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Park Car Wash: We Want Your Dirt!

The Park Laundromat & Car Wash, located across from the Bruce Park Baseball Field at the corner of McEldowney and Front St. in New Martinsville, has served the area for many years. It was originally the Kimble’s Car Wash/Laundromat, with the laundromat located in the basement of the ...

Youth Move: A Better Way to Escape

WATCH* is listening! A recurring response from WATCH community events is that we need more activities for our youth. In response WATCH joined Youth Move, a national organization designed to not only keep our kids engaged, but to give them a voice in the direction of youth programs and services. ...

Air-Evac Location Closes

On Tuesday, September 28, a spokesperson from Air-Evac Lifeteam notified Wetzel County they will be closing their location near WVU Wetzel County Hospital effective immediately. The Air-Evac Lifeteam 78 base has been in operation for 13 years in the Wetzel location and served patients in a 70 ...

Wildcat Marching Band Saddles Up for Competition Season

The Paden City High School Marching Band has enjoyed a successful beginning to the 2021 competition season. This year’s competition show is entitled “Saddle Up” and includes music from John Williams, Ray Charles, and The Eagles. The band earned gold ratings for the parade, field ...

Queen of the Mississippi Passes Through Sistersville

The Queen of the Mississippi made an early morning wake-up call arriving in Sistersville Wednesday, September 30th before many residents were aware she was down bound on her way to Marietta from Pittsburgh, eventually ending her itinerary in St. Louis, MO. She has passed through our community ...

Cases Heard Before Tyler County Magistrate

William Coty Powell, 36, of Parkersburg was charged with a felony offense of grand larceny alleged to occur July 26, 2021. Powell entered a not guilty plea on August 31, 2021. Powell’s preliminary hearing is set for September 30, 2021. John Brian Shepherd, 55, of West Union, who was ...

Wetzel Commissioners Respond to Air Evac Decision

From well before my five years as a commissioner, there has been good history with Air Evac. The commission has had a wonderful relationship with AE employees and proudly supported their services. I know many members of the general public are very upset about their recent news to leave our ...

Adonis Ridge Farms Selected as Upper Ohio Conservation Farm Winner

Adonis Ridge Farms, owned and operated by Roy and Linda Henriksen of Sistersville, WV was selected as the 2021 Upper Ohio Conservation District Conservation farm winner. The Henriksons also recently participated in the State Conservation Contest. Being a conservation farmer involves adapting ...

Spotlight on Wetzel County Committee on Aging

The Wetzel County Committee on Aging, located at 145 Paducah Drive, is a hidden gem in Wetzel County that provides relief for those who care for their loved ones. Since 1974, the WCCOA has provided numerous services, including transportation, Medicaid personal care, homemaker services, ...

WVNCC Celebrates 50th Anniversary

West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC) and its Foundation are kicking-off a celebration nine-months ahead of its 50th anniversary date in May 2022. WVNCC was established on May 9, 1972, when the West Virginia Board of Regents created a dual-campus community college out of what was ...