FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail The City-County Observer announces the appointment of Timothy Justin Phillips as the new managing editor, effective immediately. Over the last several months, Mr. Phillips has been assisting with the revamping of the City-County Observer website while enhancing our social media presence.Timothy is a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English/Journalism from Indiana University Southeast. He is currently working on his Master’s Degree at IUS. While at Paoli Senior high school, he was actively involved with the school newspaper and served as the yearbook editor. His college coursework included mass media communications and photojournalism.When not fulfilling his editing responsibilities with the City-County Observer, Timothy spends his leisure time hiking and playing competitive chess.It is common knowledge that the 75 year old publisher of the CCO is posturing to retire soon. Mr. Phillips is being groomed to be his replacement in the very near future. Timothy has shown the ability to manage the complex publishing and marketing challenges that are required to be a competent editor for an online publication.During the next several weeks, we will be introducing Mr. Phillips to the movers and shakers of this community so that they will get an idea of whom they will be working with at the City-County Observer in the future.Finally, we expect that once Timothy gets acclimated to the cultural, political, and social climate of this region, he will take the City-County Observer to the next level of publishing.In closing, Timothy states that he is committed to upholding the mission statement of the City-County Observer by focusing on principals of journalistic integrity. He understands that the role of the media should be to inform and educate our readership. He will serve as the community watchdog by sounding the alarm when citizens’ rights are in danger of being violated by elected and appointed officials.In conclusion, his hiring will ensure that the City-County Observer will maintain its position as this area “True Watchdog” for years to come.
Eastbound lanes of state Highway 14 were closed for about 25 minutes Sunday morning after a man threatened to jump from an overpass.A Vancouver Police Department bulletin said the incident occurred about 8:30 a.m. when an unknown man threatened to jump. The Washington State Patrol and Vancouver police responded and contacted the man, while others closed eastbound lanes and the overpass for safety.The man moved away from the edge of the overpass and was detained by officers. The man, whose name could not be determined, was transported to a hospital for treatment, the bulletin said.