Rotary members volunteering at Friday COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Editor’s note: The Friday, Feb. 19 clinic in Upshur County has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24 due to expected winter weather. BUCKHANNON – Eight members of the Rotary Club of Buckhannon-Upshur volunteer at each COVID-19 vaccination clinic every Friday. Lisa Wharton, vice president for marketing, public relations and Foundation for St. Joseph’s Hospital, said […]

Upshur County Schools superintendent outlines accomplishments ahead of evaluation

TENNERTON – One important issue that was discussed during an executive session at the most recent Upshur County Board of Education meeting is the superintendent’s evaluation. At the Feb. 9 BOE meeting, the board adjourned into executive session to discuss […]

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WVDOH crews moving quickly to assist in icy conditions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Division of Highways crews are moving quickly to assist their co-workers in the areas of the state hit hardest by the ice storms that have swept across West Virginia in recent days. “Governor Justice always talks about ‘running to the fire,’” said Jimmy Wriston, Deputy Secretary of Transportation. “Our crews are always […]

Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Scott

Obituary Betty Scott

Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Scott, 81, of Buckhannon, W.Va., departed this life to go to her heavenly home on Sunday, February 14, 2021. She was born on August 31, 1939, a daughter of the late Martha Gower Dowell Black and Meyers Dowell in Buckhannon. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years Gene Scott. […]

Kenneth James Ogden

Obituary Kenneth Ogden

Kenneth James Ogden, 86, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Monday, February 15, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon. He was born June 26, 1934, in Holly Grove, W.Va., a son of the late Floyd and Ruby Huffman Ogden. He is survived by his wife Mattie Freeman Ogden, whom he married April 8, 1955; one daughter, […]

West Virginia governor declares emergency due to winter storms

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice has declared a State of Emergency for Cabell, Lincoln, Putnam and Wayne counties due to the severe winter storm that has caused numerous power outages and road blockages over the past week. Justice has also declared a State of Preparedness for the remaining 51 counties due to further severe […]

West Virginia under a Winter Storm Watch starting Wednesday evening

Winter Weather Watch

It seems Freddie fibbed. Ever since French Creek Freddie predicted an early spring on Groundhog Day, the Mountain State has been battered by snow and ice – and more is likely on the way. The National Weather Service office in Charleston has issued a winter storm watch for much of the state, including Upshur County, […]

Beating the resistance: WVU scientists target antibiotic-resistant infections with $1.4M DOD grant

MORGANTOWN — Antibiotic resistance is not exclusively a health issue. It’s a national security threat, as the Department of Defense has tapped a team of West Virginia University scientists to help exterminate the enemy – infectious biological agents. With the aid of $1.4 million-grant from the DOD’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency, researchers, led by Mariette Barbier of the WVU School […]

New COVID-19 cases in West Virginia hit another 2021 low on Tuesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 228 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State. That’s the smallest daily increase since late October 2020. Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (3), Barbour (2), Randolph (9) and Webster (1) counties. A total of 126 cases are […]

Jimmy Helmick

Obituary Jimmy Helmick

Jimmy Helmick, 74, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Sunday, February 14, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon. He was born September 10, 1946, in Gilmer County, W.Va., a son of the late Clifford and Olive Shackleford Helmick. On July 12, 1970, he married Mona Helmick who survives of Buckhannon. Also surviving are one daughter, Angy […]