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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 »»

It’s Election Season

October 17, 2012 We think you’d probably have to be living in a cave to not realize it is election season. Early voting begins next week. Sample ballots are printed in this week's paper edition, pages 8B and 9. more »»

Getting Messier

October 10, 2012 Two weeks ago when the Wetzel County Commission was speaking of the large unpaid bills in the sheriff’s department, the situation was difficult. more »»

Register Your Damage

October 2, 2012 This week Governor Earl Ray Tomblin issued a plea for all West Virginians affected by the June 29 storm, virtually all Mountaineers, to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for... more »»

Thank You

September 26, 2012 We don’t think our community can say thank you enough to those involved in last week’s drug indictments. more »»


September 19, 2012 We believe there is a compromise that will satisfy local businesses and the city in regards to the business and occupation tax increase that council enacted Sept. 1. more »»

We Remember

September 12, 2012 On Tuesday Americans paused to remember that day 11 years ago when our innocence was shattered. Our hearts were pierced like the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and an open field in Shanksville, Pa. more »»

Concerted Effort

August 29, 2012 When Americorps VISTA Volunteer Tom Myslinsky embarked on his Grow Local, Go Local campaign he didn’t anticipate establishing a farmer’s market until next spring. more »»

Keep Going, You Can Do It

August 22, 2012 “Keep going, you can do it!” is a phrase you might hear a personal trainer tell the person under his care. It is the kind of encouragement a runner might hear along the race course. more »»

An Entertainment Value

August 15, 2012 You can’t get a much better deal for your entertainment dollar than Town and Country Days. For an admission of only $8 attendees get stage entertainment, track events, and carnival rides. more »»


August 8, 2012 When a new high school sports season begins, particularly king football, the key phrase might be “offense”, “defense”, or “unity”. But this year we think that word might just be “flexibility”. more »»

Volunteer Super Heroes

August 1, 2012 What were you doing Tuesday afternoon? Working? Watching television? Facebooking? Being a super hero? Probably not the latter. more »»



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