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    Sheriff refiles attorney fee request
    , Wayne Gates - Editor
    Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger has refiled a request to Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler to order the Brown County Commissioners to pay for his attorney fees.
    Wenninger originally filed the request last May, but the case was dismissed by Gusweiler after Wenninger failed to attend court-ordered mediation.
    In his dismissal order dated August 6, Gusweiler wrote “Council for the Plaintiff has apprised the court that the plaintiff is out of town and unavailable to participate in the Court ordered mediation. ...
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    Community continues to support Kilee Brookbank
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    It didn’t take long for   all of Brown County to step up to help  16 year old Kilee Brookbank and her family.
    Kilee was injured in a devastating accident Nov. 10 which left her with burns over 45 percent of her body in an  explosion in her home.
    Kilee has been a patient in the intensive care Unit at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Cincinnati since the accident. At 10:40 a.m. Tuesdaymorning, Nov. 25, she was listed in serious condition...
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    Judge Margaret Clark retires Nov. 30
    , Wayne Gates - Editor
    After nearly 32 years on the bench, Probate/Juvenile Judge Margaret Clark is putting down the gavel.
    Clark is retiring, effective Nov. 30.  She will remain on the bench for a short time after that date in a visiting judge role until Probate/Juvenile Judge elect Danny Bubp takes the bench.
    Bubp is currently undergoing the appointment process with Ohio Governor John Kasich’s office, and is expected to be appointed early to the bench.
    Clark’s term in office officially ends in February of...
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    Grand Jury indicts fourteen
    , Wayne Gates - Editor
    Fourteen people were indicted by the Brown County Grand Jury on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 on a variety of counts.
    There's more to this story, including the names of those indicted, for subscribers of the digital edition of The Brown County Press.  Subscribe HERE
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    Wright recognized by RULH board for hard work
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    Michael Wright, president of the ‘Citizens for RULH Students,’ committee,  was recognized by the RULH School Board Nov. 19 during its regular meeting.
    Wright was instrumental in organizing, informing the community and helping to get the recent school levy passed.
    RULH Superintendent Linda Naylor presented Wright with a certificate of appreciation during the meeting.
    Later in the meeting, Wright spoke to the board regarding the future of the funds which will be generated by the levy.
    “The vote has now...
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    Kidd recognized for service to FP district
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    The Fayetteville-Perry Local School District School Board recognized Mike Kidd, it’s elementary Title I teacher during its Nov. 20 meeting.
    Kidd was the first in a series of  ‘Employee Spotlights’ the board plans to recognize for each of the remaining board meetings.
    According to board treasurer JoAnna Carraher, Kidd has been with the district for over 30 years.
    “Michael talked to the board about what he’s done for many years with the Title One program,” Carraher said. “It was very...
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    Marine Col. Clark is new JROTC instructor at RULH
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    When Lt.  Col. Richard J. Klinker stepped down at the instructor of the Marine Corps  JROTC program in Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington High School in May of this year, the district knew he would be a tough act to follow.
    But during the Nov. 19  RULH Board of Education meeting held at the high school, the board unanimously agreed to replace him with retired Marine Colonel James Clark.
    Col. Clark and his wife Claudia were introduced to the full board during the meeting....
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    “Twisted Tine Archery, LLC” now open in Williamsburg
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    Brown County hunters now have a new place to purchase their archery needs, with the opening of Twisted Tine Archery, LLC in Williamsburg.
    Owned and operated by Jeff and Michele Hazenfield, the shop opened on Oct. 18 this year.
    “We are excited to offer service on all bows and crossbows,” Jeff Hazenfield said. “We carry custom strings and all kinds of archery and hunting supplies.”
    Hazenfield said that he has been an avid hunter since he was a child and has always...

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