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Be Part Of The Solution: Lock Your Vehicles

A recent vehicle theft in Sistersville has left many residents with raised eyebrows and questions in their mind. Isn't Sistersville supposed to be a safe community where incidents like this never happen? It may be true years ago, doors could be left unlocked and valuables could be left ...

Confusion Surrounding Virtual School Discussed

The Tyler County Board of Education met on Monday, August 3 for a regular meeting. All members were present.The meeting began with the approval of the previous minutes, followed by the Superintendent's Report. Mr. Highley reported they have updated the students and parents regarding the reentry ...

Tyler Sewers Recognized By Senator Manchin

Senator Manchin recently recognized the Tyler County Mask Army in a WV Strong video on Facebook."In the first two months of the pandemic, the proactive Tyler County hub of the West Virginia Mask Army, spear headed by Teresa Jackson and Judy Cooper, distributed at least 1,615 mask to ten medical ...

Mayor Rick Casteel Sworn In

The Paden City Common Council convened for a regular meeting on Monday, August 3 to discuss matters such as the water project, street issues, the Labor Day parade, the Marble Festival, and appointing an individual to the third ward council seat.The first action taken at the meeting was to swear ...

Creekside Farms Uses Innovative Methods for Year-Round Crops

David Clough, a veteran, relocated to Sistersville in 2014. Since then, he has built his own 78 acre sanctuary complete with bison, sheep, pot-bellied pigs, horses, mules, bees, and plenty of crops to keep himself busy.The farm, located off Adonis Ridge Road, has both a high tunnel and a ...

Conservation Districts Elects President

SUTTON, W.Va. - During their annual meeting on July 20, the West Virginia Association of Conservation Districts (WVACD) elected Wayne McKeever as President.McKeever resides in Sistersville, Tyler County, and is a supervisor for the Upper Ohio Conservation District. Prior to that, he served as ...

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 ...