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Paden City Adds Two New Officers to Police Force

Following the opening prayer by councilman Steve Kastigar, and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Mayor Rick Casteel, the minutes of three previous meetings were approved along with the July 29, 2020 vote canvass and the July 31, 2020 vote certification meetings. Several items were on the ...

Middlebourne To Hold Trick-or-Treat On Oct. 31

The Middlebourne Council convened for a regular meeting on September 14 at 6 p.m. in the City Building. Following approval of the previous minutes as well as the Treasurer’s Report, the council began discussion on hiring a police officer. Town Manager Tena Lemasters explained that she had ...

Paden City Seeks Water Contamination Answers

On Tuesday, September 8, Paden City Mayor Rick Casteel, city Maintenance Superintendent Josh Billiter, and the Paden City Water Crisis Group, met on Main Street at the Group’s headquarters to discuss new test well drillings and soil water samples slated to take place later that day and ...

Labor Day Parade Continues Tradition

While most everything else in the state related to fairs and celebrations were cancelled this year, Paden City managed to continue with a 70 year tradition and go forward with it’s annual Labor Day Parade. Without high school bands and many other entries the parade still took on fanfare as ...

Two Killed In Accident Near Buck Run Road

On September 8, 2020 at approximately 8:42 p.m., the Tyler County E-911 Center received a call for a two vehicle auto accident on WV Rt. 180 near Buck Run Road. The E-911 center dispatched fire units from Middlebourne VFD, Sistersville VFD, Paden City VFD, New Martinsville VFD, and ambulance ...

West Virginia Celebrates Heroes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – On September 10, Delegates Trenton Barnhart, R-Pleasants, and David Kelly, R-Tyler encouraged West Virginians to recognize and honor first responders as part of West Virginia’s annual “Heroes Day” commemoration. Heroes Day, celebrated annually on the second ...

Just Call Him Johnny Joe: An Interview by John Yevuta

There are certain people for whom a surname is superfluous. Think Pele, Beyonce, and Madonna. In West Virginia, “Johnny Joe” is all you need. He has traversed the state playing basketball and tennis, practicing law, selling his wares, and supporting local sports teams. He never leaves a ...

New Martinsville Man Builds 9-11 Replica

Russell Powell a New Martinsville resident of Doolin Route, has completed a labor intensive project like none other in the area. Powell a well know brick mason from the area, set his mind on his re-creation of the Twin Towers destroyed during the plane attacks on September 11, 2001 in New York ...

October Is Cruisin’ Month on the Sistersville Ferry

Sistersville, WV: In recent years, the Sistersville Ferry has concluded seasonal service at the end of September. This year, the Ferry will offer a new service during October featuring cruises only. The October cruises will be available seven days a week, and you can choose your departure ...

Starcher: An Example to Follow

Seventy-three years ago, Jack and Frona Starcher of New Martinsville settled into their home on Leap Street, where they lived and raised a son, Jack Jr. who still calls it home. Although Jack went on to become a great athlete for the Blue Eagles, he also got a good education and raised a family ...