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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 ...

Good Old Days and Memories

In my last story, I wrote of the Good Old Days and how some people remember it as a special time in their lives. For others, I spoke with to revisit the Good Old Days took them back to something that they experienced that made a lasting memory. The experiences of those I talked with often ...

‘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 ...

Good Old Days and Times

I have begun to realize when you reach a certain age we begin to utter the phrase, “the good old days.” When someone speaks about the good old days, it can have a different meaning for each person. I understand that may not be a profound observation. But what is fascinating, for some a ...

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 ...

Thank You Charmin

Before you let your mind stray too far at the title of this week’s column, let me set you at ease. This story is about an act of kindness from a stranger. In fact, I have no idea at all who did this kindness for me. Let me start at the beginning. Mary asked if I would pick up a few things ...

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 ...