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‘I Still Get Excited for Every Game’

An Interview By John Yevuta Mark Twain once wrote,”Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Division 1 Women’s Basketball referee Kevin Pethtel embodies that spirit. What is your earliest sports memory? My earliest memory of sports is playing ...

Wetzel County BOE Holds Meeting Via YouTube

The Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Dimit Accounting to Paden City on January 29th, 2021 with a small socially distanced ribbon cutting. Their newly renovated offices can be found along Rt. 2, at 509 4thAve. Dimit account acquired Huffman Tax services and will be working to ...

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 ...