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Middlebourne EMS Gives Ambulance to MOVTI

Tom Cooper, Tyler County Emergency Management Director, chaired the LEPC meeting on Thursday, October 1, at the Senior Center in Middlebourne. Cooper gave those in attendance an update on grants his office has received and applied for. He said the 2019 homeland security grant is still being ...

Paden City Museum Upgraded

Lovers of local history will have something to be happy about as volunteers of the Paden City Museum continue to make upgrades to the local history repository with hopes of re-opening to the public in the very near future. As with many public buildings, the Museum closed in March due to the ...

A Talk With Mike Weltz: Tyler-Wetzel Renaissance Man

An Interview By John Yevuta Our area is replete with talented people; turn a corner and the unassuming person you see might surprise you with what they’ve done and can do. Mike Weltz is such a person. At an early age, he discovered that he had an aptitude for art, a talent he finely honed ...

Frum Takes Giant Pumpkin To Barnesville

Although fall festivals around the country have fallen victim to the pandemic, COVID-19 did not stop Keith Frum from growing an outstanding pumpkin. Frum has been growing huge pumpkins for about 15 years, with his personal best weighing in at a whopping 998 pounds in 2006. Nurturing these ...

Positive COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Middle School

On Tuesday , September 22, 2020, Shane Highley, Superintendent of Tyler County Schools, released the following statement regarding a positive COVID-19 case in the Middle School: Today, working with the local health department, Tyler Consolidated Middle School has confirmed one positive case ...

Sisterville Library Installs New Security After Recent Break In

The Sistersville Library recently lost about $2,000 in valuables. Librarian Sabrina Kyle reported a 50 inch television, a Playstation 4, and a Xbox 4 were stolen from the downstairs teen room. Kyle reported the room had been closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Since the break-in, the ...

Tyler County Schools Prepared For Closure

The Tyler County Board of Education met on Monday, September 21. All board members were present for the meeting. Following the approval of the previous minutes, Superintendent Shane Highley reported they had received a letter from Judge Carl thanking the board for allowing him to use the high ...

Middle Island Harvest Festival Cancelled

The 2020 edition of the Middle Island Harvest Festival has officially been cancelled, according to the Tyler County Fair Association. Fair board members cite Governor Jim Justice’s ongoing restrictions placed on fairs and festivals as the reason for the cancellation of the yearly ...

Paden City Adds Two New Officers to Police Force

Following the opening prayer by councilman Steve Kastigar, and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Mayor Rick Casteel, the minutes of three previous meetings were approved along with the July 29, 2020 vote canvass and the July 31, 2020 vote certification meetings. Several items were on the ...

Middlebourne To Hold Trick-or-Treat On Oct. 31

The Middlebourne Council convened for a regular meeting on September 14 at 6 p.m. in the City Building. Following approval of the previous minutes as well as the Treasurer’s Report, the council began discussion on hiring a police officer. Town Manager Tena Lemasters explained that she had ...