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    Doctors return to Georgetown
    , Wayne Gates - Editor
    Healthcare has returned to Home Street in Georgetown.
    TriHealth of Cincinnati has signed employment agreements with local doctors Jeff Donohoo, Christopher Haas and Heather Owens.
    The practices reopened on Tuesday, Oct. 21 after being shut down for 25 days  after Southwest Regional Medical Center suddenly shut its doors on Sept. 26.
    The doctors will work out of Georgetown Family Practice at their same location on the SWRMC campus as well as at Bethel Family Practice in Bethel.
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    Inmate files $1.5 million lawsuit against county
    , Wayne Gates - Editor
    A former inmate of the Brown County Jail is suing the Board of County Commissioners for 1.5 million dollars.
    Rusty Mootispaw, who is currently an inmate in the Ohio prison system, is alleging that Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger and Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little have conspired to violate his constitutional rights.
    The suit is based on allegations contained in another lawsuit by Mootispaw currently working its way through the local court system.
    In June, Mootispaw filed a lawsuit...
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    Fayetteville man dies from accidental gunshot
    , Wayne Gates - Editor
    A Brown County man is dead after suffering a gunshot wound.
    Brown County Coroner Dr. Judith Varnau said via email that 62 year old Charles Thery died on Oct. 18 from what appears to be an accidental discharge of a firearm.
    The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation collected evidence in the case, and as of press time on Oct. 23, a report on that evidence had not been released.
    The shooting happened on Barker Road near Fayetteville.
    Information from Varnau’s...
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    Coroner attorney sends reply to appeals court
    , Wayne Gates - Editor
    The attorney for Brown County Coroner Dr. Judith Varnau has responded to the appeal of the decision to allow her to remain in office.
    In a brief for the Ohio 12th District Court of Appeals, Attorney Thomas Eagle defends the decision of visiting judge John Kessler to decline to remove Varnau from her job.
    Eagle also challenged the decision of the court to hear the appeal.
    “A court of appeals is without jurisdiction to address an appeal from a complaint...
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    Congressman Wenstrup endorses Bubp for judge
    , Wayne Gates - Editor
    Second District Congressman Brad Wenstrup has endorsed Danny Bubp for Brown County Probate/Juvenile Judge.
    "Danny Bubp has served our nation at war, and served our state in Columbus. He has the experience and the enthusiasm to continue serving us in Brown County.  Danny Bubp is the conservative choice for Probate Judge”, Wenstrup stated in an e-mail to The Brown County Press.
    Bubp said he was honored that Wenstrup endorsed him.
    “It’s been a tough campaign, but when you have people...
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    Russellville Police Department sponsors spaghetti dinner fundraiser for ‘Shop With a Cop’ program
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    The Russellville Police Department will hold a special ‘Shop With a Cop’ spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. in an effort to raise funds for this years event. The dinner will be held at the Russellville Fire Department.
    Last year 21 Brown County families were sponsored by local law enforcement officers including Georgetown, Mt. Orab, Sardinia, Ripley, Russellville, Lake Waynoka and the Brown County Sheriff’s office.
    The Shop With a Cop program has been around for many years. Three...
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    Items being collected for troops at F’ville firehouse
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    Members of the Fayetteville Fire and EMS have launched a campaign to collect as many items as possible before the holidays to send to American Troops serving overseas.
    According to the website www.vetfriends.com, the United States has military personnel serving in over 150 countries, with as many at 1.3 million active duty troops serving at any given time.
    Fayetteville Fire Chief Kyle Singleton recently spoke to members of Fayetteville Village Council about the campaign to collect and send boxes of needed...
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    Sardinia asks for ‘yes’ on levy
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    Residents of the Village of Sardinia will be asked  to vote yes on a 2 mill, 5-year Fire levy renewal on Nov. 4.
    According to Sardinia Village Administrator Tim Mock, the levy generates approximately $16,000 per year for the volunteer fire department in Sardinia.
    He said the funds from the levy will be used to provide and maintain fire apparatus, appliances, equipment, buildings, sources of water supplies and materials and payment for training for volunteer fire fighters.
    Jill Hall, Brown County...
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    Ripley Vietnam casualty to be memorialized
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    After months of fundraising by the members of the American Legion Post 367 in Ripley and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 234 in Maysville, KY,   a memorial plaque will be placed on Front Street in Ripley on Nov. 10 honoring Private First Class Thomas Glenn De Fosse.
    Pfc De Fosse, a member of the United States Marine Corps, was the only soldier from Ripley who died in the Vietnam Conflict. He was killed in action on March 4, 1968 when...

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