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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 »»

Part Of The Big Picture

March 24, 2010 The announcement Tuesday of the creation of a new compressor station in Wetzel County is a needed component in the local natural gas boom and a welcome addition to our local economy. more »»

Do Unto Others

March 17, 2010 We wish we could say we were completely shocked at the report of a life-size “dummy” with the words “go away drillers or you will die” hanging by a noose from a tree along state Route 89 in the... more »»

Closed For (Our Own) Good?

March 10, 2010 Like may of you reading this edition of the Wetzel Chronicle, we were very sad to hear the news that Bruce Pool will not open this summer. more »»

A Happy Medium

March 3, 2010 The natural gas industry boom currently taking place in?Wetzel County and other areas over the Marcellus Shale isn’t likely to be curtailed anytime soon. more »»

Property Plague

February 24, 2010 Dilapidated buildings and junky properties seem to be a constant problem not only in Wetzel County, but across West Virginia. The reasons are almost as numerous as the sites. more »»

Taking Care Of Us

February 17, 2010 Wetzel County Hospital officially opened Phase 1 of their new Emergency Department and we must say the change is certainly welcome and very impressive. more »»

Our Sincere Thanks

February 10, 2010 Many residents of our county have been without electricity for at least some period of time in the past week thanks to the heavy snowfall on Friday night and Saturday. more »»

Let The Races Begin!

February 3, 2010 Did you hear that? It was the firing of the starting gun in our local political races. more »»

No Flood Predicted

January 27, 2010 Many of those living and working near the Ohio River are watching the waters with a wary eye as the mighty river is rising up its banks. more »»

A Local Connection

January 21, 2010 As we see the reports from Haiti in the aftermath of a very strong earthquake, we can’t help but feel compassion for the people of that country. more »»

Let The Races Begin!

January 13, 2010 It may seem like the political season started months ago, with candidates announcing their pre-candidacy, but the official start occurred Monday as county clerks and the Secretary of State began... more »»

Hoping For A Resolution

January 6, 2010 Family members are crying. Law enforcement officials are working overtime. Even strangers are offering up prayers. more »»



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