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Editorial

Hunting and Fishing for Safety and Sanity

We all could be safer if we use a little common sense and prepare for the times ahead. If you are not a hunter and would like to get out of the house; go to the woods where it is definitely safer for us to be during the world wide pandemic. There are many things we can do out there that can be ...

Parking Lot Potholes

If you’ve ever gone through the McDonald’s drive-thru and decided to take a right turn, you’ll soon find out you took the wrong turn. There are so many potholes that it is impossible to avoid one without hitting another. This problem persists all the way through parking lots of the ...

“Think” With a Capital ‘I’

Some West Virginia legislators spell “think” with a capital ‘I.’ They “think” about a piece of legislation with themselves in mind, not you. Consider Senate Bill-642 and House Bill-2715, both to reduce legal advertisements for public notice in your local newspaper. This is the ...

‘Newspapers are good business in West Virginia!’

Public access is not public notice West Virginia officials claim promotion of a government website equals public notice of the actual information on that website. That is a disservice to local residents. If legislators remove public notices from community newspapers, you will be less ...

A Government Website Is Not Public Notice

“Newspapers are good business in West Virginia!” West Virginia elected officials — at the state, county, city and school board levels — must give local residents “public notice” about government actions, plans and spending. State law requires “public notice” by putting legal ...

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 ...

The Role of Your Newspaper

Nothing draws the attention of readers of a local newspaper like local news and local people. In a world where people have been led astray due to lack of facts and for political purposes it’s more important than ever to rely on journalism over idle talk and social media. Much of the ...

Wash Your Hands, Practice Good Hygiene and Get Vaccinated

With the COVID-19, now taking a turn for the better throughout the U.S., and more people on the road to being vaccinated, Americans are reacting in varying ways. Some are being smart while others are not. The main thing we need to understand is to not take unnecessary chances. Mother ...

Helping Those in Need

Everyone knows someone in their community who could use a helping hand especially when the days and nights turn cold. Nearly everyday I notice someone struggling to make it through another day. Often it’s an old friend, a neighbor, the elderly or even a colleague. While many have trouble ...

A Nation Deeply Divided

With memories of 1968-1968 spinning around in my head, I watched along with THE WHOLE WORLD as thousands of angry demonstrators converged on Washington, D.C. in a violent attempt to pursuade lawmakers, (in particular Vice President Mike Pence) to overturn the election results. Unwilling to ...