Local News

Attack leaves man hospitalized for six days

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man has been arrested for unlawful wounding after the alleged victim was hospitalized for six days.... more

Dortha “Dottie” Hanifan

BUCKHANNON — Dortha “Dottie” Hanifan, 75, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 at her home. ... more

Patricia Ruth Carder

BUCKHANNON — Patricia Ruth Carder, 71, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport. ... more

Hearing Life holds ribbon cutting

BUCKHANNON — Helping people be able to hear and connect with the world around them is the focus of Hearing Life, which recently opened a new location in Northridge Plaza. ... more

Lady Bucs get huge soccer win against Wheeling Park

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc soccer team picked up a huge non-conference victory against the Wheeling Park Patriots here Saturday afternoon on the turf at Freal “Red” Crites Memorial Stadium. ... more

Soccer Buccaneers settle for a 2-2 deadlock against Brooke

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur soccer Buccaneers won the statistic battle and the possession battle but had to settle for a 2-2 against the Brooke Bruins here Saturday afternoon in a non-conference game on the turf at Freal “Red” Crites Memorial Stadium.... more

Little Lady Buc volleyball splits action with South

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs dropped a 2-0 varsity volleyball decision to South here last Wednesday night. ... more

Elkins man arrested for felony shoplifting

BUCKHANNON — An Elkins man was caught allegedly shoplifting from Walmart and Lowe’s on Wednesday.... more

County commission doesn’t want to assume oversight of local fire departments

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission on Thursday rejected a state proposal to shift responsibility of the oversight of county fire departments on to county commissions.... more

City fine tuning drug house rules

BUCKHANNON — A proposed law that’s been dubbed the “drug house” ordinance is likely to be on the agenda for first reading and potential passage at Thursday’s Buckhannon City Council meeting. ... more

School board looks to solve bus driver shortage

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Board of Education is reinstating full-time substitute bus driver positions in the county to help deal with the shortage of bus drivers. ... more

Soccer fields get new sign, then are vandalized

BUCKHANNON — Days after a new sign was dedicated at the Upshur County Wellness Complex to recognize the collaborative relationship between the Upshur County Commission and Upshur County Youth Soccer, someone drove through the grass vandalizing the fields.... more

Literacy Volunteers move into new building

BUCKHANNON — The Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County is turning the page on a new chapter as they settle into a new location.... more

Trick- or-Treat hours set

BUCKHANNON — Attention all area ghouls and boys: candy collection hours have officially been set in the city and county.... more

Details released on pair of wrecks

BUCKHANNON — An Upshur County teenager is recovering after a wreck Tuesday in Hinkleville.... more

Hurricane Florence could bring lots of rain to W.Va.

BUCKHANNON — Right now, the Buckhannon-Upshur community is literally in the midst of the calm before the storm.... more

Local resident again asks council to curtail public parking near Wesleyan

BUCKHANNON — City council plans to revisit a tabled ordinance that could limit parking around West Virginia Wesleyan College — and potentially Buckhannon Academy Elementary School — to neighborhood residents only after a group of citizens complained their neighborhood was being “crippled” by nonresidents parking in front of their houses. ... more

Grand jury indicts 36

BUCKHANNON — Many of those arrested last week following a months long investigation by the Mountain Lakes Drug and Violent Crime Unit are named in indictments handed up by an Upshur County Grand Jury Tuesday.... more

Mayor’s son arrested for stealing from father

BUCKHANNON — The mayor of Buckhannon’s son faces another felony for allegedly selling various items owned by his father.... more

Local first responders remember 9/11

BUCKHANNON — It was a place that depicted devastation and destruction.... more

Father, son admit to stealing from USPFO

ELKINS — A father and son have admitted to embezzling from the United States Property and Fiscal Office warehouse over a seven-year period.... more

State Police searching for stolen motorcycle

BUCKHANNON — The West Virginia State Police needs the public’s help in a stolen motorcycle case.... more

