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Chase Ends With Injury, Arrests

On Sunday morning around 10:30 a.m. New Martinsville Police officer Courtney South was in pursuit of a Black GMC Arcadia license number WV M3OW fitting the description of a vehicle stolen from Middlebourne the night before. As they approched the intersection of St. Rt. 2 and Russell Avenue, the ...

Tyler County Commission Approve Items in Meeting

By MADDISEN EIDELStaff WriterThe Tyler County Commission held a regular meeting on July 28 to discuss items including a new hire at the E-911 Center and approving grants. Following the approval of the previous minutes, exonerations, and the fiduciary report, the commissioners addressed the ...

Gladys Fletcher Spencer Gregg

If you have lived in Tyler County for any length of time you have most likely heard someone talk about a place simply known as the "Jug". It is a landmark that goes back to 1927 when Delbert Fletcher first built the business. I wonder if when he built it, could he have known it would be part of ...

The Year the Carnival Didn’t Come to Town

The Tyler County Fair has also fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping throughout the world. Monday, July 27 would have been the start fair week this year. For many, the fair serves as a yearly vacation for many county residents. For others, it's a week's worth of hard work spent in the ...

Paden City Selects Rick Casteel as New Mayor

Paden City elected a new Mayor on Thursday, July 24, 2020, with lifetime resident Marc "Rick" Casteel defeating former mayor and councilman Clyde Hochstrasser by a vote of 207-125.Casteel easily won all three wards and will take his seat at the next regular scheduled council meeting in ...

Park Bench Dedicated in Ceremony At Robert C. Byrd Park in Pine Grove

Family and friends of the late David Paul Morgan and his daughter Kim Dallison, held a special memorial tribute and dedication in their honor on Wednesday, July 22, at the Robert C. Byrd center park in Pine Grove.Over 30 family members and friends gathered for the occasion to recall memories of ...

Plans Continue to Evolve For School Reentry

The Tyler County Board of Education met on Monday, July 20 at the Tyler County Board Office. The meeting began with the approval of minutes from the previous meeting.Superintendent Highley then addressed the Board regarding the new 2020-2021 school year and what it may look like. He discussed ...

Wells Sisters’ Legacy Lives On

Delving in to Sistersville's historical background can often be a long and interesting process. Even more interesting, however, can be a drive around the town, viewing historical buildings and sites, and stepping into an era not many of us can possibly fathom. The Sistersville Ferry, The Wells ...

Middlebourne Council Hears Street, Culvert Complaints

Middlebourne Council convened for a regular meeting on July 13 at 6 p.m. at the City Building. Items discussed included the issue with water collection on Park Avenue, speeding concerns on Stealey Street, the water project, and construction of the city building.Council began the meeting by ...

Goodwill Hands Out Back Packs and Lunch Pails

Goodwill located in New Martinsville had a day of fun on Thursday, July 16, in the New Martinsville Plaza. Managers of the store, Rachel Rose and Magie Davis, spent the afternoon handing out lunch pails, back packs, and other school supplies, while also arranging games for kids who came by. ...