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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 ...

Helping Those in Need

Everyone knows someone in their community who could use a helping hand especially when the days and nights turn cold. Nearly everyday I notice someone struggling to make it through another day. Often it’s an old friend, a neighbor, the elderly or even a colleague. While many have trouble ...

A Nation Deeply Divided

With memories of 1968-1968 spinning around in my head, I watched along with THE WHOLE WORLD as thousands of angry demontrators converged on Washington, D.C. in a violent attempt to pursuade lawmakers, (in particular Vice President Mike Pence) to overturn the election results. Unwilling to ...

Executive Editor Mike Myer Passes At 69

J. Michael Myer, a familiar face throughout West Virginia, and executive editor of the Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, died Wednesday, January 6, at Wheeling Hospital. He was 69. Mike spent several years in the early part of his career as Editor of the Wetzel Chronicle his hometown ...

Hiding Behind the Computer

Everyone is hoping for a better 2021. Or so they say! I saw firsthand last week that free speech and social media actually give a different view and meaning of what is lawful and what was intended, and much of it isn’t appreciated. Freedom of speech is a principle that supports the freedom of ...

New Year’s a Reflection of the Past, and a Fresh Start to the New

The New Year is a time for looking back and for looking forward. For most of us 2020 will be the year we wish to forget. It has been extremely tough for the entire world. Life as we had grown used to changed dramatically as COVID-19 ravaged the globe. What should have been a normal election ...