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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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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GPD aids in capture of fugitive

GRAFTON—The Grafton City Police Department was able to aid in the apprehension of a fugitive from justice recently. According to officials from the department, on February 6, they were contacted by the United States Marshal Service, asking for their help in locating and capturing of an individual wanted out of Alliance, OH on multiple felony charges.

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Bearcats fall to North Marion

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School boys basketball team returned home last Tuesday night, to battle the Huskies of North Marion. The Bearcats would follow what has become their pattern for the season, as they started slow, but this time, the slow start would not hurt them in the first half, because the Huskies could not find the basket. Both teams managed just six points in the first quarter, but the Cats would be two points better than the Huskies in the second, as GHS would take a 17—15 lead into the locker room at halftime.

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Balanced scoring leads Lady Cats over RCB

CLARKSBURG—The Grafton High School girls basketball team played their last regular season contest, last Wednesday night in Clarksburg. The Lady Cats played one of their best games of the season, as they dominated the Lady Eagles of Robert C. Byrd 52—22. The Bearcats had a huge first quarter, scoring 18 points, with six players finding the bottom of the net for GHS.

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Youth wrestlers prepare to battle on the mats at states

TAYLOR COUNTY—After wrestling hard all season, the Grafton Youth Wrestling Club is proud to announce that they would have numerous kids taking on the competition at the West Virginia Youth Wrestling Association State Championship. Following a day of wrestling at University High School during the regional competition, the club proved they had what it took to get the job done, and claimed their spots in the state championship competition.

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TCMS Lady Knights win post season tournament

FAIRMONT – The Taylor County Middle School girls basketball JV team played in the three day Fairmont Catholic Basketball Tournament in Fairmont this past weekend. The Knights went 3-0 in their three games and brought home the championship trophy. On Thursday night, the Lady Knights faced the host team, Fairmont Catholic, who has not lost a game in the last two years. The Knights did not let this fact bother them, as they came away with a 41—31 victory. The Knights would win every quarter of the contest to cruise to their first round victory.

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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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  • 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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