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Chamber Elects New Board and Officers

The Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce held its annual membership meeting over the internet platform Zoom on Thursday, January 21st. At the meetings, members voted on new Directors to add to the Board as well as a revision of the By-laws. Six names were on the ballot for the Board of ...

United Way, SWN Anounce Food Grant

WHEELING, WV — United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley today launched a food insecurities grant in partnership with Southwestern Energy (SWN). The grant is open to organizations in Brooke, Ohio, Marshall and Wetzel counties that are providing food products and meals to local ...

Fire Damages House in Paden City

Firefighters in the area received a call around 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 that a house on Stephen’s Street had heavy smoke coming from the roof. Within minutes of receiving the call Paden City and New Martinsville fire trucks arrived to find fire and smoke in the attic of the home at ...

Making A Difference – Terry Wiley

Terry Wiley, local businessman and entrepreneur, came to Sistersville on July 7, 2007 from the Cincinnati area. When Terry was a youngster he often traveled to Tyler County in the late 1950’s with his dad to hunt on an old family farm becoming familiar with the Middlebourne. He remembers ...

Biden Expands P-EBT

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced several efforts today to expand nutrition assistance to hard-hit families across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. In support of President Biden’s call to action on hunger and with authorities provided by Congress, USDA is ...

County Commission Holds Regular Session

The Commission of Wetzel County held a regular scheduled meeting on January 12, 2021, in the County Commission office. Commission President Lisa Heasley called the meeting to order after she led in the Pledge of Allegiance. All commissioners were present for a light agenda. Commissioners ...

Group Working For Hope, Help

Wetzel Advocates Towards Community Hope, or W.A.T.C.H., held its first meeting last Friday, January 15 at 11 AM in Klug Hall at St. Vincent De Paul’s Catholic Church in New Martinsville. The group was developed by Michelle Rohde, Project Coordinator, Dawn Lavoie, Youth Engagement and Peer ...

“It’s Not About The Awards”

An Interview By John Yevuta For the Wetzel/Tyler County Papers In the pantheon of Ohio Valley coaches, Craig Schneid ranks among the all-time greats. His resume includes 10 West Virginia High School Track Championships, 4 OVAC Track Championships and 72 individual or relay state ...

A Remembrance of a Classmate

Last week when I read Mike Myer had passed away, I was saddened knowing another member of the Magnolia’s Class of 1969 was no longer with us. After graduation, it was not until a few years later that I came to know Mike was working as a journalist. He contacted me and asked if I would ...

Commission Votes Heasley as President

The Wetzel County Commission held a regular scheduled meeting January 5,2021, at the County Commission office to elect officers. Commissioner Lisa Heasley called meeting to order following the Pledge of Allegiance. All commissioners were present. Commissioner Greg Morris made a motion to ...