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From the Hayloft: The ribbon

My grandmother, Isabelle, was a tremendous cook. Born in the late 1890’s, she learned how to prepare meals at a noticeably young age due to her mother losing her eyesight and then her life when Isabelle was still a young girl. I have no doubt she learned how to cook...
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9-1-1 outage reported in Ross County

ROSS COUNTY. Ohio — According to the Chillicothe Police Department, Ross County is experiencing a 9-1-1 outage. Law Enforcement officials said this is not a complete outage. It appears that area residents are experiencing problems with certain cell phone carriers. Officials say, if you call 9-1-1 and experience a interruption...
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Burning car sets garage on fire in Chillicothe

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — A garage caught fire on Wednesday in Ross County after a car was set ablaze. Firefighters were dispatched to Malone Road in Chillicothe shorty before 2 p.m. Firefighters on scene said the vehicle was fully engulfed upon arrival. The blazing car, according to reports, caught the surrounding...
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Ross County Red Cross asks for volunteers

ROSS COUNTY, Ohio — Looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity? The Ross County Red Cross is searching for volunteers to help with local disaster response. In a online statement released by the Red Cross, volunteers would work with local families that have experienced a fire, flood, or other disaster. If...
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Harrison Township seeks levy for the first time

ROSS COUNTY, Ohio — Harrison Township in Ross County announced that they will be seeking a 3 mil levy this year. In a statement posted online, the Harrison Township Fire Department explained why there is a need for this levy. “3 mil” does not mean $3 million. In fact, the...

Ross County Health District hosts a bicycle rodeo for kids

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — The Ross County Health District has partnered with area organizations to put on a bicycle rodeo. The event is scheduled for Sunday, June 27. It will be held at the Kiwanis Shelter in Yoctangee Park from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free helmets will be available for...
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Lightning strike causes scare in Ross Co.

ROSS COUNTY, Ohio — A lightning strike caused a scare Monday evening. The 9-1-1 call came in around 7:30 p.m., Monday, on reports that lightning had struck a residence on route 23 in Ross County. Crews responded to the home and found a small fire in the basement area. Firefighters on scene were able to quickly extinguish the fire before any major damage could occur.
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Car crashes into garage on State Route 772 in Ross County

ROSS COUNTY, Ohio — Ross County Sheriff Deputies and EMS responded to a call of a vehicle into a garage on State Route 772, shortly after 9:00 a.m. According to Deputies on scene, there were no serious injuries reported. The vehicle and garage both suffered heavy damage. The cause of...
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Video released of deputy-involved crash in Ross County

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — The Guardian has obtained security camera video of a crash that involved a Ross County Sheriff’s cruiser. According to reports, the crash happened around 7:30 p.m., Sunday. The Ross County Sheriff cruiser collided with a pickup truck at the intersection of Bridge and 7th Streets. According to...
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Man leads deputies on pursuit in Ross Co. while snorting

ROSS COUNTY, Ohio — A man led deputies on a short pursuit Tuesday while snorting drugs. Deputies said they found a reckless driver along Bridge Street at around 6:30 p.m. According to reports, law enforcement tried to pullover the car but the driver refused and a pursuit was underway. Deputies...

Ross Co. woman says ghosts burglarized her home

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — A Ross County woman called for help from deputies after she said ghosts burglarized her home. According to reports, deputies were called to Eastern Avenue in Chillicothe on Monday. The woman who lived there told deputies that she was awakened by a man standing in her living room. She told law enforcement that the man ran through her house grabbing money from her purse before jumping from a second story porch.

VCNB names Tom Oyer head of commercial lending

MCARTHUR – Vinton County National Bank and the VCNB Financial Family have announced that Ross County native Tom Will Oyer has been named the bank’s new head of commercial lending. Oyer began his career with the bank as a management trainee. Since then, he has worked in various capacities at...
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Two vehicle accident on Clinton Road in Chillicothe

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — A crash closed Clinton Road in Ross County on Monday. A 911 call came in around 3:30 p.m.. The two vehicles were heavily damaged with one car off the road. The Ohio Highway Patrol on scene stated that there were no serious injuries. The names of those...
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Ross Co. Auditor Tom Spetnagel announces new county website

ROSS COUNTY, Ohio — Ross County Auditor Tom Spetnagel has announced a brand new, completely revamped website at It can be accessed from any web browser and is optimized for use on mobile devices and tablets. “The new website is a huge step forward in terms of technology, and...
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Two arrested for drive-by shooting in Ross County

ROSS COUNTY, Ohio — Two men have been arrested after deputies say they were involved in a drive-by shooting. Law enforcement say that they were dispatched to the Stone Road Trailer Park at around 6:30 p.m. on Friday after a 9-1-1 call reported a shooting. According to the caller, two masked men pulled up to a trailer in the lot and started shooting before speeding off.
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Ross County deputy involved in motor-vehicle crash

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — A Ross County Sheriff deputy was involved in a motor-vehicle accident this evening. According to reports, the crash happened around 7:30 p.m., Sunday. The Ross County Sheriff cruiser collided with a pickup truck at the intersection of Bridge and 7th Streets. According to reports, the Sheriff cruiser...