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  • St. Joseph School will welcome first high school grades since 1972 Next Year July 19, 2024
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. —  Saint Joseph School in Martinsburg has not had upper level grades since 1972.  Now, the 141-year-old Catholic school in Martinsburg will welcome high schoolers back to campus after more than 50 years. A press release from the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston says the first class of high schoolers will be welcomed beginning with…
    mkavalek@wvradio.com
  • Suspects Arrested after Stolen Vehicle Driven into Two Businesses in Berkeley County July 19, 2024
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department says suspects attempted to drive a car through a tattoo studio and a gun store early Thursday morning. An adult and a juvenile were placed under arrest after the incident, although their identities have not been released. BCSD reports they were dispatched around 3 in the morning…
    mkavalek@wvradio.com
  • Major Traffic Headaches Thursday at the state line July 18, 2024
    INWOOD, W.Va. — Traffic was backed up for hours Thursday after an accident near the West Virginia/Virginia border. Throughout the incident, traffic along I-81 southbound and Rt. 11 southbound in the Inwood area were impacted. An image earlier in the morning from VA 511, large trucks could be seen along the event area near the…
    mkavalek@wvradio.com
  • Agriculture Commissioner Weighs in On Drought in Eastern Panhandle July 17, 2024
        MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — With temperatures reaching the triple digits in the Eastern Panhandle this week, folks are feeling the dry conditions, especially farmers, orchardists and other producers who depend on water. The greater Eastern Panhandle, along with other parts of the state, have gotten less  rain than usual for a few months of…
    mkavalek@wvradio.com
  • Road Closure on High Germany Road, Washington County MD July 17, 2024
    HAGERSTOWN, MD — The Washington County Highway Department announces the upcoming closure of High Germany Road for the bridge inspection of Sideling Hill Creek. The closure will occur on Monday, July 22, 2024, between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this closure may cause and greatly appreciate the community’s patience and understanding…
    mkavalek@wvradio.com
  • Shepherd opioid therapy study accepted for publication July 15, 2024
    SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va – An opioid treatment pilot study conducted at Shepherd University has been accepted for publication in the medical journal “Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine, and Laser Surgery.” “Transcranial Photobiomodulation Therapy as an Intervention for Opioid Cravings and Depression: A Pilot Cohort Study” is the first global transcranial study focusing on PBM and opioid use disorder. The study,…
    Daniel Woods
  • Three Eastern Panhandle Education Employees Make Top Five Finalists for Statewide Recognition July 15, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There were some local names among those making the top five finalists for the West Virginia Department of Education’s 2025 West Virginia Teacher of the Year and Personnel of the Year.    According to a press release from the West Virginia Department of Education, one Eastern Panhandle Educator was among the top five…
    mkavalek@wvradio.com
  • Berkeley County EMS Chief Talks About How to Deal with the Heat July 15, 2024
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — With most of the Eastern Panhandle enduring an Excessive Heat Warning today, Berkeley County Emergency Ambulance Authority Chief Brandon Truman offers some tips for staying safe in the heat with an emphasis on staying hydrated: He talked about those who might be most at risk: Some heat related emergencies could be serious, according…
    mkavalek@wvradio.com
  • Letterkenny Township Hazmat Incident Injures 17 July 12, 2024
    Story by the Panhandle News Network’s Clint Gaige  CHAMBERSBURG, PA — The Chambersburg Fire Department responded Thursday morning to a large Hazmat spill at 800 Development Avenue in Letterkenny Township. Emergency management confirmed that the call came in at around 9:31 a.m. for a property on the 800 block of Development Ave. During a press…
    mkavalek@wvradio.com
  • $1 million settlement in case of Hagerstown man who died in the custody of WVSP in I-81 Incident July 11, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A $1 million dollar settlement is going through between the West Virginia State Police and the estate of a man who died in police custody. The settlement was approved Tuesday by Kanawha County Circuit Judge Kenneth Ballard. It’s in regards to the wrongful death lawsuit for Edmond Exline, 45, who died in…
    mkavalek@wvradio.com