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Editorial

Mid-August Is a Fine Time for a Fair

Although it seems impossible that August has nearly reached its halfway point, a glimpse at the calendar shows that it's true. That means, of course, that it's County Fair time.Tyler County has started its 57th annual fair, and our advice is that you make plans to attend before the last ride ...

Make Information on Pool Public

We are happy to see Paden City swimming pool is back up and running after losing 17 days of summer fun for the local children. However, it's interesting to note the current manager of the swimming pool declined to speak with their Local county newspaper over their struggles to re-open following ...

Editorial

The top priority of every community should be the safety of its residents. Whether it's safe drinking water or dilapidated properties, community officials are responsible for practicing good Governance and promoting community and economic well-being. Providing well-trained fire departments, a ...

Old Eyesores Continue To Hinder Community Growth

Every place has them, yet they don't seem to be a fight most want to take on. After all, costs associated with maintaining old dilapidated and abandoned structures can reach astronomical figures. However, if it hinders and discourages growth in communities the issue need to be discussed and ...

Volunteering Pays Dividends

Whether it's traveling around the world, or helping out locally, volunteers build valuable relationships by spreading joy and compassion while helping others. There's no way to begin to quantify how volunteers make a difference in our world, but they do. What's not to love about people who ...

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 ...