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Man arrested for identity theft

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
BUCKHANNON -- A Buckhannon man was arrested for allegedly stealing the identity of another person and using the credit card of another person without permission.
On May 24, Camron Dean, 24, allegedly applied for a Capital One credit card using the information of Justin T. Moots without his consent, according to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate

St. Joseph’s sold for $7.5M

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
BUCKHANNON -- A preliminary agreement between the Pallottine Missionary Sisters and United Hospital Center will transfer St. Joseph's Hospital to UHC for $7.5 million.
St. Joseph's Hospital will be a division of United Hospital Center and in turn will become a part of the larger West Virginia United Health System, which includes not only UHC but West Virginia

Wine shop, insurance agency coming to new shopping center

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
BUCKHANNON -- Owners of the Northridge Development have announced two new businesses that will soon occupy the plaza.
Jennifer Fluke, one of four owners at Northridge Development, said Wine Cellars was the first business to sign on at the plaza. Hank Ellis Insurance Agency followed suit Tuesday morning.

Breaking news: UHC to purchase St. Joseph's Hospital

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
According to a press release, "United Hospital Center and the West Virginia United Health System have reached a preliminary agreement with Pallottine Missionary Sisters for the transfer of sponsorship of St. Joseph's Hospital of Buckhannon to UHC."
The announcement further states that the leadership and staff at the hospital will remain in place and services will continue as normal.

Man caught breaking into car

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
BUCKHANNON -- A Buckhannon man was caught in the act after allegedly breaking into a car Thursday night.
Upshur County Sheriff's deputies Cpl. Jason Queen, Sgt. Marshall Powers and Cpl. D. Linger, along with West Virginia State Police units, responded to a reported breaking and entering into a Jeep Cherokee parked at Wendling plaza, according to the criminal complaint

Heater to spend life in prison

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
BUCKHANNON -- The Upshur County Circuit Court upheld the jury's recommendation of life without mercy in sentencing a man found guilty in a murder-for-hire plot.
Jessie Lee Heater, 30, of Buckhannon, was convicted in June of the first-degree murder of Joshua Oberg,concealment of a deceased human body, conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to conceal a deceased human body.

Rupp: History will be made

Posted: Monday, Aug 18th, 2014

BUCKHANNON -- After a generation of "political stability," West Virginia faces one of its most important U.S. Senate elections in its history, according to a local professor. Additionally, the state's House of Delegates could switch parties for the first time in a groundbreaking 84 years.
Dr. Robert Rupp, professor of history at West Virginia Wesleyan College, believes November's elections

County admin begins new career

Posted: Monday, Aug 18th, 2014
BUCKHANNON -- The Upshur County Commission welcomed its new county administrator this past week.
Kelley Cunningham, who came to the commission after the last 16 years as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Upshur County, began her first week by attending the County Commissioners Association of West Virginia annual meeting and training in Huntington with the commission and staff.

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