City meets pushback from local DOH in attempt to plant wildflowers along seven-mile stretch of Route 33

BUCKHANNON – Despite pushback from the local West Virginia Division of Highways District, the City of Buckhannon is moving forward with plans to plant wildflowers in the median along a seven-mile stretch of Corridor H west of Kesling Mill Road. […]

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Frederick Eugene “Gene” Stump

Obituary Gene Stump

Frederick Eugene “Gene” Stump, 89, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Thursday, January 7, 2021, at J. W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va. He was born December 19, 1931 in Chapel, W.Va., a son of the late Telford and Manoka Greenleaf Stump. On November 14, 1953, he married Mary Ann Casella who survives of Buckhannon. Also […]

Patricia I. Pugh

Obituary Patricia Pugh

Patricia I. Pugh, 76, of Buckhannon, departed this life on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, W.Va.   She was born October 21, 1944, in Buckhannon, W.Va., a daughter of the late Orval and Mabel Cochran Cogar.  She was united in marriage on September 19, 1964, to the late Dallas […]

Johnivell “John” Tenney

Obituary John Tenney

Johnivell “John” Tenney, 80, of Holbrook Health Care passed away on Friday January 8, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  He was born April 2, 1940, in Upshur County a son of the late Hobart and Della Elizabeth Casto Tenney.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers:  David Tenney, Arthur […]

Dana Ray Fisher

Obituary Dana Fisher

Dana Ray Fisher, 91, of Crawford, the Cow Run Community died on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Holbrook Health Care where he had been a resident since May 2020.  He was born on March 25, 1929, in Braxton County a son of the late James Thomas and Icie Mae Ware Fisher. He was preceded in […]

WVDEP now accepting comments on a revised restoration plan for select streams in the Upper Guyandotte River watershed

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The comment period extends through February 8, 2021 CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Division of Water and Waste Management (DWWM) is now accepting comments for revisions to draft total iron Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for Buffalo Creek, Toney Fork, Elklick Branch, and the Upper Guyandotte River. For detailed information and resources […]

Fairmont State University set to begin Spring 2021 semester

Fairmont State University

Fairmont State University has begun welcoming students back this week for the start of the spring 2021 semester as part of the institution’s phased return to campus plan. Classes begin Monday, January 11, though the plan calls for all students taking courses on campus to complete mandatory COVID-19 testing and receive a negative result prior […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: Gov. Justice: West Virginia leading nation in multiple vaccine distribution metrics as “Save Our Wisdom” efforts continue to ramp up


CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice joined West Virginia health leaders and other officials today for his latest daily press briefing regarding the State’s COVID-19 response. VACCINE DISTRIBUTION UPDATEDuring his briefing, Gov. Justice reported that West Virginia continues to lead the nation in the rate of COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration. As of Friday, 77,156 […]