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Update – Rollover Crash in Downtown Caused by Reckless Driver
Circleville – One person was taken to the local hospital after crashing her vehicle in downtown Circleville, witnesses say that the driver was driving recklessly through town. According to the police department, several witnesses reported that the woman driving the grey Scion was driving on two tires and two...
Ross County Will Have a March Release of Rainbow Trout in Local Lakes
Ohio – Get ready for some exciting spring fishing! The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife is releasing 85,000 rainbow trout across 95 locations statewide starting March 13th. This is great news for anglers looking to catch these feisty fish in March, April, and May. Where...
Chillicothe Police investigate child enticement: Predator Hunters uncover case
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Police in Chillicothe are investigating a case of possible child enticement. According to the police report provided to The Guardian, officers were dispatched to Hopeton Village after receiving information about a man attempting to solicit children to meet for sex. The complainants, a group called Predator...
Ross County – Homeowner Thwarts Attempted Break-In in Chillicothe
A resident in the 100 Block of Paint Street area prevented a potential burglary on Wednesday night after confronting a suspect attempting to enter his home. According to police reports, homeowners, received a notification from their security system around 10:26 PM indicating motion detection. Upon letting their dogs in from outside after hearing noises near the front door, the dogs then started barking at the possible suspect. When the homeowner investigated he saw a man.
Ross County Feb 20 Weekly Crime Report: 27 Incidents and 16 Crime Stories
Ross County Feb 20 Weekly Crime Report: 27 Incidents and 16 Crime Stories. During the last week, Ross County reported a total of 27 crime cases. The most frequent type of crime was 'Arrest' with 7 instances, followed by 'Theft' which occurred 6 times. Other types of crimes included 'Trespass', 'Assault', and 'Vandalism', each with 3 cases, and 'Other' crimes which were reported 4 times. The 'Other' category included various offenses such as 'Unruly Juvenile Offenses', 'Missing Person', and 'Disorderly Conduct'. The least frequent crime was 'Burglary' with just one case reported. This data indicates a concerning prevalence of arrests and thefts in this place, which authorities should address promptly. The instances of 'Assault' and 'Vandalism' also require attention due to their potential to escalate into more serious situations.
Greenfield woman sentenced to community control in drug trafficking case
A Greenfield woman was sentenced to community control this month after pleading guilty to two drug trafficking counts. Elizabeth West, 30, was indicted by a Highland County grand jury in November on six charges, including three counts of trafficking in a fentanyl-related compound and three counts of possession of a fentanyl-related compound, all fifth-degree felonies. The indictment was initially a secret, as she was charged as a result of a Highland County Task Force investigation.
Round' the Town: Planning ahead for Bloomfield School reunion
Editor’s NOTE: Due to a computer glitch, Karen Wyant’s Round’ the Town column did not run last week, so here it is for this week. Thanks for your patience. Midway Quick Mart on Huron Street is remodeling. Brodigan‘s in Wellston has changed hands and is owned by Rick and Ann Callebs, and will be called Callebs LL Sports and Trophies. They will still have custom T-shirts, sportswear, uniforms, trophies, and...
Ross County Dog Warden Asks for Higher Fines and New Radios Because of More Calls
Ross County — The Ross County Dog Warden is asking for more help from the county commissioners, with an increase in calls to her office. Waneta Wellinghoff has been the canine officer for 23 years, and she says dog dumping is worse than ever – especially with homeless people dumping their animals.
Chillicothe Feb 21 Weekly Crime Report: 24 Incidents and 16 Crime Stories
Chillicothe Feb 21 Weekly Crime Report: 24 Incidents and 16 Crime Stories. During the last week, Chillicothe reported a total of 24 crimes, with arrests constituting the highest number at 8. This was followed by theft at 5 cases, and both assault and other types of crimes, such as disorderly conduct, at 4 cases each. Trespassing and vandalism were less frequent, with 2 and 1 cases respectively. The data suggests a concerning frequency of arrests, indicating a potentially high level of law enforcement activity in the place. The number of theft and assault cases also points to a need for increased vigilance among residents. While the number of cases related to trespassing and vandalism are comparatively lower, these incidents still contribute to a sense of unease and highlight the need for improved security measures.
Highland County Juvenile Court judge places child in temporary custody of HCCS; issues repeated warnings to mother
An emergency hearing was held Thursday afternoon in Highland County Juvenile Court, where Judge Kevin Greer ordered a young child to be placed in the temporary custody of Highland County Children Services. The child is alleged to be abused, neglected and/or dependent due to an allegation of sexual assault, according...
Showers to impact your afternoon
Afternoon showers are on the horizon, with heavy rainfall expected as commuters head home. Pockets of intense rain and thunderstorms are moving across the region, impacting areas from Clermont to Highland County. Stay prepared for wet roads and pack rain gear for the school run!
New Leader of Ross County Group to Help Those Impacted by Incarceration
Ross County — Wayne McLaughlin introduced his successor to lead the Ross County Reentry Coalition. Jody Wilson is the new chairman of the group whose mission is “to support individuals returning to Ross County from incarceration.”. Wilson is also the program manager for Anchor Addiction and Wellness Center....
Hillsboro man sentenced to prison on strangulation charge
A Hillsboro man was sentenced recently to over a year in prison after pleading guilty to a strangulation charge. As previously reported, Alan W. Wybenga, 62, was indicted in December by a Highland County grand jury and charged with strangulation, a fourth-degree felony; and domestic violence, a first-degree misdemeanor. The...
Chillicothe man busted with stolen gun
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Police arrested a local man yesterday after witnesses say he stole a firearm from a car parked at a Speedway gas station. The incident occurred on Sunday, February 19th, shortly after 5:00 PM. According to the police report, an employee at the Speedway, reported her pink...
Highland County Sheriff's reports
These incidents have been reported by the Highland County Sheriff's Office. A deputy responded to the 6500 block of McCoppin Mill Road after a report of an unauthorized use of a vehicle. After investigation, the vehicle was returned to the owner and no charges were issued. Feb. 20. A resident...
Traffic Alert: Rescue crews respond to crash in Circleville
CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio – A collision involving two vehicles has occurred at the intersection of Court St. and Main St. in Circleville, prompting emergency response teams to the scene. According to preliminary reports, one of the vehicles involved in the accident has overturned. The cause of the crash and the...
Man with drugs inside pocket and car arrested in Ross County after pursuit
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WCMH) — A man faces multiple charges after a Ross County deputy found drugs in his pocket and inside his car after the suspect resisted arrest. The Sheriff’s Office said that a patrol deputy stopped a vehicle committing traffic violations on Sunday and tried to stop the car near U.S. Route 23 and […]
What your child should know before starting kindergarten
CHILLICOTHE — As schools around the county prepare for kindergarten registration many parents are signing their kids up for school for the first time. For students just starting kindergarten school is a new experience that is sure to teach them lots of new information but before they start, did you know there are things your child should know before starting kindergarten?
South Central Power completes first phase of fiber internet project – connectSCP
South Central Power Company, a leading electric cooperative, announced the completion of the first phase of its innovative high-speed fiber internet service network, connectSCP. With a commitment to serving its member-owners, connectSCP aims to bridge the digital gap across rural Ohio. Rick Lemonds, President & CEO of South Central Power,...
Hillsboro woman sentenced for possession of hashish
A Hillsboro woman charged in connection with a Highland County Task Force investigation last October was sentenced this month to community control. Aubrie Utley, 26, was initially indicted on charges of trafficking in hashish in the vicinity of a school zone, a first-degree felony; and possession of hashish, a second-degree felony.