First the bi-monthly publication has to recover from a serious financial setback, Brown said.
"With what has been happening financially and with the personnel (changes), I was like let's stop and regroup and raise money and move forward," Brown said.
He plans to launch an Indiegogo.com crowdfunding campaign to cover the cost of overhead and equipment purchases.
The magazine can be published again once roughly
Brown said an issue that may lead to legal action sparked the financial turmoil.
The magazine had six paid staff members.
Brown said Johnson is no longer associated with
Reached by phone, Johnson confirmed he left Telephone two months ago .
"I moved on to other projects," he said. He said he could not speak to Telephone's current situation.
The free publication was distributed at several
The last issue published online is dated
Brown said Telephone plans to continue its partnership with the website
He said he was hopeful something positive would come out of the negative experience.
"(Telephone) is a tiny part of the fabric of the community, but a cool part," he said. "That's not the end of the story. This has to keep going."
(c)2014 the Dayton Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)
Visit the Dayton Daily News (Dayton, Ohio) at www.daytondailynews.com
Distributed by MCT Information Services