Local News

New sound system may be coming to Jawbone Park

BUCKHANNON— People who use Jawbone Park may not have to bring their own music system for much longer.... more

How can public transit be improved locally?

BUCKHANNON — How can public transportation be expanded to reach more people in Region VII?... more

Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School gym floor in need of repair and could affect winter sports

TENNERTON – An issue with the gym floor at Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School may affect the winter sports season, but it’s too early to tell.... more

Rotary talks about work adjustment center

BUCKHANNON —West Virginia is one of the lowest ranked states in terms of hiring disabled employees. The business manager of the Upshur County Work Adjustment Center Mary Dean brought products made from the center and explained it’s purpose at the last Rotary club meeting.... more

November declared Lung Cancer Awareness Month

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia has one of the highest rates of lung cancer in the United States, and Upshur County is hoping to bring more attention to this deadly disease.... more

Food summit works to end hunger in W.Va.

BUCKHANNON — One in seven West Virginians and one in five West Virginia children struggle with hunger. The Food for All Hunger Summit gathered Tuesday at the Event Center at Brushy Fork to try to come up with a plan to fight hunger in West Virginia. Chad Morrison, executive director of the Mountaineer Food Bank said something needs to change to make food more accessible for everyone.... more

Man arrested for sexual abuse

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing his estranged wife.... more

How much sugar is in that drink?

BUCKHANNON — How much sugar is in the average soft drink? It’s a question that students at Buckhannon-Upshur High School were asked Wednesday as part of a wellness and nutrition program to launch the high school’s wellness program.... more

Man hits trailer without lights, third vehicle runs into wreck

BUCKHANNON – No injuries were reported after a three-vehicle accident Sunday evening on Route 33 about 6:09 p.m.... more

WVSP arrest man for sexual abuse of estranged wife

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing his estranged wife. ... more

New volunteer center director leading outreach

BUCKHANNON — “I know Buckhannon is a very volunteer centric community. There’s a lot of organizations, a lot of people doing good things, but there wasn’t a really a good way to pair volunteers with organizations.” ... more

Parade, programs celebrate those who served

BUCKHANNON — Veterans were honored on Monday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663.... more

City honors Roy Pettit as Buckhannon Ambassador

BUCKHANNON — The City of Buckhannon honored a longtime educator in the county and a veteran at Tuesday’s Veterans Day salute at Union Elementary School. ... more

Deputy arrests another man for firearms violation

BUCKHANNON – An Elkins man was arrested for allegedly having a concealed firearm as a convicted felon by the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department.... more

Wesleyan mentors first generation college students

BUCKHANNON – The halls of Benedum Campus Center at West Virginia’s Wesleyan College were filled with posters made by first generation college students Thursday. ... more


Two people dead after wreck

HODGESVILLE - Two people have died after a single vehicle accident on Route 20 south of the 119 intersection Thursday night. ... more

B-UHS raises $16,000 in breast cancer fundraiser

BUCKHANNON — In one month, the Buckhannon-Upshur High School community raised $16,000 to fight back against breast cancer.... more

Tractor-trailer causes dump truck to wreck

BUCKHANNON — One person was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital after a two-vehicle wreck on Route 33 at the Dale F. Riggs Memorial Bridge just past Morton Avenue. ... more

Talbott accepts plea in death of daughter

BUCKHANNON – A woman arrested after her 3-year-old daughter died from non-accidental blunt force trauma pleaded guilty to her role in the case in Upshur County Circuit Court Thursday morning. ... more

Henckel’s latest book “Sleepwalkers” in publishing contest

BUCKHANNON – An author who grew up in Buckhannon but now lives on the other side of the world still uses his hometown as inspiration in his writings.... more

City leads state in adopting civility resolution

BUCKHANNON — The Buckhannon City Council became the first to adopt a new resolution that is meant to help increase civility set by the West Virginia Municipality League.... more

Three vehicles wreck near Parkwood Drive, second wreck happens near Stoney Run

TENNERTON - Traffic was reduced to one lane between Buckhannon-Upshur High School and Stoney Run Drive due to a three-vehicle wreck near Parkwood Drive. The Buckhannon detachment of the West Virginia State Police responded. ... more

Two people arrested after pair of kittens die

BUCKHANNON – Two people have been arrested after two kittens that allegedly belonged to them died due to malnutrition and sickness.... more

Leigh is P.E. Teacher of the Year

TENNERTON — A Tennerton Elementary School teacher has been presented with a statewide award for her work. Karen Leigh earned the West Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Teacher of the Year award in October.... more

County awards 911 center bid

BUCKHANNON — Approximately $143,967 will be going towards upgrades at the Upshur County E911 Communications Center. The county commission voted on Nov. 8 to award the bid to CRS, LLC to purchase and install their Mindshare brand radios and equipment.... more

Snuff out smoking for Great American Smokeout

BUCKHANNON—This month smokers are being encouraged to snuff out smoking, even if only for one day. On Nov. 1, Ginny Dixon, chairperson for the Upshur County Tobacco Prevention Coalition, presented the Upshur County Commission with a proclamation for the annual Great American Smokeout which will be held Nov. 15.... more

