400-plus emergency personnel, others take part in active assailant emergency drill at B-UMS Wednesday
Upshur County first responders outside B-UMS Wednesday, where an active assailant drill took place.

400-plus emergency personnel, others take part in active assailant emergency drill at B-UMS Wednesday

TENNERTON – Upshur County Schools and first responders participated in an emergency drill Wednesday to prepare for an active assailant. Jeff Harvey, senior exercise controller with JH Consulting LLC, said…

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WVU researcher finds some Medicaid populations more likely to die by suicide
According to a new study out of WVU, youths on Medicaid are more likely to die by suicide than their non-Medicaid counterparts if they are between the ages of 10 and 14, or if they are girls and young women. The study also found that Medicaid recipients between the ages of 10 and 18 are more likely to complete suicide by hanging. These findings may inform suicide-prevention strategies targeted at Medicaid enrollees and recipients.

WVU researcher finds some Medicaid populations more likely to die by suicide

A West Virginia University researcher has discovered the suicide rate of some Medicaid-insured youth—including girls and young women—is higher than those with private insurance. John Campo, chief behavioral wellness officer…

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Nine weeks in the life of a city police officer: My Buckhannon writer Beth Broschart is enrolled in the Citizens Police Academy

BUCKHANNON – While growing up, I was always taught that police officers are here to protect us and never that they were to be feared – so I am especially…

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Upshur BOE tables vote on $220k social worker program until RIF decisions are made
Tracy Shroyer-Carlyle explains the proposed ABC program to Upshur County Board of Education members during Tuesday’s board meeting. Shroyer-Carlyle said the Asset Building and Collaboration program would provide two social workers and one trauma therapist at Tennerton, Union and Hodgesville elementary schools. Although the board agreed the ABC program is needed, they voted unanimously to table their decision until the reduction and transfer of personnel is complete.

Upshur BOE tables vote on $220k social worker program until RIF decisions are made

BUCKHANNON – Upshur County Board of Education members voted unanimously Tuesday evening to table a recommendation for an asset-building and collaboration program agreement with Mountain CAP of West Virginia until…

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Elda Marlene Bevans

Elda Marlene Bevans, 69, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, W.Va. She was born January 13, 1950, in Jefferson, Pa., a daughter…

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