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Jim Who?

June 16, 2009 Once again I thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Wetzel County Relay for Life Softball Tournament. I readily admit I am not a softball player. more »»

Skip The Zoo

June 10, 2009 I had the opportunity last week to take an impromptu trip to Washington, D.. more »»

It’s All A Matter Of Choices

June 3, 2009 Friday Joellen and I took a little shopping trip and my sister asked us to look for a few things along the way. What she wanted us to pick up wasn’t anything for her exactly. more »»

Going To The Big City

May 27, 2009 “I want to go to the big city to see Dora and Boots!” This was the refrain we heard sporadically from Joellen for about a month before Dora the Explorer and Boots came to Pittsburgh in... more »»

History Embodied

May 20, 2009 Our community experienced a real loss last week when Jim Fitzsimmons passed way. He was a long-time newspaperman who certainly had strong ties to this organization. more »»

Regal Reunion

May 13, 2009 There aren’t many opportunities for most Americans to become “knights” or “ladies”. Maybe that is why the Golden Horseshoe is such a coveted award in West Virginia. more »»

Something For Everyone?

May 5, 2009 I have completely run out of space in which to print items in this week’s Wetzel Chronicle. I try my best every week to provide this community with the information it needs and desire. more »»

Restocking The Shelves

April 29, 2009 Ever since the threat of bird flu a few years back I have tried to keep an extra stash of necessary items in my basement: water, toilet paper, food, etc. more »»

One Less Reader

April 22, 2009 In the newspaper business we care a lot about numbers--the number of subscriptions, readers, Web site hits, Web site members, and of course the numbers at the bottom line. more »»

An Influential Life

April 15, 2009 An influential teacher can easily be the most life-changing force in a person’s life. They are right up there with parents on the influence scale. more »»

We The People

April 8, 2009 A friend of mine alerted me to an event that will be happening next Wednesday, April 15. It is called the Ohio Valley Tea Party and it is taking place at 6 p.m. at the Heritage Port in Wheelin. more »»


April 1, 2009 We had the opportunity last week to take in West Virginia’s Gift to the World: Marble King–The World’s Finest Marbles, the current exhibit at the Cultural Center in the State Capitol Complex. more »»

More Than Just A Paper

March 25, 2009 I was happy to see the press release come across my desk this week announcing that a West Virginia Domestic Violence Registry and Statewide Database has been created. more »»

Let’s Learn Stewardship

March 18, 2009 Stewardship isn’t a word we hear very often these days. When we do, it usually comes from the pulpit during the generally dreaded sermon about tithing--giving money to the church. more »»

Front Page News Here

March 11, 2009 I remember once visiting college friends in the Washington, D.C., area not long after we entered the workforce. Of course we talked about our job. more »»

Not Buying It

March 4, 2009 I was a bit disturbed this week when I heard about Gov. Joe Manchin’s remarks in a Newsweek online story about his efforts to change West Virginia’s image. more »»

What is $13?

February 25, 2009 Can $13 per week change your life? I have heard much talk recently about how little a piddly $13 per week from a tax break thanks to the stimulus package cannot change our lives. more »»

True Dedication

February 18, 2009 “Will you still need me, will you still feed me when I’m 64?” That is the famous question asked by The Beatles on their Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band albu. more »»

The Most Excellent Way

February 11, 2009 This is the week for love and that makes me contemplate just how to tell the ones I love, particularly my husband Daniel, just what they mean to m. more »»

Go Red

February 4, 2009 All of us with e-mail accounts receive letters encouraging us to take part in various “campaigns” from time to time. more »»



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