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Rotary Donates to Magnolia Basketball

The New Martinsville Rotary met in person on February 10, at Quinets Restaurant with several members attending by zoom also. The program for the day was under the direction of Rotarian Tim Haught. The speaker for the meeting was Magnolia Basketball Coach Dave Tallman who presented an overview ...

Free Straw For Paws

The Wetzel County Animal Welfare League, Inc. has purchased and is providing free straw to residents for outdoor dog and cat houses to keep their animals warm this winter. The group of volunteers has purchased straw and has it stored at a designated location for pick up. They have also ...

This Baker Learned Not to Cry Over Spilt Milk

By Mary Ann Yevuta For the Wetzel Chronicle What might fate have in store for a German child who lived through the horrors of World War II? For one little girl, it was to fall in love and marry an American GI from New Martinsville, WV, raise a beautiful family, and become one of the best ...

Growing up in Proctor: Satellites, Bottle Rockets, and Thermite

Tonight (11/15/2020) I watched the launch of four astronauts atop a non-government (!) rocket into earth orbit to dock with the International Space Station. Wow, did that take me back to the fall of 1957, when to American horror the Soviets put the first object into earth orbit. I vividly ...

Growing Up In Proctor: Uncle Okey

From the original C. A. (Charles) Eller farm, my dad wound up with a twenty-acre parcel where he built a house for us to live in when I was about four. Twenty acres was enough land for Pap to tinker with a small sheep band and let his beagles run rabbits. The rest of the Eller farm, something ...

Paden City Council Fills Seat

Paden City Common Council met in regular session on Monday, Feb. 2, 2021 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the municipal building. Following the Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance the meeting began. Members in attendance were Mayor Rick Casteel, City Recorder Shelia Ervin, Jim Richmond, Auna ...

New Martinsville Council Approives Pay Raises

New Martinsville City Coucil met in regular session on February 1, 2021, at New Martinsville City Hall All council members were present. Councilman Joel Potts introduced Pastor Bruce Taylor to deliver the invocation. Potts then led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Sandy Hunt called the ...

Sheriff’s Investigates Animal Neglect Complaint

An ongoing investigation by local authorities concerning abuse to a dog named Diamond on Fifth Street, in New Martinsville has turned up no evidence of abuse of any kind, according to the Wetzel County Sheriff’s Department. Complaints concerning abuse to a female Silver Lab named Diamond ...

Commission Approves AirEvac Agreement

The Wetzel County Comissioners at their January 26, 2021, regular scheduled opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and Commission President Lisa Heasley calling the meeting to order. The minutes rom the January 19, meeting were unanimously approved. The Commission met briefly with and heard ...

Growing up in Proctor: Pap’s Hound Dogs

By: GARY ELLER My Dad (”Pap”) loved hound dogs and we always had them around. When he was a young man, Pap had blueticks and would hunt with them at night on occasion with his buddies. Believe me, in West Virginia stumbling around for miles half the night in the dark, through thickets of ...