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Happy For Small Businesses

It does seem like local business is booming in Tyler County, and we hope to highlight more new businesses as they develop and celebrate milestones - which we hope is often. This week, we wrote about Sistersville's Bombshell Hair Studio, which just celebrated its fourth year of business.In a ...

Helping One Another in Tyler County

We are so grateful for the folks at Sistersville United Methodist Church who have decided to open their doors once a month to serve a hot breakfast and offer basic necessities to those in need.We know there are other area churches, as well, whose members have opened their hearts and hands to ...

Happy For Sistersville

Late Friday afternoon, Sistersville Mayor Bill Rice announced, via his official Facebook page, that the city was finalizing a deal for its new garbage truck.We hope to see the truck in Sistersville this week, and we congratulate the town of Sistersville, and its residents on the good news.We ...

Social Workers Are Needed in Our Schools

Considering the Jan. 7 board of education coverage, we were shocked and heartbroken to read about children going without running water or heat. We found ourselves so very grateful for social worker Cami Williamson, who was able to help these children and their families. Williamson is unable to ...

K-9s Are Valuable

The Wetzel Chronicle and Tyler Star News have recently reported on two local K-9 units. Approximately two weeks ago, the Wetzel Chronicle highlighted a new addition to the Wetzel County Sheriff's Office - K-9 Tia. Meanwhile, this week, the Tyler Star News featured a piece on K-9 Thor, of the ...

Thankful For First Responders

On the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 25, many of us were resting in the comfort of our homes, surrounded by family and friends and enjoying the comfort and joy that Christmas Day brings.To us, when Christmas rolls around each year, it seems as if the world around us pauses for a moment of peace. All ...

Looking Back on 2018

Looking back at a year's worth of local news can be a bit overwhelming.You might pick up on such while reading our Year In Review.A lot happened in the local area in 2018, some good and some bad. Reflection on such can bring a smile, or perhaps a sigh. It can also perhaps result in change, from ...

Merry Christmas From the Tyler Star News Staff

Christmas is here, and if you are like the staff of your local paper, there is still so much to be done in preparation for the big day.At a weekly newspaper, we are always mindful of the next week - the next edition. However, the ever-approaching date of Dec. 25 still seemed to sneak upon us.We ...

Preparedness Is Key

We are in awe of the selection of equipment Tyler County has at its Office of Emergency Management headquarters. We certainly hope it is never needed, but it certainly puts our minds at ease, knowing these resources are available if the unimaginable would happen.We would be remiss if we didn't ...

Remembering Katy Wells

We were quite saddened this past weekend to hear of the passing of Katy Wells. Our thoughts and our prayers are with her family, her friends, and her first response family.As many are well aware, Wells was a well-known fixture in our county and its communities. She gave decades of her life to ...