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Your turn to make a difference

April 9, 2014 (Editor’s note: Marsha Croasmun, coordinator of the Family Resource Center/Starting Points Center at the Wetzel County Center for Children and Families, is providing columns to recognize April as... more »»

Moving forward

April 2, 2014 Did your candidate win? Did your candidate lose? Whatever your answers to those questions, let’s be clear that Sistersville’s election is over. The people cast their ballots; they have spoke. more »»

The American Dream

March 26, 2014 The “American Dream” is supposed to the culmination of working hard to reach a goal—usually to attain enough money to be able to afford a home and a comfortable life or maybe to open and run a... more »»

Support the levy

March 19, 2014 Early voting is currently underway for the City of Sistersville’s General Electio. more »»

A good plan

March 12, 2014 We applaud Middlebourne Council on their talk at Monday night’s council meeting of being proactive in terms of protecting the quality of their water. more »»

‘Tis the season

March 5, 2014 ‘Tis the season. No, it is not the season for carols and presents, Santa and Rudolph. The month isn’t December and Christmas isn’t on the immediate horizon. It is election season. more »»

Put the phone down and pick your head up

February 26, 2014 Candid photographs are always the best, aren't they? If taken at the right time, you might catch a look of joy, excitement, or bashfulness. more »»

What’s with Old Man Winter?

February 19, 2014 Old Man Winter sure has been crotchety this year, hasn't he? Seems like we get a few days of relaxation, if that, then he's back on our doorstep. more »»

The romantic remedy is here

February 13, 2014 In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ll keep this one short and sweet. You’re probably in a rush anyway, making plans for a romantic evening. Wait.. more »»

The best things in life are . . .

February 5, 2014 The best things in life may not always be free, but they sure are cheap. And when executed correctly, those things do more for a community than money ever can. more »»

Cooperation means everything in an emergency situation

January 29, 2014 In regard to the tanker wreck on the Brigadier General Timothy Barrick Bridge in Sistersville on Tuesday, in which a road closure and caustic chemical leak had many of us following the news all day... more »»

Opportunities and obligations

January 22, 2014 Considering the recent water crisis in West Virginia, resulting when a chemical known as 4-methylcyclohexane methanol leaked into the Elk River and contaminated the water supply of many counties, w... more »»

Great things are happening

January 15, 2014 There's a lot to be said for a community-- especially from the stance of a local paper-- when charitable benefits are arranged on a weekly basi. more »»

The work behind the scenes

January 8, 2014 You're up early one winter morning-- scraping the snow from your windshield and wondering if it's worth losing your job to crawl back into your warm, safe bed-- when suddenly you notice someone... more »»

New Year . . . no problem!

December 31, 2013 With a new year comes new opportunities. We examine ourselves and our goals, make deadlines and resolutions, and we swear that this year will be “the one. more »»

To report or not to report?

December 18, 2013 Small town newspapers play an important role in the everyday life of the people in the communities that they serve. more »»

2014, a year of celebration

December 11, 2013 The Tyler County Planning Commission and other organizations have been working hard to plan for the county’s upcoming bicentennial. more »»

Why is Sistersville resisting change of meeting venue?

December 4, 2013 When we called the Sistersville City Building to determine the location of the next council meeting, to be held Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. more »»

Join the planning process

November 6, 2013 Nearly two centuries have come and gone, and the time is coming once again to honor the wonderful history of Tyler County. more »»

Is Halloween healthy for you?

October 30, 2013 Is Halloween healthy for you? Your stomach might churn with a fierce NO in a few days, when the Saints come marching in and you're suffering from Samhain's reveng. more »»



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