Two arrested after bizarre call

GRAFTON—Two people found themselves behind bars, after officers respond to a call of an alleged hostage situation. Dallas Sheme and Brooke Guthrie, both 25, were arrested by the Grafton City Police Department and charged with child neglect creating rise of injury, after a call was placed to the Harrison-Taylor County 911 and police were dispatched to the scene. According to the criminal complaint, Guthrie, the caller, stated that she did not know how she got to the house she was in or who it belonged to. She could then be heard in the background crying and screaming, after Sheme took the phone from her.

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Forrest “Bud” Edwin Kelley

Forrest “Bud” Edwin Kelley, born May 20, 1939, in Camden, New Jersey, to parents Forrest and Eleanor Kelley, died on Monday, February 4, 2019. Bud attended Alderson Broaddus College and graduated with a BA in Education and then married Barbara Hale in 1961. He spent three and a half years in the U.S. Army in Alaska. Bud was a loving father to his son Derek Hale Kelley, born in 1965 in Alaska.

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Four plea agreements entered in Taylor County Circuit Court

TAYLOR COUNTY—Nineteenth Circuit Court Judge Alan D. Moats accepted negotiated plea agreements from four individuals in Taylor County Circuit Court, last week. Michael Lee Skiles, 28, was present with is lawyer Tyler Reseter to present the agreement. Skiles agreed to plead guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, for which he was indicted during the September 2018 Grand Jury term. Skiles was indicted on one count of possession and one count of delivery of a controlled substance, but the agreement stated that the state would drop the delivery charge against him. According to Skiles, in March 2018, he sold .2 grams of methamphetamine, for which he received cash. He was involved in a drug operation which included Clyde Jennings Bowman, Steven Paul Cook, Anthony Shane Alderman and Sheila Marie Bowman, who did not show up to court last week and has had a capias issued for her arrest.

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Encouragement leads to success for one local law breaker

TAYLOR COUNTY—One individual received her final sentence in Taylor County Circuit Court last week, after proving that, sometimes, support from people is all you need to change your life around. Kaitlin Michelle Burton, 20, entered a guilty plea to possession with the intent to deliver Methamphetamine in June 2017, after being indicted on the charges during the 2017 April Grand Jury term.

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Jerry L. Latta

Jerry L. Latta, age 63, of Blueville Drive, Grafton, WV, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 3, 2019, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV, after a lengthy illness. He was born February 23, 1955, in Grafton, WV, the son of the late H. Kenneth Latta and late Mildred Mae (Sinsel) Latta. Jerry is survived by one brother, Douglas K. Latta and his wife, Angela Kay Brutto Latta of Grafton, WV, and one nephew, Louis “Jay” Latta also of Grafton, WV.

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Jacob Maier named the Taylor County Student Athlete of the Week

Jacob Maier has been named the Taylor County Student Athlete of the Week for his performance for the TCMS Knights Basketball team against the Elkins Hornets

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GHS Lady Bearcats fall to Cougars

SHINNSTON—The Grafton High School Lady Bearcats played a make-up game on Tuesday night, as they traveled to Shinnston, to take on the Lincoln Cougars who are ranked in the top five in AA basketball.

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Knights drop final contest of season

WESTON­—The Taylor County Middle School Knights were back on the road on Tuesday night, as they traveled to Weston to face the Patriots of Robert L. Bland.

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Lady Knights defeat RLB Patriots

GRAFTON—The Taylor County Middle School Lady Knights played their final home contest of the season on Tuesday night, when they hosted the Patriots of RLB.

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England, Satterfield and Nibert earn Big Ten honors

GRAFTON—Three Grafton High School swimmers were selected on the all-Big Ten Conference Swim Team this season. Natalie Satterfield earned second team honors, while Payton England and Luke Nibert received honorable mention distinction.

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  • Obituaries

    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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