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From My View For April 24

By Staff | Apr 24, 2019

Well it finally happened; I hit the big 65 last week and will start my retirement, somewhat.

I feel the same, just not as active as I once was. What I have seen while as a sportswriter has been great, but as the years pass, you see people come and go at the paper. I hate to see it, but change will come knocking again. We will be losing two more employees as their time has ended for them, and they will go another direction.

Rosie Miles and Lauren “Riggs” Matthews will be leaving us at the Wetzel Chronicle. Lauren has been here for seven years; she has been our editor at the Chronicle since early-2016, a year or so after Amy “Westfall” Witschey left us. I have seen a lot of change, some good and not so good, but we deal with it and move on to greener pastures. Lauren has been a great addition to our family and was trained by Amy.

As of now we don’t have a editor, but I’m sure we will get someone soon. I have seen many changes here at the newspaper, and we got through okay. I wish Lauren all the best in her endeavors, as well as our Rosie at the Tyler Star News.

We will be taking resumes for each, a writer and a receptionist. So if anyone with writing or receptionist skills is looking for a job, submit a resume as soon as possible. out there looking for a job with writing skills or as a receptionist send in a resume ASAP.

Ed Parsons and his bride, Donna, as well as myself and Lynne were invited to the opening of former Magnolia High School athlete Eddie Mensore’s film, Mine 9. Ed and I were both coal miners for more than 27 years, and we both enjoyed the movie. Eddie was pretty much spot-on with the show as he wrote the film, as well as produced it.

I strongly suggest my many coal mining friends, as well as everyone else, attend a showing. It will bring back memories. Of course there were bad memories, but we had more good memories than bad, so go check it out and help a former area athlete too.

You see, there are good things happening all around us all the time; we may be losing some very good employees who have given the paper 100 percent, but I’m sure whomever we get to take their places will be just fine.

I hope everybody had a nice Easter break, and for us at the Tyler Star News and the Wetzel Chronicle, we are just tickled pink knowing that the spring sports season is in full swing with lots and lots of sporting events among us daily.

It’s the end of the road for softball and baseball, as sectionals, regionals and state championships await, along with regional and state track meets.

Looking to repeat as the boys Class-A state track as well as the Class-AAA OVAC champs is the Magnolia boys track team. I am sure the Eagles will give it their all in bringing back-to-back championships right back to New Martinsville and Magnolia High School. Then there is the Magnolia girls track team, which finished runner-up in the OVAC and third at state; the team will look to move up and change it to championships.

The Paden City High School baseball team is looking to get back to the OVAC Class-A championships once more. The Magnolia baseball team, after winning its sectional and capturing the Region I title, will look to repeat. But, before all of this, the MHS tennis team is looking to win another regional title and send more performers back to play in the state title championship singles and doubles events.

Also on the books will be many, many high school proms throughout our area, as well as the 61st New Martinsville RegattaFest Sept. 28-29. There will be many road races throughout the area, starting in Paden City, as well as Little League Opening Day in early May. Proms will take place at Hundred, Magnolia, River and Valley high schools on April 27, and Paden City and Tyler Consolidated will celebrate their proms during the first two weekends in May.

Another neat event is the annual fishing derby for our area youth fishermen and women, held at Pine Grove’s Byrd Center on April 27.

Perhaps the biggest thing hitting our wonderful area is all the potholes. Enough is enough, we need to get these holes fixed or at least filled before it tears up peoples automobiles, or even worse, before someone gets hurt.

When they start getting to the potholes, the traffic is going to be bad. Be patient; leave earlier if you’re going somewhere.

From My View For April 24

By Staff | Apr 24, 2019

Well it finally happened; I hit the big 65 last week and will start my retirement, somewhat.

I feel the same, just not as active as I once was. What I have seen while as a sportswriter has been great, but as the years pass, you see people come and go at the paper. I hate to see it, but change will come knocking again. We will be losing two more employees as their time has ended for them, and they will go another direction.

Rosie Miles and Lauren “Riggs” Matthews will be leaving us at the Wetzel Chronicle. Lauren has been here for seven years; she has been our editor at the Chronicle since early-2016, a year or so after Amy “Westfall” Witschey left us. I have seen a lot of change, some good and not so good, but we deal with it and move on to greener pastures. Lauren has been a great addition to our family and was trained by Amy.

As of now we don’t have a editor, but I’m sure we will get someone soon. I have seen many changes here at the newspaper, and we got through okay. I wish Lauren all the best in her endeavors, as well as our Rosie at the Tyler Star News.

We will be taking resumes for each, a writer and a receptionist. So if anyone with writing or receptionist skills is looking for a job, submit a resume as soon as possible. out there looking for a job with writing skills or as a receptionist send in a resume ASAP.

Ed Parsons and his bride, Donna, as well as myself and Lynne were invited to the opening of former Magnolia High School athlete Eddie Mensore’s film, Mine 9. Ed and I were both coal miners for more than 27 years, and we both enjoyed the movie. Eddie was pretty much spot-on with the show as he wrote the film, as well as produced it.

I strongly suggest my many coal mining friends, as well as everyone else, attend a showing. It will bring back memories. Of course there were bad memories, but we had more good memories than bad, so go check it out and help a former area athlete too.

You see, there are good things happening all around us all the time; we may be losing some very good employees who have given the paper 100 percent, but I’m sure whomever we get to take their places will be just fine.

I hope everybody had a nice Easter break, and for us at the Tyler Star News and the Wetzel Chronicle, we are just tickled pink knowing that the spring sports season is in full swing with lots and lots of sporting events among us daily.

It’s the end of the road for softball and baseball, as sectionals, regionals and state championships await, along with regional and state track meets.

Looking to repeat as the boys Class-A state track as well as the Class-AAA OVAC champs is the Magnolia boys track team. I am sure the Eagles will give it their all in bringing back-to-back championships right back to New Martinsville and Magnolia High School. Then there is the Magnolia girls track team, which finished runner-up in the OVAC and third at state; the team will look to move up and change it to championships.

The Paden City High School baseball team is looking to get back to the OVAC Class-A championships once more. The Magnolia baseball team, after winning its sectional and capturing the Region I title, will look to repeat. But, before all of this, the MHS tennis team is looking to win another regional title and send more performers back to play in the state title championship singles and doubles events.

Also on the books will be many, many high school proms throughout our area, as well as the 61st New Martinsville RegattaFest Sept. 28-29. There will be many road races throughout the area, starting in Paden City, as well as Little League Opening Day in early May. Proms will take place at Hundred, Magnolia, River and Valley high schools on April 27, and Paden City and Tyler Consolidated will celebrate their proms during the first two weekends in May.

Another neat event is the annual fishing derby for our area youth fishermen and women, held at Pine Grove’s Byrd Center on April 27.

Perhaps the biggest thing hitting our wonderful area is all the potholes. Enough is enough, we need to get these holes fixed or at least filled before it tears up peoples automobiles, or even worse, before someone gets hurt.

When they start getting to the potholes, the traffic is going to be bad. Be patient; leave earlier if you’re going somewhere.