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Advocate Investigation Leads To Mayor’s Resignation

Advocate Investigation Leads To Mayor’s Resignation

The New Holland Mayor has resigned amid allegations of corruption. Fayette Advocate was the first to tell you about allegations of corruption and nepotism taking place inside the small village. On Tuesday, Fayette Advocate published an investigation where former Village Administrator and current Pic-A-Fay Fire Chief Mike Murphy’s private company was receiving checks for working […]

EXCLUSIVE: Advocate Uncovers Corruption and Nepotism in New Holland

EXCLUSIVE: Advocate Uncovers Corruption and Nepotism in New Holland

In an exclusive government watchdog investigation, Fayette Advocate has uncovered corruption and nepotism taking place inside the small village of New Holland. Current Pic-A-Fay Fire Chief Mike Murphy served as the New Holland village administrator from 2011 to March 10 of this year, when he handed in a forced resignation. The resignation came after an […]

WCH Woman Shot In Minivan

WCH Woman Shot In Minivan

A Washington Court House woman is in the hospital after she was shot Monday in Dayton, meanwhile police continue to look for her shooter. Kelly Picklesimer, 33, Washington Court House was shot in the 3000 block of Wexford Place, according to Cox Media Group. The Washington Courthouse resident was at Miami Valley Hospital on Tuesday […]

EXCLUSIVE: Mayor’s Resignation Demanded During Contentious New Holland Meeting

EXCLUSIVE: Mayor’s Resignation Demanded During Contentious New Holland Meeting

A screaming match ensued during a contentious village council meeting that lasted three hours in New Holland Monday evening after the Mayor’s resignation was demanded by citizens. Village resident Jess Wood presented to village council and Mayor Ronald Spangler a petition with 25% of the village’s registered voters’ signatures demanding the Mayor resign after alleging […]

Municipal Court Employee Suddenly Dies

A Washington Court House Municipal Court employee has died. Marma Harper, a longtime Washington Municipal Court employee died suddenly Thursday night as the result of a sudden heart attack. Details are limited at this time and funeral arrangements are pending. Stay with Fayette Advocate for the latest.

You Can Vote Today In Downtown, Brenda Did!

You Can Vote Today In Downtown, Brenda Did!

Are you going to be busy on May 6, election day? You can vote now by stopping into the Fayette County Board of Elections with a valid photo I.D. There is no waiting in line and you can vote at your convenience Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. BUT GET EDUCATED ON THE […]

Camera Found In Truck Stop Bathroom

Camera Found In Truck Stop Bathroom

A video camera has been found in a women’s bathroom at a truck stop in Jeffersonville. An employee found a “video recorder” in the women’s bathroom of Travel Centers of America, located in Jeffersonville, who called police. The employee took the camera from the restroom and secured it in a manager’s office until the Sheriff’s […]

Sheriff Shares Drugs With Town

Sheriff Shares Drugs With Town

A few hundred people packed the Fayette County Fairgrounds on Wednesday for a drug educational seminar. Deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff’s office partnered with Fayette Sheriff Vernon Stanforth for the three hour long program. The interactive program allowed attendees to get a first hand look at drug paraphernalia products. “Heroin is on the tip […]

Enough Candy Donated, Hunt Will Go On As Planned

Organizers were getting worried last week that they wouldn’t have enough pieces of candy and toys to fill 10,500 plastic eggs with only seven days until a huge downtown egg hunt. But after receiving more than 4,500 pieces of candy in just under a week, the downtown egg hunt will go on as planned. “We have […]

VIDEO: FCVWD Releases Balloons In Honor Of Victims

VIDEO: FCVWD Releases Balloons In Honor Of Victims

Yellow and white balloons filled the south sky Tuesday night as community members attended the 7th annual Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney’s Victim Witness Division’s Remembrance Celebration. Established in 1996 by then-Fayette County Prosecutor Steven H. Eckstein, the division is designed to help those individuals who have been a victim or witness of a violent crime. […]

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