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Local man sues Weston over FOIA request

Weston resident Randy Bohan filed a complaint for injunctive relief against Weston City Manager Kristin Droppleman, citing the city failed to comply with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request within the timeframe legally allowed.

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Man facing child neglect, strangulation charges

A Weston man was arrested and charged with two felonies on Oct. 23. Raymond E. Bowers, age 35, was arrested after two deputies with the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call regarding a domestic violence incident.

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Magistrate Court docket

Timothy J. Horner, 28, of Lights Lane, Weston, was charged with possession of a controlled substance/Buprenorphine by Prosecuting Attorney Christina Flanigan on March 20, 2017.

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Unofficial Lewis County Totals for General Election detailed

Incumbents retain seats for Lewis County Commission, U.S. Senator, U.S. House of Representatives, State Senator, and House of Delegates, 46th District.

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Candidates vying for election submit questionnaire

The Weston Democrat has reached out to candidates running for office, locally and at the state level in the 2018 General Election. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., but early voting has already begun and runs Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This Saturday is the last day to early vote.

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Lewis County CVB gives quarterly report

Lewis County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Director Chris Richards delivered her quarterly report to Lewis County commissioners Nov. 5. She announced she has been reelected as the President of the WV Association of Convention and Visitor’s Bureaus for a second term.Richards announced a new initiative between WV, KY, and PA called “219 things to do on US Route 219.” She said they are hoping for a spring launch.

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Lewis County Fair to host Winter Carnival

Although the Lewis County Fair was cancelled in 2018, members of the fair board are still doing everything possible to cover the remaining costs and make the 2019 fair a reality.

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Weston revises city budget

The Weston City Council motioned to approve revisions made to the yearly budget during the Nov. 5 meeting. According to city finance manager Dodie Arbogast the city is on track to receive an additional $278,000 in additional revenue than they originally expected.

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Early voting/absentee numbers top 1,600 for Lewis

Lewis County Clerk Cynthia Rowan reported at the Lewis County Commission meeting on Monday that early voter/absentee ballots totaled 1,682. Early voting ended Nov. 3. Absentee ballots totaled 94, and early voters totaled 1,588.

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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

CHARLESTON – Daylight Saving Time ends in the U.S. at 2 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 4. The WV State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds everyone to turn their clocks back one hour and to also change your batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as other safety items in your home, during DST.

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  • Obituaries

    Earlo Roland Pertz

    As the sun came up on a warm, sunny fall day, Earlo Roland Pertz, 90, of Weston passed peacefully away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, in United Hospital Center of Bridgeport following an extended illness. He was born in Weston on April 17, 1928: son of the late John Pertz and Mary Blanch (Underwood) Pertz. On December 4, 1964, he married Linda (West) Pertz, who survives.

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    Weston man in court on multiple charges

    Dustin L. Lattea, 31, of East First Street, Weston was recently in Lewis County Magistrate Court on multiple criminal charges.

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    Minutemen Football: Playoff Bound

    When the horn sounded at Liberty High School on Oct. 26 and the Lewis County Minutemen had just fallen to the Liberty Mountaineers 34-14 to end the regular season and saw their season record drop to 6-4 it looked as if the 2018 season had come to a close.

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