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Fill ‘er Up

April 27, 2011 All around town and in the media, one topic has dominated the conversation recently: the price of gas. more »»

Drilling Issues

April 20, 2011 We at the Wetzel Chronicle realize that the most hotly debated topic in the Upper Ohio Valley is the discovery of, exploration for and extraction of natural gas from our region. more »»

Necessary Silences

April 13, 2011 At the New Martinsville City Council meeting held April 4, many citizens expressed their frustrations and concerns with not being informed of the apparent slue of break-ins in our town. more »»

Doing Our Part

March 30, 2011 In times of trouble or hardship, be it flood, fire, or famine, our community has always pulled together to make the best of the circumstance. more »»

Years Of Service

March 23, 2011 Sixty-five years of commitment to anything is impressive, but when it is to community service and helping others, the dedication is exponentially significant. more »»

For The Love Of A Town

March 16, 2011 For the third time in as many weeks the local river community was spared a flood from the mighty Ohio River. more »»

An Unnecessary Expense

March 9, 2011 We’re glad the Paden City Council tabled, for a second time, a motion to purchase a public address system for the council chambers. more »»

A Different Plague

March 2, 2011 The snow has melted and now eyes have turned to watching the Ohio River and area streams and creeks to look for any signs of flooding. more »»

Dream Big. . . Too Big?

February 23, 2011 We’re glad to see the New Martinsville Parks and Recreation’s plan for Bruce Park includes keeping Bruce Pool, even if it can’t be used any longer in its original capacity. more »»

Hokey News?

February 16, 2011 As we put the surveillance photo of the robbery at Simon’s Market in Pine Grove on the front of this week’s Wetzel Chronicle, it occurred to us how a metropolitan resident would probably scoff at... more »»

Thank You

February 9, 2011 We couldn’t agree more with West Virginia State Police Corporal C. more »»

Deceptive Technology

February 2, 2011 Why does the technology exist, let alone be readily available, to make a phone call posing as a different telephone number? This is exactly the method being used by some pranksters, or... more »»

Action With Vision

January 25, 2011 There is no magic wand that will instantly bring growth and prosperity in Wetzel County. If there was, we think surely it would have been waved over our area a long time ago. more »»

Honored For Good Reason

January 19, 2011 This week our nation honored the memory and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

Tragedy In Tucson

January 12, 2011 Our entire nation was shocked and saddened after the shooting in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday that killed six and wounded or injured 1. more »»

Hoping For A Positive 2011

January 5, 2011 As we put 2010 behind us and embark on a new year, 2011, we can’t help but reflect on some of the major news stories of the past 12 months. more »»


December 29, 2010 We would simply like to add our congratulations to the many Magnolia High School Quarterback Justin Fox has received since being announced as the recipient of the 2010 Harrison H. Kennedy Award. more »»

Through Children’s Eyes

December 21, 2010 We hope you enjoy the Letters to Santa from local second graders as much as we did. more »»

Not Unnoticed

December 14, 2010 Each week lately it seems there is a new terrible crime to report on the front page of the Wetzel Chronicle. more »»

Our Loss, Their Gain

December 8, 2010 The news that George Couch will be leading Ohio Valley Health Services and Education Corp. more »»



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