Water Board approves hiring three new employees due to recent resignations

BUCKHANNON – The Buckhannon Water Board approved hiring two new water plant operators and one person to work in the distribution side of the Water Department last week due to two recent resignations. Buckhannon’s Water Department Superintendent Kelly Arnold said […]

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French Creek man arrested for felony domestic battery

BUCKHANNON – A French Creek man was arrested for allegedly hitting someone in the chest over the weekend. John Squires, 29, was arrested for domestic battery, third offense, a felony, following an alleged physical altercation. According to the criminal complaint […]

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AmeriCorps member assigned to work alongside the Folklife Center staff

Fairmont State University

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center is thrilled to announce that Fairmont native Melissa Nichols will be working alongside the Folklife Center staff as a member of AmeriCorps through the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia.  AmeriCorps is an organization of committed members assisting in service programs that take various approaches to improving […]

Elbert Leon Linger, MD

Obituary Elbert Linger

Elbert Leon Linger, MD, 93, of Bridgeport, W.Va. (formerly Buckhannon) died on September 14, 2020 in his apartment at Elmcroft after a steady decline in sight and body. He is a son of the late Rev. Dr. Ross Linger and Ruby Edith Chewning Linger. On September 3, 1947 he married Melba June Smith, his loving […]

Governor adds gold color to School Alert System

CHARLESTON – Governor Jim Justice on Tuesday announced the state would be adding a new color – gold – to the West Virginia Department of Education’s School Re-entry Metrics and Protocols System. Following an emergency meeting with his advisors “and all the experts” Monday evening, Justice said he hopes the new gold category will enable […]

Five deaths, 156 new COVID-19 cases reported in West Virginia on Tuesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 156 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State. Five additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 87-year old male from Logan County, a 93-year old female from Mason County, a 66-year old […]

Update: St. Joseph’s Hospital phone systems successfully repaired

St Joseph's Hospital

Update 3 p.m. — The phone systems have been repaired. BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – The St. Joseph’s Hospital phone system has temporarily gone down.  A team is on site to affect repairs but the phone system may remain down for the remainder of the day. Key hospital phone numbers are on an emergency backup system.  If you […]