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‘Tis the (political) season

January 11, 2012 Soon the airways will be alive with endorsements for candidates seeking office. Newspapers will be filled with political ads and biographies so we can make informed decisions. more »»

We are the tired, the poor

January 4, 2012 If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, you’ve probably noticed the cost of food has risen sharply in recent months. Still, economists hold fast to the idea that our economy “is improving. more »»

The Good Old Days

December 28, 2011 Robert Burns penned the popular New Year’s song “Auld Lang Syne” in 1741, and since then it has been sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English speaking country in the world. more »»

A Christmas Miracle

December 21, 2011 When the Tyler Star News was published last week, the Jaycees’ account was suffering. With more calendar days behind us than ahead, we were hoping for a Christmas miracle. more »»

For 'A Child’s Christmas'

December 14, 2011 It’s a miracle, a true miracle, that shines like a Bethlehem star, as communities, churches, schools, and businesses join as one to provide joy and good cheer to neighbors and friends who need a... more »»

Saving Small Businesses

December 7, 2011 Many years ago, before the birth of the ‘mega-store’, shoppers did not have the luxury of traveling to the next county to shop at a national retail store. more »»

Kindness keeps the magic alive

November 30, 2011 Santa Claus is coming to town in less than 25 days. more »»

Why buy local?

November 23, 2011 Because you can. There are several small, local businesses in our area who really really need our help this holiday season. more »»

To those who serve

November 9, 2011 More than 200 years have passed since the United States became an independent nation, yet one constant has remained from the 1700s through today: Many brave men and women have courageously... more »»

Spring forward, Fall back

November 2, 2011 Twice a year, when Daylight Saving Time begins or ends, make it a habit to not only change your clocks, but do a few other semi-annual tasks that will improve safety in your home. more »»

Safety and Trick-or-Treating

October 26, 2011 The upcoming area trick-or-treat festivities are fast approaching. more »»

Breaking the silence

October 19, 2011 “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. more »»

The power of choice

October 12, 2011 “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke) When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice. more »»

Silence is not ‘golden’

October 5, 2011 As much as we would like to bury our heads in the sand, pretend it happens everywhere else but here, and ignore any and all signs, bullying is becoming a serious problem in our little corner of the... more »»

Let Your Voice Be Heard

September 29, 2011 “People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people.  Of course, that is not true. more »»

Another animal tragedy

September 21, 2011 A small, gray kitten that was badly burned by a pair of young boys in late August has found a happy ending and a forever home thanks to the Olive Branch, a good samaritan and an animal lover. more »»

Inspiring Acts of Patriotism

September 14, 2011 On Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, residents in Tyler County and the surrounding area came together to honor the fallen and recognize heroes from our community. more »»

A Total Lack of Class

September 7, 2011 This past weekend, Tyler County was the setting of unbelievable, unimaginable acts of heinous behavior. Yes, Tyler County. . .the rumors are true. more »»

A Plea for the Pioneers

August 31, 2011 Recently, the Tyler Star News joined forces with a descendant of Sistersville’s founding family to spark interest in preserving the resting place of the pioneers of the are. more »»

Defiling the “Field of Flags”

August 24, 2011 Twelve miles north of Sistersville, rows of red, white and blue, steeped in symbolism, drift carefree in the wind along W.Va. 2. more »»



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