Man faces felony domestic battery charge after allegedly striking son

BUCKHANNON — A 41-year-old Buckhannon man was arrested for domestic battery, third offense after an incident involving his juvenile son Wednesday. Clinton Vachel Thompson, 41, of Buckhannon, was arrested for domestic battery, third offense, a felony, according to the criminal […]

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Small Business Development Center names Bill Woodrum as coordinator of state’s Entrepreneurship Network

Bill Woodrum

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC), a division of the West Virginia Department of Economic Development, is excited to announce William J. “Bill” Woodrum as the new coordinator of the West Virginia Entrepreneurship Network. William J. “Bill” Woodrum, West Virginia Entrepreneurship Network coordinator In this position, Woodrum will be […]

Lawrence Harold Auskings

Obituary Lawrence Auskings

Lawrence Harold Auskings, 80, of Buckhannon, W.Va. died Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at his home. He was born November 27, 1940, in Buckhannon, a son of the late Ernest and Virginia Maxson Auskings. On October 31, 1964, he married Sherry Rowan who preceded him in death on February 29, 2020. In addition to his parents […]

David Lee Hardman

Obituary David Hardman

David Lee Hardman, 59, of Buckhannon, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, April 29, 2021, with his loving family by his side.   He was born on August 21, 1961, a son of the late Charles Franklin Hardman and he is survived by his mother Linda Sloane of Anchorage, Alaska.  In addition to his father, […]

Specialized care for women who wish to breastfeed available at DMC

Natasha D. Benavides, pediatric PA-C at Davis Medical Center

ELKINS, W.Va. – Parents of newborns want only the best for their child and more couples are making the choice to breastfeed their babies. The growing numbers in breastfeeding mothers is what helped Natasha D. Benavides, pediatric PA-C at Davis Medical Center; decide to become certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant through the […]

West Virginia reports 395 new COVID-19 cases Friday, five additional deaths

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 395 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State. Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (1), Barbour (1), Lewis (2) and Randolph (3) counties. A total of 21 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR. […]

County library to offer mobile hot spots, among other student-geared services this summer

BUCKHANNON – The Upshur County Public Library is pleased to announce three new offerings that are geared toward help residents – and especially students – in Upshur County. First, students looking to connect to the internet to complete schoolwork have an additional option, and Upshur County Public Library Director Paul Norko said his facility is […]