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Hunting and Fishing for Safety and Sanity

We all could be safer if we use a little common sense and prepare for the times ahead. If you are not a hunter and would like to get out of the house; go to the woods where it is definitely safer for us to be during the world wide pandemic. There are many things we can do out there that can be ...

Parking Lot Potholes

If you’ve ever gone through the McDonald’s drive-thru and decided to take a right turn, you’ll soon find out you took the wrong turn. There are so many potholes that it is impossible to avoid one without hitting another. This problem persists all the way through parking lots of the ...

‘Think’ with a capital ‘I’

Some West Virginia legislators spell “think” with a capital ‘I.’ They “think” about a piece of legislation with themselves in mind, not you. Consider Senate Bill-642 and House Bill-2715, both to reduce legal advertisements for public notice in your local newspaper. This is the ...

Public access is not public notice

West Virginia officials claim promotion of a government website equals public notice of the actual information on that website. That is a disservice to local residents. If legislators remove public notices from community newspapers, you will be less aware of information you need to know, ...

A government website is not public notice

West Virginia elected officials — at the state, county, city and school board levels — must give local residents “public notice” about government actions, plans and spending. State law requires “public notice” by putting legal advertisements in the your local newspaper, where ...

Health Department Efficient With Vaccines

The Wetzel/Tyler County Health Department has set the standard when it comes to getting the vaccine in the arms of area residents. They have been proficient in signing people up, and following through to make sure they get the second booster shot. Watching the long lines around the country, and ...

Education, Values and Priorities

Something seems lost in today’s world! The chaos we’ve seen in politics the past several months on the national level, has trickled down to the local level and hit home hard for folks in Wetzel County. Growing up in Wetzel County Schools is something most of us are proud of. We have ...

Wash Your Hands and Practice Good Hygiene (And Get Vaccinated)

With the COVID-19, now taking a turn for the better throughout the U.S., and more people on the road to being vaccinated, Americans are reacting in varying ways. Some are being smart while others are not. The main thing we need to understand is to not take unnecessary chances. Mother used ...

Valentine’s Day is Everyday

February 14, is the best designated Holiday of the year. It’s commonly known as Valentine’s, but to me for the past 46 years it’s been Sweethearts Day. I got that early on from my great grandmother who always reminded my great grandfather when sweetheart day rolled around. She expected ...

Practice What You Preach

Two old sayings that I heard quite often as a youngster still ring true today. One was “He’s blind in one eye and can’t see out of the other.” My grandfather used to say that a lot! I was in a local restaurant in the North end of New Martinsville on Friday. The news was out that Wetzel ...