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Celebrate Our Independence

Wishing everyone a very happy, peaceful and restful Fourth of July holiday. Independence Day is a ubiquitous holiday, a special day of supreme significance. It's path from inception to today has been a long one.Our independence began on July 4, 1776, 243 years ago when the American colonies ...

Proposed Sales Tax Is What It Is

At a recent Paden City Council meeting, discussion was held on a one percent sales tax the city is considering. Mayor Hochstrasser was quoted as saying, "This is not a city tax. Let's not get people up in a roar." We believe that statement to be inaccurate and misleading. It should be clarified ...

Catholic Charities Hosting Annual Golf Scramble

Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) will hold its Fifth Annual Drive for Hope Charity Golf Scramble on Saturday, July 20 at the Worthington Golf Club in Parkersburg. On-site registration will begin at 7 a.m. with tee-off at 8:30 a.m."The Drive for Hope Golf Scramble is not only a place for ...

The Press Box for June 26

I have had quite a time the past 10 days. I won't get into it in detail, but I will say God is Great "all the time." The local swimming pools have been fighting the weather, making it difficult to stay open or have a schedule. Seems like it's just day by day. Hopefully the weather will change ...

Proposed Sales Tax Is What It Is

At a recent Paden City Council meeting, discussion was held on a one percent sales tax the city is considering. Mayor Hochstrasser was quoted as saying, "This is not a city tax. Let's not get people up in a roar." We believe that statement to be inaccurate and misleading. It should be clarified ...

Making A Positive Change

What can be better than positive change in someones life? Recent action on the part of Judge David W. Hummel of the Second District Northern Panhandle Drug Court has brought together or combined if you will Drug Court and Mental Rehabilitation to form what is now Treatment Court.Judge Hummel ...

What time is it? CLEAN UP TIME!

One Street At A Time is hitting the streets of New Martinsville with volunteers! Please spread the word and come out to lend a hand.We hear it all the time! First impressions matter! We need to be mindful as to how our community looks and is perceived by visitors. Having a clean, up-kept ...

Quick Response to Gas Tank Fire Lauded

On Saturday afternoon, May 25, lightning struck a one million gallon natural gas storage tank owned by Dominion Resources near Friendly. We often hear of disasters in other areas of the country and the world, but we seldom experience such problems here at home.Quick action on the part of local ...

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 ...