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Commissioners Support Community Events

The Wetzel County Commissioners met March 23, 2021 at the County Commission office. All members were present. Commission President Lisa Heasley called meeting to order after she led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Commission unanimously approved the minutes from the March 16, 2021 meeting. ...

Fire Destroys New Martinsville Landmark

What is believed to have been one of, if not the oldest home in New Martinsville, was destroyed by fire on Monday, March 21. Around 1:30 p.m., the local volunteer fire departments responded to calls of a structural fire on the South end of Maple Avenue. When they arrived on the scene the ...

Short Film Festival Comes to Paden City

The inaugural Ohio River Valley Short Film Festival will be held at the Paden City Library, Friday, April 9th. Dave Shelton, an award winning film and television writer/cartoonist, came up with the idea to bring some attention to the Ohio Valley and established filmmakers around the world. ...

BOE Set to Interview Four for New Superintendents

The Wetzel County BOE held a regular scheduled meeting March 22, 2021 via You-Tube from the Board office. President Brian Price called the meeting to order after member Amy Cooley led the Pledge of Allegiance and himself delivered the invocation. All members were present. One item not ...

New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Plans Easter Egg Hunt

The New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Annual Easter Egg (Scavenger) Hunt, for children ages 12 and under, will be held on Saturday, April 3 from 11 a.m. — 1 p.m. (or while supplies last). The hunt, co-sponsored by Bayer Heritage Federal Credit Union and Blue Racer Midstream, will be ...

Growing Up Out Proctor: Mom’s Cooking

Mom liked to cook and always put an abundance of food on the table, including lots of vegetables fresh from our garden or canned by her, meat (almost always chicken or ham), and ample dessert, of course. However, high cuisine and variety did not describe Mom’s servings. For example, we ate so ...

Wetzel County Ham, Bacon and Egg Sale

The 53rd Annual 4-H and FFA Ham, Bacon and Egg Show was a little different this year. The virtual sale was held Friday, March 5th and ended Wednesday, March 10th. The exhibits were raised by Wetzel county youth involved in 4-H and FFA throughout the county. The exhibits were judged on ...

Local Communities Receive COVID-19 Funding

The American Rescue Plan Act was recently approved by Congress, and as a result $677 million is expected to be distributed throughout West Virginia. It is projected that Wetzel County will get $2,920,000, while Tyler County will receive $1,670,000. Guidelines are still being drawn up by ...

Growing Up Out Proctor: Pap’s Deer Hunt

For many years, my dad Thad went on week-long deer hunting trips in the mountains of central West Virginia with his nephew Bob (my first cousin, the youngest son of Uncle Okey). Pap had a special relationship with Bob, who often stopped at our place with his wife and two girls to “set ...

WCAWL Active In helping Animals

The Wetzel County Animal Welfare League, Inc. has concluded the generously received CFOV grant. The gift was used for alteration of numerous pets in the ohio valley. The group altered 16 dogs and 25 cats that were either stray, homeless, or owned by those requiring financial ...