For the second month in a row, several Cisne residents showed up at the Wayne County Board meeting voicing frustration that they can’t seem to get anything done about a group of lawless neighbors that continue to disrupt their community. Once again, the group expressed their frustration that the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department won’t make any arrests in the dispute and the State’s Attorney says he won’t prosecute ordinance violations. The group was told to take their grievances to the Cisne Village Board.
Local attorney David E. Harrison has announced plans to seek the Republican nomination for Wayne County Circuit Judge. The judicial vacancy became open after Harrison’s father; Judge Joe Harrison announced he plans to retire at the end of November. David Harrison has practiced law in Fairfield since 1994.
Albion native Jerry Crisel was sworn in Thursday afternoon as the Second Judicial Circuit’s newest Associate Judge. Crisel is a former Edwards County State’s Attorney and most recently served as public defender in White and Edwards Counties. The swearing in ceremony was held at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Mount Vernon. Chief Judge Stephen Sawyer of Mount Carmel administered the oath of office.
Construction of a new Wayne County Highway Department building is nearly complete. Workers will start moving furnishings into the new headquarters this weekend.
35-year-old David L. Young of Keenes faces a charge of criminal damage to state supported property after he allegedly kicked out a window on a Fairfield City Police Department squad car last night. City police were taking Young from Fairfield Memorial Hospital to the jail when the incident happened.
41-year-old Kelly L. Allen of Mt. Carmel has been formally charged with criminal sexual assault. She is accused of holding a position of trust, or authority or supervision over the alleged victim who was between the age of 13 – 18. She posted $4,000 cash bond and was released from custody.