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Anderson and Smith Get Married In Beautiful Private Ceremony

Victoria Silver Anderson and Donald Lee Smith III (AKA Trey) were united in marriage Saturday, September 5, 2020 in a small private outdoor ceremony at the groom’s home in Reader, WV, with a few family and close friends in attendance. Pastor Josh Bates and Evangelist Marty Coffey were the ...

City of New Martinsville Holds Last Cleanup Days

New Martinsville city employees held their final cleanup days of the year on Friday September 17, and Saturday September 18th, at the North end of Hydro Drive. The cleanup dates were announced many times during the year. New Martinsville thanks all the city workers for doing such a fine job. ...

Magnolia High School Announces the 2021 Homecoming Court

The students at Magnolia High School have recently selected their representatives for the 2021 Homecoming Court. Standing in the front row left to right are Freshman candidate, Jenna Blain, Junior candidate, Abby Clegg, and Sophomore candidate, Olivia Stine. Middle row are Senior candidates, ...

Paden City Adds New Officers To Police Force

Following the opening prayer by councilman Steve Kastigar, and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Mayor Rick Casteel, the minutes of three previous meetings were approved along with the July 29, 2020 vote canvass and the July 31, 2020 vote certification meetings. Several items were on the ...

Regattafest Announces Thunder Fireworks Display

Mark your calendars and set your timers for Saturday, September 26th, 2020, at 8:00 pm, to enjoy a free fireworks display presented by RegattaFest with special music provided by our local radio stations: WETZ AM and FM (1330 AM and 93.1 FM) as well as 104.5 FM. It’s a drive-in celebration, ...

Paden City Searches For Water Contamination Answers

On Tuesday, September 8, Paden City Mayor Rick Casteel, city Maintenance Superintendent Josh Billiter, and the Paden City Water Crisis Group, met on Main Street at the Group’s headquarters to discuss new test well drillings and soil water samples slated to take place later that day and ...

New Martinsville City Council Honors Local Police

New Martinsville City Council met at the Municipal Building in Council Chambers on September 8, for a regularly scheduled meeting. After the invocation, Councilman Joel Potts led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Sandy Hunt then called the meeting to order. Council gave approval to the ...

Just Call Him Johnny Joe

There are certain people for whom a surname is superfluous. Think Pele, Beyonce, and Madonna. In West Virginia, “Johnny Joe” is all you need. He has traversed the state playing basketball and tennis, practicing law, selling his wares, and supporting local sports teams. He never leaves a ...

Fatal Accident Near Buck Run Road Claims Lives of Two Locals

On September 8, 2020 at approximately 8:42 p.m., the Tyler County E-911 Center received a call for a two vehicle auto accident on WV Rt. 180 near Buck Run Road. The E-911 center dispatched fire units from Middlebourne VFD, Sistersville VFD, Paden City VFD, New Martinsville VFD, and ambulance ...

Grand Jury Indicts 28 Individuals In Wetzel County

John Wesley Blake, 49, of 8746 Mountaineer Highway, New Martinsville, WVa, was handed down a 74 count indictment alleging multiple cases of Gross Child Neglect Creating Risk of Death or Serious Bodily Injury, Incest, Child Abuse Resulting in injury, Child Abuse Resulting in Serious Bodily ...