October 2, 2012
School bus accident
A school bus belonging to Mason County Schools was recently involved in a traffic accident while students were on the bus, though there were no injuries. The accident occurred on Sept. 28 around 4:40 p.m. on Jeffers Ridge Rd. in Southside. Lori L. Nutter, 41, Mason, was driving the 1999 International school bus north on Jeffers Ridge Rd., while in the opposite lane Danny R. White, 53, Henderson, was driving south in a 1995 Jeep Cherokee. According to the accident report, White was going down a hill and attempted to apply his brakes to avoid the bus but the rainy weather caused him to strike the front of the bus. Damage to the front ends of both vehicles was reported. White was cited in the accident for failure to maintain control, improper registration, no insurance and driving revoked. There were 13 children on the bus at the time of the accident but again, there were no injures. Trooper T.V. Hughes of the West Virginia State Police is investigating.
The Mason County Detachment of the West Virginia State Police reports the following arrests: Eric P. Humphreys, 34, Gallipolis, Ohio, fugitive from justice, transported to Western Regional Jail, arrested by Sr. Trooper S.C. Allen. Patricia A. Westmoreland, 57, Cottageville, DUI second offense, released on bond, arrested by Sgt. C.K. Zirkle. Kristina M. Kirker, 32, Point Pleasant, forgery times two, uttering, transported to Western Regional Jail, arrested by Trooper T.V. Hughes. James M. Kirker, 44, Point Pleasant, uttering, capias joy riding, worthless checks times three, transported to Western Regional Jail, arrested by TFC A.B. Ward.
The Mason County Sheriff’s Department reports the following arrests: Vickie Hollingshead, 50, Point Pleasant, domestic assault, domestic battery, arrested by Ferrell. Ronald Blanchard, 60, Point Pleasant, capias, worthless check, arrested by Rhodes, McCormick.
The following death certificates were recently filed in the office of Mason County Clerk Diana Cromley: Christine Reed, 64, Evans. Esther R. King, 88, New Haven. Richard D. Morrison, 30, Mason. Patricia L. Noel, 75, Pomeroy, Ohio.
The following marriage licenses were recently filed in the office of Mason County Clerk Diana Cromley: Roger L. Chadwell, 28 and Virginia M. Brickles, 22, both of Hartford. James A. Fife, 24 and Katie L. Russell, 23, both of Pomeroy, Ohio. John A. White, 44 and Bridget D. Swisher-Bush, 43, both of New Haven.