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EPA Addresses Health Concerns

Activity in Paden City by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has brought forth information which relates to Paden City residents heath concerns regarding groundwater and soil contamination, which contributes to the possibility of vapor intrusion. A recent letter from the EPA to ...

Sistersville General Joins Memorial Health System

MARIETTA — Memorial Health System announces Sistersville General Hospital will officially join the system following a due-diligence period that began this Spring, with the boards of both organizations approving an October 1 date. Sistersville becomes the third hospital to join Memorial Health ...

Stealey Cemetery Seeks Funding

Many Tyler County residents are familiar with the Stealey Cemetery that lies near the old high school in Middlebourne. Often forgotten, however, is the significance of the history the cemetery holds in this little town. Tyler County resident Eli Henthorn has set up a maintence fund for the ...

Middle Island Longbeards’ Alternate Fundraiser Takes Place

The Middle Island Longbeards of the National Wild Turkey Federation held their 22nd Annual Hunting Heritage fundraiser a little differently this year on August 18. Due to the pandemic, the annual event could not be held as usual and we couldn’t host the usual banquet. The Longbeards were ...

Beefing Up Security

Thanks to cooperation between the county commission and the Tyler County Sheriff, the Courthouse now has an up-to-date security system which includes two full time employees and two part time employees. Entrance for all visitors to the Courthouse is located at the front of the building where ...

Hillbilly Hundred Is Postponed Until Labor Day 2021

MIDDLEBOURNE, WV - The Hometown Racing Association and Legendary Promoter Carl Short have made the difficult decision to postpone the 52nd Annual Hillbilly Hundred slated for Labor Day Weekend at Tyler County Speedway due to the ongoing (COVID-19) coronavirus pandemic. The reschedule date for ...

New E-911 Center Progressing

The Tyler County Commission met on Tuesday, August 11 at 9 a.m. The meeting began with the approval of the previous minutes, exonerations, and the fiduciary report.Candy Warner was the first to address the Commission, requesting permission to hold jury selection at the school so the process ...

Sistersville City Council Holds Meeting

The Sistersville City Council met on Monday, August 10 at the Sistersville Fire Hall. The meeting opened with a Sistersville resident speaking under public forum.Resident Herman Wells was present to inquire about his rights concerning dogs who allegedly tried to maul him while entering his ...

Labor Day Parade Is Planned

The Paden City Labor Day committee announced this past week that the annual parade held on Monday, September 7, along Rt. 2 beginning at the Southern end of town and proceeding to the High School, will take place once again.This years parade will be held under certain rules and guidelines as ...

A Local Love Story, Mary and Paul

Mary, what was it like growing up in Weirton? At the time, Weirton Steel was the main employer. Everything revolved around the mill. I grew up on Marland Heights. During the summers, I hung out at the Margaret Manson Weir Pool where admission was $.20 for adults and $.10 for children. I spent ...