Local News

County could put expenses online

BUCKHANNON — Upshur County residents may eventually be able to log on to a virtual checkbook to check up on exactly how the county generates revenue and spends its money, thanks to a website offered through the state auditor’s office, wvcheckbook.gov.... more

School’s waste water plant needs replaced within three years

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Board of Education is exploring how to replace a waste water treatment plant at Washington District Elementary School but received some good news regarding the timing of the replacement.... more

County commission: We can’t control health dept. decisions

BUCKHANNON — Aside from appointing its members, the Upshur County Commission has no control over the decisions of the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department board.... more

No injuries reported in wrecks

BUCKHANNON — Both drivers involved in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred at the intersection of Florida and Madison streets emerged uninjured Wednesday afternoon. ... more

Passenger in chase faces meth charge

BUCKHANNON — The passenger in Monday’s police pursuit through Buckhannon was arrested for allegedly possessing methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia.... more

Charlotte “Chucki” Elayne Federle

BUCKHANNON — Charlotte “Chucki” Elayne Federle, 35, of Buckhannon, died Saturday, July 14, 2018, at her home in Buckhannon. ... more

Buckhannon Splashers fall to Elkins in home meet

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon Swim Club Splashers won 31 events in their home dual meet with Elkins Thursday evening. ... more

Post 7 wins wild contest against Clarksburg, 13-12

LOST CREEK – Buckhannon Post 7 ran their winning streak to five games with a wild 13-12 victory over Clarksburg Post 13 Thursday evening at South Harrison High School.... more

Man pleads guilty to firearms charge

ELKINS — A Weston man who was indicted last year in a case involving stealing firearms has admitted to having a stolen firearm in Lewis County in October 2016, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Powell’s office.... more

Man flees, is caught, escapes, is caught again

BUCKHANNON — A French Creek man who fled from deputies on a motorcycle was arrested but later escaped from the courthouse and fled again before he was finally apprehended after midnight Tuesday.... more

Police chase zooms down Main St.

BUCKHANNON — A police chase reached speeds of 50 mph on city streets Monday.... more

City purges planning group

BUCKHANNON — A former member of the city’s planning commission believes she may have been removed from the body after calling for more transparency regarding the commission’s activities.... more

Woman pens biography of nature artist Charley Harper

BUCKHANNON — He is deemed one of the most collected nature artists of all time, but until this year, Upshur County native Charley Harper lacked a biography. ... more

Coming soon: Pay your taxes online

BUCKHANNON — Residents have asked for it and now the Upshur County Sheriff’s Tax Office is ready to deliver.... more

CVB wants to expand beyond city

BUCKHANNON — Across the Mountain State, Buckhannon is known for its brightly colored flowers, historic brick buildings and unique shops and eateries. ... more

City to craft drug house law

BUCKHANNON — The City of Buckhannon on Thursday pledged to proceed with caution and contact all affected parties before passing a “drug house” ordinance. ... more

Police arrest man on meth, marijuana charges

BUCKHANNON — A man who was arrested on a failure to appear capias now faces more charges after he was found with meth and marijuana. ... more

Council discusses draft of ordinance that would restrict parking around Wesleyan

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon’s city attorney on Thursday released a list of street segments surrounding West Virginia Wesleyan College that may eventually be designated residential-only parking zones.... more

Mayor warns about city’s finances

BUCKHANNON — A funding request from a local organization sparked complex questions about the future of the City of Buckhannon’s finances Thursday.... more

Surgery is safer when patients come with instructions

A recent study conducted by the healthcare industry shows an alarming trend in America’s operating rooms. According to the study, reports of “wrong-site surgery” are on the rise.... more

School board OKs raises

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Board of Education approved an increase for principals and directors at its Monday meeting.... more

Harbor Freight set to open by September

KHANNON — The discount tool supplier that promises its customers “ridiculously low prices” plans to open its new Buckhannon location at the end of August.... more

Sheriff’s deputy arrests man on firearms charge

BUCKHANNON — A Weston man was arrested for having a concealed weapon after a traffic stop earlier this week.... more

City gets $61k grant for theater

BUCKHANNON — The City of Buckhannon’s wish has been granted — literally. ... more

Man builds detailed miniature replica of Barbour Street home

BUCKHANNON — A miniature house project that began 20 years ago is now wrapped up.... more

Rotary passes the gavel, moves to new meeting location

BUCKHANNON — A new year, a new leader and a new venue. ... more

Woman arrested for DUI after hitting parked car

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon woman who hit a parked car Friday afternoon allegedly had a blood alcohol content over twice the legal limit.... more

Gauley River Boys vow to help those in need

BUCKHANNON — Every time you encountered Zach Post, you were bound to receive a big bear hug. ... more

