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Ritchea Opens Art Links Coffeehouse Series

Singer songwriter Ryan Ritchea, originally from New Martinsville, kicks off the 2021 ArtsLink Summer Coffeehouse Series. The free show will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, on the new performance deck on the lawn of the Francis Creative Arts Center at the corner of Maple Avenue and Washington Street in New Martinsville. The Summer Coffeehouse series is sponsored by First Mutual Bank. Light refreshments will be served. ArtsLink president, Scarlet Hood, comments, “Rain or shine, bring a lawn chair and enjoy great entertainment!” Ritchea says his love of music comes from his ...

City Council addresses Hydro Dam Vandalism

Brian Campbell, 47, Of New Philly, OH passed away July 11th. Donations made be made in Brians name to Community Hospice Truman House. 716 Commercial Ave., SW New Philly, Oh.

Everett Burkhart

Brian Campbell, 47, Of New Philly, OH passed away July 11th. Donations made be made in Brians name to Community Hospice Truman House. 716 Commercial Ave., SW New Philly, Oh.

Society

Growing Up Out Proctor: Roy and Ruby Palmer

Two of the most memorable characters of my childhood out Proctor were Roy (1911- 1996) and Ruby (Dulaney) Palmer (1915-1983). The Skylab prank that Roy’s tormentors Uncle Oakey and Joe Coleman played on Roy is recounted in Chapter 6. Chapter 2 on Pap’s hound dogs describes the time when one ...

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Editorials

Clean up Days

New Martinsville held two cleanup days over the past weekend with Dumpsters placed near the Hydro dam for citizens convenience. Other communities are working towards cleaning up blighted and dilapidated areas and buildings, and are asking residents to keep garbage off the streets and sidewalks ...

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 ...

Obituaries

Paul Tustin

Paul E. Tustin, 95, of East Petersburg, passed away June 24, 2021. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his memorial service at the Conestoga Valley Church of Christ, 2045 Horseshoe Road, Lancaster, on Sunday July 18, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. Interment in Manheim Fairview Cemetery ...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Jim Barnhart

Dear Editor, I have a question for the organizers and supporters of the Backhome Festival, the people of Wetzel county and the surrounding area, but I’d first like to set it up with a little info about my personal feelings on freedom. I am a staunch supporter of freedom. I don’t believe ...