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Editorial for Sept. 11

After suffering the wrath of potholes for the past couple of years, area residents are seeing some relief as Route 2 is getting a makeover through New Martinsville and Paden City. Busted ball joints and tie-rods, broken windows and bent wheel rims have been the norm as we have tried to navigate ...

Sound Investment Helps Save Lives

County Commissioners in Wetzel and Tyler Counties have entered into agreements with AirMedCare emergency services to provide county residents with discounted rates for services provided anywhere in the United States. They recognize the importance of quick response time during emergencies when ...

Labor Day

With Labor Day almost upon us, it is important to look back and understand why it came to be the federal holiday it is. On the first Monday of September every year, the United States pauses to honor its workers and the contributions they make to our nation's prosperity. On September 5, 1882, ...

Should Police Chief Be Elected or Appointed?

It's a question many are asking: should the position for police chief be appointed or remain elected. Many say the public needs to have a choice. An overwhelming majority of City's small and large all over this country appoint their police chief. In West Virginia alone there are only a small ...

Home Rule A Good Fit For New Martinsville

At a recent New Martinsville Rotary meeting City Councilman Steve Pallisco explained councils position on Home Rule for the community. Pallisco said the state recently passed a bill to open up home rule to all communities. Pallisco said the city is filing application for consideration for Home ...

Through The Lens: A Passage Into History

Last Saturday was among summer's nicest days so far. Blue skies with soft clouds along with temperatures in the mid-seventies made it a perfect day for a river cruise. Mary and I along with friends Connie and Earl Yost traveled to Marietta to be part of the annual river outing sponsored by the ...

It is a Fine Time To Have a Fair

Although it seems impossible that August has nearly reached its halfway point, a glimpse at the calendar shows that it's true. That means, of course, that it's County Fair time. Tyler County has started its 57th annual fair, and our advice is that you make plans to attend before the last ride ...

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 ...

Editorial

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 ...