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Newspaper Offers a Tip of the Hat

By Staff | Jan 20, 2016

Many in the community were alarmed Saturday to learn of a reported home invasion on Oil Ridge Road. The Tyler County Sheriff’s Office is working hard to find the suspects. The morning after the attack, the sheriff’s office posted an alert on social media to calm fears and provide some information as to what happened. Deputies sprang into action. Sheriff Earl Kendle Jr. was answering phones early and taking questions not only from the Tyler Star News, but the community as well. “We’ve got guys working around the clock to put this together,” Kendle said. Kendle understands that his job is not only to investigate such a serious crime, but also to inform the public and answer their questions. Kudos to the sheriff for being so forthright.

On a more uplifting note, Emily Lopez, the queen of the Oil and Gas Festival, was crowned recently as queen of the West Virginia Association of Fairs and Festivals’ pageant. She will represent Sistersville and Tyler County at various fairs and festivals throughout the state.

“I think it speaks well for our West Virginia Oil and Gas Festival. We take pride and having a top notch pageant every year,” said Barbara Vincent, a longtime pageant committee member of the Oil and Gas Festival.

And finally, the Tyler Star News strives to be the voice of the community. Please continue to send in news tips, photos, story ideas and more. There are a lot of stories, some good and some maybe not so good, that deserve a little ink. Thanks for your support.

The newspaper’s email address is editor@tylerstarnews.com or mlayton@tylerstarnews.com.