• Some major cases have been settled in Taylor County Circuit Court

    GRAFTON—Some big cases were heard in Taylor County Circuit Court recently, and Judge Alan D. Moats handed down sentences in them. Marcus Curtis Lewis, 58, who was charged with an infant’s death approximately three years ago, entered an Alford plea to involuntary manslaughter. Prosecuting Attorney John Bord filed, by way of information, a felony child neglect creating risk of death or serious injury charge, and Lewis pleaded guilty to that charge, as well. According to court testimony, in October 2013, Lewis was alone with a two month old baby, and reported that the baby stopped eating somewhere around 9:00 p.m. Later that night, the baby was found unresponsive and taken to the hospital where it was pronounced dead around 3:20 a.m.

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Bearcats host Liberty for Homecoming

GRAFTON – The Grafton High School football team will welcome the Liberty Mountaineers to McKinney Field tonight for the GHS 2017 Homecoming game. With the parade and festivities behind them, the Cats will be looking to improve to 4 and 1, and to give the Mountaineers their first loss of the season. The Mountaineers have defeated the Cats the last two seasons, with a very powerful rushing attack. This year will be no different, as they will bring a strong running game into tonight’s contest. The Bearcats will need to stop the run and high scoring offense if they look to improve to four wins this year. The Mountaineers have outscored their opponents 140 to 56,

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GHS boys soccer falls to Lewis

SOUTH WESTON – The Grafton High School boys soccer team headed south to Weston on Tuesday night, to take on the Lewis County Minutemen. The Cats struck first, but that would be their only goal,, as they went on to lose 2—1. The Bearcat goal was scored in the first half, when Quincy Copeland shot one by the Lewis County goalie, from a free kick off the foot of Keith Skaggs. The Cats were outshot by the Minutemen 8­—3. Alec Corriea was in goal for the Bearcats, recording six saves in the contest.

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GHS girls soccer has busy week

GRAFTON – The Grafton High School girls soccer team opened a busy week against Big Ten foe, Bridgeport, on Wednesday night. The Cats played a solid second half, but came up on the short end of a 3—0 score. The Lady Cats gave up a goal in the first minute, and it seemed to affect their moral for the rest of the game. Katie Grinnan was in goal for the Cats and was credited with six saves. “We struggled for the remainder of the half as we were down 2-0 at half and our game started coming together in the second 40,” said head coach Lorraine Isner. “Our chemistry and team play was together. While we were not able to finish our attacks, we were composed and disciplined. On Saturday, the Cats hosted Charleston Catholic and it seemed to be their most complete game. The Cats scored late in the first half, but found themselves down 3—1 at game’s end. The lone Lady Cat goal came off the foot of Ally Peters, off the assist of Sarah Snider. “We gave up two early goals at the start of the second,”

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Taylor County Middle School Knights Sports Roundup

Fall sports and in full swing at Taylor County Middle School, and all the teams have been busy showing their Knight spirit. Boys Soccer – The TCMS boys soccer team hosted Bridgeport last Wednesday night at McKinney Field. The Knights had little luck as Braves dominated play on their way to an 8 to 0 victory. The Knights recorded 2 shots on goal and allowed Bridgeport to shoot 21 times. In goal for the Knights were Levi Miller and Brayden Palmer. The two goalies combined for 13 saves. The Knights bounced back this past Monday night as they defeated South Harrison 8 to 0. The Knight goals were scored by Colton Sanders, Devin Weaver (2), Landen Hulley, Isaac Lough, Marcus Carder, Adrian Joyce, and Levi Miller. The assists were credited to Sanders, Gavin Wolverton and Landen Miller. The boys were back in action on Wednesday night as they hosted RL Bland. The Knights had little trouble on their way to a 6 to 0 victory. The Knight goals were scored by Adrian Joyce, Layne England, Caleb Coole, Landen Hulley, Gavin Wolverton and Justin Gainer. Girls Soccer – The Lady Knights also had trouble with the Braves of Bridgeport as they fell 3 to 0. The girls played a great second half as they

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Huskies no match for Bearcubs

RACHEL – The Grafton Bearcubs continued to dominate their competition last weekend, as both the Midget team and Peewee teams defeated North Marion teams by a 40—0 score. The midget team scored early in the first quarter, when Ben Louzy weaved his way down field for a 35-yard touchdown run. Louzy then converted the extra point for a 7—0 lead. The next score for the cubs was a 39-yard run by Jayden Owens. The extra point came on a pass fron Bryson Bish to Charles Hoskins. The Cubs then struck two more times in the second quarter, when Hoskins rumbled for a 53-yard touchdown, then Owens scored from 65 yards out. The third quarter was also fruitful for Grafton, as Kenny Humphries scored on a 51-yard run, and Hoskins scored again on a 62-yard run for a Cub touchdown.

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    Charlotte Ann Sinnett

    Charlotte Ann Sinnett, 65 of Grafton passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. She born April 9, 1954, daughter of the late Russell James and Marjorie E. Hebb Swisher. She is survived by one daughter Casey Swisher.

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    Harold Ray “Butch” McCartney

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    GHS golf wins three last week

    GRAFTON­—The Grafton High School golf team swept their competition last week as they won all three home matches at Tygart Lake Golf Course. The Cats returned home last week after playing their last six matches on the road and the home course was kind to the Bearcats. On Tuesday the Cats hosted Tucker County and Preston with the Cats finishing three strokes better than the Knights. Leading the way for the Cats was Skyler Rudy and Caden Moore with scores of 41, while Kolbe Kimbrew and TJ Summers came in with a 41. Chris Miller rounded out the scoring with a 49.

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    Ronald Howard Poling

    Ronald Howard Poling, 80, of the Lucretia Community, passed away at Grafton City Hospital, Saturday, January 14, 2017, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Grafton, May 2, 1936, a son of the late Howard Frederick and Mabel Norris Poling.

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    James Harry Weekley

    James Harry Weekley, 90, of Grafton, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Grafton City Hospital. He was born in Grafton, October 22, 1926, son of the late Harry and Blanche Griffith Weekley. He is survived by his wife Helen Weekley, they were m

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