Man arrested for DUI following wreck at Buckhannon Crossroads

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man was arrested for first offense DUI after a two-vehicle wreck Thursday evening at the Buckhannon Crossroads intersection.... more

Mayor reflects on son’s struggle with addiction

BUCKHANNON — Opportunity House executive director Matt Kerner regularly appears at Buckhannon City Council meetings to discuss addiction-related issues and brief council members on upcoming events dedicated to providing support for people in recovery. ... more

Police find marijuana in dorm room

BUCKHANNON — A West Virginia Wesleyan College student was arrested after allegedly admitting that he had been selling marijuana.... more

City takes first steps for adding sales tax

BUCKHANNON – Barring any setbacks, a 1 percent municipal sales tax could be imposed on products and services sold within city limits six months earlier than anticipated, city officials said at Thursday’s Buckhannon City Council meeting.... more

Little Lady Buc volleyball team opens season 1-2

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs got the varsity volleyball campaign under way on a winning note last Wednesday night with a 2-1 victory over the homestanding Elkins Lady Green Hornets. ... more

Few oppose sales tax proposal

BUCKHANNON — Are Buckhannon city residents satisfied with staying stagnant or do they want to rise above the status quo?... more

Local authorities arrest 20+ as part of roundup Wednesday

BUCKHANNON — About 26 individuals in Upshur County are facing drug and other charges after a months-long investigation by the new Mountain Lakes Drug and Violent Crime Unit. ... more

Rainbow caused wreck on Route 20

BUCKHANNON — A rainbow over Route 20 apparently caused one driver to veer into the other lane Monday. ... more

Cash stolen from Village Hardware

ADRIAN—The Upshur County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a break-in at Village Hardware that occurred early Wednesday morning.... more

College launches esports team

BUCKHANNON — A keyboard and mouse replace helmets and balls in West Virginia College’s newest varsity program — esports.... more

Soccer Bobcats fall in MEC opener to Notre Dame, 2-0

SOUTH EUCLID (Ohio) – The West Virginia Wesleyan men’s soccer team had trouble mounting an offensive attack here Wednesday afternoon against the Notre Dame Falcons in a Mountain East Conference showdown. ... more

Little Lady Buc soccer team off to a 2-0 start

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs soccer team is off to a 2-0 start to the season after clipping Elkins at home by a 2-1 score and then rolling past Robert L. Bland on the road by an 8-0 score. ... more

Labor Day Car Show attracts visitors from neighboring states

BUCKHANNON — It was the candy red color of a 1971 Dodge Challenger that drew Bobbie Randolph to her next classic car.... more

Coston looks back on his journey to W.Va.

BUCKHANNON — Longtime Rotarian Herb Coston grew up in the Sunshine State, met the love of his life in the Prairie State and eventually moved to the Mountain State, where he played a crucial role in reshaping West Virginia Wesleyan College’s history program. ... more

Bugler who plays for veterans’ funerals remembers McCain

BUCKHANNON — Mike Wilson didn’t care much for former President Barack Obama.... more

Woman briefly escapes from police dept.

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon woman who was wanted on a felony shoplifting warrant now faces another charge after she attempted to escape from the Buckhannon Police Department Sunday.... more

Local teacher receives Excellence in Education award

BUCKHANNON — An Upshur County educator told the Upshur County Board of Education Tuesday about an award she received over the summer. ... more

County puts wrecker service back on rotation

BUCKHANNON — A local wrecker service that had been removed from the Upshur County E911 Communication Center’s rotation list is back on the road again following a decision by the Upshur County Commission Thursday.... more

Man who fled, wrecked in 2017 given chance to erase felony for good behavior

By Amanda Hayes Senior Staff Writer BUCKHANNON — A Volga man who fled from officers on a Saturday night and crashed into a bus shed off of Route 20 north in December 2017 has reached a deferred adjudication agreement with the State of West Virginia.... more

Historical society’s summer exhibit ends this month

BUCKHANNON — Did you know there was a Welsh colony once upon a time in Upshur County? Have you heard stories about a community called Stebbinsville that only survived six years here?... 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