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Internet access set to expand

About 150 more Brown County households will be getting high-speed internet within the next few weeks. Mainstream Fiber Networks plans to begin construction on about...
Like a fairy tale: Dreams come true for bookstore owner

Dara Jackson dreamed of owning a children’s bookstore, and like the plot in most fairy tales, her dreams came true. The shelves of Fables and...
Where everybody knows your name: Port Hole Inn celebrating 6 decades of business

LAKE LEMON — Eight years ago, brothers Tom and Robert Sands bought the Port Hole Inn because they wanted to keep the local treasure...
Otterly successful: Visitors drawn to shop with unusual name

At first, The Educated Otter sold nothing having to do with otters. Diana Hostetler simply liked otters and decided to name her new shop...
Rules restricting tiny homes may be loosened

Brown County has several ordinances that make living in a tiny home illegal. But members of the Area Plan Commission and Brown County Redevelopment...
Big Woods owners update plans for Firecracker Hill

Most of Firecracker Hill now belongs to owners of the Big Woods family of companies. Philip and Royann Hammes sold their 231 acres to RT4...
Business briefs: Winery wins awards, tea rooms recognized

Local winery wins medals, trophy at international contest WEST LAFAYETTE -- Brown County Winery took home several awards from the 2017 INDY International Wine Competition...
Fresh start: Bakery opens in Gnaw Bone Sorghum Mill

GNAW BONE -- “This place sure has changed a lot,” said the first customer through Jenny Morrison’s door last Wednesday morning. Morrison laughed. That’s what...
Newspaper’s parent company expands

A company with management ties to the Brown County Democrat has purchased more than 30 newspapers in Ohio. AIM Media Midwest LLC announced Tuesday that...
Commissioners OK Helmsburg economic development area

Helmsburg is one step closer to becoming an economic development area. The Brown County Commissioners approved the resolution May 17 at the request of Helmsburg...

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