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Becketts Celebrate 60 Years

Jack and Irmengard Beckett of Georgetown, Texas celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on 3 October 2021. They were married on 3 October 1961 in the Benjamin Franklin Village Military Chapel, Mannheim, Germany. A civil wedding was performed later in the morning in the courthouse of ...

Good Old Days: 1978 Paden City Stage Band

Some readers will remember that in 1978 the Paden City High School Stage Band pictured here won the West Virginia State Jazz/Stage Band Championship. The Stage Band, under the direction of Ed Hood, won the state championship three times. As a matter of fact, the PCHS Stage Band placed no less ...

Paden City Council Has Busy Meeting

Paden City Common Council met in regular session on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers of the municipal building. Among the items discussed were timing for the Halloween parade and trick-or-treat, pay raises for the city office workers, the purchase of a new cruiser for ...

GreenTab Publication Celebrates 60th

The GreenTab publication recently celebrated its 60th anniversary by sponsoring a business after hours event at the historic Strand Theatre in Moundsville. The Green Tab began publishing in 1961 in Moundsville. It has been serving the Ohio Valley ever since including distribution in ...

Malone Performs at Gaslight Theater

A large crowd was in attendance to watch local musician Bradley Scott Malone at the Gaslight Theater on October 9 in Sistersville. “I want honesty and sincerity to come through in my music. These songs are reflections of my travels,” shares Vault Records artist/BMI songwriter Bradley ...

Tyler Commissioners Approve Several Items

The Tyler County Commission met in regular session on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 9 a.m. in the courthouse chambers. Following the Pledge of Allegiance led by Commission President Mike Smith and Prayer by Commissioner Eric Vincent the minutes of the September 14, 2021 meeting were approved. ...

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 ...

Growing up out Proctor: Musical Mentors

Two much older “out-Proctor” musicians were tremendously influential for me. Brady Colvin lived about two miles out Proctor on Route 89 along the creek and had a son, Jim, born on the same day and year as me. Brady was the best fiddler and five-string banjo player in Wetzel County. He had a ...