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Have a Safe and Fun Halloween

When I was a kid in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Halloween was a big deal. Picking a costume could take weeks.Then, there were special decorations on the streets, haunted houses, church parties, a costume parade at school, and most important of all, trick-or-treating. The neighborhood kids ...

Power of the Press Is in Being the Way to Know for News Consumers

WASHINGTON The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation, and to provide necessary information of value.Notice in those words not a mention of ...

First Amendment Binds All American Freedoms — Including the Press

Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of the First Amendment.The blood of patriots is the seed of the Republic. The founders and those who followed in their footsteps invested their lives in ...

Two Fine Events Happening Locally

Within 10 miles of each other there will be two of the finest events in the entire state of West "By God" Virginia taking place. It's all happening here locally. Sistersville a community known for its many festive activities will be hosting the annual Marble Fest this weekend. The event is one ...

Remember the Golden Rule

Many years ago I remember my Mother telling me to stop treating my brother that way. I don't recall what it was about or what I did, but I know she was very strict when it came to how we talked to and treated other people.We were taught at a very young age that all people deserve to be treated ...

Fix Dangerous Probelems Before It’s Too Late

After suffering the wrath of potholes for the past couple of years, area residents are seeing some relief as Route 2 is getting a makeover through New Martinsville and Paden City. Busted ball joints and tie-rods, broken windows and bent wheel rims have been the norm as we have tried to navigate ...

Sound Investment Helps Save Lives

County Commissioners in Wetzel and Tyler Counties have entered into agreements with AirMedCare emergency services to provide county residents with discounted rates for services provided anywhere in the United States. They recognize the importance of quick response time during emergencies when ...

Labor Day

With Labor Day almost upon us, it is important to look back and understand why it came to be the federal holiday it is. On the first Monday of September every year, the United States pauses to honor its workers and the contributions they make to our nation's prosperity. On September 5, 1882, ...

Investing in Our Community

Bad Buildings, Bad Roads and cleanup in general are taking place all over Tyler County and it's great. Nothing makes it harder to draw business or people to our communities than rundown homes, buildings and unkept property. Streets and roads also play a major factor along with parks and ...