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The Ultimate GPS

December 22, 2009 Would history be different if the wise men had a GPS (global positioning system)? This was the odd question that popped into my mind the other da. more »»

‘Tis The (Post) Season

December 16, 2009 We’ve heard so much about a certain professional sports figure lately, I won’t even bother to print the name of the golfer, that I thought you should hear a positive story from the world of... more »»

Our Spark Is Gone

December 9, 2009 You’ve probably heard by word of mouth or noticed on page 2A that the Wetzel Chronicle lost a member of its family during the past week. Judy Hill lost her short battle with cancer Dec. 2. more »»

A Pittsburgh Adventure

December 2, 2009 It is amazing the wonderful experiences a person can have when she least expects them. Such was the case for me Saturday. more »»

Giving Thanks

November 25, 2009 I have had the privilege recently to talk with several kids and find out just what they are thankful for this year. more »»

Where’s Judy?

November 18, 2009 Hopefully many of you have noticed the absence of Judy Hill’s column in the past few issues of the Wetzel Chronicle. If so, you undoubtedly wondered why her writing had vanished from these page. more »»

Thank You For Your Service

November 11, 2009 Just after 9-11, when our country was riding a high of patriotism, I thanked a Vietnam veteran for his service. He stopped in his tracks, thanked me, and said no one had ever told him tha. more »»

Dedicated To Chili

November 4, 2009 It might have rained Saturday and it undoubtedly kept some people away from the Chili-Fest in New Martinsville, but I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people who still came out for the... more »»

Purple Haze

October 28, 2009 The last few days until Halloween are here and with them are Halloween mania. The decorations are proliferating, the stores are full of people buying costumes, accessories, and candy. more »»

Vaccination Questions

October 14, 2009 Should you get the H1N1 Vaccine? This is a question many people have been asking lately. I certainly don’t know the answer and haven’t even made a decision yet for me and my family. more »»

Roller Derby

October 7, 2009 A few months ago Paul Thomas celebrated his birthday with a roller skating party. Given this venue, you might think Paul is a child. He isn’t, unless you count at heart. more »»

What Book Hooked You?

September 30, 2009 Here is a great opportunity to get 50,000 new books into the hands of low-income youth in West Virginia. All you need to do is go online to www.firstbook. more »»

A Modern Girl

September 23, 2009 On Saturday one of my co-workers, Tammy McGinnis, married the love of her life, Jake Bucy. more »»

Fad Not Fab

September 16, 2009 While I am certainly not anyone’s fashion icon, I have an unexplainable addiction to reading InStyle magazine. I have received a gift subscription to it from my sister as my birthday gift of years. more »»

Where Are The Volunteers?

September 9, 2009 The Paden City Lions Club has enough Corning Ware to keep their dime pitch going for years to come, but the volunteers to run the classic game are dwindling. more »»

In Our Own Backyard

August 26, 2009 I know this isn’t a secret to many of you, but Marietta has a simply wonderful water park. I thoroughly enjoyed my first visit to the Marietta Aquatic Center at Indian Acres Park recentl. more »»

An Excuse Or Reason?

August 19, 2009 Just as the days are heating up to true summer levels, the pools are closing and the countdown has begun to the beginning of the school year—the unofficial marker to the end of summer. more »»

The Ball Roll

August 12, 2009 Town and Country Days, Wetzel County’s annual county fair, always brings back innumerable memories for me. You see, I was one of those kids that lived at the fair during the week-long event. more »»

Perfect Summer Entertainment

August 5, 2009 People who say there is nothing to do in Wetzel County certainly aren’t looking very hard. Almost every weekend there are more things beckoning me and my attention than I can possibly attend. more »»

Bridging The Gap

July 28, 2009 I am constantly amazed at how much the Ohio River divides the residents of Monroe and Wetzel counties. We live so close together, yet often are worlds apart. more »»



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