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Early Voting Starts in Wetzel

While trying to beat the rush, several Wetzel County residents found it to no avail as they encountered longer than usual lines at the courthouse on Wednesday October 21, as early voting kicked off in West Virginia. Voters reported having to wait for up to 45 minutes in some instances, however ...

Fall Colors Showing up Bright

Mary Yevuta and Husband John got a good shot of this spectacular display of color overlooking New Martinsville, while out for their daily stroll last week. While most of West Virginia is lit up like a Christmas tree, right here in our own backyard one can view some of the beauty of fall. The ...

City of New Martinsville Council Holds Special Meeting

The New Martinsville City Council held a special session at City Hall Council Chambers on October 20. Mayor Sandy Hunt called the meeting to order and turned the floor over to Steve Hunt, representing Wetzel County Civil Service Commission. All council members were present. Hunt, Jeff ...

Wetzel County Commission Holds Regularly Scheduled Session

The Wetzel County Commission met October 20, at the Commission office to discuss items on the agenda. Commissioner President Larry Lemon called the meeting to order following the Pledge of Allegiance. All commissioners were present. The first order of business to be discussed was a request ...

Paden City High School Thespians Awarded

Over the summer the Paden City High School Thespian Troupe was selected to participate in the 2020 International Thespian Festival. This event is held annually and showcases some of the top theater students from numerous countries. The festival was originally scheduled to be held at ...

Paden City Garden Club Stays Active

Take a walk through the streets of Paden City and chances are you will see some flower baskets along MainStreet or Route 2, or some small corner gardens that have received extra attention, and what you notice will be the work of a dedicated group of ladies who believe in keeping the community ...

Wetzel And Tyler Papers Earn Awards

The West Virginia Press Association Annual Awards conference was done digitally this year and the Wetzel Chronicle and Tyler Star News snagged 10 total awards for the year 2019. Of the awards given, two were first-place awards, four were second-place, and four third-place. There were 36 ...

New Martinsville to Sell Old City Hall Building

New Martinsville held it’s regularly scheduled council meeting on Monday, October 5, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. inside the Municipal Building Council Chambers. Mayor Sandy Hunt called the meeting to order following the pledge of allegiance and prayer. Present for the meeting was Mayor Hunt, ...

Commissioners Proceed With Renovations

Downtown New Martinsville will have a new look once the Renovations to the former Shiben Buildings are complete. The Shiben estate turned the keys over to the county commissioners earlier this year to save the county much expense in their efforts to construct better and much needed office ...

Paden City Council Approves Trick or Treat

Paden City addressed several items on October 5, at it’s regular scheduled council meeting. Among those items considered the council by unanimous vote approved October 31, for Trick or Treat in the community from 6-7 p.m. Mayor Rick Casteel and the common council were all in agreement to ...