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Festival to Benefit Paden City

The Wetzel County Convention and Visitors Bureau this past week announced it would be the new organizer of the annual Marble Festival which has been a staple of the community of Sistersville for the past 20 years. The Visitors and Convention Bureau will replace Jim King, a Sistersville resident ...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Here we go again, another election and the democrats are going to take your guns. At a recent Trump rally, Trump said, “If Joe Biden is elected he will take your guns and your second amendment rights.” If Biden is elected he can’t do either one! So once again Trump ...

Legend Of The O.k. Corral

Many years ago, Mary and I decided to take a trip out west to show our son, Jeremiah some of the sights of the old west and a visit to the Grand Canyon. We felt that everyone should at least one time in their life see the Grand Canyon. Unless you have experienced the vastness of the canyon in ...

Deaths From Covid-19

Just how many Americans have died as a result of Covid-19? Unfortunately, it depends on whom you ask. As the death toll continues to increase in the United States, a false narrative has started to emerge that states many or even most of the deaths associated with Covid-19 were ...

Too Late To Debate

Why even bother? What was the purpose? With everything the public knows about each candidate, and with the majority of peoples’ minds already made up, why debate? Neither candidate had anything to gain and both had everything to lose by debating, and it looks as though that may be exactly ...

When Autumn Leaves Fall

Finally, after what felt like Summer would never end, the air cooled a bit and we enjoyed the beginning of what we’ve always counted on in West Virginia, a mild, temperate fall season. There may be a few stray brutal days ahead. But for the most part, we can feel safe breaking out the long ...

What Makes The World Go Round?

Have you ever wondered what makes the world go around and around? Some people say it is money, some say it is laughter, and others say it is love. Paul Anka said in a song, “Love makes the world go round and around. Love makes the world go round. As much as I would still like to believe love ...

Through The Lens: The Team Of Iron Men

Last Friday evening, I met with Coach Zach Heasley in the Paden City field house. Under normal circumstances the locker room would have been filled with players preparing for that evening’s scheduled opponent, Bridgeport. You may remember, last year the two schools played each other, Paden ...

Times are Changing

It is impossible to find words that adequately convey how fundamentally the world changed on a sunny morning 19 years ago September 11, 2001. However, many of us will never forget precisely where we were the moment we heard about the events unfolding in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. ...

A Day To Honor The Working Men And Women

According to history compiled by the U.S. Labor Department, credit for Labor Day belongs to Peter J. McGuire, a member of the carpenters union in New York and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, who championed a parade to “show the strength of the trade and labor ...