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Vaccines for Age 80 And Over Arrive Locally

For nearly a year the Coronavirus has been part of all our lives. But, with the new year, science and medicine has given us a way to begin the recovery. On Monday, January 4 at 10:00am the Wetzel/Tyler Health Department began inoculating Tyler and Wetzel County citizens. The first to receive the vaccine was a couple from Paden City, John “Hoppy” Hopkins and his wife Barbara. They arrived in the waiting area behind the Heath Department at 5am. Behind them was a long line of people over 80 who were patiently waiting for their turn. Unfortunately the health department was only ...

Area Coaches Speak Out About Sports Delays

A while back Mary and I traveled to an antique flea market in nearby Pennsylvania. It had been many years since we attended the antique fair, and it had changed since we were there 20 years ago. ...

Local Sports

The Press Box for 1/13

The one thing that has made sports in general this past year hard for everyone is the lack of spectators. Although some sports have been able to carve out a season, most have not. The roar of the crowd is gone, but the game tries to play on. The excitement that is generated in all games is ...



Hiding Behind the Computer

Everyone is hoping for a better 2021. Or so they say! I saw firsthand last week that free speech and social media actually give a different view and meaning of what is lawful and what was intended, and much of it isn’t appreciated. Freedom of speech is a principle that supports the freedom of ...

Letters to the Editor


To The Editor,Well, I can see there has not been anything done since the last letter I put in the paper.There are two intersections in New Martinsville that are dangerous. That is the light at the Wetzel Chronicle building and the red light at Certified. The other third intersection is Route ...

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