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Judging a youth is an absurd action

Judging young people, or any person for that matter on the notion that they come from a good family, may be the most absurd form of discrimination ever. It’s hard to fathom how someone can be classified as a good individual based on a coach, athletic director, sportswriter or employer’s ...

Through the Lens: A Year in a Bottle

In recent weeks I have begun to hear a collective sigh of relief around our country. The once impossible thought that we, not only as communities, or even the world, would experience an event so consuming, it will now become a painful chapter in future history books. The evening news cast for ...

A Year in a Bottle With Ed Toman

The community member I have chosen for this week’s story is Mr. Ed Toman. If you have met Ed, you quickly realize he is a man of large stature with a friendly nature. He offers his friendship with a warm smile, pleasant disposition and a firm handshake. I learned during my interview with Ed ...

Fairs, Festivals and So Much More!

Wetzel County seems to be doing a lot of things right. Recent announcements from Safewise a company which collects information on communities and posts it for all to see on their website has New Martinsville listed as the safest city in West Virginia. While the community is not without it’s ...

Letter to the Editor – Soren Shade

Dear Editor, I don’t know about you but I’m super excited for the upcoming Back Home Festival on the weekend of the 25th-27th! Despite growing up in New Martinsville, I am ashamed to have never attended. I have a good excuse! I was attending school in NYC the first two fests. I’m not ...

Farmers Market Returns

Every Thursday at 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM from May through September at the North parking lot of Bruce Park, the finest of fresh vegetables and fruits raised by local farmers can be found, with a wide variety to choose from. Shopping at the farmers market can be a fun experience, but more ...

Letter to the Editor: Back Home Festival 2021

This summer expect a crowd of company in downtown New Martinsville on June 25, June 26, and June 27. All Main Stage performances are free and begin at 6PM on Friday. Friday evening’s activities will last until 11PM at which time there will be performances at the Lincoln Theater. On Saturday ...

Through the Lens: One Snip Star

I have always had a fascination with our nation’s history. Especially when it involves the stories of individuals that helped to build our great country. The American history books are filled with story’s of our early leader’s struggles to build a new country with rights for it ...

Americans Deserve Access To Better Drinking Water

It may be safe to assume that since drinking water is regulated, it is safe for consumption. After all, there are EPA standards for chemicals in tap water; except West Virginia’s water quality is notoriously poor. Chemical plants along the Ohio Valley, such as DuPont, have polluted the Ohio ...