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Good For The Community

May 1, 2013 We were so pleased to see the great turnout at Tuesday evening’s Wetzel County?Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner. more »»

Finally Infuriating

April 24, 2013 The national news events of last week were nothing short of shocking, sometimes riveting, always frustrating, and ultimately infuriating. more »»

Cleaning Up

April 10, 2013 While it’s not a popular decision, New Martinsville’s decision not to hold a free spring clean up this year is fiscally wise. more »»

Strength In Unity

April 3, 2013 We believe the First Christian Church in New Martinsville is on the right path with their new support groups for various issues. more »»

Get The (Golf) Ball Rolling

March 27, 2013 The road has been long and tedious, but the New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Department has finally received the go-ahead for its refurbishment of the miniature golf course at Bruce Park. more »»

It’s Up To You

March 20, 2013 Jane Batten is absolutely right in the letter to the editor printed at the bottom of this page. Our landscape is looking extremely littered. more »»

Safety First

March 6, 2013 It is certainly unfortunate that the Main Street bridge in New Martinsville must be closed while some repairs are made to its piers. But we think everyone can agree that it is necessary. more »»

Other Voices -- WCEMS

February 27, 2013 (Editor’s note: The Wetzel County Emergency Medical Service wrote this about their recent relocation in New Martinsville. more »»

The Good And The Bad

February 20, 2013 There is no denying that there are two sides to everything. We see it in the courtroom through the prosecution and the defense. more »»

It's Wrong, Even Criminal

February 13, 2013 Perhaps it has been a felony charge in Wetzel County before, but we cannot recall a previous prosecution for parent authorizing sexual abuse of a child. more »»

All?Four Seasons

February 7, 2013 Like snow or not, it’s here. And it will be gone before you know it. It might return, it might not. That’s winter in West Virginia. more »»

Difficult Decisions

January 30, 2013 Decisions can be very difficult to make. We think this often when we see children learning the difficult lesson from making the wrong decision. more »»

Lunch And Learn

January 23, 2013 Two of the things we are always grateful for are the presence of West Virginia Northern Community College in our area and the opportunity to pause on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

You Spoke, Loudly

January 16, 2013 When Staff Writer Lauren Riggs wanted to do a story on local opinion about the gun control debate that rages in our country, she went to our readers--in the form of a Facebook post and a message... more »»

Welcome, Commissioner

January 9, 2013 We’d like to welcome Larry Lemon to his new position as a Wetzel County?Commissioner. As we have seen Lemon in the past several years serving as Senator John D. more »»

A Prayer For A Time Of National Mourning

December 19, 2012 BY REV. DR. VICTOR L. more »»

We’re Proud Of Our Team

November 28, 2012 As Magnolia’s football team suffered a last minute loss on Saturday, the feelings were overwhelming. Their dream season was over, sadly. . . suddenl. more »»

Thank You, Veterans

November 14, 2012 It makes complete sense to us that Veterans Day is in the same month as Thanksgiving. After all, the subject of the first holiday is certainly a reason to give thanks. more »»


November 7, 2012 Forward isn’t just a campaign slogan -- it’s a direction. It is the direction we all should be going -- personally, professionally, and politicall. more »»

Arts Are Valuable

October 24, 2012 We think the Wetzel County community has known it for a long time, but now a study proves that arts are important. more »»



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