Community corrections, home confinement programs saved county about $1.5 million in jail fees in 2020

BUCKHANNON – The Upshur County Community Corrections and Home Confinement programs saw fewer people being referred to them in 2020 due to COVID-19, but still managed to save the county approximately $1.5 million in regional jail fees. Cheyenne Troxell, program […]

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Sheetz to build $2 million distribution depot, create 30 new jobs in Jefferson County

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday that convenience store chain Sheetz Inc. will build a $2 million distribution truck transfer station at Burr Industrial Park in Kearneysville. When completed, the truck transfer station will employ 34 workers. That number includes the creation of 30 new jobs, primarily for truck drivers and delivery assistants. Interviews […]

David Leon Barnett

David Leon Barnett, 58, of Buckhannon, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Monday, March 1, 2021. He was born in Sutton on July 8, 1962, a son of the late Lynn Norman and Ellen Ann Barnett Knight. Left to carry on David’s memory are his six siblings: Debra Sours and husband, Clarence, of Killbuck, […]

AB exercise science student uses classroom experience to train therapy mini-horse

PHILIPPI, W.Va.—March 1, 2021—“I gained an interest in miniature horses at a young age,” explained Danielle Cerna, an exercise science student at Alderson Broaddus University. Originally from Long Island, New York, Cerna and her family relocated to Summerfield, Florida, when she was just five years old. “My parents never imagined my sisters and I would ever […]

West Virginia WIC celebrates National Nutrition Month

CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Nutrition Services recognizes March as National Nutrition Month. National Nutrition Month, created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, seeks to inspire the adoption of healthy eating and physical activity practices. This year’s theme, “Personalize Your Plate,” […]

More than 200,000 West Virginians fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that 261 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State. Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (10), Lewis (2), Randolph (5) and Webster (1) counties. A total of 57 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR. […]