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The New Civil War

July 20, 2011 In the story on page 1A concerning the joint resolution by northern panhandle county commissions to “secure maximum investment for this region of West Virginia to the absolute best of their... more »»

Something In The Air?

July 13, 2011 Our front page this week is covered with controversy at city council meetings. more »»

We Resemble That

July 6, 2011 It’s reunion season, as evidenced by the many coming events on page 3A beckoning family members to bring a covered dish and a chair to a local park and join in a day of fun, reminiscing, and ... more »»

America At Its Best

June 29, 2011 Let Boston host a half-million people on the Fourth of?July, we think Wetzel County’s Independence Day style is much more desirable. more »»

Constructive Criticism

June 21, 2011 The recently released Education Performance Audits of Magnolia and Paden City high schools certainly raise concerns, but that is a good thing if it means people will show more concern for the... more »»

From John Anderson

June 15, 2011 Is it price gouging or conspiracy? Our local gas stations are always 15-20 cents higher than surrounding areas. more »»

Determination, Not A Wish

June 15, 2011 Each year we marvel at how the Wetzel County Relay For Life has become one of the biggest, liveliest events of the year here. The all-night event is like a big party. . . more »»

Unbreak The Window

June 1, 2011 In “It’s a Wonderful Life” George Bailey offers to throw a lasso around the moon for Mary, the girl he love. more »»

Pay Your Respects

May 25, 2011 Recently, we’ve taken moments to recognize several individuals who serve our community on a regular basis, and have asked you to answer the call to do your part whether it be a food drive, town... more »»

Disasters Hit Home

May 18, 2011 Linda Martin Graham and husband Kenneth were tragically killed on April 27 in the horrific series of storms and tornadoes that hit the South. A tornado killed 34 people in the Valley Head, Ala. more »»

Take Part

May 11, 2011 Each year, the Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce puts on an awards dinner to recognize some of the people in our community who help to make our area a better place to live. more »»

Mission Accomplished?

May 4, 2011 It began as a rumor around 10 p.m. Sunday. By 10:30 that evening all of the major TV media outlets were saying it was true, and by 11 p.m. the internet social media sites were abuzz with chatte. more »»

Fill ‘er Up

April 27, 2011 All around town and in the media, one topic has dominated the conversation recently: the price of gas. more »»

Drilling Issues

April 20, 2011 We at the Wetzel Chronicle realize that the most hotly debated topic in the Upper Ohio Valley is the discovery of, exploration for and extraction of natural gas from our region. more »»

Necessary Silences

April 13, 2011 At the New Martinsville City Council meeting held April 4, many citizens expressed their frustrations and concerns with not being informed of the apparent slue of break-ins in our town. more »»

Doing Our Part

March 30, 2011 In times of trouble or hardship, be it flood, fire, or famine, our community has always pulled together to make the best of the circumstance. more »»

Years Of Service

March 23, 2011 Sixty-five years of commitment to anything is impressive, but when it is to community service and helping others, the dedication is exponentially significant. more »»

For The Love Of A Town

March 16, 2011 For the third time in as many weeks the local river community was spared a flood from the mighty Ohio River. more »»

An Unnecessary Expense

March 9, 2011 We’re glad the Paden City Council tabled, for a second time, a motion to purchase a public address system for the council chambers. more »»

A Different Plague

March 2, 2011 The snow has melted and now eyes have turned to watching the Ohio River and area streams and creeks to look for any signs of flooding. more »»



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