March 16, 2013
Virginia Louise Baker, 86, of Clear Spring, Md., passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Williamsport Retirement Village. Born Jan. 5, 1927, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late John Henry Bloyer and Nannie Mae Repp Bloyer. She was preceded in death by her first husband, David C. Rubeck, in 1953; her second husband, Harry R. Hesson Sr., 1976; and her third husband, Durell W. Baker Sr., in 2004. She was a member of Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, and was a homemaker.
March 15, 2013
Morgan Co. road to be closed for bridge replacement BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Virginia Line Road in Morgan County will be closed to through traffic beginning as early as March 25, the West Virginia Division of Highways announced Thursday. The closure, which is four miles north of Unger, W.Va., and three miles east of U.S. 522, is needed for the state to construct a new bridge over the Middle Fork of Sleepy Creek at Oakland, according to a news release. Motorists are advised to use Morton Grove Road, Sticky Kline Road or Winchester Grade Road to detour around this site.
March 14, 2013
Virginia Pearl Gordon, 89, of Big Cove Tannery, Pa., died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md. Born April 7, 1923, in Hancock, Md., she was the daughter of the late Roy Theodore and Lola Estella Stewart Coffman and the widow of Henry R. Gordon, who died Nov. 11, 1991. She was a 1941 graduate of Hancock High School. She retired from PennDOT as a manager at the Interstate 70 Welcome Center in Warfordsburg, Pa. She was a member of Hancock United Methodist Church.
March 5, 2013
Thelma Virginia Stuckey Shriver, 95, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died Friday, March 1, 2013, at Shenandoah Center. Family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, W.Va. The service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jack Rudy officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.
February 26, 2013
West Virginia State Police have arrested more than 170 sex offenders since the first of the year for providing false information to the state sex offender registry. State Police 1st Sgt. Michael Baylous said the agency and the U.S. Marshal Service has verified the information for more than 1,000 offenders on the registry during that time, after a weekend sweep by state police. Baylous said additional arrests are expected as individuals are located and investigations are completed.
February 25, 2013
Washington County Director of Public Works Joseph Kroboth III is retiring from the position he has held since 2007, but will be taking on new duties as the director of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure with Loudoun County, Virginia. Kroboth said he was looking for a new challenge at this time in his career. “I'm the type of person who enjoys high energy, being very busy, being involved in a lot of projects,” Kroboth said. Loudoun County, one of the richest and fastest-growing in the nation, should meet that expectation.
February 13, 2013
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is accepting applications for its 2013 "Birding 101" course for beginning birders. The course will focus on bird species found in the Eastern Panhandle area. The classroom sessions will start Thursday, April 4, and continue April 11, 18 and 25. All of these sessions will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center north of Shepherdstown. The field trips will be at various locations around the Panhandle on Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27, from roughly 7 a.m. to noon.
February 11, 2013
Dorothy Virginia Michael Young, 83, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home. The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Al Clipp officiating. Burial will be in Falling Waters Presbyterian Cemetery at Spring Mills, W.Va.