Saturday’s third annual Riverfest solely solar-powered

BUCKHANNON – Water is a vital part of everyday life – it’s used for cooking, cleaning, drinking, bathing, fire suppression and recreation, among other purposes. That was the main message Saturday at the third annual Buckhannon Riverfest, which took place at the Elizabeth J. “Binky” Poundstone Riverwalk Trail park. Folks in Buckhannon took time out […]

Deputy: Man entered woman’s house through pet door, took DVR

Police Crime

FRENCH CREEK – A Buckhannon man was arrested last week after allegedly entering a home though the pet door and taking a digital video recorder. Brian Shaw, 37, of Buckhannon was arrested for burglary, a felony, according to the criminal […]

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Fairmont State welcomes Jeremy Hatcher as new Director of Alumni Relations

Fairmont State University is happy to welcome Jeremy Hatcher as the new Director of Alumni Relations and will work to engage and grow the Falcon alumni network. A native of Ripley, WV, he attended West Virginia University where he earned his Master’s in Safety Management and bachelor’s in Environmental Science with a minor in microbiology. […]

New Jersey man involved in Colonial Motel kidnapping, robbery attempt sentenced to 36 years

BUCKHANNON – A New Jersey man was sentenced to 36 years in prison Wednesday in Upshur County Circuit Court on a first-degree robbery charge connected to the kidnapping and attempted robbery of an Upshur County man in February 2018 at […]

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DHS Foundation to host community events on Sept. 12

Elkins, WV—On Thursday, September 12 the Davis Health System Foundation will host a Blessing of the Bricks ceremony at the Davis House, followed by a dedication of a new space that will be transformed into a Serenity Garden for patients, guests, and staff. The Blessing of the Bricks will begin at 6 p.m. and is […]

Water leak repair scheduled for Thursday on Route 20 near B-UHS

Water Line Break

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — The Buckhannon Water Department will be conducting repairs to the water distribution system between Stony Run Road and B-U Drive on Route 20 starting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The repairs are expected to be completed the same day before school dismisses. Traffic on Route 20 will be reduced to one lane between […]

Source of smoke odor at courthouse annex undetermined as of Wednesday afternoon

Smoke at Upshur County Courthouse Annex

The exact cause of a smoke odor detected in the Upshur County Courthouse Annex Wednesday morning has not been determined. Employees first detected the smell in the area of the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office at about 11 a.m. Wednesday, prompting a response from the Buckhannon Fire Department, which went through the building and used a […]