Sheriff pushes for more courthouse security after knife found in backpack

BUCKHANNON — An Upshur County man who followed his wife into the Upshur County Courthouse Monday after a domestic situation was discovered with a 12-inch knife in his backpack.... more

Salem vice president hired as assistant superintendent

BUCKHANNON — The new assistant superintendent of Upshur County Schools is returning to the county that fostered her love of learning.... more

City of Buckhannon recognizes World UFO Day

BUCKHANNON — From the roof of the historic Colonial Theatre’s newly restored marquee Monday, city officials celebrated all things extraterrestrial.... more

 

Man sentenced for distributing oxycodone

CLARKSBURG— A Buckhannon man was sentenced to 18 months in prison for distributing oxycodone, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Powell’s office. ... more

Community Care stays true to Rock Cave roots

BUCKHANNON — Community Care of West Virginia is doing its part to help tackle the opioid epidemic and related mental and behavioral health issues through two of its primary programs, its CEO told the Buckhannon Rotary Club recently. ... more

Two arrested for drug felonies

BUCKHANNON — Two people were arrested for several drug-related felonies after an investigation into a May traffic stop in which 18 grams of methamphetamine was found. ... more

County, hospital sign pledge to provide healthcare to those who can’t pay

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission signed off on an agreement Thursday that will help provide funding for WVU Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital to treat low-income county residents, regardless of their ability to pay. ... more

Warriors in the Field helps give veteran better access to his home in Ellamore by building ramp

ELLAMORE — Egress in and out of one veteran’s house will be easier now thanks to a metal ramp that was installed Sunday morning by members of Warriors in the Field, Ltd. and the Ellamore Volunteer Fire Department. ... more

Three cars involved in Camden/Marion wreck Friday

BUCKHANNON — Three vehicles were involved in a wreck at the intersection of Marion Street and Camden Avenue Friday morning.... more

Local police learn how to spot human trafficking

BUCKHANNON — Local law enforcement spent Wednesday learning why West Virginia is particularly vulnerable to a crime that all too often goes under the radar — human trafficking. ... more

School board looking at levy timing

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Board of Education is discussing when an excess levy renewal election should be held. ... more

Syringe access critics return to county commission meeting on Thursday

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission on Thursday said it would consult an attorney to help it interpret what authority, if any, it has over the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department regarding the department’s syringe access program.... more

From parents to social media, Wager reflects on 45 years in education

BUCKHANNON — Standing in the classroom where his teaching career started in Upshur County Schools, the retiring superintendent of schools recalled the coal-fired stove, coat closet and a room bigger than the one in the remodeled Stockert Youth and Community Center. ... more

Post 7 bats come alive in victory over Jane Lew

WESTON – Casey Hamner collected three hits and knocked in four runs and Wes Rosencrance twirled five strong innings as Buckhannon Post 7 had their way with Jane Lew Post 166 by a 13-4 score in an Area 5 game at Lewis County High School.... more

Wesleyan scholar follows in friend’s footsteps

BUCKHANNON — His best friend — the 2017 West Virginia Scholar — encouraged this year’s winner to apply for the same chance to win a four-year scholarship covering tuition, fees and room and board to attend West Virginia Wesleyan College.... more

Buchanan honored as first recipient of Jim Knorr Award

BUCKHANNON — Tears rolled down Judy Knorr’s cheeks as she sat in the front row of the theatre, intently watching the recipient of the first ever James Knorr Award play a musical tribute to her husband.... more

Kidnapping suspect extradited

BUCKHANNON — A New Jersey man who was arrested for his role in an alleged kidnapping and robbery attempt at the Colonial Motel has been transferred to West Virginia.... more

Field of Dreams

BUCKHANNON — The Buckhannon-Upshur High School Softball Boosters are planning for their own field of dreams — a softball field to be located behind Buckhannon-Upshur High School. ... more

Elder abuse often overlooked

BUCKHANNON — The executive director of the Upshur County Family Resource Network on Thursday urged residents to check in on their elderly neighbors and relatives in an effort to prevent elder abuse — an issue that’s all too often overlooked, she said.... more

Teen faces felony for stealing mom’s wedding rings

BUCKHANNON — An Upshur County teenager who was wanted for allegedly stealing several items from her mother fled from officers who attempted to arrest her on a warrant Wednesday.... more

Man held on $150,000 bond for allegedly shooting at 3 people

BUCKHANNON — An Upshur County man is in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $150,000 bond after allegedly shooting at three people over an argument on Tuesday.... more

Gift cards won’t pay IRS back

BUCKHANNON — The Internal Revenue Service does not ask people to put money on gift cards to send in for payments. ... more

Man fights with officers

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man allegedly under the influence of alcohol and meth was arrested for several offenses following an incident Monday.... more