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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 »»

So Thankful

July 3, 2012 All we can think of right now, in the aftermath of Friday’s storm and the weekend’s difficulties, is how we are so thankfu. more »»

Classic Celebration

June 27, 2012 It’s hard to believe that just next week will bring the Fourth of July —the holiday that most certainly marks the birthday of our nation, but also that marks the middle of our year, our summer, our... more »»


June 20, 2012 We’re not sure what more can be said about the Wetzel County?Relay for Life, except for, “Wow!” This community, in so many ways, really pulls through to fight the dreaded disease. more »»

Not Neutral

June 13, 2012 While a Congressional Joint Resolution is not exactly a county issue, we must disagree with the Wetzel County Commission’s decision to take a “neutral stance” on the issu. more »»

A Great Loss

May 23, 2012 The sudden, shocking loss of our beloved Coach Bill?Stewart Monday seems to be all our community can think about or discuss. more »»

Congrats Grads

May 16, 2012 For decades graduates in mortar boards have clutched their diplomas and shed tears as they go through the graduation exercises. more »»

Amazing Service

May 9, 2012 When reading the biography provided about Ralph Ice in announcing the event to be held Saturday to officially name the Jacksonburg Bridge in his honor, we couldn’t help but be amazed at his life. more »»

Your Right, Responsibility

April 25, 2012 We hope you’ll notice that on pages 4B, 5B, and 6B, we have begun our in depth coverage of the local election. more »»

The Right Decisions

April 17, 2012 The Wetzel County?Commission made the right decisions Tuesday morning in regard to the issue of campers at the 4-H grounds during the summer months when the area experiences a lot of usage for yout... more »»

Mountain Of A Mole Hill

April 11, 2012 Not far from Wetzel County is the town of Mountain, W.Va. The little “map dot” hasn’t always had that name. At one time it was known as “Mole Hill”. more »»


March 28, 2012 As we reflect on this week’s issue of the Wetzel Chronicle and its various stories, we’re struck by how we are surrounded by heroes. Tthere are two heroes who are actually given that title -- Lt. more »»

Not Quite Understanding

March 21, 2012 We must say we aren’t thrilled with the prospect of local high school students attending West Liberty University at The Highlands —a possibility presented at Monday’s Wetzel County Board of... more »»

Peace To You, Zachary

March 14, 2012 We, like many, were saddened to hear of the passing of Zachary Taylor on Tuesday mornin. more »»



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