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Editorial

Remember Meaning Of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is more than picnics in the park and trips to the beach. Several of the local communities held celebrations Monday to commemorate the deep sorrow many families still live with. Although Parades through towns are nice, Memorial Day is not about firetrucks and antique cars or how ...

Key to Success — Working Together

Working together has once again proven to be the key to success. Sistersville demonstrated this at their council meeting on Monday, May 13, when it was reported the Swimming pool will be up and running with a scheduled opening day of May 25.It has been a struggle from the start with much ...

Graduation Day Is Drawing Near

The music cues as seniors file down the aisle toward the stage, tassels bouncing in a rhythmic motion with each step. Beneath each cap is a student with a smile from ear to ear.Others shed happy tears for the most anticipated day of high school, graduation. Parents hold cameras, eager to catch ...

‘Love One Another’

The theme of the 2019 National Day of Prayer observance on Thursday, May 2, was, "Love One Another," based upon the words of Jesus in John 13:34, which says, "Love one another. Just as I have loved you." It is a theme that is needed more now than ever before. In a time when our freedoms are ...

Keeping Our Communities Safe

One of the great things about living in small rural communities is the fact that they are safer. We tend to take for granted a nice peaceful walk in the park or an evening stroll through our city streets. That's been a normal way of life for most people here in our little part of the World. We ...

The Close of a Chapter

If you are reading this in the Wetzel Chronicle, you might already know the news due to sportswriter Bruce Crawford or columnist Chuck Clegg's writings. If you are reading this in the Tyler Star News, you've found out the news from Ed Parsons' column.This is the final editorial for this ...

Support Levy Renewal

Sistersville residents, an important, special election will take place in Sistersville next Tuesday, April 23.It will only take a few minutes of your time to cast a ballot in favor of the levy, but the benefits will be priceless. This levy is already in place, and a renewal of this special levy ...

EVERY CHILD MATTERS

As with the past couple of Aprils, this month the Wetzel-Tyler Newspapers will publish a column written by Susan Scharf, Executive Director of The Lighthouse Child Advocacy Center.The CAC staff encounters the most heinous crimes committed against the most vulnerable individuals of our society, ...

Consider Adding Art To Elementary Schools

Joyce Hagerty brought an interesting topic to the Tyler County Board of Education at its March 18 meeting. According to Hagerty, it has been 30 years since there was an art teacher in the elementary schools. During later discussion at the meeting, it was said the board could never seriously ...

A Class Act

We applaud Rachel Cain and others who organized the collection of water last week for Paden City residents.This is the first, that we have knowledge of, that residents have been given free drinking water after they found out the city's water supply is contaminated with PCE.Cain and others took ...