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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 ...

Tyler County Development Authority

The Executive Director of the Tyler County Development Authority (TCDA), Eric Peters, has served in his position for 23 years. He was a member of the 1968 graduating class of Sistersville High School and a 1973 graduate of Marshall University earning a degree in advertising and journalism. ...

Area Coaches Speak Out About Sports Delays

Now that Governor Justice has again delayed the start of winter sports in West Virginia until March 1st at the earliest, I caught up with several area coaches to get their feelings on the second delay and how their teams and sport will be impacted by the decision. Governor Justice is also ...

2020: Year in Review

By LEANN COCHRAN Staff Writer As we look back over the past year, it could be said that no one expected what 2020 handed us. January 2020 seems almost a distant memory of when life was easier. Masks were not required to enter a grocery store or restaurant, New Year’s Eve parties were held ...

2020: What A School Year

With 2020 nearly out the door, we can honestly say we’ve never experienced one like it. For local schools nearly everything normal was disrupted. However some events happened just as scheduled. Although original dates might have changed the actual events occurred. One such event which sticks ...

The New Year: A Reflection of the Past and a Fresh Start

The New Year is a time for looking back and for looking forward. For most of us 2020 will be the year we wish to forget. It has been extremely tough for the entire world. Life as we had grown used to changed dramatically as COVID-19 ravaged the globe. What should have been a normal election ...

Family Consigns Their Lineage To ‘Serving and Protecting’

For generations, one local family has been dedicated to serving and protecting the public at-large. Their story began in Europe in the aftermath of World War II when John Edwin Kelly, a young Army Sergeant, was reassigned to the Criminal Investigation Division. Little did he know that decades ...

3,2,1, Happy New Year Tyler County

This Thursday at midnight, the count down to a new year will echo around the globe. It is the time when we watch as the New Year moves around the world from time zone to time zone. On television you can watch as the island nations of Samoa, Tonga and Kiribati in the south Pacific are the ...

Edith Celebrates Christmas

Edith Taylor dropped by today to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. In her own words Edith said,” I don’t say happy holidays, I say Merry Christmas, because of the baby Jesus.” Well we are glad she does and we extend a “Very Merry Christmas” right back at her. She’s one of ...

Here Comes Santa Claus

For more than 30 years Martin Parish, school bus driver for Tyler County Schools, has listened to wish lists and spread holiday cheer throughout Sistersville and surrounding communities as he portrays Santa Claus. Although this year has definitely been different with the pandemic, Santa was ...