Ross County, OH

Man arrested after gun scare at a local Ross Co. business

ROSS COUNTY, Ohio — A Ross County man was arrested after deputies say he showed up at his place of employment with a gun. Multiple deputies with the Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of East Springfield Street in Frankfort after employees said a man who hadn’t been to work in several days showed up with a gun.
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Woman escapes attempted kidnapping

CHILLICOTHE― A woman escaped an attempted kidnapping Saturday afternoon, according to the Ross County Sheriff’s Office. Anthony Jernee, 45, was charged with kidnapping, felonious assault and failure to comply. Terri Diaz, 48, was charged with kidnapping, felonious assault, failure to comply and possession of drug abuse instruments. Both remain in custody in the Ross County Jail. ...

Ross Co. woman pleads guilty to arson

ROSS COUNTY, Ohio — A Ross County woman pleaded guilty this week to arson. 44-year-old Tara N. Payne was indicted in February of last year after investigators say she intentionally set fire to a residence in the 1100 block of Scott Road in Frankfort. Reports say Payne, attempting to...

Ohio duo charged with kidnapping, caught after trailer gets stuck

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WCMH) – Two people are charged with kidnapping after allegedly holding a woman against her will, then leading law enforcement officers on a pursuit Saturday in Ross County. According to the Ross County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday at approximately 2:15 p.m., deputies responded to a call near State Route 772 and Potts Hill […]

Breaking: Ross County Reports West Nile Positive Mosquito

RCHD is reporting the first positive West Nile Virus Mosquito sample. There are no human cases at this time. The group of mosquitoes were collected on July 24, 2022 at the Scioto Trails State Park. Follow these three steps to help reduce the risk of mosquito bites:. Dump out standing...

Ross County – Woman Arrested After Custody Exchange Leads to High-Speed Chase

ROSS – A woman was arrested after a custody exchange in Ross County when police got involved. According to the Ross County sheriff’s department on 7/10/22 they were dispatched to Zane trace high school for a custody exchange after a man contacted the sheriff’s department concerned with his ex-wives sobriety condition after leaving his son’s ball game. He stated that when she drinks she causes a scene in which he is trying to avoid.

West Nile Virus found in Ross Co.

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Ross County Health District’s director of environmental health, Kelly Spindler, and Health Commissioner Garrett Guillozet announced today that the first group of mosquitoes to test positive in Ross County for West Nile Virus has been confirmed by the Ohio Department of Health. The infected mosquitoes were collected from a trap located at Scioto Trails State Park during the week of July 24, 2022, as part of RCHD’s ongoing mosquito surveillance efforts. No human cases have been reported this season.

Update: Two Charged in Ross County Abduction

ROSS – Two people have been charged with kidnapping and other major felonies after a woman escaped bondage yesterday in the area of the Nipgen Camp Ground. Around 2:30 pm on Saturday a woman was seen running for help in the area of 200 Block of 772. A 911 call was made and the Sheriff’s department responded. When they arrived they found a woman that had been restrained on her ankles and wrists.

Ross County – Woman Searches for Family Pet After Strangers Claim Pet from Lost and Found

Ross – A woman is pleading for strangers to return her family pet after she claims they took the animal off a lost and found pet site. Ross County Lost and Found Dogs reported a found corgi dog on Sunday and just hours later the dog was claimed to be reunited with owners, but Cj White is now claiming that the Corgi was his family pet and now is begging for the dog back from the couple that picked it up.

Ross County Investigating After Woman Ran Over in County

ROSS – A woman is in serious condition after being struck and left in Chillicothe. The call came in around in the early hours of Friday morning around 1:50 am of a woman hit by a car and injured seriously. Deputies responded to Hard Tail Saloon where the adult...