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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 ...

Good Police Officers Are Hard To Find, And Harder To Keep

Seems it’s harder to find them today than anytime in the past. It’s a hot topic at nearly every local city council meeting. The question is how can small towns find good reliable Police Officers and retain them? The subject haunts small communities more often than most people realize. ...

Take No Chances

While our local communities have mostly been safe havens from the rest of the world, we must realize things have changed drastically in the past 60 years. The days of leaving your windows up and doors unlocked no longer exist. Keeping a loaded weapon in your home and locking the doors to the ...

Cleggs Celebrate Fifty Years Together

Fifty years ago, Chuck Clegg returned home on leave from the Air Force. He was on a mission to ask Mary Berger to be his wife. At the time, Mary was attending beauty school in Wheeling. Before he made his marriage proposal he had one other question to ask his prospective wife. Looking into her ...

Making The Right Choices

Common sense most often lets one know when it's time to give up. Paden City just had an election, and it was clear the residents wanted a new Mayor.That's a strong indication the people were displeased. Citizen complaints have been many, varying from lack of clean water, unkept properties, ...

Improvements to 4-H Camp

The Wetzel County 4-H grounds have hosted public and private events for as long as most people in the area can remember. Perhaps the most well-known of these events is the annual Town and Country Days Fair held each August. This event was first held back in the 60's at New Martinsville's Bruce ...