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Many of you might already know that Mother’s Day was started in 1908 by Anna Jarvis to honor the memory of her mother, Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis of Grafton.

Sunday, May 05, 2019

Perhaps you’ve seen the notice we’ve been printing in the daily newspaper that states, “About You is coming.”

Sunday, April 28, 2019

The very heart of what we do here at the Times West Virginian is to provide local news to our readers. But, what is news?

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Today marks this year’s observance of Resurrection Day as I prefer to call it. This is the day when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ after His crucifixion on Good Friday.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

I’m glad to see warmer temperatures have arrived but the forecast for tomorrow is for the high to be only around 50 degrees. I guess that isn’t too bad for April.

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Today we’re proudly launching a newly redesigned Times West Virginian. We’ve been working on it for quite some time and frankly, we’re not done yet. We’ve still got some more tweaking we want to do over the coming weeks.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

NOTE TO READERS: We hit a small snag this week as we were preparing for the launch of our new redesign for the Times West Virginian. Unfortunately, it forced us to postpone the unveiling for a week. Don’t worry, there’s still “Better Times Ahead” starting next Sunday.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

We have two major projects which will culminate next Sunday’s issue of the Times West Virginian. One is our annual Profile Edition for 2019 and the other is the unveiling of a redesign of the newspaper itself.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Do you ever wonder who came up with some of the strange sayings we have? After all, some of them don’t sound like English while others would make Yogi Berra scratch his head in wonderment.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

I was talking with some of the newspaper staff this week and the conversation drifted to how much the inner workings at newspapers have changed over the past 40 years or so.

Sunday, March 03, 2019
Sunday, February 24, 2019

The Times West Virginian is not only the name of this newspaper, it’s the common name used to refer to our company.Our company is a community focused multi-media business serving Marion County and North Central West Virginia with newspapers, shoppers, magazines, web sites and digital service…

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Newspapers are the backbone of local and regional journalism and are essential to maintaining a healthy democracy.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

If you stop and think about something long enough you often begin to really wonder just how and why things are the way they are.

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Cheers to the Three Rivers Drug and Violent Crime Task Force for getting almost 2,000 grams of meth off the streets in a major drug bust Thursday. With the help of two K-9 units, the team seized meth, cocaine, marijuana, painkillers, heroin, and more. The drug crisis is serious in our state,…

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Tomorrow is my birthday and I got an e-mail from my old buddy Harry with the title “You’re older than dirt.” It was a compilation of nostalgia for baby boomers and if you remember them, then you’ve been around for a while.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Often when I meet someone for the first time, I’m asked the common question, “What do you do?”

Sunday, January 13, 2019

I lived in this area most of the 1990s and I’m truly happy to be back. And, althought I’m new to Marion County, I’ve already know that most people have a strong connection to it and a deep love of the area and its people.

Sunday, January 06, 2019

Did you decide to make any New Year’s resolutions this year? I haven’t heard many people mention it this week, so it may not be as popular as it once was.

This Week's Circulars


William Stewart Prichard passed June 25, 2019. The family will receive friends at Domico Funeral Home on Sunday,June 30,2019 from 2-8p.m. The service is Monday,July 1, 2019 at 11a.m.

Franklin Zane Gray, age 84 of Mannington, WV passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at his residence. He was born on May 15, 1935 in Marion County, WV a son of the late William Gray and Mary Susan Barker Gray. He is survived by four children, Sharon and Jay Wilcox, Franklin Gray Jr., George …