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Common Ground

May 20, 2009 Finding a balance between industry and residents is a struggle that has existed for decades, if not centuries. Businesses argue that they must cause some disruption in order to provide jobs. more »»

Do Your Part

May 13, 2009 There are many suggestions. In fact they may rival the number of complaints. But none of the suggestions of how to control the stray animal problem can truly get to the root of the proble. more »»

Meeting For A Solution

May 5, 2009 While we didn’t have space to print the story about the New Martinsville City Council meeting held Monday night, we do think it is important to let the community know that a special committee... more »»

Do Your Part

April 29, 2009 We hope everyone will keep abreast of the Swine Flu situation and be extra careful to follow good hygiene practices during this important time of the outbreak. more »»

Needed: Lifeguards

April 22, 2009 We sincerely hope Hundred’s pool doesn’t remain dry for another summer. Like last year, the town is having a hard time finding lifeguards for this warm-weather staple. more »»

Lines Are Blurred

April 15, 2009 We understand the frustration some people have about the caterer of the upcoming Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce dinner being from Marshall County. more »»

Concealed Guns, Not Records

April 8, 2009 It is vital that some public documents be made available to the public and press, simply because the information in them is important. more »»

A Wake Up Call?

April 1, 2009 We are thankful that kind, caring neighbors were available to help Nora Hood in her time of need Sunday, and undoubtedly still today. more »»


March 25, 2009 Our entire county is saddened and puzzled by the tragedy that happened in Porters Falls Monday evening. The death of Andrew Haslam simply leaves us speechless. more »»

Trying To Make A Difference

March 18, 2009 This week in the course of covering the news in Wetzel County we were privileged to see two concerned citizens who aren’t on a board, council, or committee trying to make their communities better. more »»

A High Note

March 11, 2009 The announcement that the Oak Ridge Boys will headline Town and Country Days in August will undoubtedly get a few people tapping their toes and singing “Elvira”. more »»

Memories Live In The Mind

March 4, 2009 The story on this week’s front page about the dilemma over the dilapidated building in Reader brings to light an increasing problem in West Virginia. more »»

Change Is Difficult

February 25, 2009 There is no doubt that getting accustomed to dialing 10 digits instead of seven will difficult, but many people, including eventually the West Virginia Public Service Commission, agreed it was the... more »»

No Respect

February 18, 2009 When we heard of the expulsion approved by the Wetzel County Board of Education Monday, we couldn’t help but be struck by a general sense of disrespect, noting that a student would have the audacit... more »»

New Street Has Merit

February 11, 2009 On Tuesday the Wetzel County Commission approved a right of way to the new 911 center at the site of the former Lewis Wetzel Personal Care Hom. more »»

Great Idea

February 4, 2009 It isn’t very often that we comment on a letter to the editor, but Sandy Hunt offers a great concept in her letter printed below. more »»

Join The Journey

January 28, 2009 It may seem that a lot has been printed lately about “The Big Read”. It has, but it is only because a group of people are very excited about promoting reading through this project. more »»

Don’t Pass Judgement

January 21, 2009 We have heard far too many people make negative remarks about the front page story that ends with the death of an 82-year-old man. more »»

Traditional Transfer

January 14, 2009 It appears that we’re in a patriotic mood here at the Wetzel Chronicle, judging by the lengthy columns on this page. more »»

A Strong Stance

January 7, 2009 Judge John T. Madden, Wetzel County Prosecutor Timothy Haught, and the New Martinsville Police Department took a strong stance against drugs this past week and for that we are thankful. more »»



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