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Join In?The Celebration

February 22, 2012 Particularly during the last few years, we have been of the opinion that Hundred’s Independence Day Celebration is one of the best events held in Wetzel County. more »»

Problems. Solutions?

February 15, 2012 We’ve said it before and we’re sure we’ll say it again, but this isn’t Mayberry anymore. more »»

Political Fair Play

February 8, 2012 Since the filing period has ended, the ballots are now set for the May 8 election. more »»

A Beautiful Partnership

February 1, 2012 We think the YWCA has hit on a particularly dynamic idea with their “Cut It Out” program outlined in the article belo. more »»

Excessive Increases

January 25, 2012 Senator Jeff Kessler, in his column below, lets reader know of Senate Bill 168, which he sponsored. more »»

A Town’s Decision

January 18, 2012 Whichever way Paden City decides to go with a charter change making the recorder appointed instead of elected, we hope the voice of the residents is heard. more »»

It Worked

January 11, 2012 If he was looking for the shock factor, it worked. If he was looking to be behind bars, that worked too. more »»

More Than We Know

January 4, 2012 Like any job where people have to deal with the public, our local law enforcement officers must put up with a lot of harassment. more »»

The Facts Of Life

December 28, 2011 The 1980s television show The Facts of Life had a very catchy theme song. more »»

Cooperation Is Key

December 13, 2011 The intersection of Brock Ridge Road with state Route 7 is dangerous. That isn’t exactly a news flash, but it is certainly making the news a lot lately. more »»

Shop Locally

December 7, 2011 We know it’s been said, many times, many ways. . . . shop locall. more »»

Stop The Violence

November 30, 2011 “It’s really tragic that something like this happens.” We couldn’t agree more with that sentiment from Wetzel County Sheriff James Hoskins about the apparent murder-suicide in Jacksonburg Sunda. more »»

Just Not Feasible

November 23, 2011 It is sad to see the closure of the Burton Post Office, or any such public service, but we understand that some cuts need to be made to help the U.S. Postal Service to become financially sound. more »»

Strength In The Positive

November 16, 2011 Complaining seems to have become a national pastime. We complain about the rain. We complain about bright sunshine. We complain about our jobs. We complain about a lack of jobs. more »»

Thank You

November 9, 2011 This Friday, as our nation prepares to honor its veterans, we would like to add our simple words of “Thank you” to what we hope will be a deluge of gratitude for the men and women who served, and... more »»

Deterrent + Determination

November 2, 2011 We are thankful the New Martinsville Police Department has made an arrest in the breaking and entering at The ABC Store last week. more »»

The Perfect Recipe

October 26, 2011 Where can you get something good and hot to eat for only a quarter? At this Saturday’s Smoke On The Water Chili-Fest on Main Street in New Martinsville of course! Sure, the 25-cent portion is a bi... more »»

The Right (Non)Move

October 19, 2011 Sometimes doing nothing is the right thing to do. more »»

Part Of The Plan

October 12, 2011 One of those common “survival” or “what if” questions is, “If you could keep only one modern convenience, what would it be?” We’ve always thought running water would rank right up there on the... more »»

In A Time Of Need

October 5, 2011 It seemed eerily ironic to us that as voters were at the polls Tuesday deciding the fate of the EMS/fire levy, our office scanner seemed to be going non-stop with medical emergencies throughout the... more »»



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