June 8, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Morgan County Commission voted unanimously Friday to request that the Tri-State Community Health Center appoint a Morgan County resident to its board of directors. Commission President Glen R. Stotler said Friday that the commission will send a letter to the health center and will offer recommendations of people to serve on the board. The Tri-State Community Health Center is a federally funded medical clinic that serves residents in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
December 26, 2011
A Morgan County, W.Va., man has been charged with murder after admitting he woke up from a blackout earlier this month to find his girlfriend strangled in their apartment, according to the Morgan County (W.Va.) Sheriff's Department. James T. Zell Jr. was charged with murder, the sheriff's department said in a news release. His girlfriend, Kelly Elizabeth Butler, 29, was found dead Friday in a cabin in a remote part of Hampshire County, W.Va., where Zell told police he had taken her body, the sheriff's department said.
August 13, 2010
John Kenny Hess, 68, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. The service will be today at 11 a.m. at Victory Tabernacle Church, Morgan County, W.Va. Burial will be in Timber Ridge Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements are by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Berkeley Springs.
January 1, 2013
John Alfred "John Boy" Poole died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Martinsburg, W.Va. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Morgan County, W.Va.
November 23, 2011
Guy Walter Fox, 73, of Morgan County, W.Va., died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at his home. The service and burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va.
August 22, 2011
Thomas Dale “Tom” Keckler, 64, of Great Cacapon, W.Va., and formerly of Williamsport, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, in Morgan County, W.Va. A celebration of life will be Saturday at Sharpsburg Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Karen Erskine-Valentine officiating. Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport.
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 16, 2013
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Cherry Run Road is expected be closed in the coming days due to bridge repairs near the Morgan/Berkeley county line, the West Virginia Division of Highways said Monday. This road closure will happen sometime this week and will be in place for at least a month, the state said in a news release. The affected bridge is three miles north of W.Va. 9 and is less than a half mile east of the Morgan County community of Cherry Run. Motorists who normally use this road as a shortcut between Hedgesville, W.Va., and Hancock should detour over Morgan County 5 to access Cherry Run before proceeding through Sleepy Creek to U.S. 522.
August 24, 2012
Charles Emmerson Bowles, 71, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Berkeley Springs Rehab and Nursing Home. The family will receive friends Monday from 2 to 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va. The service will be Monday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Morgan County, W.Va.
January 20, 2012
Larry Kenneth Kirby, 56, of Charleston, W.Va., died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at his home. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at South Berkeley Funeral Chapel, Inwood, W.Va. The service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Snyder's Cemetery, Morgan County, W.Va.