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City could hike sewer bills 20%

Modified: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- City residents could potentially see a 20 percent across-the-board increase in their sanitary sewer bills.
Todd Dingess, a CPA with the firm Smith, Cochran & Hicks of Charleston, conducted a sanitary sewer rate analysis and presented the results at Thursday night's regular Buckhannon City Council meeting. Based on the conclusion of Dingess' study, the city's Sanitary Sewer Board

New business to bring tech jobs to Upshur County

Posted: Monday, Apr 25th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant was on hand Thursday morning to welcome a new business that's taking off at the Upshur County Regional Airport and hopes to bring new high-tech jobs to the area.
A ribbon cutting took place Thursday to welcome AirTech LLC to the airport on what Buckhannon-Upshur Airport Authority vice president Tom O'Neill

Fire damages home on East Main Street

Posted: Monday, Apr 25th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- Four fire departments responded to a structure fire at 98 E. Main Street Sunday at 4:25 p.m. The fire was contained to the room that it started in, but there was smoke and fire damage, according to Buckhannon Fire Department interim chief J.B. Kimble. Kimble said there was low manpower initially and ultimately four fire departments were paged

Richter named a Recycling Champion

Posted: Monday, Apr 25th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- A local man has been honored as a 2016 Recycling Champion for West Virginia.
Dr. G. Paul Richter accepted the award from Paul Hayes with the Recycling Coalition of West Virginia during a recent Upshur County Solid Waste Authority meeting.

Police say 23-year-old man was inebriated on tracks near City Hall

Modified: Sunday, Apr 17th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- A Buckhannon man remained in the hospital Thursday after having his leg severed by a train Tuesday evening.
L.J. Anderson, 23, was "inebriated to the point of being passed out" on the railroad tracks behind the Bicentennial Inn when he was truck by the train, according to Buckhannon Police Department chief Matt Gregory.

Democrats hold convention, hear from local candidates

Posted: Sunday, Apr 17th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- Democratic candidates and their representatives braved slick roads and April snow showers to appear at the Upshur County Democratic Convention Saturday at Riverbend Golf Course.
Democratic conventions were held in every county in the state Saturday, and those who made it to Upshur County took a few moments to discuss why they are the best person for

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