Man arrested on capias charged with four additional felonies

BUCKHANNON – An Upshur County man arrested last week on a capias from Upshur County Circuit Court following a traffic stop was charged with four additional felonies related to allegedly concealing a firearm and possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. […]

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U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announces his resignation

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – U.S. Attorney Bill Powell, of the Northern District of West Virginia, has announced his resignation effective midnight on February 28, 2021. Powell, a graduate of Salem College and West Virginia University College of Law, had previously served as the Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Jefferson County, West Virginia. He has also […]

Upshur County expected to receive snow, ice overnight into Thursday morning

Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Upshur County as a winter storm makes its way across the Mountain State over the next few days. The advisory, which runs through 7 a.m. Friday, says local residents should expect mixed precipitation that could make the roads treacherous, especially during the morning and […]

Freda Louise Dean

Obituary Freda Dean

Freda Louise Dean, 86, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Sunday, February 7, 2021, at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, W.Va. She was born March 2, 1934, in Buckhannon a daughter of the late William Wade and Beatrice Genevieve Fallon Moreland. On March 2, 1962, she married Bobby L. Dean of Buckhannon who survives. Also surviving […]

Sharon Ann (Mackey) Fincham

Obituary Sharon Fincham

Sharon Ann (Mackey) Fincham, 76, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, died peacefully with her sons at her side after a brief illness. Sharon was born in Buckhannon, West Virginia to Joseph Allen (Red) Mackey and Anna Elizabeth (Gould) Mackey. She graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School in 1962 and then attended West Virginia Wesleyan College. She retired […]

Fairmont State to host virtual open house for prospective students

Fairmont State University invites future Falcons to attend Maroon and White Week, an open house event for prospective students and their families, from April 11-17. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the week’s programming will be held virtually.    “The goal of Maroon and White Week is to provide a springboard for students, parents and others […]

DHHR announces two more Upshur County deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 429 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State. Two more Upshur County residents have died from the virus, the DHHR said: a 70-year old male and an 86-year old female. That brings the total number of deaths in the […]

WVDEP cancels spring, summer events for state youth

CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has canceled three events set for spring and summer 2021 because of concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. For the second consecutive year, the Make It Shine Earth Day Celebration, West Virginia Youth Environmental Day and state Junior Conservation Camp will not take place. All […]