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Fatal accident leads to outpouring of community support

BUCKHANNON — On Tuesday, September 27, a tragic motor vehicle accident occurred in Upshur County. Two individuals including Christopher Michael Pyles age 50 and Karen Gimmel age 54 were pronounced deceased on scene. Following the news of the tragedy many community members, businesses, organizations and friends of the family are holding fundraisers and more to support the family of Pyles and Gimmel.
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Pittsburgh FBI raids home of former Buckhannon Mayor

BUCKHANNON — On Friday, September 30, local law enforcement was present as the Pittsburgh Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducted an investigation at the home of former Buckhannon Mayor and current City Council member David W. McCauley. Local law enforcement and the Pittsburgh FBI were present at McCauley’s home, which is located at 10 Meade Street for an undetermined amount of time while conducting the investigation.

West Virginia Barber Devises a Deer Urine ‘Sprinkler System’ to Keep Loiterers Away

A West Virginia barbershop owner keeps disruptive vagrants at bay with a very potent deterrent… deer urine. According to the business owner, he has been losing customers because of loitering vagrants that have caused damage to his property. The owner explains that months of asking them to leave without results have driven him to the breaking point. However, his unusual answer caught the attention of the internet, as it included deer pee, West Virginia’s WSAZ 3 reports.
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Ian moves through West Virginia with no reported flooding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As remnants of Hurricane Ian leave West Virginia on Sunday, West Virginians are ending the weekend with wet weather and no flooding. Most parts of the state received between 2 and 3 1/2 inches of precipitation from Friday to Sunday. Northeastern counties received up to four inches of rain within the 48-hour period.

Football Earns Second Shutout in Program History in 37-0 win Over West Virginia Wesleyan

Buckahnnon, W. Va. – A year ago, the Wheeling University Football team (4-1, 3-1) picked up the first shutout in program history with a 38-0 win over West Virginia Wesleyan. On Saturday, they picked up their second shutout in program history against those same Bobcats in a 37-0 win in Buckahnnon, West Virginia. The Cardinals offense took a while to get going in the first quarter, but once they started their was no turning back as Wheeling picked up the win.

Justice declares State of Preparedness for West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – As the remnants of Hurricane Ian turn toward the Mountain State, West Virginia Governor has declared a State of Preparedness for all 55 counties. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch and Wind Advisory for portions of the state beginning tonight, Sept. 30, 2022 due to the possibility of localized flooding and potential wind gusts that could reach upwards of 40 to 50 miles per hour.
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Commission approves multiple agenda items, proclamations

BUCKHANNON — On Thursday, September 29, the Upshur County Commission held their weekly meeting at the Upshur County Courthouse Annex at 9 a.m. The commission approved two proclamations as well as multiple agenda items. Laurel Metheney who serves as the 4-H Teen Ambassador was present for the proclamation declaring...

West Virginia volunteers pack food for ‘hungriest in the world’

KINGWOOD, W.Va. (WBOY) — Knights of Columbus members of West Virginia as well as Cross Catholic Outreach held a meal packing event called “Food for the poor is food for your soul” in the gymnasium of the Mountaineer Challenge Academy at Camp Dawson on Saturday.   Challenge Academy Cadets as well as others helped put meal packages […]
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Fall forest fire season underway

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — You’ll hear no complaints from the West Virginai Division of Forestry about a soaking rain across the state on the first day of the fall forest fire season. Ian’s residual rains have drenched the state and made conditions for a forest fire almost null, but observers know it won’t last.

October 1 marks the start of fall fire season

CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) — Fall fire season starts Saturday, October 1, and continues through December 31. The West Virginia the Division of Forestry (WV DOF) reminds residents to confine their outdoor burning to the hours of 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. according to the West Virginia State Code Chapter 20-3-5. Fires set during that time must be put out before 7 a.m.