City forms diversity coalition steering committee

BUCKHANNON — Mayor David McCauley proposed a new diversity coalition and the city approved a steering committee to begin at the last city council meeting.... more

Chancery Street parking doesn’t allow fire trucks to pass

BUCKHANNON — Chief of the Buckhannon Fire Department JB Kimble addressed vehicles parking on Chancery Street and blocking fire trucks, impeding response times at the last city council meeting.... more

Martin, Tenney, Smith win seats

BUCKHANNON — Upshur County’s newly purchased election equipment made for quick election night returns Tuesday. ... more

BFD gets new rank structure

BUCKHANNON — The Buckhannon Fire Department got a step closer to accreditation at the Nov. 1 city council meeting. ... more

Car wreck knocks out power to 1,000-plus Monday night

BUCKHANNON — A juvenile driver traveling east on West Main Street lost control of her vehicle and struck a utility pole at the bottom of St. Joseph’s hill Monday night. ... more

Man arrested for firearms, drug charges

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man has been arrested for several offenses after two different traffic stops in a six-week period. ... more

Man arrested after putting shaving cream on Buckhannon Police Department’s door

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man has been arrested after allegedly putting shaving cream on the back door of the Buckhannon Police Department and taking a backpack left sitting outside.... more

S. Spring St. to close for building construction

BUCKHANNON –Rob Hinton, executive director of the Upshur County Developmental Authority, said temporarily closing South Spring Street from Nov. 26 to around Jan. 3 or 4 is necessary for construction of the Upshur Innovation Center.... more

Public nuisance ordinance is a go

BUCKHANNON — “As a young fireman, you were always afraid of dying in a fire. That’s the least of my worries right now.” ... more

New minimum city wage proposed

BUCKHANNON – A municipal minimum wage of $10 for full time employees was proposed at the last city council meeting Thursday.... more

Fire destroys home off Bailey Ridge

BUCKHANNON — Area firefighters were kept busy Saturday responding two different residential structural fires in a few-hour time span.... more

Trick-or-treat: Sewing needle found inside candy

BUCKHANNON – A Buckhannon man is warning others to be extra cautious wafter his daughter bit into a Reese’s Cup with a sewing needle inside.... more

Over 300 feet of waterline fixed thanks to grant

BUCKHANNON — The Hodgesville Public Service District was able to fix over 300 feet of waterline thanks to help from Governor Jim Justice and a check of $12,153.54. ... more

Date set for excess levy election

BUCKHANNON - With the Upshur County Board of Education having set the date for the excess levy election, superintendent Dr. Sara Stankus is making the rounds to promote what the excess levy for... more

November is National Adoption Month

BUCKHANNON — The number of children in foster care continues to grow higher in West Virginia and just since June has increased by 520. ... more

Wesleyan professor speaks at Rotary

BUCKHANNON— “I don’t make predictions, I make observations.” ... more

Morrisey makes trip to Upshur County

BUCKHANNON – West Virginia’s attorney general was in Buckhannon Monday for a campaign stop.... more

Pedestrian struck by vehicle Thursday night

TENNERTON - A 52-year-old man was struck by a vehicle by Tomblyn Clutter Funeral Home after reportedly stepping into the road. ... more

Pizza or gyros? New restaurant plans to offer both

TENNERTON — Pizza or gyros? This is the question people in Buckhannon may have to ask themselves soon at a new restaurant.... more

Counties practice emergency responses

BUCKHANNON — Ten different counties underwent emergency exercises last week.... more

Police busy with wrecks

BUCKHANNON— A two-car collision occurred Monday morning next to Community Bank.... more

Police arrest teen for drug possession with intent to deliver, and other crime news

BUCKHANNON — A Wheeling teenager was arrested after allegedly being discovered with marijuana in a vehicle parked on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College.... more

Speaker: Church ‘perfect place’ for recovery support

BUCKHANNON— “Remember we may not be the best qualified to do this, but we are the ones who are here and who have the responsibility of doing it. We can’t wait until the best qualified come along.... more

Asphalt truck tips over near wildlife center

FRENCH CREEK — A truck hauling asphalt flipped over in a ditch on Alexandria Rd. Monday afternoon.... more

Poundstone, Ellis remembered

BUCKHANNON — A new plaza dedication pays tribute to the legacies of two well-known individuals who made significant contributions to town in which they worked and lived.... more

Man arrested for threatening woman

BUCKKHANNON — A Lewis County man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill a woman with whom he was in a relationship with. ... more

Community and kindness day coming to Jawbone

BUCKHANNON- On Saturday, Oct. 13 Buckhannon will host its Community & Kindness Day of Service. ... more

New voting machines go on the road

BUCKHANNON – The Upshur County Clerk’s office is taking the new Express Vote machines on the road in the weeks leading up to the General Election to allow people in the county to try them out.... more

City Council tables new parking ordinance

BUCKHANNON—Buckhannon City Council tabled an ordinance at the Oct. 4 meeting that would make a number of streets around West Virginia Wesleyan College’s campus residential parking zones.... more

Third Diversity Day highlights Charles William Warfield I

BUCKHANNON — In the 100th year of the anniversary of Charles Warfield I coming to Buckhannon to become principal, a new street sign and placard was dedicated Sunday.... 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