Last week we heard the bad news that Wetzel County's unemployment rate hit 14.3 percent. Unfortunately the round in the ring wasn't finished as we were hit in the gut by the two announcements by some of our biggest industries to cut numerous positions. The news is bleak, but we have to hold out hope that things will get better. We have to keep fighting for survival. The only other option is to be down for the count and we're not going to that.