West Virginia’s enduring, intertwined epidemics: Opioids and HIV

Long before COVID-19 entered the picture, West Virginia had been battling two other major public health crises: opioids and HIV.   Dr. Sally Hodder, a leading infectious disease expert at West Virginia University, believes that despite the threat of COVID-19, the opioid and HIV epidemics should not be ignored. The two have become so intertwined in the […]

Man arrested for allegedly escaping home confinement, leaving scene of wreck

BUCKHANNON – A Buckhannon man is being held on a $25,000 cash-only bond after being arrested this week for allegedly escaping home confinement last fall and then leaving the scene of a one-vehicle wreck. Alan Stanley, 41, was arrested Tuesday […]

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Buckhannon police chief: Drug activity remained constant in 2020, despite fewer offenses

BUCKHANNON – Total offenses may have dipped in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but illegal drug activity remained steady or may have even proliferated, the city police chief said last week. Buckhannon Police Chief Matt Gregory told council at […]

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Upshur County woman admits to meth distribution

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Ashley Nichole Bennett, of Buckhannon, W.Va., has admitted to a drug charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Bennett, 34, pled guilty Tuesday to one count of “Distribution of Five Grams or More of Methamphetamine.” Bennett admitted to selling more than five grams of methamphetamine, also known as “crystal” and “ice,” in January […]

State BOE orders grades pre-K to 8 to reopen five days per week

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) passed a motion today requiring grades Pre-K to 8 to return to full, five-day instruction in the state. The move replaces the January 13, 2021, motion that required counties to offer at-least blended learning for families. This does not affect families that have chosen virtual […]

Edward “Bud” Charles Clingerman II

Edward “Bud” Charles Clingerman, II, age 77, of Volga, WV, died Sunday, February 21, 2021, at his caregiver’s house in Roanoke, WV. He was born November 1, 1943, in Randolph County, WV, a son of the late Edward Charles Clingerman and Marie Daniels Ashe. On June 22, 1994, he married Terry Hicks Clingerman who survives of Volga. Also surviving are his sister-in-law, Therese Hicks of Jane, Lew, WV; caregivers, Michelle Jamison and Shelly Dawn’s Personal Care Family of Roanoke, WV; special children, his girl Calee and his boys Charles and Phillip all of Roanoke; special friend, Robin Criss and staff at the Caring Manor of Buckhannon and nephews, Josh Hicks and James Fogg both of Jane Lew. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, John Ashe and former wife, Dorothy “Dotty” Koon. Mr. Clingerman worked as a Rig Hand for Union Drilling and was a Baptist by Faith. He was a longtime supporter of the Hacker’s Creek Coon Club and American Blue Gascon Assoc. He was a member of the BBCHA and wrote articles for Full Cry. He was a 35-year member of AA as well as a substance abuse counselor. The family would like to extend a special thank you to his caregivers Phil and Michelle Jamison and family. Friends will be received Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 1 PM Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Chris Cosner officiating. Burial will follow in the Lanham Cemetery in Queens, WV. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Edward “Bud” Charles Clingerman, II, 77, of Volga, W.Va., died Sunday, February 21, 2021, at his caregiver’s house in Roanoke, W.Va. He was born November 1, 1943, in Randolph County, W.Va., a son of the late Edward Charles Clingerman and Marie Daniels Ashe. On June 22, 1994, he married Terry Hicks Clingerman who survives of […]