By Debra Minor Wilson
Times West Virginian
The Marion County court system said goodbye to a good and true friend Wednesday, as Circuit Clerk Barbara Core left her second-floor office to take the next logical step in her quest for an electronic court system.
A crowd of well-wishers filled Judge David Janes’ courtroom to bid her well and welcome her replacement.
Core will be a consultant for On-Line Information Services, Inc., of Mobile, Ala. That company will provide the electronic capability that will allow electronic filing using Software Systems of Morgantown’s case management system. Electronic filing will be piloted in Marion County and 13 other counties
beginning this fall. Marion and Jefferson counties will be the first to go online.
Core was appointed circuit clerk 26 years ago by now-retired Circuit Judge Fred L. Fox.
“She has ushered the circuit clerk’s office into the 21st century. She is a hard worker and gets the most out of her staff. She is one of the leading clerks in the state,” Fox said.
He appointed her as deputy clerk “because she was knowledgeable about computers when not too many people were. I knew that computers were making an inroad into the circuit clerk’s office and so she was the natural candidate.