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Blue, West Virginia Marathon Station

In Blue, West Virginia just off of State Route 18 stands the Marathon Gas Station. This modern and conveniently located service station opened in 1999 and was built by then owner, Emory Yeater. On April 1, 2011, John Davis became the proud new owner and still holds that title today. When you ...

Creeks Rise Following Four Inches of Rain

Steady rain early Sunday morning and throughout the day February 28, caused creeks and streams to rise out of their banks, covering yards and entering homes in low lying places. Indian Creek Road was covered in several places and impassable, while Rt. 23, also was submersed in high water. No ...

Chamber Seeks Heroes in The Community

The Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce is asking for your help with identifying heroes in our local community. Each year, the Chamber holds a community Awards event where we recognize the people and organizations that make our home such a wonderful place to live. We need your help to identify ...

Growing Up In Sistersville Part 2- Kay’s Pool Room

Kay’s Pool Room was a rite of passage for Sistersville boys. Generations of young men have passed through the door on their journey to becoming a man. It wasn’t fancy with just two pool tables, overhead dim lights filtered through cigarette and cigar smoke and the sound of a radio ...

Editorial for March 3, 2021

The Wetzel/Tyler County Health Department has set the standard when it comes to getting the vaccine in the arms of area residents. They have been proficient in signing people up, and following through to make sure they get the second booster shot. Watching the long lines around the country, and ...

Wetzel Tyler Health Department Delivers Vaccine

On Friday, February 26th I had the opportunity to stop in the Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic held at the United Methodist Church of New Martinsville on 10 Howard Jeffers Drive. While there I was able to speak with Karen Cain, RN Administrator of the Wetzel/Tyler Health Department, and gather ...

Tyler County Commission Hears Light Agenda

Among the items discussed at the Tyler County Commission meeting held on February 23, 2021 were reminders for scheduling the fire levy for the May ballot by Shirley Volunteer Fire Department, some relaxing of the current COVID-19 policy as it relates to the Courthouse and possible Funding ...

Ham and Bacon Sale Slated for March 6

Tyler FFA Vice President Abbi Kimble and President Garret Ammons are pictured with two items that will be auctioned at the sale on March 6. The 71st Annual Tyler County Ham, Bacon, and Egg Show and Sale will be held on March 6, 2021 at Tyler Consolidated High School. The pre-sale Buyer Dinner ...

Ferry Boat Board Holds Meeting

In an ongoing effort to secure a successful 2021 spring launch of the Sistersville Ferry Boat, the ferry board met via Zoom Thursday, February 11, 2021, in a special meeting. Those attending were members Gary Bowden, Janet Conn, Greg Goodfellow and Mary Ann Rutherford. Also attending was ...

Momentive Donates Coats to Local Kids

Pictured left to right are: Pam Zills; Sandy Goode (American Legion); Tina Rucker (American Legion); Sherry Bachman; and plant manager Luiz Mello. Momentive Performance Materials donated coats to the annual American Legion Coat Drive. Momentive Employees and the site Giving Back team also ...