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Editorial

A Labor Day Tradition

For the past 73 years, folks in the small town of Paden City have been celebrating Labor Day with the largest parade in the state; this year was no different. Although the parade route basically remains the same, traveling from the South end of town and going North along Rt. 2 to the high ...

Growing Old With Security

Social Security is a Government run savings and insurance program you get the joy of paying into your entire working life, but leaves you wondering the entire time if it will be there for you when you become disabled or retire. People throughout all of human history have faced uncertainties ...

Repairing Our Community

Where are the best places to live and raise families? Everyday social media posts indicate people are not totally satisfied no matter where they live. Arguments about which states provide the best atmosphere for retirees or young people raising families, include everything from climate change, ...

A Renewed Interest in Politics

What is one of the first things most people do when they settle in for the night? A recent poll suggests more people today than ever before have a renewed interest in the affairs of Government and Politics! Most recently, (perhaps the past 10-15 years), a certain pessimism has dominated the ...

Where Are We Headed With the Delta Variant?

From one end of the country to the other the highly contagious Delta variant has caused over 90 percent of all COVID cases in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control. Just three weeks ago the new variant was estimated to be only 18 percent of all COVID cases. With only 50 percent ...

Fairs, Festivals, and Back to School

There are some people who seem to attend every festival around. They can’t wait for fair time to roll around and more often than not it becomes the thrill of their summer. Some plan their annual vacation for fair week, while many more camp out and make lifetime memories which carry over for ...

Overflow In Small Communities

Last week’s fast moving storms dumped about nearly two inches of rain in less than 20 minutes in the area. Streets in Paden City looked like a deluge from a swollen creek. It seems to be a problem that never goes away. While most of the country is fighting droughts, even these hard downpours ...

When A Community Embraces One of Their Own

You hear about it everyday. It happens all over the country. Growing up in a small community has it’s perks. With so few people around, gossip pretty much travels at the speed of light. but the best part is being raised in a tight-knit community often means feeling like your whole town is ...

Cleanup Days Held in New Martinsville

New Martinsville held two cleanup days over the past weekend with Dumpsters placed near the Hydro dam for citizens convenience. Other communities are working towards cleaning up blighted and dilapidated areas and buildings, and are asking residents to keep garbage off the streets and sidewalks ...

Clean And Safe Recreation Areas

The focus on clean and safe recreation areas in Wetzel and Tyler County and their communities has been a main topic of discussion among city, and county authorities. It is extremely important to provide these areas for all to enjoy and they are not cheap to maintain and operate. Recently ...