W.Va. mayor, police chief charged with embezzlement
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The mayor, former mayor, police chief and former clerk of a West Virginia city have been charged with embezzlement after an investigation into financial mismanagement and...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A three-judge panel in West Virginia has approved a city council's request to remove Richwood Mayor Bob Henry Baber from office.
News outlets report the judges dismissed several of the Richwood council's allegations, but agreed Baber used city funds to reimburse personal power and cellphone bills and misused his city purchasing card.
Council begins process to remove mayor from office
RICHWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — The city council in a West Virginia community has started a process to remove the mayor from office.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the Richwood council is citing what it claims is nearly $600,000 in unpaid payroll tax liability in taking the action against Mayor Bob Henry Baber.
Baber said Friday he didn't direct a city clerk to delay paying payroll taxes, as the council alleges in its resolution to remove him.
West Virginia mayor sues city council for removing him
RICHWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — The mayor of a West Virginia town has sued the city council for putting him on paid administrative leave and preventing him from doing his job while he is being investigated by state auditors.
Mayor, city council disagree over who is acting in positon
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city council and its mayor have disagreed over who is carrying out the position's duties amid a state auditor investigation into misuse of taxpayer money.
Army of volunteers rebuild flood damaged homes in Richwood
RICHWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — The lead elements of an army of volunteers have arrived in a Nicholas County town to spearhead a 10-week effort to repair and insulate homes damaged three months ago during floods from epic rainfalls that swept through 12 West Virginia counties.