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Paden City Resident Advocate for WorkMoney

PADEN CITY, WV - In late 2019, Gary Walton of Paden City was making $109,000 per year as an oil drilling technician. It was a good job that paid for a comfortable life, but like many in Wetzel County and across the country, he was laid off at the beginning of the pandemic and forced to look elsewhere for work. After six months without an income, desperation led him to take a job in drywall manufacturing making a third of his previous salary. It wasn’t enough. Unable to find a good-paying job in West Virginia, he next found a new job in Ohio, where he was forced to drive 90 minutes each way to work, and took home half of what he was making before the pandemic. Only recently, Walton was able to secure a job at the Hannibal Locks and Dam, where he still only makes 70 percent of his pre-pandemic salary. According to him, the past year has taken a financial toll. “We had to ...

Paden City Council Hears Noise Concerns

Have you ever wondered what makes the world go around and around? Some people say it is money, some say it is laughter, and others say it is love. Paul Anka said in a song, “Love makes the ...

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Farmers Market Returns

Every Thursday at 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM from May through September at the North parking lot of Bruce Park, the finest of fresh vegetables and fruits raised by local farmers can be found, with a wide variety to choose from. Shopping at the farmers market can be a fun experience, but more ...

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Letter to the Editor – Back Home Festival 2021

This summer expect a crowd of company in downtown New Martinsville on June 25, June 26, and June 27. All Main Stage performances are free and begin at 6PM on Friday. Friday evening’s activities will last until 11PM at which time there will be performances at the Lincoln Theater. On Saturday ...

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McCusker drives in 4 to lead Oklahoma St. past W. Virginia

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Carson McCusker went 3-for-4 with a home run and drove in four runs and Justin Campbell went 3-for-4 with three RBI and No. 4-seed Oklahoma State jumped eighth-seed West Virginia early in a 12-2 win on Friday. Campbell drove in three runs in the first with a double down ...