Berkeley Springs resident Ernie Schrider received the 2009 Spirit of the Panhandle award from the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation at a banquet held March 27 at the Clarion Hotel in Shepherdstown.
The foundation also awarded Rosabell Roman of Martinsburg and Betty Severson of Shepherdstown for their volunteerism and community service.
Jim Bailey, representing the Berkeley Springs Train Station Committee, asked council to back the plans the committee has shaped for the train station. Bailey appeared before council at the April 7 meeting.
Bailey said in order to obtain federal and state grants for the work needed at the station, it was necessary to adhere to standards and guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Interior for historic buildings.
A May 1 hearing has been set in Magistrate Court for Michael Allen Sadlowski of Victory Lane, Hedgesville, the owner of two dogs that killed a Shetland pony and injured a donkey owned by Janice Jones of Morgan County.
Sadlowski is charged with unlawfully harboring the dogs after he allegedly refused an order from the Morgan County Sheriff on February 7 to have the dogs destroyed.
The Morgan County Commission meeting room was packed with people last Tuesday evening, March 24 for a Planning Commission meeting where developers unveiled preliminary plans for 434-unit housing development at the southern end of the county.
Along with nine planners and six representatives of developer Sovereign Homes, 22 county residents packed the meeting room for a hearing that was supposed to include a vote on the concept plan.