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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 »»

Too Much Heartache

May 11, 2010 We certainly don’t understand the hows and whys of the death of a 17-year-old senior from Valley High School over the weekend, but we do offer our condolences to her family and friends. more »»

Take It To The Polls

May 5, 2010 We’ve said it before, but think it bears repeating. An informed, thoughtful voters is the backbone of this society. more »»

Power At The Polls

April 28, 2010 It is nearly impossible to be unaware that this is the height of the political season. more »»

The Battle Is Won

April 21, 2010 Congratulations to the supporters of Paden City High School! You won your battle; the Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan that called for the closing of your school’s doors in tw... more »»

Disgruntled Chaos

April 14, 2010 Did you know that one disgruntled customer could cause so much chaos? Evidently he can when he calls in a bomb threat to a large retailer located in a busy area. more »»

Loyalty Runs Deep

April 7, 2010 In West Virginia coal mining is truly part of almost every resident’s life in one way or another. more »»

No Lack Of Passion

March 31, 2010 We don’t think anyone remotely familiar with Paden City was surprised by the outpouring of love for Paden City High School at the public hearing concerning the possible closure of this institution’... more »»



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