City council appoints Colonial Theatre Board after tense discussions

BUCKHANNON – Buckhannon City Council finally approved the appointment of five people to serve on the newly formed Colonial Theatre Board last week after tabling a decision on the matter twice. However, prior to the vote taking place at council’s […]

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Jeffrey Van Zickefoose

Obituary Jeffrey Zickefoose

Jeffrey Van Zickefoose, 62, of Buckhannon, W.Va. died Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at his home. He was born May 21, 1958, in Buckhannon, a son of the late Orval Pete and Mary Cutright Zickefoose. In May of 1984, he married Lynelle Marie Lewis, who survives of Buckhannon. Also surviving are two daughters, Emily McCord and […]

Lewis, Barbour county residents among the new COVID-19 deaths reported Wednesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 453 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State. Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (3), Barbour (12), Lewis (2), Randolph (6) and Webster (3) counties. A total of 26 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to […]

Lewis County Farmers Market to open May 1

WESTON — The Lewis County Farmers Market is opening on Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. It will be in front of Appalachian Glass, 499 U.S. Hwy 33 East in Weston every Saturday, excluding Sept. 3, Labor Day weekend, rain or shine. Everything sold at the market is grown, raised, or made by […]

What West Virginia’s population loss means for the state’s future

Editor’s note: This story was originally published by Mountain State Spotlight. By Douglas Soule, Mountain State Spotlight The first round of 2020 U.S. Census data is in, and as expected, West Virginia has lost more residents and another congressional seat.  There are 1,793,716 people living in the Mountain State.  There are also an additional 1,329 […]