Green bench honors nature stewards

BUCKHANNON — The city of Buckhannon plans to go even greener.

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Dr. Romano relocates to office on Brushy Fork

BUCKHANNON — A St. Joseph’s Hospital physician recently relocated to the St. Joseph’s Physicians Family Practice Offices located at 21 Auction Lane, just off Brushy Fork Road.

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Local company hosts West Virginia truck driving championship

BUCKHANNON — Drivers from eight different companies around the Mountain State competed Saturday in the West Virginia Trucking Association’s Truck Driving Championship held for the first time at Winjean Trucking Company located on Airport Road.

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Teen dies in tragic fall

A stellar Buckhannon-Upshur High School soccer player, who also ran track and field for a few years and clocked faster times when he was running as a part of a relay rather than by himself. They could go on, but those are just some of the ways the friend

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Police arrest man on meth charge

BUCKHANNON — A traffic stop led to a meth possession arrest for the Buckhannon Police Department Thursday.

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County approves wheelchair lift for courtroom

BUCKHANNON — Upshur County commissioners on Thursday approved plans to install a wheelchair lift for handicapped judges in the Upshur County Circuit Courtroom.

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BPD on track to write 2,700 tickets

BUCKHANNON — A debate over traffic citations erupted at Thursday’s Buckhannon City Council when one council member questioned why the Buckhannon Police Department was on track to write 400 more tickets in 2017 than it had last year.

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American Legion educates local youth at flag retirement ceremony

BUCKHANNON — June 14 is known as Flag Day, where Americans honor the history and what the flag represents. It goes to reason that when one of these flags has reached the end of its days that it receives a fitting send off. On Thursday, American Legion Pos

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New optometrist at Walmart Vision Center

BUCKHANNON — Dr. Cheryl Bennett has come to Buckhannon to provide services at the Walmart Vision Center.

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Board holds off on coaching decision

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Board of Education postponed a decision to hire a head basketball coach at Tuesday’s meeting.

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Local organizations honor Old Glory on Flag Day

BUCKHANNON — The Fourth of July is not the only patriotic holiday that takes place in the summer.

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Man arrested for stealing 11 guns

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man who allegedly stole 11 guns from a residence has been arrested.

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W.Va. Wildlife Center offers look at state animals

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia is home every kind of natural beauty whether it is flora or fauna or the state’s majestic wildlife.

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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.

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Middle schooler to play cello with West Virginia Youth Symphony on European tour

BUCKHANNON – Camden Wentz’s natural knack for the cello has landed him the opportunity of a lifetime – the chance to tour central Europe as a member of the West Virginia Youth Symphony.

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From ABCs to CTE

BUCKHANNON — The incoming director of Fred Eberle Technical Center will go from leading a K-5 school to one that teaches 11th grade through adult in a simulated work place.

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Upshur man among 33 indicted on oxycodone charges

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man is one of 33 individuals who have been charged in a 129-count federal indictment for oxycodone distribution unsealed Thursday.

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County approves purchase of K-9 for B-UHS

BUCKHANNON — Upshur County commissioners recently approved the purchase of a drug prevention dog that would be based at Buckhannon-Upshur High School but could be utilized countywide.

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Head of Fred Eberle Technical Center retires

BUCKHANNON — After an educational career that included the last 15 years at the helm of Fred W. Eberle Career and Technical Center, the time for retirement has come for Dr. Mike Cutright.

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Cars hit hard on Marion St.

BUCKHANNON — No one was seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck that happened at the corner of Marion and Camden streets around noon on Friday.

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Menacing lawn chairs draw ire of city council

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council recently found itself entangled in an issue involving the long-standing tradition of parade-goers roping off chairs along Strawberry Lane for days in advance during West Virginia Strawberry Festival.

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City named a top ‘green’ town

BUCKHANNON — Putting planet Earth first put the City of Buckhannon at the top of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s list of the greenest towns in the Mountain State.

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New trails system dedicated at county recreational park

BUCKHANNON — New and improved trails at the Upshur County Recreation Park build upon the base originally started by cross country teams in the 1970s and have been enhanced to appeal to hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers alike.

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Scholarship honors late art teacher

BUCKHANNON — Walt Crossett was an art teacher at Buckhannon-Upshur High School for 30 years before he passed away in 2015. In honor of his memory and his love for art, his wife, Nancy, created a scholarship for students with the same passion for art.

