May 22, 2011
West Virginia University Hospitals-East’s City Hospital recently recognized 156 employees for their years of service to the hospital at a celebration dinner at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg. Dr. Dawn Jones, president of City Hospital’s medical staff, and City Hospital’s Chief Administrative Officer Anthony Zelenka shared appreciation to the group for their dedication and service to the hospital. Debbie Minghini, WVUH-East Business Office team member, was recognized for 35 years of service. She was one of 35 staff members recognized for having more than 20 years of service.
December 6, 2011
Plans by American Legion Post 14 to build a new home in Martinsburg apparently have been hampered by an IRS lien that was placed on the veterans organization, Post Commander Bob Speaks told Martinsburg City Manager Mark Baldwin last month. In a Nov. 21 letter to Baldwin, Speaks said the IRS placed a lien on Post 14, a nonprofit organization, for failing to file tax information, slowing efforts to obtain financing for the project until recently. “We have resolved all issues with the IRS ... to ensure that this does not happen again,” Speaks wrote.
March 6, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 GIRLS BASKETBALL CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Leah Taylor scored 11 points to lead Morgantown to a 45-31 win over Martinsburg in the Class AAA quarterfinals Wednesday. The second-seeded Mohigans (20-5) never trailed and moved on to the semifinals for the first time since 2008. Morgantown forced 27 turnovers and made 13 steals. Kiana Bullett scored 10 points for No. 7 Martinsburg (15-7). The Bulldogs shot 27 percent from the floor for the game and fell behind by as many as 17 points in the third quarter.
January 13, 2012
A man carrying a small semi-automatic pistol took $750 during a Thursday night robbery at the H-Mart convenience store on New York Avenue near Martinsburg, the Berkeley County (W.Va.) Sheriff's Office said. The robbery occurred at about 8:45 p.m., when the robber entered the store at 1501 New York Ave. and told the clerk to get behind the counter, according to a sheriff's office news release. As the clerk was walking behind the counter, the owner came from the back of the store and was told by the clerk that the robber wanted money.
May 29, 2012
Early voting in the City of Martinsburg's highly contested municipal election begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday at City Hall, according to the city's chief election officer. If voters are unable to get to their assigned precinct on June 12, which is Election Day, they may cast their votes early through Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to City Recorder Gena Long. Early voting will not be held June 2 and 3. Early voting will take place in the J. Oakley Seibert Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall at 232 N. Queen St. and ballots will available at Long's office, also on the second floor.
May 21, 2012
A man accused of beating and stabbing a man in an apparent attempt to rob him in August 2011 was sentenced to serve three to 25 years in prison Monday as part of a plea agreement. The plea agreement also resolved charges that Michael Scott Peck, 47, broke into a house in September 2010 and stole cash, according a news release from Berkeley County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Timothy D. Helman. Peck, of Martinsburg, pleaded no contest to burglary, malicious assault and conspiracy to commit robbery, Helman said.
December 29, 2012
Second Amendment supporters braved the cold Saturday during a rally in Martinsburg, vowing to never compromise their right to bear arms following a deadly school shooting that has left some lawmakers calling for a ban on certain types of guns. Sidearms were carried by a few of the estimated 40 people who attended the rally in front of Republican U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito's office off Foxcroft Avenue. Many of the attendees wore camouflage, while others held signs that read, “No Free country would disarm its citizens” and “Love your freedom?
December 28, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012 GIRLS BASKETBALL ROMNEY, W.Va. - Chelsey Scott scored a game-high 19 points to lead South Hagerstown to a 61-43 victory over Martinsburg at the Hampshire Holiday Tournament on Friday. Katrice Dickson added 10 points for the Rebels (6-2). South, which trailed 28-27 at halftime, outscored Martinsburg 13-6 in the third quarter and 21-9 in the fourth. Essence Underwood had 14 points, while Kiana Bullett scored 12 and Alexus Bonner added 10 for the Bulldogs (4-2)
April 20, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013 PREP BASEBALL Musselman 8, Martinsburg 7 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg scored twice in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game, but Musselman won it with a single run in the top of the eighth inning. Jacob Whitmore had three hits, all doubles, and drove in three runs for the Applemen (17-7), who defeated Martinsburg (12-11) for the second time this year. Darrin Zombro was the winning pitcher in relief and he also had three hits.
May 14, 2013
Authorities are investigating incidents at two cemeteries in Martinsburg, where approximately 50 to 60 crypts have been tampered with, according to a news release from the West Virginia State Police. According to the release, Trooper 1st Class R.D. Eshbaugh on Tuesday responded to the Pleasant View Cemetery on Charles Town Road, where a caretaker at the facility noted damage to the mausoleum buildings on the south side of the property. Further investigation revealed approximately 50 crypts between two buildings had been tampered with, according to the release.