GEORGETOWN, Ohio - Authorities pledged Tuesday to commit more resources to an investigation into the 2013 slaying of a pregnant mother in southern Ohio.Brown County's newly elected sheriff and prosecutor held a news conference to say they are stepping up efforts to solve Brittany Stykes' homicide, and to ask for the public's assistance.The ... (more)

Authorities are renewing efforts to solve a case from 2013 when officers found a pregnant mother shot dead in southern Ohio.

Brown County officials on Tuesday are expected to talk about their commitment to taking a fresh look at the Brittany Stykes homicide case. Police have said they thought they were responding to an accident in August 2013 when they got a report of a vehicle off the road in a wooded area in Ripley, about 45 miles southeast of Cincinnati.

A Lake Crystal farmer complained about high farm land taxes at the Brown County 2017 proposed budget and levy public meeting at the Brown County Courthouse Tuesday. Mikkelson complained about Brown County expenditures rising 23 percent in the proposed budget, from $30,027,264 in 2016 to $36,924.101 in the 2017 proposed budget.