWS
August 23, 2013
The Berkeley County Council this week informally endorsed an effort to extend the Eastern Panhandle Recreational Trail west through parkland that the county owns. Councilman Jim Barnhart was appointed Thursday by council President Anthony J. “Tony” Petrucci to explore the viability of creating a pathway through Charlotte Prather Park. The park, next to P.O. Faulkner Park in Martinsburg, is home to the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Girl's Softball League. The homefield for American Legion and Martinsburg High School baseball teams are also part of the athletic complex.
OBITUARIES
August 21, 2013
Joseph Franklin Gambino III, Ph.D., 82, of Martinsburg, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at his residence, while under the care of a hospice and his family. Born Oct. 30, 1930, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Joseph F. Gambino Jr. and Ruth Adalene Burkhart Gambino. He was a well-known educator in Berkeley County, W.Va. and Washington County, Md., and a member of the National Education Association and National Rifle Association. Gambino attended Burke Street School, was a graduate of Martinsburg High School, Class of 1948; a graduate of Shepherd College, Class of 1952; and he also did postgraduate work at West Virginia University and Shippensburg University.
OPINION
June 8, 2013
Thumbs up to Hagerstown Community College student Jeremiah Sater of Waynesboro, Pa., whose first short story, “Planet 239,” recently was published in the online literary magazine The WiFiles. Sater began writing short stories at the age of 8 and hopes to publish a collection of short stories and a novel within the next 10 years. Thumbs up to the participants in the Operation God Bless America benefit motorcycle ride, which traveled 45 miles from Greencastle, Pa., to Martinsburg, W.Va., to raise money for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
OBITUARIES
May 27, 2013
Mrs. Catherine Elizabeth Brown Bachtell, 94, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village, Hagerstown. She was the wife of the late James Ira Bachtell, her husband of 66 years, who died Nov. 22, 2008. Born June 15, 1918, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Amos Franklin Sr. and Estella Bernice Dunham Brown. She was a graduate of Martinsburg High School. Mrs. Bachtell was a member of Mount Vernon United Church of Christ, Keedysville; and was past Matron of the former Olive Branch No. 34, Order of the Eastern Star, Keedysville, now Hagerstown Chapter No. 89. Surviving is her son, James B. Bachtell and wife, Joan, of Hagerstown; as well as stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
OBITUARIES
May 21, 2013
Gerald Eugene Ingram Sr. passed to his heavenly home May 17, 2013, at the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Gerald, also known as Roney, was born in Dargan, Md., on July 25, 1923, to the late Dola Ingram. He lived in Martinsburg for most of his life and was raised by his grandmother, Laura Ingram. He graduated from Martinsburg High School, Class of 1941. Gerald was a veteran of World War II with the 179th infantry regiment, Thunderbird Division, serving in the Mediterranean Theater of Operation in Africa and Italy.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | May 21, 2013
Martinsburg High School graduates, their families and faculty were forced to evacuate the Butcher Center at Shepherd University Tuesday night when the second of two fire alarms went off moments before the commencement ceremony was to begin. Campus police investigated the incident, along with members of the Shepherdstown Fire Department. An unofficial report circulating among faculty members indicated that one or more pranksters were involved. “All we know is that two alarms were activated on the lower floor,” said fire department Lt. Zachary Morgan.
OPINION
May 7, 2013
Mayor supports renewal of police excess levy To the editor: The City of Martinsburg special election is Saturday, May 11. On behalf of the City of Martinsburg, I would encourage all registered voters in the city to vote “for” the renewal of the Police Excess Levy. The current levy expires June 30, 2014. City residents have shown their support for the police excess levy for 23 years. The police excess levy was originally approved in 1990. As stated, the police excess levy is a “renewal” and would be for five fiscal years, beginning July 1, 2014.
OBITUARIES
May 3, 2013
Lillian Virginia Evans, 89, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at Homewood of Williamsport in Williamsport, Md. Born Aug. 14, 1923, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of Arlie B. Hutzler and Lillian Nesmith Hutzler. She was a 1942 graduate of Martinsburg High School. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, where she served on the altar guild. She was a member of the Gateway Garden Club and the Junior Civic League. Ginny was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker.
NEWS
April 25, 2013
Strike Out Cancer Night rescheduled again MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Martinsburg High School baseball team will host the seventh annual Strike Out Cancer Night on Monday at P.O. Faulkner Park in Martinsburg. Opening ceremonies will begin at 6:45 p.m. followed by the Bulldog varsity baseball team taking on the opposing Washington High School Patriots at 7 p.m. There will be cancer donation and information booths throughout the ballpark as well as a memorial and survivor wall.
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