Six graduate from leadership academy after 10 weeks of sessions focusing on local government and community organizations

Graduates of the Leadership Academy 2021 include Scott Randall, Andi Cartier, Amy McMillan and Soran Jenkins. Not pictured are Carter Curry and Buck Edwards. The sessions, held virtually over 10 weeks, helped Upshur County residents learn more about city and county government and encouraged folks to attend the meetings and lend their voices on issues. The program was sponsored by Create Buckhannon and organized by Dr. Joseph Reed.

BUCKHANNON – The Upshur County Leadership Academy, a program that offers local residents a chance to learn more about the organizations that shape the community, welcomed six new graduates in 2021: Scott Randall, Andi Cartier, Amy McMillan, Soran Jenkins, Carter […]

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Memorial crowdfunding effort aids wilderness medicine at WVU

Former WVU Emergency Medicine resident Greg Seftick

It’s been 10 years since former West Virginia University Emergency Medicine resident Greg Seftick died in an avalanche at Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. Shortly after the tragic accident, the WVU Foundation worked with Seftick’s family and the School of Medicine to establish the Dr. Gregory Seftick Wilderness Medicine Fund. The memorial fund promotes and […]

This Week in West Virginia History

Luna Park, an amusement park in Charleston

Charleston, W.Va. – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. May 2, 1900: State founder Waitman Willey died in Morgantown. Willey is remembered for the Willey Amendment, which provided for the emancipation of slaves as a precondition for the […]

Angler catches record 28-pound fish in Mason County

John Gibson holds his record freshwater drum catch.

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia angler caught a state record freshwater drum on April 24 in Mason County. John Gibson of Poca, W.Va., caught a 27.88-pound, 35.59-inch freshwater drum on the Kanawha River, breaking the previous record for weight (27 pounds) held by Charles Mickel Lott since 1989. Bill Dawkins maintains the record […]

Mon Health hospitals receive ‘A’ rating in West Virginia for patient safety

Mon Health SJMH

Morgantown, W.Va. – Mon Health Medical Center and Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital are proud to be awarded an ‘A’ grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade. Both Mon Health Medical Center and Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital are the only hospitals in West Virginia to earn […]

West Virginia reports 370 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, no new deaths

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Saturday that 370 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State. Locally, new cases were reported in Barbour (9) and Lewis (1) counties. A total of 18 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR. No additional deaths have […]