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Mason Prepares for December ’16 Retirement

November 10, 2015 Long-time commissioner Donald Mason will bid farewell to his elected seat on Dec. 31, 2016. His final day will finish up 18 years as a county official. more »»

Educators Speak Out Against Changes

November 10, 2015 Tensions were high Monday night as several Wetzel County educators spoke out against the board of education regarding changes recently made in syste. more »»

Valley High School Honors Veterans

November 10, 2015 Valley High School's students and staff gathered for a Veterans Day Celebration to honor those who have, and are still willing, to give the ultimate sacrifice for our country. more »»

Ziegler Receives 2-10 For Sexual Offenses

November 10, 2015 On Friday, Nov. 6, Michael Allen Ziegler, 35, of Post Office Box 235, 269 North State Route 2 15W, New Martinsville, entered into an Alford plea for two counts of sexual abuse in the first degree. more »»

Hixenbaugh Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

November 10, 2015 Franklin Scott Hixenbaugh, 33 , of HC 67 Box 30 C, Hundred, pleaded guilty to embezzlement Friday, Nov. 6 , in Wetzel County Circuit Court. more »»

VHS To Hold "Ultimate Sacrifice" Program

November 5, 2015 On Nov. 9, in honor of Veterans Day, Valley High School will be having an assembly in the auditorium to honor local veterans. The theme will be ‘The Ultimate Sacrifice.’ Events will begin at 1 p.. more »»

Annual Chili Festival Challenges Tastebuds

November 3, 2015 Eight-year-old Aydrean Hunt was determined to eat enough hot peppers to beat his nemesis, 44-year-old James Grant, at Saturday’s16th annual Chili Festival. more »»

WCSWA Members Raise Drilling Waste Concerns

November 3, 2015 Members of the Wetzel County Solid Waste Authority approached the county commissioners regarding the disposal of drilling waste in the Wetzel County Landfill. more »»

Christmas Lights To Go Up Soon

November 3, 2015 The New Martinsville Council met to discuss several different issues inside the community. In the department head meeting that was prior to council, several updates were presented. more »»

Educators Speak Out On Changes

November 3, 2015 Tensions were high Monday night as several Wetzel County educators spoke out against the board of education regarding changes recently made in system. more »»

Oil and Gas Task Force Discusses Road Conditions

November 3, 2015 The Wetzel County Oil and Gas Task Force discussed road conditions and industry activity at their meeting held Friday, Oct. 30 at the county’s Mollohan Center. more »»

Valley Aims to Improve Culture

November 3, 2015 Valley High School’s goals for the 2015-2016 school year involve boosting school culture and increasing data driven instruction to meet Annual Measurable Objectives and increase graduation goals. more »»

Short Line Eyes More Recognition

November 3, 2015 Short Line School will focus on the year ahead instead of soon have a greenhouse, thanks to a donation from Dominion Resource. more »»

Local Man Flies High For 50th Birthday

October 28, 2015 The 50th birthday is a momentous occassion for anyone. However, usually for such a milestone, the person celebrating marks the occassion with a special dinner or party with friends and family. more »»

Petition Set To Remove Williams

October 28, 2015 An online petition moving for the removal of Wetzel County Superintendent Leatha Williams has garnered more than 750 signatures, as of press time. The petition, accessible at change. more »»

Assistant Principal Requested at Valley

October 28, 2015 Valley High School’s instructors are requesting an assistant principal, in hopes it might prevent their current principal from ever considering a departure. more »»

Board Approves Matters

October 28, 2015 The following personnel and routine matters were approved at the Monday, Oct. 19 meeting of the Wetzel County Board of Education: Resignations: Crystal L. more »»

Magnolia Duo Headed To State Tournament

October 28, 2015 A senior won the boys’ race and a freshman captured the top spot in the girls’ race when 17 schools competed Oct. 22 in the West Virginia Class A-AA Region One Cross Country Championship. more »»

4-H, FFA on the Move

October 28, 2015 As the leaves on the trees are changing due to fall, I become vigilant of the traditions that we observe this time of year: picking apples, carving pumpkins, Friday Night Football, and Trick or... more »»

Wildcats Fall In Shootout

October 28, 2015 The Clay-Battelle Cee-Bees raced out to a 23-6 lead and held on for a 58-40 victory over Paden City Oct. 23 in Wildcat territory. more »»



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