Pike County Probate and Juvenile Judge Robert Rosenberger was named the "2014 Advocate of the Year" of the Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health (ADAMH) Services Board, Wednesday.

The focus of the award this year is Mental Health. Judge Rosenberger was selected after opening the nominations from the community.

Among various comments, it was stated "Judge Rosenberger understands the importance of mental health in the youth of the community."

Judge Rosenberger has been the Pike County Probate and Juvenile Court Judge since 2012.

He began his legal career in 1981 in Waverly.