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When A Community Embraces One Of Their Own

You hear about it everyday. It happens all over the country. Growing up in a small community has it’s perks. With so few people around, gossip pretty much travels at the speed of light. but the best part is being raised in a tight-knit community often means feeling like your whole town is ...

A Year In A Bottle With The Health Department Part 2

In this week’s story we look at the effects of the pandemic not on the health aspect of the virus, but the social difficulty’s it created in the community. The pandemic caused many businesses to either shut down or greatly restrict their operations. Many food establishments either closed or ...

Clean up Days

New Martinsville held two cleanup days over the past weekend with Dumpsters placed near the Hydro dam for citizens convenience. Other communities are working towards cleaning up blighted and dilapidated areas and buildings, and are asking residents to keep garbage off the streets and sidewalks ...

A Year in A Bottle with the Health Department

In my series of articles I have asked three individuals about their thoughts on the year 2020. The first, a school administrator. Secondly, the mayor of the community of Hundred. And the third, is a member of the state government, a House of Delegate member. Each of them had differing views of ...

Clean And Safe Recreation Areas

The focus on clean and safe recreation areas in Wetzel and Tyler County and their communities has been a main topic of discussion among city, and county authorities. It is extremely important to provide these areas for all to enjoy and they are not cheap to maintain and operate. Recently ...

Letter to the Editor: Jim Barnhart

Dear Editor, I have a question for the organizers and supporters of the Backhome Festival, the people of Wetzel county and the surrounding area, but I’d first like to set it up with a little info about my personal feelings on freedom. I am a staunch supporter of freedom. I don’t believe ...

Letter to the Editor: Scott Lemley

Dear Editor: With an increase in pandemic induced medical needs, combined with a rise in unemployment and the accompanying loss of health insurance, this past year has made it painfully clear just how important affordable medication is. Every day in this country, hard working Americans are ...

Appreciate Your Hometown!

Growing up in a small town, you get a sense of pride in where you live. You want to see the town look good and you want visitors to leave saying good things about it. It’s always been a way of life for yards to be neatly mowed and trimmed and everything put into place. Small towns are ...

Through the Lens: Vintage Boat Racing Returns

The image accompanying my story is Earls Yost’s depiction of the 1950s and 60s when our community welcomed dozens of hydroplanes to run on the Ohio River. I used the still illustration to accompany my story in hopes it would preview this weekend’s events. Thousands of spectators are ...

Through the Lens: Hundred Mayor Chip Goff

Last week you read in my column the reflections of the past year in the life of Ed Toman. Ed has now become the longest serving school superintendent in West Virginia after taking the superintendent’s job in Mercer County. We wish Ed and his family all the best. This week I went to the far ...