• 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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Paint the Stadium Gold Night

GRAFTON—The GHS soccer games on Tuesday, September 26, between the Grafton Bearcats and the Knights of Preston County have been dedicated, by the community, as “Paint The Stadium Gold Night” in Support of Duvall Correia and his fight against Plasma Cell Leukemia. The Bearcats have graciously been joined in this campaign by the Preston County Knights. The girls varsity plays at 6:00 p.m. and the boys varsity plays at 8:00 p.m. All teams, including the Preston Knights, will be wearing their “Duvall” shirts during the pregame warmup. “We encourage all of the fans attending the games on September 26, 2017 to wear gold in honor of Duvall and we encourage all of our Duvall campaign supported to attend the game and wear their ‘Duvall’ shirts,” said organizer Tina Wooddell.

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Mountaineers outlast Bearcats in 3 OT thriller

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School football team (3-2) hosted the Liberty Mountaineers last Friday night, in what turned out to be one of the most exciting games in the state. The Bearcats played their hearts out in front of a very loud home crowd, but in the end the Mountaineers came away with the three point victory. As with many games this season, the Bearcat defense gave up the first score of the game, as Liberty’s Dalton Westfall found his way into the end zone from three yards out, to put the Mountaineers up 7—0. The score remained the same into the second quarter, when Caleb Bish slashed his way into the end zone from four yards out, and with the extra point from Ally Peters, the Bearcats tied the game at seven.

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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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  • Obituaries

    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

    Harold Ray “Butch” McCartney, 65, of Grafton passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at his residence. He was born in Grafton, April 14, 1952, a son of the late Ray and Ruth DeMoss McCartney.

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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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