Local News

Jazz guru named Dean of Faculty at Wesleyan

BUCKHANNON — The director of West Virginia Wesleyan’s jazz ensembles will be starting 2018 on a new note at the college.... more

Man on trial for domestic battery

BUCKHANNON — The trial of a Buckhannon man accused of beating up his girlfriend in April will resume this morning in Upshur County Circuit Court.... more

Manchin representative presents U.S. flag to father of fallen soldier

FRENCH CREEK — An American flag flown over the United States Capitol in honor of a young man killed in Syria was presented to his father Tuesday morning.... more

Pipeline hearing to be held at B-UHS

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia environmental regulators Wednesday announced two public hearings on issuing a construction stormwater permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which would carry natural gas southeast from the center of the state.... more

Three city council seats up in spring election

BUCKHANNON — Three city council seats will be up for grabs in May 2018, and anyone who wants to run for office may begin filing next month.... more

Guns stolen from car

BUCKHANNON — Two handguns were among the items reported stolen from vehicle break-ins at Audrey’s Restaurant Sunday afternoon.... more

SUBA picks new officers

BUCKHANNON — New officers were sworn in at Wednesday’s Southern Upshur Business Association meeting.... more

Top-ranked Lady Bucs to face No. 2 Parkersburg Saturday in IOGA title tilt

TENNERTON — With Hanna McClung firing in 27 points, the Buckhannon-Upshur girls basketball team pulled away from Cabell Midland, 44-29, Wednesday in the West Virginia Independent Oil and Gas Association (IOGA) Classic at the Waco Center.... more

SBA funds new roof for Tennerton Elementary

BUCKHANNON — Christmas arrived early for Tennerton Elementary and the Upshur County School system this year.... more

Scammers impersonating police dept.

BUCKHANNON — A new scam involves the Buckhannon Police Department. ... more

Police arrest man after several chases

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man Monday who had been the subject of several pursuits in recent days.... more

Christmas tree farm closes out 2017 season with a cheer

FRENCH CREEK — A local Christmas tree farm closed out its 2017 regular season with a community event Saturday.... more

State Equipment relocates to Old Weston Road

BUCKHANNON — A local business is ending 2017 in a brand new building. ... more

City asked to help expand bike trails at high school

BUCKHANNON — A group of local volunteers has asked the City of Buckhannon to help blaze a new trail — quite literally — near the Upshur County Recreation Park. ... more

Coffee, craft beer shop coming to Main St.

BUCKHANNON — Three business partners will be bringing more than just your average joe to downtown Buckhannon in 2018. ... more

Police have busy weekend

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man was arrested for several offenses after he fled from officers Sunday night. ... more

Jingle through city on holiday tractor rides

BUCKHANNON —Cruise through downtown Buckhannon and admire Christmas decorations, courtesy of city employees.... more

Buckhannon to get a community orchard

BUCKHANNON — Workers hope the fruits of their labor for a community orchard will yield a big harvest in a few years. ... more

Bruce’s Store in Hodgesville now selling gas

HODGESVILLE — Customers have been pumping gas at Bruce’s Store since November and the owners celebrated Thursday with a ribbon cutting. ... more

City makes it easy to give to your favorite group

BUCKHANNON — Have a little extra change in your pocket this holiday season? You can use that money to help fund a positive change in the Buckhannon community. ... more

Hospice ceremony honors the light left behind by those who have died

BUCKHANNON — A tree lighting ceremony to help honor loved ones who have died was organized by West Virginia Hospice last week at West Virginia Wesleyan College.... more

Stay safe online

BUCKHANNON — Knowledge is power in the real world, and knowledge of personal information online translates into money and power, Brian Williams told the Buckhannon Rotary Club Tuesday.... more

State Police need help ID’ing alleged shoplifter

TENNERTON — The West Virginia State Police is asking for the public’s help in identifying this alleged shoplifter.... more

JV Little Lady Bucs earn road win at Bridgeport, 23-16

BRIDGEPORT – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs went on a 11-4 fourth-quarter spree here Monday night to earn a 23-16 victory over Bridgeport’s Lady Braves in junior varsity action. ... more

