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Thursday Morning Briefing

By Staff | Nov 3, 2016

Thursday Morning Briefing


Sistersville City Council appointed Chuck Heinlein as a member of the Sistersville General Hospital’s Board of Managers during a special meeting Wednesday.

City Council opted to table the matter of appointing a new chief executive officer for the hospital so as to allow more time for the Board of Managers to select a candidate, said Mayor Bill Rice.

SGH CEO John May cited “personal reasons” when he resigned Oct. 5.

A Sistersville High School alumnus, Heinlein has had a long career in education. He retired in June 2015 as state’s Deputy Superintendent of Schools and served two stints as interim Superintendent.

During past city council meetings, Heinlein has offered impassioned and informed pleas to reduce the speed limit along W.Va. 2 through the south end of town. Most recently, Heinline shared his ideas with city council about the issues facing SGH.

City Council and SGH Board of Managers drew a winning lottery ticket when they appointed Heinlein.

More about this story will be appearing in the next edition of the Tyler Star News.

In other news, Peoples Bank recently installed a walk-up ATM at its 726 Wells Street location in Sistersville. The ATM is accessible through the double-doors at the branch entrance 24/7.

Want to look at some art? Make plans to attend the Art Show between 11 a.m. 5:30 p.m. today (Thursday), Friday between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and/or Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Tyler County Library in Middlebourne. Lots of quality artwork will be displayed.

Hungry, maybe grab a bite to eat pizza or a giant steak salad at the Wildcats’ Den who have their official grand opening on Saturday in Paden City.

Speaking of food, Bon Bon’s Cafe in Sistersville has recently reopened under new management within the past couple of months. This is a good place to grab a sandwich and some crispy fries.


Tyler Consolidated’s volleyball team defeated Magnolia in 3-2 matches last night in the Sectional Semifinal 9-25, 18-25, 25-22, 25-20, 15-10 in New Martinsville. Good job!

Ritchie County defeated Paden City in three matches 25-15, 25-16, and 25-14 in New Martinsville.

The Silver Knights will be matched up with Ritchie County for the Region 1 Section 2 Championship at 6 p.m. tonight at Magnolia High School.

For more volleyball matches, see sports writer Ed Parsons’ stories next week in the Tyler Star News.

The Chicago Cubs narrowly defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday in Cleveland. The four horsemen of the apocalypse have not returned on the heels of the Cubs’ ending their 108-year drought, but the day is still young. Just kidding. Congrats Cubs’ fans.