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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 »»

A Great Day

July 22, 2009 I thoroughly enjoyed the Festival of Memories held in downtown New Martinsville Saturday. My sister Karen had attended the event for the first time and she was amazed at how wonderful it all wa. more »»

The Truly Important Things

July 15, 2009 The national media may have been obsessed lately with the numerous deaths of celebrities, but Wetzel County has not been immune to similar losses. more »»

A Real Gem

July 8, 2009 I must sheepishly admit that I have never been to Hundred’s Fourth of July celebration before and may I say that it was fabulous! It was great to see so many people come out for the... more »»

Michael’s Missed Comeback

July 1, 2009 With the media onslaught that followed the shocking death of Michael Jackson, my 11-year-old niece just couldn’t understand why it was such a big dea. more »»

Vacation: Facebook

June 24, 2009 What did you do over summer vacation? That is the question that is often posed, particularly to school children. more »»



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