Police say speed a factor in wreck

BUCKHANNON — One person was cited after a two-vehicle wreck on the Alexander Road Thursday night. ... more

County clerk records online, at last

As of Friday, Dec. 1, Upshur County residents, business owners and government officials can now log on to www.upshurcounty.org, click on the ‘County Clerk’ link under the government tab and then select the ‘Online Records Search’ on the left side of the screen.... more

Reward offered for info about stolen motorcycle

BUCKHANNON — A $1,000 reward is being offered in the case of a missing motorcycle and other smaller items.... more

County looks at potentially buying new voting software

BUCKHANNON — New voting software could potentially consolidate the two primary methods of voting in Upshur County — via paper and electronic ballot — into one, the Upshur County Clerk said recently.... more

The Expectation of Advent

Column — We are in the first week of the season of Advent.... more

Lessons learned serving on the board of education

Our Upshur County Board of Education fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017, has the unaudited annual financial statements posted on our web page.... more

Letter: Remember emergency responders this holiday season

Dear Editor, As I have lived to share another Thanksgiving with family and friends and feel the joy of hearing my 4-year-old great-grandson lead us in singing a Grace of thankfulness — I am reminded of some very special people for whom my family is especially grateful. ... more

Letter: Gaines community dinner a great success

Dear Editor: We wish to thank everyone who helped with our dinner Nov. 20 which was a great success. ... more

Schools talk safety, scheduling as pipeline work set to commence

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Board of Education met the community liaison for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline that will be going through Upshur County.... more

Log truck loses load on Rt. 33 Wednesday

BUCKHANNON — Logs spilling onto Route 33 Westbound temporarily shut down traffic in that area Wednesday afternoon.... more

Three injured in Route 33 wreck Thursday

BUCKHANNON — Two adults and a 4-year-old child were injured Thursday in a two-vehicle wreck that happened at the intersection of Route 33 and the WBUC Road.... more

Arson suspected in hay bale blaze

BUCKHANNON — A fire that destroyed nearly 80 bales of hay on the Hawkins Road is under investigation as possible arson.... more

County could sue drug companies over opioids

BUCKHANNON — Who’s to blame for the opioid epidemic devastating the Mountain State — drug distributors that manufacture and market the painkillers on which so many West Virginia residents have gotten hooked or the doctors who prescribe them?... more

Hyre buckets 18 in Little Bucs’ loss at Lincoln in season opener; JV wins

SHINNSTON – Mason Hyre poured in 18 points here Thursday night, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Buccaneers from falling to Lincoln’s Wildcats by a 53-34 count in their varsity cage opener.... more

Residents upset with months-long sewer project

BUCKHANNON — Daylight might be scarce since October’s end, but when she opens her window each morning, Susan Beathe tries to have a positive attitude and search for the sunshine.... more

Police make arrest for domestic battery

BUCKHANNON — A man who allegedly knocked a woman unconscious two days after Thanksgiving has been arrested for domestic battery.... more

Stolen Jeep found in Texas

BUCKHANNON — A stolen jeep belonging to local businessman Mike Ross has been located 1,300 miles away from Buckhannon. ... more

Man pleads guilty to meth charge

BUCKHANNON — A man pleaded guilty for his role in a federal drug case recently.... more

Kristina Jenean Swecker

TENNERTON — Kristina Jenean Swecker, 32, of Cleveland, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov.27, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. ... more

The Primary that Made a President

BUCKHANNON — A wealthy Roman Catholic won an impressive victory in a blue-collar, Protestant state.... more

Man flees from deputy

BUCKHANNON —A Belington man who was wanted on a capias out of Barbour County attempted to flee from an Upshur County sheriff’s deputy before being apprehended Wednesday morning.... more

Local man publishes romance/sci fi/fantasy book

BUCKHANNON —“True Love’s Affect” got placed in the romance category by Amazon, but the book leans more to the fantasy and science fiction genre despite its amorous title. ... more

City sewer department saves money by doing work in-house

BUCKHANNON — The ingenuity of municipal Sanitary Sewer Department employees saved city taxpayers more than $120,000, mayor David McCauley said recently. ... 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