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Chamber Gets New Executive Director

Dalton Haas has been hired as the new Executive Director of the Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce. Haas will be succeeding the outgoing Executive Director, Carla McBee, who was recently elected to the Wetzel County Commission. A resident of Wheeling, WV, Haas has strong ties to the ...

7-Eleven Makes Donation to the NMJBS, INC

Naomi Baker, the owner and operator of your neighborhood 7-Eleven store said I am pleased to present a Project A-Game grant to your organization, the New Martinsville Junior Baseball-Softball Inc. for $2000. “Youth well-being is a philanthropic priority for 7-Eleven. Through the Project ...

New Martinsville Holds Regular Council Meeting

The New Martinsville City Council met for a regularly scheduled session at the City Municipal Building November 2nd. Mayor Sandy Hunt called the meeting to order after Pastor Bruce Taylor delivered the invocation and Councilman Joel Potts led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Hunt introduced the ...

Paden City Council to hold light up the Town Night

Paden City Council on Monday Night November 2, approved the annual light up the town night beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 4, with the city maintenance crew decorating the small park on the corner of Third and Main Streets. They also had discussion on a possible Christmas parade, but ...

Wetzel County, State Election Results

Sixty Five perecnt of registered voters cast ballots in Wetzel County for the November 3, 2020 general election. Of those voting 3,984 came to the voting booth on election day, while 1,716 voted early and 981 voted absentee. There are 10,215 registered voters in the county and 6,681 voted. ...

School Superintendent Positive for Virus

Superintendent Ed Toman of Wetzel County Schools announced last week he has tested positive for COVID-19, and is currently under quarantine. He said the Board of Education office for the county schools was closed until Monday of this week and received a deep cleaning. According to Toman he ...

Outbreak Shuts Down Schools

As of October 27, 2020, a recent spike in Covid-19 cases in Wetzel County moved the county into the orange on the state COVID map. As a result of the outbreak and to try and stay in compliance with the DHHR and local health department all Wetzel County schools were closed on Monday, October ...

Fran Caldwell Asks: ‘Why Not Me?’

An Interview by, Mary Ann Yevuta Frances Fiess Caldwell and her family were always ahead of the curve. Her parents were in their 40s and already parents to 14 and 17 year-old girls when Fran was born. At the old Wetzel County hospital, her father was in the delivery room for the birth, ...

The Esther Crumbley Fund Launches Annual Charitable Event

The Esther Crumbley Fund Board of Directors has launched its annual charitable event with the recent mailing of letters of appeal for the Christmas dinner for Wetzel County’s citizens in need. This year, food for as many as 450 families will be given, provided the necessary donation of ...

Second Annual Chili Open Deemed a Success

By, Randy Rutherford Staf Writer The second annual Chili open golf scramble was held on October 17, 2020 at Sistersville Country Club. The tournament is a fund raiser for Sistersville High School Alumni and the Roy C Heinlein Scholarship Program. It was a beautiful day and we welcomed 72 ...