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Preview: Lewis County taking it one day at a time

WESTON, W.Va – After a two-year streak of playoff appearances was snapped in 2020, a 2-8 finish in 2021 left the Lewis County Minutemen short of the postseason for the second year in a row. A large contingent of sophomore and junior contributors are now juniors and seniors and the focus for fall camp so […]
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Restaurant Road Trip: The Fruitful Market

JANE LEW, W.Va. (WBOY) — The Fruitful Market opened its doors for business about a month ago, after Hannah Furby and her husband jumped at the opportunity when the building went up for sale. The Furby family had always wanted to open a produce and meat market, and they felt that this was their chance. […]

Ada “Dot” Cordelia Aman

Ada “Dot” Cordelia Aman, 80, of Alum Bridge, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown. She was born in Vadis on August 21, 1941, a daughter of the late Charles Talbott and Geneva Adams Talbott. On September 14, 1979, Dot married the love of her life, John B. Aman. Together they shared over 24 wonderful years of marriage before John’s passing on July 7, 2004. They have now been reunited to share eternity. In addition to her parents and husband, Dot was greeted at Heaven’s Gate by one daughter, Barbara “Bobbi” Shaver; one brother, Dan Talbott; and one daughter-in-law, Lisa Alfred. Forever cherishing their memories of Dot’s hardworking and spunky nature are one son, Michael D. Alfred of Weston; three grandchildren: Keely Cunningham and husband, Chris, and Whitney Alfred both of Weston, and Stephanie Haney and husband, Luke, of Fairmont; five great-grandchildren: Johna Cunningham, Reese Cunningham, Delaynie Haney, Duke Haney, and Ellyson Haney; one brother, Darrell Talbott of Camden; and several nieces and nephews. Dot spent over 30 years employed with the United States Postal Service at both Vadis and Alum Bridge locations. She began as a mail carrier and worked her way up to Postmaster. Dot was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Camden where she served in the Alter Society. She was also an active member of the Alum Bridge Neighborhood Watch where she selflessly dedicated herself to protecting her neighbors. In her younger years, Dot enjoyed racing stock cars in Pennsboro. She also liked watching sports, NASCAR racing, and playing cards. More than anything else, Dot lived for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She cherished every moment with them and was beyond proud of them all. Dot was a loving and supportive woman and will be missed dearly by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Patrick Catholic School and mailed to 224 Center Avenue, Weston, WV 26452. Family and friends will gather for Visitation at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service located at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, August 11, 2022. Rosary Service will begin at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Boniface Catholic Church located at 9140 US Hwy 33W in Camden at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022, with Reverend Father Douglas A. Ondeck officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Jane Lew. We, at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, are honored and privileged to serve the family of Ada “Dot” Cordelia Aman. Online condolences may be expressed at

Wilford Leasher

GRANTSVILLE — Wilford Leasher, 81, of Grantsville, died Monday, July 25, 2022, at the VA hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. He is survived by his spouse, Peggy Leasher; sons, James, Timothy and Scott Leasher; brother, David Leasher of Mount Pleasant, Pa.; two sisters, Barb Burley and Peace Lynn; and four grandchildren, Jessica, Courtney, Michael and Tyler.

Weston woman awarded for preserving Old Hill Cemetery

WESTON, W.Va. (WBOY) — A Weston woman’s efforts to restore the Old Hill Cemetery have earned her the Historic Landscape Restoration Award, presented through the Preserve WV AmeriCorps program. The city’s Vice-Mayor Sherry Rogers said in a press release Tuesday that Anna Cardelli took an interest in the cemetery when she moved to Weston, and […]

Man accused of holding woman hostage at gunpoint at Jane Lew home

JANE LEW, W.Va (WDTV) - A man was charged after officers said he held a woman hostage at gunpoint at a home in Jane Lew last week. Officers responded to the home around 1:15 p.m. on Friday in reference to a woman saying she had been held hostage at gunpoint, according to a criminal complaint.

