Glenville State College pens academic agreements with Marshall University

HUNTINGTON, WV — The path to advanced degrees, including a doctorate in pharmacy and a master’s in accountancy, just became a little easier for students at Glenville State College, thanks to an agreement with Marshall University. The presidents of both institutions signed the memorandums of understanding today at Marshall’s South Charleston campus. The pacts commit […]

Police: $47,000 worth of meth found in Lowe’s parking lot drug deal

BUCKHANNON – A Pennsylvania man was arrested after allegedly conducting a drug deal in the Buckhannon Lowe’s parking lot involving what police believe was more than $47,000 worth of methamphetamine. Sean Adams, 32, of Philadelphia, was arrested for transporting methamphetamine […]

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Elizabeth Dawn (Lisa) Simmons

Obituary Elizabeth Simmons

Elizabeth Dawn (Lisa) Simmons, 51, of the Frenchton Community, died Sunday, March 14, 2021, at her home.  She was born on May 10, 1969, a daughter of the late Raymond Glen and Sally Jean Woods Ware.  On August 20, 1988, she was united in marriage to Kevin Lee Simmons, who survives.  Also surviving are one […]

West Virginia reports 210 new COVID-19 cases Monday, one additional death

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 210 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State. Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (1), Barbour (1), Lewis (1), Randolph (1) and Webster (1) counties. A total of 31 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to […]

Drug task force finds meth, 50 firearms and explosive device while serving search warrant

Benjamin J. Reger

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man has been arrested after police found drugs, weapons, body armor and an explosive device while serving a search warrant last week. According to a press release from the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, Benjamin J. Reger, […]

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In pursuit of pathogens: WVU student researching infectious diseases spread by insects

Oxford, Pennsylvania, native Jessica Towey researches in Assistant Professor of Biology Tim Driscoll’s laboratory, which studies vector-borne infectious diseases spread to humans by arthropods—insects such as ticks, fleas and mosquitoes. Diseases spread this way account for nearly one-sixth of all infectious diseases worldwide. (WVU Photo)

In a time when most people are avoiding diseases like the plague, one West Virginia University biology student is pursuing them instead.  Oxford, Pennsylvania, native Jessica Towey researches in Assistant Professor of Biology Tim Driscoll’s laboratory, which studies vector-borne infectious diseases spread to humans by arthropods—insects such as ticks, fleas and mosquitoes. Diseases spread this way account for nearly […]

Wesleyan expands ‘Fans in the Stands’ policy

Cebe Ross Field on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College.

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – West Virginia Wesleyan College announced Monday the expansion of its ‘fans in the stands’ policy as part of its ‘Arrival on Campus Plan,’ the college’s comprehensive plan that outlines its COVID-19-related policies for the campus. Beginning March 15, Wesleyan will permit its student athletes who compete in outdoor sports to invite two […]

Buckhannon man found with drugs during arrest on a separate warrant

BUCKHANNON – The Upshur County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man last week who was allegedly involved in a wreck in early February. Tony L. Metzler, 36, was arrested for second-offense driving revoked for DUI, a misdemeanor, and possession with intent […]

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W.Va. Secretary of State’s Office reopens in-person services by appointment

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Effective March 15, the W.Va. Secretary of State’s Office will safely reopen in-person services by appointment according to Secretary of State Mac Warner. Warner said that he and his staff have been working for several weeks on making sure that his State Capitol office, the WV One Stop Business Center in Charleston […]