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Averting Disaster

On Saturday afternoon, May 25, lightning struck a one million gallon natural gas storage tank owned by Dominion Resources near Friendly. We often hear of disasters in other areas of the country and the world, but we seldom experience such problems hear at home.Quick action on the part of local ...

Editorial

There is something special about living in a small community. The streets that we drive on, the sidewalks we walk on and the houses we live in were built by hands of people who still live here today. Many of the families that live here today can trace their roots back generations and find ...

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is set aside to remember those who have laid down their lives for all the citizens of America, those who paid the ultimate price to protect and ensure the freedoms that we enjoy. The first occurrence of the observation of Memorial Day was in 1886 in the state of New York. This was ...

Graduation Day Is Drawing Near

The music cues as seniors file down the aisle toward the stage, tassels bouncing in a rhythmic motion with each step. Beneath each cap is a student with a smile from ear to ear.Others shed happy tears for the most anticipated day of high school, graduation. Parents hold cameras, eager to catch ...

Hard Work Still Pays Off!

Pine Grove West Virginia is to be commended for their efforts in obtaining funding for the last phase to their sewer system upgrade. While it often seems like a miracle for small communities to provide their deserving citizens safe drinking water and safe sewage systems, Pine Grove officials ...

Keeping Our Communities Safe

One of the great things about living in small rural communities is the fact that they are safer. We tend to take for granted a nice peaceful walk in the park or an evening stroll through our city streets.That's been a normal way of life for most people here in our little part of the World. We ...

The Close of a Chapter

If you are reading this in the Wetzel Chronicle, you might already know the news due to sportswriter Bruce Crawford or columnist Chuck Clegg's writings. If you are reading this in the Tyler Star News, you've found out the news from Ed Parsons' column.This is the final editorial for this ...

Participate in Ramp Festival Saturday

In case you haven't been checking out local social media, or this newspaper, the Shortline Ramp Festival is Saturday, April 20.We certainly think this is cause for celebration.You see, a year ago, the event was in danger of being history.As anyone is well aware, it takes volunteers to make any ...

Every Child Matters

As with the past couple of Aprils, this month the Wetzel-Tyler Newspapers will publish a column written by Susan Scharf, Executive Director of The Lighthouse Child Advocacy Center.The CAC staff encounters the most heinous crimes committed against the most vulnerable individuals of our society, ...

Congratulations Champions!

This past Saturday we received the amazing news that the Hundred High School/Long Drain School TSA chapter won the state championship. Unofficial word indicates the team had16 first-place winners, 7 second-place winners, and 5 third-place winners - securing the championship.The chapter received ...