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Shirley Chief Wade

Having served 21 years at the Shirley Fire Department, Jim Wade has helped transform the department in his 14 years as Fire Chief. Chief Wade is the proud husband of Stacey Wade and father of two daughters, Brianna and Logan Wade. He has courageously been volunteering his time as a firefighter ...

The Wetzel County Commission Match Grant for Town of Hundred

The Wetzel County Commissioners met on Tuesday, May 25,2021 at the County Commission office for a regularly scheduled meeting. All commissioners were present. Commissioner President Lisa Heasley led in the Pledge of Allegiance and then called the meeting to order. First item of business was ...

Wetzel County Schools Holds Robotics Competition at WCTEC

For the whole month of May the middle schools of Wetzel County were invaded by robots! Using multiple Lego Mindstorms kits on loan from NASA’s Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility, located in Fairmont, West Virginia, WCS students were provided with the resources ...

Happy Memorial Day

May is the month that we have set aside to honor those that paid the ultimate sacrifice in service of their country. Memorial Day was by tradition celebrated on May 30 of each year. That was until congress decided the annual observance will be the last Monday in May. This change gives our ...

Jay Smith: Eagles Are My Passion

Jay Smith roams our valleys and hills cataloging, protecting and photographing our growing eagle population. He is our peerless eagle scout. Jay lives in Proctor, Wes Virginia. He went to Magnolia high school. He is owner of Smith Photography and work as a volunteer for the WVDNR. Jay is ...

The Griffin Players Presented The Sound of Music

The hills of Wetzel County were alive with The Sound of Music last weekend. May 20th through the 22nd, the Griffin Players, an amalgamation of Paden City High School and Magnolia High School thespian troupes, revived Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic. The theatre just like West Virginia is ...

Hundred Chief Proud of Deeds

Hundred fire chief Keith Williams is not a home grown Hundred guy, but since 1985 he has called it home. He was born 54 years ago at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, in Dayton, Ohio the son of Ralph and Jeanine Williams. He grew up in Vermillion, Ohio, before moving to the Hundred area. Keith ...

Veterans Ride for Scholarships

On Sunday May 16, more than 50 veterans rode their motorcycles from Parkersburg up Rt 2, to New Martinsville, picking up others along the way. They stopped at the Certified gas station in New Martinsville, where they were joined by other riders for a fund raising ride for children of veterans ...

Blake Sentenced to 210 years for sexual crimes

A Wetzel County man, from New Martinsville, was sentenced on Thursday May 20, 2021, by The Honorable David W. Hummel, Jr., Chief and Senior Judge of the Second Judicial Circuit to not less than 52 nor more than 210 years in prison. John Wesley Blake, 49, was sentenced on three counts of ...

Hundred seeks grant for new sidewalks

Mayor Chip Goff of Hundred is doing everything he can think of to help secure a grant for new sidewalks. His wife Becky is helping him and has been working with Terradon ( Civil Engineers ). Becky did the intent to apply through WV DOH Grants and Hundred is eligible for new sidewalks along US ...