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Body of Missing Child Found Near Dam

A seven year old boy who went missing in the Ohio River on Sunday around 4:30 p.m. was discovered in the water near the wall of the Hannibal Locks and Dam around 4 a.m. on Wednesday by family members. According to Monroe County, Ohio sheriff Charles Black, officials had suspended the search for the boy around 1 a.m. with the intention of continuing the search later in the morning. However, he said family members requested to keep searching. The family had a boat and were searching near the wall of the dam when they discovered the boy’s body. “My deputies were just pulling in to check equipment we had left there, and they were advised they found what they thought was the body, and it was the body of the 7-year-old,” said Sheriff Black. The boy and his nine year old brother had been playing in the River on Sunday when the younger child fell of a sandbar where the water ...


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A Labor Day Tradition

For the past 73 years, folks in the small town of Paden City have been celebrating Labor Day with the largest parade in the state; this year was no different. Although the parade route basically remains the same, traveling from the South end of town and going North along Rt. 2 to the high ...

Sports Briefs

From My View For October 30

I would love to start my column thanking Bev Gibb and the New Martinsville Parks and Recreation for putting on the Bruce Park Boo at the Park. I have been on the Parks Commission for a couple years now, and I was shocked to see all the many kids and grown-ups present at this years event.I'm ...


Marcella Blake

Marcella R. Blake, age 94 of New Martinsville, WV, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends on Saturday Sept 11 from 2-4 and 6-8 at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville, WV, where services will be ...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor – Cheri Acree

Dear Editor, I want to thank the staff at the Wetzel County Hospital during my recent visit. The doctors and nurses in the ER and ICU re compassionate, caring, competent and knowledgeable people. They were all detrimental in the outcome of my recent visit. The care I received was ...