Fire department holding fundraiser for new gear

BUCKHANNON — Turnout gear isn’t cheap and neither is replacing a rescue truck.

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Mills a drug court success story

BUCKHANNON — It may have just been another cold, gray January day for most people, but for Dustin Mills, Jan. 7, 2016 was the day his life was transformed.

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Man in pursuit faces more charges

BUCKHANNON — Police have filed more charges against a man who fled from officers Monday.

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Sheriff details search, pursuit

BUCKHANNON — Two Upshur County sheriff’s deputies’ vehicles were damaged in collisions during Monday’s pursuit and eventual arrest of a man accused of attempting to strangle his wife.

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Local residents ask council to increase police budget

BUCKHANNON — A large group of concerned citizens packed into Buckhannon City Council chambers Wednesday night for council’s final budget hearing ahead of Thursday night’s regular council meeting at which council voted on approving the 2017-2018 fiscal yea

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Wesleyan student named Fulbright Scholar

BUCKHANNON — After a two-year drought, West Virginia Wesleyan College has another Fulbright Scholar.

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Wesleyan professor releases new science fiction novel

BUCKHANNON — Are you being watched? Is your home safe? How do you value privacy in an increasingly connected society?

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Group debates uses for old bar/theater

BUCKHANNON — What purposes will the old Colonial Theatre on Main Street serve in the City of Buckhannon?

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Cruisers damaged in chase

BUCKHANNON — Law enforcement spent Monday night searching for a man who allegedly tried to strangle his wife in a domestic incident, and the hunt ended in a wreck on the Old Weston Road.

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Market Bistro reopens with new owners

BUCKHANNON — The Market Bistro is back.

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Law enforcement makes several arrests

BUCKHANNON — A Rock Cave man has been arrested for allegedly writing four checks on a closed account that did not belong to him.

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Students experience perils of driving drunk

BUCKHANNON — Within a couple minutes, a student driver under the influence of alcohol killed two pedestrians before striking another vehicle head-on causing a fatal crash.

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Police make arrest for purse theft

BUCKHANNON —  A Buckhannon man was arrested for allegedly stealing a purse from a car at Sheetz Friday.

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Alice in Wonderland

BUCKHANNON —The Augusta Youth Ballet Company will present “Alice in Wonderland” on March 18 at 7 p.m. and March 19 at 2 p.m. at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts at West Virginia Wesleyan College. The cast gathered for a special rehea

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Local woman indicted for misleading authorities in Florida murder case

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon woman has been indicted by a Florida grand jury for allegedly misleading authorities in connection with a murder case.

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Woman receives Courage Award

BUCKHANNON — If you are active in the Upshur County community, you’ve probably seen her at public meetings speaking with a confident, commanding voice and a holding a folder full of research — research she spends between two to six hours daily working on.

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BOE to see tax losses

BUCKHANNON — Upshur County Schools is looking at a $250,000 decrease in levy revenues from the regular and excess levies for the next fiscal year.

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Blood bank in need of donors

BUCKHANNON — Donating blood one time can save three lives.

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Women’s Empowerment Yoga and Meditation event celebrates International Women’s Day

BUCKHANNON — Area women supported two Buckhannon woman-owned businesses and collected donations to benefit women in need Wednesday as part of International Women’s Day.

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Shoe Sensation now open

TENNERTON — Customers strolled into Buckhannon’s newest shoe store Thursday some after lining up at 7 a.m. Following a scheduled ribbon cutting with the Buckhannon-Upshur Chamber of Commerce at 9 a.m., the doors to Shoe Sensation in Skyline Plaza were o

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City to better manage storm water

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council last Thursday passed a measure authorizing the establishment of a comprehensive storm water management system, a move mayor David McCauley said will save the city “tens of thousands of dollars.”

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United Way celebrates reaching $75,000 goal

BUCKHANNON – The executive director of the United Way of Upshur, Lewis and Gilmer counties had a reason to celebrate Friday night.

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Woman defends police ticket writing

BUCKHANNON — A local resident came to the defense of the city police department at a recent Buckhannon City Council meeting, saying the BPD needs to be writing more tickets, not fewer.

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Two arrested for kidnapping

BUCKHANNON — Two Upshur County men are being held without bond for allegedly kidnapping a man before he was able to escape and ask for help.

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Big tax hike coming?

BUCKHANNON — Middle class families could face a $1,000 tax hike if a consumption tax bill currently under discussion in the West Virginia Senate becomes law, a policy outreach coordinator from the W.Va. Center on Budget and Policy said at a “Lunch and Lea

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Lady Bucs head off to states

BUCKHANNON — Team members and coaches of the Buckhannon-Upshur girls basketball team were treated to a send-off luncheon at CJ Maggie’s on Tuesday afternoon before traveling to Charleston for the Class AAA state tournament. The second-seed Lady Bucs (22-3

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Group expresses concerns about pipeline’s proximity to high school to board of education

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Board of Education listened to a presentation last week from members of the Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance regarding the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline that may be installed across the road from Buckhannon-Upshur Hig

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Space heater believed to have started fire that destroyed home

HODGESVILLE — A fire that destroyed a mobile home on Peck’s Run Road Thursday afternoon is believed to have started from an electric space heater.

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Justice, Capito concerned about House GOP’s Obamacare replacement

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice said Tuesday that he agrees with the state’s U.S. senators that they can’t kick West Virginians off Medicaid “and leave them in the cold.”

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Two local residents indicted in Lewis County

WESTON — Two Upshur County people were indicted by a Lewis County Grand Jury Monday.

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Hard rear-end wreck at stoplight by Walmart

BUCKHANNON — One man was injured in a two-vehicle wreck that happened Friday afternoon on Route 20 in front of Sheetz. 

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City dog park moves along

BUCKHANNON – Dogs should have a place to play, too!

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Youth baseball can’t pay to develop field

BUCKHANNON – The president of the Upshur Youth Baseball Association appeared before the Upshur County Commission Thursday to tell them that the organization was unable to afford the development of a full-fledged baseball field at the Wellness Complex on B

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Rotary learns protocol for active shooter training

BUCKHANNON —A Buckhannon Police Department officer showed up at the Buckhannon Rotary Club’s regular meeting Tuesday.

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Police say school employee took $1,000

BUCKHANNON — A former Upshur County Board of Education employee has been arrested for allegedly embezzling about $1,000.

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