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Keep Pool Business Public

We are happy to see Paden City swimming pool is back up and running after losing 17 days of summer fun for the local children. However, it's interesting to note the current manager of the swimming pool declined to speak with their Local county newspaper over their struggles to re-open following ...

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The top priority of every community should be the safety of its residents. Whether it's safe drinking water or dilapidated properties, community officials are responsible for practicing good Governance and promoting community and economic well-being. Providing well-trained fire departments, a ...

Eye Sores Continue To Hinder Community Growth

Every place has them, yet they don't seem to be a fight most want to take on. After all, costs associated with maintaining old dilapidated and abandoned structures can reach astronomical figures. However, if it hinders and discourages growth in communities the issue need to be discussed and ...

Volunteering Pays Dividends

Whether it's traveling around the world, or helping out locally, volunteers build valuable relationships by spreading joy and compassion while helping others. There's no way to begin to quantify how volunteers make a difference in our world, but they do. What's not to love about people who ...

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Wishing everyone a very happy, peaceful and restful Fourth of July holiday. Independence Day is a ubiquitous holiday, a special day of supreme significance. It's path from inception to today has been a long one.Our independence began on July 4, 1776, 243 years ago when the American colonies ...

Proposed Sales Tax Is What It Is

At a recent Paden City Council meeting, discussion was held on a one percent sales tax the city is considering. Mayor Hochstrasser was quoted as saying, "This is not a city tax. Let's not get people up in a roar." We believe that statement to be inaccurate and misleading. It should be clarified ...

Making A Positive Change

What can be better than positive change in someones life? Recent action on the part of Judge David W. Hummel of the Second District Northern Panhandle Drug Court has brought together or combined if you will Drug Court and Mental Rehabilitation to form what is now Treatment Court. Judge Hummel ...

What Times Is It? Clean Up Time!

One Street At A Time is hitting the streets of New Martinsville with volunteers! Please spread the word and come out to lend a hand.We hear it all the time! First impressions matter! We need to be mindful as to how our community looks and is perceived by visitors. Having a clean, up-kept ...

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 ...

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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 ...