James S. "Jim" Bell
68, of Cowen

Martin Denver Boggs
68, of Cowen

Lee Elwood Casteel
67, of Cowen

Harry Emerson Coffman
68, of Craigsville

Ada Ann Wilmorth Johnson
90, of Poe

Donald Gene Lambert
84, of Richwood

Melissa Kay Lesher
of Ansted

Betty Jane McCue
91, of Summersville

Cynthia Jane Spears
of Charlotte, NC

Esta Arlene Walker
99, of Nettie

Amos Doyle Wamsley, Jr.
71, of Williams River

Daniel Eugene Williams
51, of Craigsville

Randall Lewis Wright, Sr.
68, of Cowen








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Three defendants sentenced for crimes; trial date set for March 28 in embezzelment case

Lula S. Bennett, of Fenwick, was sentenced to 1-5 years in prison for one felony count of sexual assault in the third degree. Bennett was also given credit for time served at sentencing
on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, before Judge James Rowe in Nicholas County Circuit Court. Bennett has served over 300 days.



Board hears update on mediation; addresses student educational leave policy

The Nicholas County Board of Education on Tuesday evening, Jan. 2, heard an update on the mediation process for the construction of schools in the county destroyed by the
2016 fl oods.
The Board also addressed the current student educational leave policy in relation to taking semester tests, heard an update on the cleanliness of the red gym in Richwood and conducted a student expulsion hearing.



Neal elected Commission President

Commissioner Lyle Neal was elected president of the Nicholas County Commission on Wednesday, Jan. 3. The Commission also agreed to sponsor a grant application for a broadband project in the Richwood area, heard a request to make some minor changes to the county’s towing policy for wrecker services, heard a fi nancial update, revisited an estate matter, set the holidays for 2018, set the deadline for budget requests for county elected
offi cials for the 2018-19 fi scal year, set the dates to sit as the Board of Equalization and Review to resolve property tax issues that couldn’t be resolvedwith the assessor’s offi ce, approved an order regarding the payment of salaries and utilities and adopted a resolution regarding economic development for the county. Present for the Commission’s fi rst
meeting of 2018 were Commissioners Ken Altizer and Commissioner Lyle Neal.




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