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Buckhannon to host world marching band competition in July 2023

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — This time next year, thousands of visitors from across the globe will travel to Upshur County to attend the World Association of Marching Show Bands 2023 competition. Buckhannon has been selected to host the event July 17-24, 2023 on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College.
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Buckhannon woman arrested for third offense Shoplifting

BUCKHANNON — Katrina Nicole Sandy, age 31 of Buckhannon, was taken into custody on Monday, June 27, following a shoplifting incident at the Buckhannon Walmart. According to court documentation, on Monday, June 27, the defendant allegedly concealed multiple items in a beach bag while inside the Walmart, located at 100 Buckhannon Crossroads. It was noted within court documents that the defendant allegedly passed the last location for payment within the store and was stopped by a Walmart Loss Prevention team member.

Outreach programs build connections

WESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — For those needing a little extra help, a push in the right direction or just compassion and support, the Clarksburg Mission is there to help. Director Lou Ortenzio said he and staff strive to build connections not only with those receiving through the Mission’s street ministry, but also with Mission residents. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, he said it offered them an opportunity to work on recovery.

Caroline Gillespie Cochran

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Caroline Gillespie Cochran, 78 of Webster Springs, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022, seven days following the passing of her husband of 55 years, Melvin W. Cochran, who passed on June 23, 2022. She passed away of complications from pancreatic cancer, five days after learning of her diagnosis.She was the tenth and last child, born to Clarence W. and Bertha Baughman Gillespie, on May 23, 1944, in Buckhannon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers Eugene, Jimmy, Bernard and Felix and sisters, Helen, Louise and Lucille.Surviving is brother David of Webster Springs and sister Sammie (Bob) Allman of Buckhannon. She is also survived by son Max (wife Sandra) Cochran of Webster Springs; four grandchildren, Eddie Cochran, Max (wife Christina) Cochran Jr., Matthew (wife Vicky) Cochran, and Jessica Cochran; along with four great-grandchildren, Desirae, Matthew Jr., Grace, and Lauren; a great-great-granddaughter, Elena; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.Caroline was a member of Emmanuel Assembly of God; she was a 1962 graduate of Webster Springs High School and Clarksburg Beauty Academy in 1963. After passing her WV state licensing exams, she operated her own beauty salon for 30 years in Webster Springs. She was originally hired by Charlie Dodd in 1969 as beautician for Dodd & Hurt Funeral Home and continued working when the business changed to Dodd & Reed Funeral Home.She enjoyed traveling overseas and state side with her husband and grandchildren, and especially enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren at the beach. Caroline was a very competitive scrabble player. Reading historic fiction and WV murder mystery books was her pleasure. Celebration of Life Services will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 12:00 noon at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home with Pastor Marty Cowger officiating and Eulogy given by Jack Alsop. She will be laid to rest beside Melvin at Big Run Cemetery, Diana. Friends may join the family for visitation two hours prior to service time.Please join the family for Graveside Services at 2:30 PM at Big Run Cemetery, Diana.In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Emmanuel Assembly of God, PO Box 839, Cowen, WV 26206.Online condolences may be made to the family at & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Cochran family.
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PASC coming soon to Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital

WESTON — Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital has announced that a Pre-Access (Service) Center (PASC) will be opening in August. This special customer service center standardizes how a patient is admitted for outpatient scheduled services at the hospital. Rich Scherich, Vice President of Finance, is pleased with the...
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Maniac Mountain to host Independence Day celebration

BUCKHANNON — Who’s ready for a huge Independence Day celebration? Maniac Mountain, located at 1659 Teter Road in Buckhannon is hosting a huge celebration for anyone who enjoys water games, food, family fun and fireworks. With a 350-foot-long water slide, bounce houses, kids slip and slides and more;...
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Celebrate America across West Virginia

BUCKHANNON — The Fourth of July weekend is here! The City of Buckhannon hosted a celebration complete with fireworks display on Friday, July 1. Other cities across W.Va. are also celebrating with various events throughout the holiday weekend. Below is information from the City of Buckhannon’s Facebook page that...