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  1. Tourney is basketball heavenRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | Martinsburg Journal

    For four days, the Charleston Civic Center Coliseum is full of basketball - six games Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and then three championship games on Saturday. You can sit courtside and observe as a privileged member of the media and enjoy that perspective, see a couple of fouls called in the Westside-Robert C. Byrd game by officials by officials not quick enough to keep up with a fastbreak and anticipate contact when there was nothing close to a teenager's peach fuzz.

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  2. Game of ChanceRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 28 | Martinsburg Journal

    What is the difference between a restaurant or bar operating five electronic slot machines and being permitted to have seven? The easy, obvious answer is more money for the state of West Virginia - perhaps millions of dollars a year. When state legislators set up the "limited video lottery" system in 2001, they decided establishments should be limited to five electronic slot machines per site.

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  3. Report: Ethics complaint filed against HouseholderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Martinsburg Journal

    According to a Charleston newspaper, an ethics complaint has been filed against state Delegate Eric Householder, R-Berkeley, although the filing cannot be confirmed. "I'm aware of the accusations, but I haven't received any notification," Householder said Friday in a telephone interview.

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  4. Clarence W. LongRead the original story

    Feb 19, 2015 | Martinsburg Journal

    Mr. Long retired from the U.S. Air Force, receiving the rank of lieutenant colonel. After retirement, he was civil service in the pentagon until he retired in 1984.

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  5. Trust Before TradeRead the original story

    Feb 14, 2015 | Martinsburg Journal

    Trust is a precious commodity. Think of the last time someone you trusted broke a promise.

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  6. Bill would open home rule to all citiesRead the original story

    Feb 3, 2015 | Martinsburg Journal

    A bill making its way through the West Virginia Legislature eventually would open the state's Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program to all towns and cities in the state. Senate Bill 323 is on its third reading in the state Senate today.

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  7. Walls reaches 1,000 points in Falcons' winRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2015 | Martinsburg Journal

    Isaiah Walls scored a team-high 17 points and reached the 1,000-point mark in Faith Christian Academy's 67-48 boys basketball win over Calvary Christian. Brady Mann also had 17 points for the Falcons , while Sam Romine added 11 points and Will Smoot nine points.

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  8. Addiction task force coming to PanhandleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | Martinsburg Journal

    One man recalled his "utter shock" after walking into a restroom at work, only to find a coworker openingly shooting heroin - complete with a tourniquet on his arm -while standing near the urinals. Another woman was saddened when a friend posted on Facebook about having lost her son - turns out, the young man had been lost to heroin addiction, even though he'd not yet died of an overdose.

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  9. Good ChemistryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | Martinsburg Journal

    With everything going so well for the Shepherd women's basketball team, Gabby Flinchum agonized a bit over how she was going to fit in. The senior missed the first semester because of a strained achilles tendon as the Rams fashioned a 7-3 record.

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  10. Property rights or corporate might?Read the original story

    Jan 10, 2015 | Martinsburg Journal

    According to a January 2 article in the Wheeling Intelligencer, Republican legislators are discussing resurrecting failed legislation that would force West Virginia property owners to bow to the interests of corporate entities under a concept known as "Forced Pooling." Forced pooling, in essence, means forcing uncooperative landowners to allow corporations to remove coal, natural gas, whatever, from beneath their property if enough of that landowner's neighbors are willing to sign on.

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  11. Home Rule ordinances approved unanimouslyRead the original story

    Dec 18, 2014 | Martinsburg Journal

    During a special meeting of the Martinsburg City Council Thursday, the city's so-called home rule ordinances were approved unanimously on their third and final reading. After being accepted in October to take part in the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program Phase II, city officials proposed eight ordinances to the Home Rule Board, which oversees the program.

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  12. Senate president's son arrested on federal drug chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | Martinsburg Journal

    The son of West Virginia Senate President Jeff Kessler was arrested Wednesday following a nine-count indictment charging him with trafficking oxycodone. According to U.S Attorney William Ihlenfeld, Jacob Kessler, 25, of Glen Dale was arrested following an investigation by the Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force that showed Kessler allegedly sold oxycodone through 2013.

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  13. Board approves Home Rule sales taxRead the original story

    Dec 1, 2014 | Martinsburg Journal

    With approval by the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Board now secure, Martinsburg is one step closer to enacting a 1 percent sales tax expected to generate $2.4 million each year to provide tax incentives for economic development. Martinsburg was among eight cities appearing before the board Monday seeking permission to move forward with various aspects of their home rule plans.

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  14. Football: Spring Mills at Wheeling CentralRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | Martinsburg Journal

    Players to watch: Spring Mills - QB/LB Lane Riner, RB/DB William Sweeney, WR/DB Hunter Munson, RB/LB Demetreus Jalepes; Wheeling Central -RB/CB Kevin Keane, G/LB Chantz Chambers, QB/FS Isaac Rine, WR/CB John Burkhalter, RB/FS Ben Duplaga WHEELING - Spring Mills has a chance to finish the season at .500, and it will have to go a long way to do so. The Cardinals will make the trek to Wheeling for Saturday's contest with Wheeling Central Catholic, with the opportunity for improving to 5-5, which would be a four-game improvement from last season.

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  15. Virginia L. SnyderRead the original story

    Oct 11, 2014 | Martinsburg Journal

    She was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, on June 11, 1940, to Hayes and Martha Fish. She graduated Martinsburg High School in 1958.

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  16. Journal Junction for September 19Read the original story

    Sep 18, 2014 | Martinsburg Journal

    Editor's note: Journal Junction offers the public a forum to applaud successes, discuss issues, point out problems and review the events of the day in a constructive manner. Journal Junction comments should be limited to two to four sentences and be no longer than 80 words.

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  17. Home Rule applicants don't have to wait longRead the original story

    Sep 14, 2014 | Martinsburg Journal

    A total of 22 West Virginia cities have applied for the 16 new slots in the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program. And they won't have to wait long to learn whether or not they have made the cut.

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  18. Sentiment is to open Home Rule to all applicantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2014 | Martinsburg Journal

    Members of the Home Rule Board heard one theme repeated several times Monday: the West Virginia Home Rule Pilot Program Phase II should be opened to all applicants. "When I look at the names of the municipalities that have applied, I don't see competitors - I see friends who all deserve to be in the program," Town of Bath Mayor Susan Webster said.

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  19. iGaming' could get push from W.Va.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2014 | Martinsburg Journal

    Consider these numbers: Since 2009, table gambling receipts have declined 76 percent at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, according to the West Virginia Lottery Commission. Slot machines haven't fared much better at the Wheeling track, dropping from a high of $2.2 billion put into the machines in 2004 to $1.08 billion in fiscal 2014.

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  20. Martinsburg puts focus on economic developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2014 | Martinsburg Journal

    The City of Martinsburg's application to be part of Phase II of the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program emphasizes economic development.

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