Cecelia “Sue” Snyder

Obituary Sue Snyder

Cecelia “Sue” Snyder, 78, of Buckhannon, W.Va. left this earthly life July 21, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital after declining health. Her soul is heaven bound where she’ll receive a new body with ears to hear and a voice to sing. “Sue” was born on April 9, 1942 in Philippi, W.Va. She was the daughter […]

West Virginia announces record single-day increase in new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday

The W.Va. Department of Health and Human Resources announced that a single-day record 262 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Mountain State on Wednesday. One additional death has also been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 79-year old male from Fayette County. “The West Virginia Department of Health and […]

City has no plans to regulate public health matters on Wesleyan’s campus

Buckhannon City Hall

BUCKHANNON – City officials last week said that while they’re prepared to help West Virginia Wesleyan College with its pandemic-related reopening plans, regulating the college community isn’t within the City of Buckhannon’s purview. At its Thursday, July 16 Buckhannon City […]

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Woman injured in Fayette Street fire Wednesday morning

Fayette Street Fire

BUCKHANNON — A woman in her 50s was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital and later transferred to a Pittsburgh hospital with multiple burns after a fire broke out at a residence on Fayette Street Wednesday morning. Vice president for marketing and public relations with St. Joseph’s Hospital/WVU Medicine Lisa Wharton said the woman had been […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: Gov. Justice hosts West Virginia’s college and university presidents for virtual meeting to discuss reopening plans


CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice today held a virtual meeting with all 27 of West Virginia’s public and private college and university presidents to discuss reopening plans for the fall semester and how to ensure the safety of West Virginia’s students, teachers, faculty members, and communities amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “What everyone wants […]

Tom Cover appointed Director of West Virginia Division of Forestry

CHARLESTON, WV – After consultation with Gov. Jim Justice, West Virginia Department of Commerce Secretary Ed Gaunch has appointed Tom Cover as the new director of the West Virginia Division of Forestry. Cover is a graduate of Potomac State College and West Virginia University. He has 44 years of experience in the wood industry and […]