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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 »»

No Words

March 7, 2012 There are just no words a person can utter after a tragedy like the one that happened Sunday morning in New Martinsville that can make everything okay. Sure, words can provide some comfort. more »»

Join In?The Celebration

February 22, 2012 Particularly during the last few years, we have been of the opinion that Hundred’s Independence Day Celebration is one of the best events held in Wetzel County. more »»

Problems. Solutions?

February 15, 2012 We’ve said it before and we’re sure we’ll say it again, but this isn’t Mayberry anymore. more »»

Political Fair Play

February 8, 2012 Since the filing period has ended, the ballots are now set for the May 8 election. more »»

A Beautiful Partnership

February 1, 2012 We think the YWCA has hit on a particularly dynamic idea with their “Cut It Out” program outlined in the article belo. more »»

Excessive Increases

January 25, 2012 Senator Jeff Kessler, in his column below, lets reader know of Senate Bill 168, which he sponsored. more »»

A Town’s Decision

January 18, 2012 Whichever way Paden City decides to go with a charter change making the recorder appointed instead of elected, we hope the voice of the residents is heard. more »»

It Worked

January 11, 2012 If he was looking for the shock factor, it worked. If he was looking to be behind bars, that worked too. more »»

More Than We Know

January 4, 2012 Like any job where people have to deal with the public, our local law enforcement officers must put up with a lot of harassment. more »»

The Facts Of Life

December 28, 2011 The 1980s television show The Facts of Life had a very catchy theme song. more »»

Cooperation Is Key

December 13, 2011 The intersection of Brock Ridge Road with state Route 7 is dangerous. That isn’t exactly a news flash, but it is certainly making the news a lot lately. more »»

Shop Locally

December 7, 2011 We know it’s been said, many times, many ways. . . . shop locall. more »»

Stop The Violence

November 30, 2011 “It’s really tragic that something like this happens.” We couldn’t agree more with that sentiment from Wetzel County Sheriff James Hoskins about the apparent murder-suicide in Jacksonburg Sunda. more »»

Just Not Feasible

November 23, 2011 It is sad to see the closure of the Burton Post Office, or any such public service, but we understand that some cuts need to be made to help the U.S. Postal Service to become financially sound. more »»

Strength In The Positive

November 16, 2011 Complaining seems to have become a national pastime. We complain about the rain. We complain about bright sunshine. We complain about our jobs. We complain about a lack of jobs. more »»

Thank You

November 9, 2011 This Friday, as our nation prepares to honor its veterans, we would like to add our simple words of “Thank you” to what we hope will be a deluge of gratitude for the men and women who served, and... more »»



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