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‘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 »»

Thanks for your cooperation

October 23, 2013 As you may well know by now, Faithful Readers, we are experiencing some technical difficulties that have necessitated a change in our press time, and any adjustment is bound to have some rough... more »»

A hero always lives on

September 25, 2013 Inspiration is hard to come by at times. Even while writing an editorial, we might experience instances when we can hear the grinding of cricket legs. more »»

Fall is a time for festivals

September 18, 2013 Summer seems to be in our rearview, but the festivities in Tyler County never cease, and they never cease to amaze. This month in particular is festival-packed. more »»

Remember them now

September 11, 2013 There are times when we breathe deep, close our eyes, and make mental bookmarks. At such times, we are consciously scrapbooking moments of our lives that we find instrumental, worth recollection. more »»

Update to recent Ethics Act violation

September 5, 2013 In the Aug. 21 edition of the Tyler Star News we published an editorial pointing out some West Virginia Legislative Code violations committed by Sistersville Councilman Bill Schleier at the Aug. more »»



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