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Stay Cool, Safe

July 17, 2013 With the hot and hazy days of summer fully upon us, it’s important to always refresh one’s memory on general, simple ways to avoid heat-related illness. more »»

Independence Day

July 3, 2013 We were disturbed to see a news report stating that the city of Weirton has decided to change the name of their Fourth of July Parade to the Summer Holiday Parade -- or some such fluffy moniker. more »»

Be Aware Of Scams

June 26, 2013 Unfortunately, these days there always seems to be a new scam taking place in the area. Just this week we became aware of an individual in the area doing a “survey” for cleaning items. more »»

My West Virginia

June 19, 2013 (Editor’s note: When we asked for submissions of your version of “My West Virginia”, former Wetzel Chronicle Editor Barbara Minor submitted the following. more »»

My West Virginia

June 12, 2013 It’s always exciting to head out-of-state for summer vacation. Last year, I had the wonderfully exciting opportunity to head to Bristol, Tenn., with my boyfriend and friends for a NASCAR race. more »»

Where's PCHS?

June 5, 2013 Where is the story on Paden City High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian? If that’s what you’re wondering when looking at our front page, and really, why wouldn’t you wonder about that? We’d... more »»


May 29, 2013 We would like to add our congratulations to the recent graduates of our area’s high schools. It is an exciting time of fulfillment, wonder, and adventure. more »»

Ripped Our Hearts

May 22, 2013 Moore, Oklahoma. Just saying that city’s name this week instantly brings heartache and images that seem unfathomable. A tornado, or tornadoes, cut a clear path though that city Monday afternoon. more »»

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 »»



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