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Monica Zalaznik

Commission partners with Upshur Schools on school safety enhancement project

BUCKHANNON – Upshur County Schools will receive security upgrades in 2022, thanks to a Community Oriented Policing Services School Violence Prevention program grant made possible through its partnership with the Upshur County Commission. The COPS School Violence Prevention program grant […]

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Monica Zalaznik

State auditor’s office: Final American Rescue Plan guidelines for counties, cities to be released by end of 2021

BUCKHANNON – A representative with the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office said the final guidelines for American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funds should be out by the end of the year. Anthony Woods, deputy state auditor with the West […]

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Monica Zalaznik

French Creek man arrested for alleged possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, Tramadol

BUCKHANNON – An Upshur County man was arrested last week after officers pulled him over while he was allegedly in possession of approximately 18 grams of methamphetamine and 62 pills identified as Tramadol. Charles S. Cutright, 23, of French Creek, […]

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Katie Kuba

City approves search for full-time managing director of the Colonial Arts Center

BUCKHANNON – City Council has given the Colonial Arts Center’s board of directors the go-ahead to begin their search for a full-time managing director for the Main Street-based community arts center. In July 2021, council voted to authorize the creation […]

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Monica Zalaznik

Commission sets timeline for changes in voting precincts affected by redistricting

BUCKHANNON – The Upshur County Commission on Thursday approved a timeline to publish the proposed changes to the magisterial and voting precinct boundaries, which will be effective in the May 2022 Primary Election. The changes, detailed in a previous story, […]

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Beth Christian Broschart

Upshur Schools, WVWC announce two partnerships, saying they will begin collaborating through new initiatives

TENNERTON — Officials from West Virginia Wesleyan College were on hand Tuesday at the Upshur County Board of Education meeting to announce some new upcoming programs that will be available to Upshur County Schools students. West Virginia Wesleyan College Dean […]

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Monica Zalaznik

Buckhannon man arrested for alleged heroin possession following traffic stop

BUCKHANNON – An Upshur County man was arrested Monday for allegedly possessing heroin stamps and methamphetamine following a traffic stop for an expired vehicle registration. Alex Arbogast, 23, of Buckhannon, was arrested for possession with intent to deliver heroin and […]

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Katie Kuba

City to explore hiring its own parks and rec director

BUCKHANNON – Buckhannon City Council has begun to contemplate the logistics of hiring a city parks and recreation director who would work hand-in-hand with the county’s new parks and recreation director. At city council’s Nov. 4 meeting, no official action […]

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Monica Zalaznik

French Creek man arrested after allegedly fleeing from police, striking truck near Walmart

BUCKHANNON – An Upshur County man was arrested Friday after allegedly fleeing from an officer in a vehicle and hitting a truck. Thomas J. Miller, 32, of French Creek, was arrested for fleeing with reckless indifference, a felony; driving revoked […]

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Christy Suder, who teaches Pre-K at Washington District Elementary School, was one of several teachers, staff and volunteers recognized by WDES Principal Gabrielle Rhodes during Tuesday’s Upshur County Board of Education meeting. Suder is pictured receiving an Upshur Star from Upshur County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sara Lewis Stankus.
Beth Christian Broschart

Local educators at Washington District Elementary School honored for going above and beyond

BUCKHANNON – Washington District Elementary School students were not the only bright shining stars recognized during the last Upshur County Board of Education meeting. BOE members also had the opportunity to learn about the teachers, staff and volunteers who help […]

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