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Steve Weddle

Steve Weddle, Publisher

Steve Weddle began his newspaper career in 1998 as Ad Compositor at the Westmoreland News in Montross, Virginia. In 2001, he was named editor of the Northern Neck News in Warsaw, Virginia. When Lakeway Publishers purchased The Central Virginian in 2008, Weddle moved to Louisa as publisher of The CV. He was named Vice President of Lakeway Publishers’ Virginia division in 2013. He currently serves as board president of the Virginia Press Association.  He and his wife of 25 years, Helen, have two children.


 Kelly Drumheller

Kelly Drumheller, Accounting and Circulation Clerk

Kelly has been with The Central Virginian since 2000. She began in sales as Advertising Director and has been the Accounting & Circulation Clerk for the past 9 years. Kelly and her husband have been married for 9 years and has one daughter, Ella Grace, 8.





Deana Meredith

Deana Meredith, Editor

Deana Meredith has worked at The Central Virginian for 17 years, starting her career in the news industry first as a reporter covering local government, courts and community news. She and her husband  of 37 years live on his family farm in the eastern end of Louisa County. They have four grown children and seven grandchildren.    



 David Holtzman

David Holtzman, Reporter

A Louisa County resident since 2009, David joined The Central Virginian staff as associate editor in 2015 with a focus on local government and public safety. He worked previously as a journalist for several newspapers and magazines, including Shelterforce, a community development magazine in Montclair, New Jersey; and weekly papers in suburban Boston, Massachusetts.



 Joseph Haney

Joseph Haney, Sports Editor

Joseph has been with The Central Virginian since 2016. Prior to joining The CV, he worked as a sports reporter for The Recorder, a weekly newspaper in Monterey, Va. In addition to covering sports for Louisa County High School and other organizations, he covers events within the town of Mineral. 



Brooke Coleman

Brooke Coleman, Editorial Assistant

Brooke is a native of Louisa and has been with The Central Virginian since the end of 2018. She earned her degree in communication and sociology from Bridgewater College in 2015. She resides in Louisa with her husband, daughter, and fur children.




 Tommy Nelson

Tommy Nelson, Ad Sales                 

A lifelong resident of Louisa County, Tommy retired from an insurance company after more than 39 years. After a month sabbatical he came to work at The Central Virginian in April 2005 as an Ad Sales Rep. He had previously written sports articles for The CV off and on from the early 80’s. A Vietnam veteran, Tommy has been married to Gloria for over 51 years. They have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. Being an avid Louisa Lions supporter, he has previously been involved in broadcasting sporting events on radio since the early 80’s and continues to live stream Lions Football games in cooperation with The Central Virginian. Due to his passion for music he also has been a mobile disc jockey for over 40 years, and used to be an on-air radio DJ personality for WLSA-FM.


Juanita Riordan

Juanita Riordan, Ad Sales  

Juanita is a native of Gordonsville Virginia began her career in sales in the early 90’s. She has been with The Central Virginian since 2005 as an Account Executive. Juanita and her husband Warren reside in Louisa, have 3 daughters Jessica, Adrienne and Olivia, along with 3 grandchildren Chloe, Gunnar and Adleigh. 



Tina Walker

Tina Walker, Advertising Designer/Composition  

Tina has been with The Central Virginian since 2002. She is a graduate of Louisa County High School and lives in Mineral with her four fur-children.


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