Jeanette Plymale Barnette
70, of Birch River

Collis Landon Bickford
65, of Pool

Wilma Wanda Dodrill
80, of Birch River

Ruby Gay Garvin
81, of Guardian

Laura Belle Johnston
75, of Summersville

Marybelle Janet Phares Keiper
87, of Calvin

Helen Marie Morris
87, of Summersville

Patricia Ann Propps
70, of Birch River












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Baber and daughter arrested

Bob Henry Baber was arrested and charged Thursday, March 1, 2018 with three misdemeanors, including trespassing, disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer.

Richwood’s Police Chief L.A. Cogar arrested Baber during the Richwood Common Council meeting at city hall.

Baber, currently on paid administrative leave from his position as mayor, was asking questions during the public comment portion of the meeting.

Baber and some of the council members started raising their voices and yelling at each other, according to the criminal complaint filed in Nicholas County Magistrate Court. Cogar advised Baber that his questions had been answered and for Baber to sit down.

Cogar approached Baber and told him he was being escorted out of the meeting. Baber then screamed into the crowd, the complaint states. Cogar then took Baber by the left arm to escort him out of the building. Baber began pulling away numerous times until Cogar took him to the floor.

He posted a personal recognizance bond and was released.

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Baber’s daughter, Caroline L. Perkins, was also arrested and charged with three misdemeanors Thursday, March 1, 2018. Perkins was charged with fleeing on foot, obstructing an officer and trespassing. Perkins was arrested after the meeting at city hall. Cogar advised her that she could retrieve Baber’s personal items, the criminal complaint states. Perkins was asked by Cogar to leave the office when Baber started yelling for her to take pictures, according to the complaint. Perkins was asked numerous times to leave and remained there taking pictures. Perkins was arrested and placed on a bench beside Baber. As Cogar was retrieving handcuffs, Perkins ran out the back door and halfway down the alley between city hall and the library before being apprehended. She struggled, pulled away and screamed until Cogar and Perkins both went to the ground, the complaint states.

Perkins posted bond and was released.

More on the meeting and its aftermath in the March 8, 2018 edition of the Nicholas Chronicle.



SRMC Board learns of hospital workforce reduction

The Summersville Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees learned about workforce reductions at their meeting on Thursday evening, Feb. 22.

The board also heard a financial report and a report from the Board Chairman.



County public employees participate in work stoppage

As thousands of public employees in West Virginia participated in a four-day work stoppage, many Nicholas County educators gathered at various locations in the county on Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 22, 23, 26 and 27.



Richwood man guilty of second-degree murder

David A. Geier, of Richwood, is guilty of second-degree murder. The verdict was announced Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Nicholas County Circuit Court by Judge James Rowe. Geier faced fi rst-degree murder charges for the death of Teresa Gwinn, of Richwood, in March 2017.




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