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Foundation of Our Public Library

Last week’s column told about the history of the towns library buildings. Structures that grew from 1946 up to the present day. The first were existing buildings constructed years before they housed their first book. That changed in 1977 when the new building was constructed that we still ...

Cub Scouts Looking for New Members

New Martinsville Cub Scout Pack 102 and Cub Scout Pack 128 would like to invite all boys and girls finishing grades Pre-K to fourth grade, ages 5 through 10, to join Scouting. If you live in the Hannibal/ Sardis Ohio, Paden City, Short Line/ Pine Grove and New Martinsville areas come and ...

Ribbon Cutting Held for Ohio River Hemp

On Saturday, May 1, the Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce, City Officials and others welcomed one of New Martinsville’s newest business to town with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony at the New Martinsville Plaza. Store owners welcomed the public to stop by and check out their supplies and talk with ...

A Look At New Martinsville Fire Chief, Rick Myers

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a 12-week series highlighting fire chiefs in Wetzel and Tyler County. For the Myers family, firefighting is a family affair. New Martinsville Fire Department Chief, Rick Myers, has been around the fire department most of his life, following in the footsteps of his ...

Paden City Fire Chief Jim Richmond

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a 12-week series highlighting fire chiefs in Wetzel and Tyler County. Paden City Fire Chief Jim Richmond may be the longest running volunteer fireman in West Virginia, and has served as chief longer than any other. Longtime member and chief of the Paden City ...

Magnolia Chapter Of Mu Alpha Theta Holds Initiation

The Magnolia High School chapter of Mu Alpha Theta held its formal 2020-2021 initiation. Mu Alpha Theta is a nationally recognized mathematics honor society for high school students and sponsored by professional organizations such as the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the ...

Wetzel County Hospital Joins WVU Medicine Group

Wetzel County Hospital joined the WVU Medicine group in July 2020. I recently sat down with Shawn Smith, Chief Operating Officer and Roger Lockhart, Marketing Director, both with Camden Clark Hospital, Parkersburg, WV. Both gentlemen walked me through several reasons how this joint venture will ...

The Movie House Opens In New Martinsville

Friday night was a big night in New Martinsville as the newest addition to the community opened it’s doors for the first time. Movie goers were welcomed this weekend to The Movie House. Pop Art Parties created a massive reel and popcorn balloon display to kick off the opening. The weekend ...

Wetzel County Receives $2.92M from American Rescue Plan

The Wetzel County Commissioners met on April 13, 2021 at the County Commission office to discuss agenda items. Commission President Lisa Heasley called the meeting to order after she led in the Pledge of Allegiance. All commissioners were present. Wetzel County Commissioner Carla McBee ...