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Update on Animal Shelter Activities

February 3, 2016 Rosy Cozart, of the Wetzel County Animal Shelter, appeared before the Wetzel County Commission with an update on shelter activitie. more »»

More File for Election In Wetzel County

February 3, 2016 The 2016 Primary Election is shaping up to be an exciting one for Wetzel County, as well as the City of New Martinsville. more »»

Man Pleads Guilty to Registry Violation

February 3, 2016 By LAUREN MATTHEWS Staff Writer Fred Leslie Kirk, 46, of New Martinsville, pleaded guilty Wednesday, Jan. 27, to failure to register/update sex offender information. more »»

675 Stamp Bags of Heroin Recovered by NM Police

January 27, 2016 NEW MARTINSVILLE — Police department narcotics officers confiscated 675 stamp bags of heroin, with a street value estimated at $16,875, and $1,300 in cash was seized as a result of a drug... more »»

Sheriff’s Office Recaps Busy 2015

January 27, 2016 By LAUREN MATTHEWS Staff Writer The Wetzel County Sheriff’s Department had a busy 2015, according to Chief Deputy Mike Koontz. more »»

14 Charged With Drug-Related Offenses by Grand Jury

January 27, 2016 The January 2016 session of the Wetzel County Grand Jury met behind closed doors on January 13, 2016 and have returned approximately 80 true bills. Two indictments remain sealed as of press time. more »»

Trout Stocking To Resume

January 27, 2016 Trout stocking will resume on North and South Forks of Fishing Creek, according to a press release issued by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. more »»

Board of Ed Approves Matters

January 27, 2016 The following matters were approved at the Tuesday, Jan. more »»

More File for Public Offices in Wetzel County

January 27, 2016 The 2016 Election is heating up for Wetzel County as several individuals have filed for public offices. Since the Wetzel Chronicle’s previous election update on Jan. more »»

Barn Destroyed by Fire

January 27, 2016 A local family is in some need of assistance after a fire quickly and completely destroyed their barn on Thursday, January 21. more »»

Hundred High School Students Lauded

January 20, 2016 HUNDRED?— It was a “great day to be a Hornet” Friday, Jan. 15 as Hundred High School held its “Fall 2015 Awards Day. more »»

Fugitives Caught In New Martinsville

January 20, 2016 NEW?MARTINSVILLE?— Two fugitives from justice are behind bars after a collaborative effort from local law enforcement agencies the morning of Friday, Jan. 15. more »»

Warrant Issued For Former Police Chief

January 20, 2016 PADEN CITY — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of former Paden City police chief Joseph Richardson who allegedly violated the terms of his bond agreement. more »»

Man in Custody After High-Speed Chase

January 20, 2016 SISTERSVILLE — A Sistersville police officer accidentally shot himself in the leg Monday evening after a high speed pursuit. Sistersville Police Chief Rob Haught said Sg. more »»

Scam Targets Local Area

January 20, 2016 NEW?MARTINSVILLE?— Scams are heard about quite often these days, even in a small county such as Wetzel. more »»

SWS Defends Rate Increase

January 20, 2016 NEW MARTINSVILLE — William Fox, general counsel for Solid Waste Services, which provides garbage pick-up services, says the company needs a rate increase for its customers in Tyler, western parts of... more »»

Garbage Rates Dominate WCSWA Meeting

January 13, 2016 NEW MARTINSVILLE — The Wetzel County Solid Waste Authority recently discussed the proposed rate changes for garbage pick-u. more »»

Wetzel Prosecutor Requests Help With Caseload

January 13, 2016 NEW MARTINSVILLE — Wetzel County Prosecuting Attorney Timothy Haught approached the Wetzel County Commission at its regular meeting on Ja. more »»

Tensions High At Oil And Gas Meeting

January 13, 2016 NEW?MARTINSVILLE?— As the safety of school-age children was discussed, tensions became a bit high at the Friday, Jan. 8 meeting of the Wetzel County Oil and Gas Task Force. more »»

Man Charged In Fatal Accident

January 13, 2016 NEW MARTINSVILLE — Wetzel County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Koontz has reported that an individual has recently been charged with driving under the influence, with death, in a fatal vehicle... more »»



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