Rev. James G. Crouch
84, of Summersville

Leona “Nono” Jenkins
53, of Wolf Creek

Dale Ervin “Bud” Lewis
63, of Summersville

Gene Neal
80, of Summersville

Rose Rebecca Neal
82, of Summersville

Jeaneve “Jenny” O’Dell
84, of Leivasy Road

Shirley Ann Prather
63, of Summersville

June Rader
80, of Canvas

Daisy “Loretta” Skaggs
81, of Champion, Ohio

Lena Elizabeth Taylor Williams 82, of Jodie








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Greg Boso appointed new State Senator

Summersville businessman and civil engineer Greg Boso was appointed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Friday, Jan. 16, as the new Republican State Senator for the 11th Senatorial District.

Sen. Boso replaces former Senator Clark Barnes, Republican of Randolph County, who resigned the seat to serve as Senate Clerk.

Sen. Boso was officially sworn into office by Senate President Bill Cole, R-Mercer, on Monday morning, Jan. 19, who administered the oath of office in the Senate Chambers in the State Capitol in Charleston. He will serve until the May 2016 General Election.

Boso’s name was one of three submitted to Gov. Tomblin by the 11th Senatorial District Executive Committee, which was chaired by Nicholas County Committeewoman and County Republican Executive Committee Chairperson Benjean Rapp of Lockwood. The Committeeman from Nicholas County is Lawrence Beckerle of Craigsville. Also on the committee were a committeeman and committeewoman from the other six counties in the sprawling 11th District including Webster, Pocahontas, Randolph, Upshur and portions of Grant and Pendleton counties.




Girl Scouts hold cookie rally

Girl Scouts from across Nicholas County gathered Saturday, Jan. 17, to celebrate the kickoff of the 2015 Girl Scout cookie sales with games and a “My Guy and Me” bake-off.  Girls got to play twister (pictured above), giant Jenga, jump rope and more during the event. For the bake-off, girls, along with their favorite guy, created baked pies, cakes, cookies and bars.  Some of the recipes included Girl Scout cookies as an ingredient.  Prizes were given for Best of Show, first, second and third place in each division. The cookie rally this year was planned and executed by the Cadette (middle-school-age) Girl Scouts.  The Scouts want to thank all of the judges and Julie Titchenell for planning the bake-off.  Contact any Girl Scout to purchase cookies, Kris Ward at 304-742-3461 or watch for booth sales in the community.





Man sentenced to 4 to 16 years for child abuse, neglect

By Pat Hanna
The Nicholas Chronicle

“Why did you abuse me?”

That question, from a 12-year-old boy, was contained in a letter that was read in Nicholas County Circuit Court on Jan. 15 during a sentencing hearing for the child’s father, Kenneth Rader.

The letter, read by a state Department of Health and Human Resources employee, also included this from the 12-year-old:

“I loved you, but you destroyed that love.”

Rader, of Nettie, was sentenced to the maximum 4 to 16 years in prison. He pleaded guilty in November to two counts of child abuse resulting in injury and two counts of child neglect creating the risk of serious bodily injury.

Rader admitted at his plea hearing that he whipped the 12-year-old and his other son, age 8, with a stick, causing injury to their buttocks. Rader said the half-inch-thick stick had “several” thumb tacks protruding from one side.

Rader also admitted tying the hands of the two children behind their backs and then tying them together to a piano overnight.

Rader also acknowledged placing the children “in the basement once all night as punishment.”

And he admitted withholding food from the two boys and said he was aware of one instance where the 8-year-old ate dog food.

The 12-year-old, in the letter that was read, said Rader made him and his brother “sleep outside and in the basement, and tied us to a piano. I felt like running away, but I couldn’t neglect my brother.”

The two children were not present at the sentencing hearing.

Assistant Prosecutor Samuel White called the crime “one of the worst cases of child abuse I’ve ever seen,” and said it was unfortunate that state law prevented a longer sentence.




Stover sent to Anthony for arson plea

By Pat Hanna
The Nicholas Chronicle

Nicholas Coty Stover, one of two men accused in a string of fires in the Summersville area nearly three years ago, was sentenced last week as a youthful offender.

Nicholas County Circuit Judge Gary Johnson suspended a 3-year prison term and sentenced Stover, 23, to 6 months to 2 years at the Anthony Correctional Center for youthful offenders.

Stover entered a no contest plea on Sept. 25 to one felony count of third-degree arson.

Stover and Austin Cox were indicted last January on two counts of first-degree arson and three counts of second-degree arson. They were accused of setting fires to two dwelling houses in Summersville and Mount Nebo, and at Maloney’s Sports Pub and Grill, a former realty building and The Brown House, all in Summersville, in February 2012.

The count to which Stover pleaded was a lesser included offense in the second-degree arson count involving the fire at Maloney’s.

Cox was scheduled to stand trial on Oct. 16, but one day before the trial was to start, the charges against him were dismissed when the prosecution said it had just learned of evidentiary files that were still in possession of the state Fire Marshal’s Office.

No further charges have been filed against him.




Recycling bins to be set up in Summersville Jan. 31

The Nicholas County Solid Waste Authority will be setting up recycling bins for the public to deposit recyclable materials in Summersville on Saturday, Jan. 31.

The bins will be placed at the Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot from 8 a.m. to noon.

Recycled materials that can be deposited include paper, plastic, aluminum cans and cardboard.

The recycling bins will be set up in conjunction with free day at the Nicholas County Sanitary Landfill at Calvin. Free day is regularly the last Saturday of each month unless it falls on a holiday weekend.

The days that the recycling bins will be set up for the rest of 2015 are Feb. 28, March 28, April 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, Aug. 29, Sept. 26, Oct. 31, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19.




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