Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsMartinsburg
IN THE NEWS

Martinsburg

NEWS
August 16, 2013
A Martinsburg man is accused of growing pot at a home where police seized about 19 marijuana plants on Aug. 6, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. David A. Donaldson, 33, of Botecelli Court was arraigned Thursday evening on one felony count of manufacturing/cultivation of marijuana, court records said. The plants were found by police after they responded to the Botecelli residence to investigate the whereabouts of a woman's daughter. The woman told police that her daughter had a drug problem and was afraid she might have overdosed at the residence, records said.
Advertisement
OBITUARIES
August 15, 2013
Joseph Edward Barney, 65, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at his home. The service and burial will be private. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | August 15, 2013
Martinsburg Mayor George Karos said Thursday he expects the Raleigh Street Extension construction project to be completed within a week. “As of 6:15 p.m. they were still working ...” Karos said at Martinsburg City Council's regular monthly meeting. The mayor said the city is waiting to hear from the state Division of Highways regarding the completion and opening of the 1.2-mile connector between West Race Street and Edwin Miller Boulevard. State transportation officials had said the approximately $38 million project was slated to be substantially completed by today after inclement weather delayed completion from an earlier date this month.
OBITUARIES
August 15, 2013
Thomas "Tom" Leo VanMiddlesworth passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, after bravely fighting neck cancer for 2 1/2 years. He was formerly of Martinsburg, W.Va., where he graduated from high school in 1970. Tom worked at Plummer's Appliance & Boat Motors in Martinsburg, where Mr. Plummer was Tom's mentor. Next, he worked at Schmidt Bakery, where he was a mechanic. Tom went to Shepherd College, and earned his bachelor's degree in business management at Marshall University.
NEWS
August 14, 2013
A children's museum in downtown Martinsburg aims to maintain regular hours beginning in September. Jim Castleman, the project manager of the For the Kids by George Children's Museum, said Wednesday that the museum plans to be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Shortly after being dedicated and opened in May, the museum had abandoned a plan to be open regularly on Saturdays due to a lack of visitors and volunteer docents. The heritage-focused museum, located in the city's train station at 229 E. Martin St., is part of an interpretive site for the Washington Heritage Trail, a 136-mile scenic byway that meanders through five 18th-century towns in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties.
EDUCATION
August 14, 2013
The Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center announced that Agnes Llewellyn received a doctorate of educational leadership in May from the University of Phoenix.  Llewellyn is an employee in the learning resources department. Before becoming the chief of employee learning resources, she worked as a Veterans Health Administration registered nurse.  Llewellyn started her career in 1987 as a clinical specialist, and has a strong military family background. Her father was a World War II veteran.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | August 14, 2013
The Texas Steakhouse & Saloon at 927 Foxcroft Ave. has closed, the restaurant's general manager confirmed Wednesday. “Saturday was our last day of business,” Andrew Mason said at the restaurant. Signs posted at the doors thank patrons for their loyalty to the company, “but unfortunately with the hard economy we have been forced to close this location.” Mason said the 40 to 50 full- and part-time staff who worked at the restaurant received little notice of the location's closure.
NEWS
August 13, 2013
Charleston, W.Va., resident Ron Walters Jr. was in Martinsburg Tuesday announcing that he is running for Congress in the state's 2nd District. “It's all about jobs,” Walters said in a news release.   “The federal government has become a barrier to job creation, especially for small business and in West Virginia's energy sector. I will work to stop legislation that impedes job growth.” A Republican, Walters is an insurance and financial consultant in the family-owned business, R.N. Walters & Associates.
OBITUARIES
August 13, 2013
Glenn William Kinser Jr., 73, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at his home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
August 13, 2013
West Virginia State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint along U.S. 11 near the intersection of Evans Run Drive, near Martinsburg on Friday beginning at 9 p.m. The checkpoint will last until 3 a.m. Saturday, police said in a news release.  The secondary location will be off of U.S. 11 near the intersection of Musselman Drive, near Inwood, W.Va. The primary purpose of the checkpoint is to educate the motoring public about the effects of driving impaired either by alcohol, drugs, or both.
The Herald-Mail Articles
|