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Easter Bunny in Sistersville

The Easter Bunny paid a visit to Sistersville and met with the kids in the Gazebo behind the Bankers Corner on Saturday April 3rd. Treats were handed out along with a $2.00 surprise hidden in the eggs.

Short Film Festival Comes to Paden City

The inaugural Ohio River Valley Short Film Festival will be held at the Paden City Library, Friday, April 9th. Dave Shelton, an award winning film and television writer/cartoonist, came up with the idea to bring some attention to the Ohio Valley and established filmmakers around the world. ...

Spring Fever in Full Swing At Sistersville City Park

New youth swings complete with chains were recently installed at the city park. The swings were gracious donated and installed by Davis Athletics, LLC of Parkersburg, WV. John Davis, owner and CEO of Davis Athletics, explained he read an article in the Tyler Star News about the park board ...

Dates Set for Academic Awards Ceremony and Reception

Peoples Bank will sponsor the 43rd Annual Academic Awards Ceremony and Reception to honor students in Grades 5-12 in all Tyler County Schools. According to Tyler County Schools, Peoples Bank will sponsor two ceremonies with the first one being April 13, 2021 for those in Grades 5-8 and the ...

Tyler County Commission Discuss Busy Agenda

Tyler County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 9 AM. The meeting opened with a prayer by Eric Vincent and followed with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Mike Smith. Following the approval of the minutes from the March 9, 2021 meeting the ...

Fallen Tree Results in Power Outage, Break-In

During the night of Friday, March 12, a tree on McCoy Heights fell onto a power line, blocking access to the road and knocking out power to residents and businesses in the area. The tree had posed a hazard before it fell, and it had been brought to the attention of Sistersville City Council ...

Methodist Church Building New Parking Lot

The Sistersville First United Methodist Church, located at 610 Main Street, recently purchased the property across the street from the church with plans to construct a parking lot for their members. The property, known in the past as the Bert Null home, was demolished Thursday, and work ...

West Virginia Communities Set To Receive COVID-19 Relief Funding

The American Rescue Plan Act was recently approved by Congress, and as a result $677 million is expected to be distributed throughout West Virginia. It is projected that Wetzel County will get $2,920,000, while Tyler County will receive $1,670,000. Guidelines are still being drawn up ...

Friendly Lions Build-a-Basket Event Is Set

The Friendly Lions Club will hold a Build-a-Basket event on Friday, April 2, at 2 PM at the Friendly Community Center in Friendly. It is open to all children up to eigth grade. Easter baskets will be provided, and children will move from station to station inside the building, collecting items ...

Dates Set for Academic Awards Ceremony and Reception

Peoples Bank will sponsor the 43rd Annual Academic Awards Ceremony and Reception to honor students in Grades 5-12 in all Tyler County Schools. According to Tyler County Schools, Peoples Bank will sponsor two ceremonies with the first one being April 13, 2021 for those in Grades 5-8 and the ...