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A Rough Week

September 21, 2010 It’s been a rather rough week here in Wetzel County, as the front page attests. We certainly offer our condolences and sympathy to the Partridge and Thomas families. more »»

Personal Vigilance

September 15, 2010 This week’s front page story about the sexual offender who was caught violating his probation by working with the carnival, Deshler Amusements, at Town & Country?Days gives us more than a little... more »»

We All Must Wage War

September 8, 2010 While we hate to see anyone involved with heroin, or any other drug for that matter, we are glad to see local law enforcement agents arrested four Paden City residents last week for conspiracy to... more »»

Skewed Attention

September 1, 2010 The story about Christina Rexrode’s mistreatment of animals on her Whiteman Hill farm has been the subject of a lot of talk in the past months. more »»

Our Current Hope

August 25, 2010 Workforce West Virginia recently released the unemployment numbers for July and Wetzel County has the fifth highest unemployment rate in the state at 12.6 percent. It was topped only by Brooke, 13. more »»

Our Current Hope

August 25, 2010 Workforce West Virginia recently released the unemployment numbers for July and Wetzel County has the fifth highest unemployment rate in the state at 12.6 percent. It was topped only by Brooke, 13. more »»

Beware Of Scams

August 18, 2010 Wetzel County Sheriff James Hoskins has informed us that his department is concerned about phone calls being made to local residents that could be scam. more »»

It Takes Participation

August 11, 2010 During the nostalgic opening to the 50th annual Town & Country Days, we were particularly struck by Executive Director Darrell Goddard’s statement that without “you” Town & Country Days could not be... more »»

Politically Incorrect

August 4, 2010 While we don’t doubt that the city of New Martinsville needs more income and the expense of paying utilities on a building not used by city government, per se, could undoubtedly be a drain, we just... more »»

Strength In Numbers

July 28, 2010 Today the Power of 32, a regional visioning initiative with 32 counties, including Wetzel, will hold a “community conversation” at West Virginia Northern Community College’s New Martinsville Campu. more »»

Grand Finale?

July 20, 2010 For those who watched the fireworks display that put the exclamation mark on Saturday’s Festival of Memories in New Martinsville, you might have left the event with a slight let down. more »»

Deserving Of The Position

July 14, 2010 We would like to offer our congratulations to Judge David W. Hummel Jr. for being named the Chief Judge of the Second Judicial Circuit. more »»

Reasons To Celebrate

July 7, 2010 This week’s edition of the Wetzel Chronicle is filled to the brim with photos from celebrations over this past holiday weeken. more »»

A Life Of Service

June 30, 2010 While we all knew this news was inevitable, we think all West Virginians felt a tiny bit of shock Monday when we heard of the death of Sen. Robert C. Byrd. more »»

Growing Pains

June 23, 2010 We have heard of, seen, and experienced the growing pains in our area thanks to the tapping of the natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation. more »»

Senseless Destruction

June 16, 2010 We have no doubts that some people will look at the front of this week’s Wetzel Chronicle and think perhaps too much is being made over some runs in a baseball field, but we think this kind of... more »»

One More Measure

June 9, 2010 We were thrilled to get the news Tuesday afternoon that the New Martinsville Police Department, working with the Wetzel County Board of Education, received a Prevention?Resource Officer grant to pu... more »»

Mountaineers Value Freedom

June 2, 2010 We’re proud to live in a place where honoring those who served or are serving in the military is important. more »»

A Fitting Tribute

May 26, 2010 We celebrated with the town of Pine Grove and the rest of the county Saturday as the Main?Street Bridge was named the Freda Bell Bridge in honor of one of the town’s most active residents. more »»

Low, But Still High

May 19, 2010 We thought it was terrible that the voter turnout in Wetzel County was a mere 32 percent, that was until we found out an abysmal one-third response was actually stellar in the statewide picture. more »»

 
 
 

 

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