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Police arrest man for strangling woman

BUCKHANNON — A man was arrested Thursday for allegedly strangling another woman in the car he was riding in.

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Police make two meth arrests

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man was arrested for several offenses after being found with over 20 grams of meth, four firearms and a couple thousand dollars of cash.

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Oxygen mask saves pet’s life

BUCKHANNON — Firefighters were able to save a cat thanks to pet oxygen masks purchased through fundraising by local clowns Fuzzy and Stubbles.

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Mayor creates Awesome Possum award after close encounter with varmint

BUCKHANNON — He just wanted to watch the Pittsburgh Penguins in peace, but a possum had other plans.

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Karnes’ residency questioned

BUCKHANNON — A state senator from Upshur County is facing questions about whether he met West Virginia residency requirements prior to running for office in 2014.

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Rotary focuses on international efforts

BUCKHANNON — Tuesday was a day of reuniting with old friends and planning for the future for the Buckhannon Rotary Club.

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County seeks to recover money from assessment error

BUCKHANNON — A clerical error resulted in the Upshur County Assessor’s Office collecting nearly $119,000 less than it should have on a property owned by an oil and gas company in the Banks District in 2014, 2015 and 2016, the Upshur County Commission lear

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Loan change to save county $168k

BUCKHANNON — In a decision one member dubbed a “no-brainer,” the Upshur County Commission on Wednesday voted to refinance its commercial loan on the county E-911 Communication Center, which could potentially save taxpayers more than $168,000, officials sa

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Students to visit Ukraine

BUCKHANNON — A host family experience with an exchange student who stayed in Buckhannon is now coming full circle.

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Marchers want the truth from Trump

BUCKHANNON — Bolstered by recent news coverage, Upshur County’s March for Truth included more than two dozen people who held signs and chanted messages opposing President Donald Trump’s recent actions.

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Methodist pastor shears his last sheep

BUCKHANNON — A United Methodist pastor who broke records, won championships and sheared 101,400 sheep has likely sheared his last.

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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.

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Additional Articles

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    BUCKHANNON — A Crawford man was arrested for warrants from Upshur County recently.

  • Speaker: Keeping employees motivated pays off

    BUCKHANNON — Happy employees mean lower employee turnover, happier customers and the ability to maintain a competitive edge, according to the speaker at Monday’s Buckhannon-Upshur Chamber of Commerce meeting. Larry Batten from the U.S. Small Business Adm

  • Schoolcraft family honors relatives murdered in 1779

    HORNER — One family’s study into their roots led to the finding of the grave site of their ancestor and her children killed by Native Americans in fall 1779.

  • Speaker: Health care bill could devastate West Virginia

    BUCKHANNON — Losing the Affordable Care Act provisions will have a devastating impact on the people of West Virginia and across the United States, according to a speaker at Thursday’s Indivisible Upshur meeting.

  • City fire department could be first in state to attain national accreditation

    BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council may seek national accreditation for the city fire department — a move that would make it the first fire department in the state of West Virginia to do so, officials said at council’s June 1 meeting.

  • Should city pay for police accreditation?

    BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council is eyeing the benefits of shelling out money to apply for national certification for its police department through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

  • Ministers gather for annual conference

    BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon is filled with small town charm and natural beauty, but at the heart of this community sits one of its greatest gems, West Virginia Wesleyan College, founded in 1890 by the West Virginia branch of the

  • Public library looking for volunteers

    ROCK CAVE — The Upshur County Public Library is looking for volunteers to accomplish a variety of tasks.

  • Commission, Masons rededicate refurbished courthouse cornerstone

    BUCKHANNON – On June 5, 1899, Buckhannon’s Masonic Fraternity first laid the cornerstone of the Upshur County Courthouse, thereby establishing the moral center of Upshur County.

  • Really Free Market returns Sunday

    BUCKHANNON — A market will be erected at Jawbone Park this Sunday at 11 a.m. — a Really Really Free Market.

  • Churches unite to fight substance abuse

    BUCKHANNON — Over 350 clergy from different faiths recently came together at West Virginia Wesleyan College to talk about how various congregations can address the substance abuse problem gripping the Mountain State.

  • Vickie Brantham

    PRINCETON, N.C. — Vickie Brantham, 59, of Princeton, N.C., on Thursday, June 1, 2017.