Rain holds off as SUBA Christmas Parade spreads seasonal cheer in southern Upshur

ROCK CAVE — The rain that dampened the Buckhannon Fire Department’s annual parade last night had cleared by Saturday afternoon, when the Southern Upshur Business Association’s Christmas Parade got its marching orders. Skies of blue hung overhead and sunshine beamed all around as the annual parade made its way down Route 20. Here are a […]

Capito, Scott, colleagues introduce expanded bill on Opportunity Zone reporting requirements

Senator Shelley Moore Capito

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) were joined today by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) in the introduction the IMPACT Act, which would reinstate and expand reporting requirements to determine the impact of […]

Manchin statement on the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor

Sen Joe Manchin

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor tomorrow. “Seventy-eight years later, America still remembers the ‘date which will live in infamy.’ It was the first phrase pronounced to the world by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the wake of one […]

Commissioners contemplate switch to PEIA for employee health insurance coverage

BUCKHANNON – Upshur County Commissioners on Thursday discussed changes to the county employee health insurance plan after learning their current method of funding employee health insurance – self-insurance – is no longer sustainable. County administrator Carrie Wallace told commissioners they’d […]

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WVU engineering professor named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Greg Thompson, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at West Virginia University, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, which is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.  The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a […]