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Sunday Afternoon Briefing

Good afternoon Tyler County.Posted was a photo of Middlebourne's parade. Thanks Lauren Matthews.Well, if you don't already know, St. Marys defeated East Hardy --23-8 -- in the West Virginia Class A State Championship Saturday at Wheeling Island Stadium. After 104 years of school history, the ...

Sistersville finalizes ballot for March election

As of 3 p.m. on Saturday, the deadline for citizens to enter their names for Sistersville's March 27 election has expired. The City of Sistersville announced the following:Bill Rice and Beri Jean Fox will vie for the seat of mayor.In the First Ward, Harold Dally and incumbent Councilman Richard ...

Wreck blocks W.Va. Route 2

A Schneider National Inc. 18-wheeler hauling 3,500 gallons of liquid sodium hydroxide wrecked Jan. 21 within feet of the Brigadier General Timothy C. Barrick Bridge in Sistersville, spilling about half of its contents down an embankment.Although a small amount of the substance made it into a ...

Sistersville’s new Park and Pool Board gathers for first meeting

BY ALEX KINGStaff WriterThe City of Sistersville's newly formed Park and Pool Board gathered for its first meeting Jan. 21 in City Hall, generating ideas and passing motions for upcoming projects.The following board members were approved at the Jan. 13 Sistersville Council meeting: Audist and ...

Shriver trial is delayed

The trial of Howard Paul Shriver, 34, was set to begin on Jan. 21. However, it was postponed after a sufficient jury could not be seated.Shriver, indicted by the February 2013 grand jury on 11 separate counts, appeared on Tuesday alongside his attorney, Jay Gerber, prepared for trial. ...

Lenz creates Times cover

Tyler County resident Jesse Lenz, a 2010 alumnus of West Liberty University, created a cover for the New York Times Magazine, published Jan. 24 in the online edition, that features Hillary Clinton as a planet. It accompanies an article written by Amy Chozick, political reporter for the New York ...

Trolley services once common in Tyler County

(Editor's note: This is the latest installment from the Tyler County Planning Commission in conjunction with the Tyler County Bicentennial.)Throughout Tyler County's first century, traveling between the county's communities to conduct commerce, or to visit family and friends, could present a ...

Revisiting Tyler County’s old Trolley Park

(Editor's note: This is the latest installment from the Tyler County Planning Commission in conjunction with the Tyler County Bicentennial.)During the decades of the 1890's through the 1920's, "trolley parks" were constructed throughout the eastern United States by electric rail services ...

Howard Shriver trial postponed

Editor's Note: The Howard Shriver trial that was to begin Tuesday (as is on the front of today's Tyler Star News), was postponed Tuesday afternoon after our paper went to press because they couldn't seat 13 jurors. The matter was passed until Feb. 12 when they will set another trial date.A man ...

Finances addressed at council meeting

Editor's Note: The mayor's budget in the printed version of the today's Tyler Star News was a misquote. It should have read that $2,779 of the allotted $3,710 had been spent, as quoted in the story. The correction has been made in this online version of the story, and a retraction will be ...