89th Chicken Supper draws large crowd

Hundreds of people attended the 98th annual Chicken Supper and Bazaar at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Camden on Saturday, August 6. The much-anticipated dinner has not been held since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but volunteers and organizers were ready to serve familiar and new faces. “We’ve seen...

LB BOE approves Tri State Forest Products for timber sale

During the Monday, August 8, Lewis County Board of Education meeting, two bids were presented regarding the sale of timber at Roanoke Elementary School. Tri State Forest Products submitted a bid in the amount of $212,001, and Weyerhauser submitted a bid in the amount of $204,694.75. Board President Phyllis Hinterer...

Annual luncheon held for past CEOS County Council Presidents

Sandy King hosted the 43rd annual luncheon for past Lewis County Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS) County Council presidents when the group met at Giovanni’s in Weston on Friday, July 15. Attending were Imogene Wimer, Linda Schmidt, Judy Smith, Sandy King, Helen McClain, Julia Bragg, Susie Heath, Vonda Dye...

Several County Crews Respond to Area Structure Fire

According to WBOY, firefighters said a Jane Lew home has about $10,000 in damage after the residents attempted to charge lithium batteries, which posed a problem for the home’s old wiring Friday. The house is on Old Mill Road in Jane Lew, Lewis County. Firefighters said no injuries were...
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Braxton County man sentenced for August 2020 fatal shooting

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Braxton County man has been sentenced to life in prison for the death of a 33-year-old male. Caleb James Sidun, 24, of Sutton, received a life sentence for murdering Dustin John Allman in August 2020. He will be eligible for parole in 15 years. Sidun...

Pianists to duel at Stonewall Resort

WESTON, W.Va. (WBOY) — The Stonewall Resort is hosting the part rock show, part comedy performance, Dueling Pianos Experience on Saturday, Aug. 13. The event features two accomplished pianists playing covers of everything from Billy Joel and Bon Jovi to Britney Spears and Bruno Mars. The resort announced in a press release Monday that overnight […]

Obituary: McKee, Mary Ella

Mary Ella McKee, 95, of Millstone, WV, was greeted by her Savior and Friend, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at 6:25 p.m. Mary was known as “Granny Kee,” a loving wife, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Mary was born in Lockney, WV, on September 16, 1926. In her early years, Mary attended both Normantown High School and Calhoun High School, graduating from Calhoun in 1944. After graduation, she worked as a secretary for the West Virginia University Extension Agency in Gilmer County, WV, until her marriage to Gordon D. McKee on January 12, 1947. Gordon was her high school sweetheart, best friend, and the love of her life. They were married for 66 full and love-filled years until Gordon’s passing in September 2013. Mary was a Christian. She and Gordon lived out their relationship with Christ faithfully for 30 years as members of Albert’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Sand Ridge, WV. Mary served there as a teacher and treasurer, as well as in various other offices during time there. She was a devoted homemaker and was well known for her ability to prepare amazing dinners for her immediate and extended family. Mary loved birds, and her favorite was the Eastern Bluebird. She also dearly loved camping, trout fishing mountain streams with her husband, and expressing her creative side as a member of the “Home Maker’s Circle.”

Shane V Hawkins

WESTON — Shane V Hawkins, 64, of Davenport, Fl, formerly a resident of Lewis County passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 in North Alabama Regional Hospital. He was born in Canton, Ohio October, 1957.Preceded in death by his farther, Howard “Ham” Hawkins; his maternal grandparents Frances and Nell Van Horn; and his paternal grandparents “Hoke” and Beulah May Hawkins, all longtime residents of Lewis County.

Stonewall Resort to host dueling pianists

WESTON, W.Va (WDTV) - Stonewall Resort will soon be hosting the Dual Pianos Experience. The event features two accomplished pianists playing interactive covers of old and new favorite songs. The high energy and crowd engaging show comes to the Stonewall Ballroom from 8 - 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13.