Former Pike County official stole nearly $7,000 from office, audit finds
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A former Pike County official illegally pocketed nearly $7,000 from her public office, a special audit confirmed on Thursday. Ohio Auditor Keith Faber said an investigation into Sharon Manson, the former executive director of the Pike County Convention and Visitors Bureau, revealed she improperly issued herself $6,805 in extra payroll checks […]
Artist Seeking Old Barns in Area Again
(Pump House Center for the Arts, Chillicothe) -- Dr. Robert Kroeger, Cincinnati artist and author, will be revisiting Ross County in search of old barns and their compelling stories. Most of Kroeger’s paintings go into fundraisers for historical societies and museums - as do sales of his books "Historic Barns of Ohio," published by The History Press/Arcadia, and "Round Barns of America," published by Acclaim Press.
Rain and Potential Flooding Continues in Region
We've had 1.5 to 2 inches of rain overnight, with another 1.5 to 2 inches expected, so better check that sump pump...and watch for ponding on roads and flooding in valleys - remember: Turn around, don't drown!. A flood watch will is effect through this Saturday afternoon. The National Weather...
Local chef competes in Longhorn Steakhouse competition
CHILLICOTHE— Sizzling grills, flames and new orders coming in every minute is not a calm way to start any workday, but Chef Jerry Clark at Longhorn Steakhouse has become accustomed to the chaos and has learned how to manage it all. Ribs and burgers weren't always how Clark started...
Meet Dash the dog, helping to remove geese from Yoctangee Park
CHILLICOTHE— Chillicothe recently announced that an effort was being put forward to decrease the geese population in Yoctangee Park. The city said this increase in population has led to several issues with cleanliness, aggressive behavior and injury to the geese. One way to help remove the geese from the...
Pike Co. Dog Pound reaches full capacity, pleads for caring homes for dogs in need
PIKE COUNTY, Ohio — The Pike County Dog Pound is pleading with the public for help as they reach full capacity and are in desperate need of caring homes for the dogs they currently have. In a social media statement released recently, the pound said that they “need to find new homes and rescues for the pound dogs!”
Public comment sought on transporation needs in region
WAVERLY — The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission will have a public meeting 4–6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, at the OVRDC office, 73 Progress Drive, in Waverly, to encourage the public to review the plan and give feedback on a Regional Transportation Improvement Plan. The RTIP is...
Ross County – Man Released from Jail Celebrates, Gets Drunk and Arrested Again
Ross County – A man who was released from jail was rearrested, tased, and charged with resisting arrest. Accoridng to the Chillicothe police department on 3/22/23 they were called to The Cozy Inn, 339 Western Ave. in reference to an intoxicated male. When police arrived the bartender told police that a man who was in the bar was asked to leave after being overly intoxicated, belligerent, and yelling at everyone. After asking him to leave he complied but the bartender concerned with his safety asked the police to check on him.
Kenworth Adjusts after Parts Manufacturer Hacked by Ransomware
Chillicothe – FBI is investigating a hack of a computer system and a total lockout of local Riffle Machine workers data system who assists Kenworth a semi truck manufacturer in Ross County. According to sources inside the Kenworth plant, Riffle who supplies the company with parts went offline this...
Pike County former executive director of the Pike County Convention and Visitors Bureau, convicted in theft
A special audit released Thursday details the investigation into the former executive director of the Pike County Convention and Visitors Bureau, who was convicted in the theft of $6,805, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced. Sharon Manson pleaded guilty in May 2022 in Pike County Common Pleas Court to misdemeanor...
JT Enviro plans rail expansion at brownfield site in Jackson
A company is getting state funds to add infrastructure to a brownfield site in Jackson, Ohio. The Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) approved a $50,000 grant to JT Enviro to help install on-site rail infrastructure at a selected brownfield site. The grant is part of at least $1.5 million that...
Chillicothe Woman Wins Big on Scratch of Ticket “Billion”
CHILLICOTHE, OH – Abigail Hughes of Chillicothe is celebrating a $50,000 win on the Ohio Lottery scratch-off, Billion. After mandatory state and federal tax totaling 28 percent, Abigail will receive $36,000. She purchased her winning ticket at Quick Stop, located at 1390 N Bridge St. in Chillicothe. Billion is...
Former Ohio State player talks to Waverly students
Cie Grant, who played linebacker on the Ohio State Buckeyes 2002 National Championship football team, was at Waverly High School, Monday to talk to the students. Grant did recall his gridiron glory days wearing the Scarlet and Gray, and being drafted in the third round by the New Orleans Saints. But Grant wasn’t there to relive his days on the field. “Those are all highlights,” Grant said. “That’s not the...
Heavy equipment, trucks, shop tools, and misc.
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Chillicothe primary school promotes reading with literacy night
CHILLICOTHE— Chillicothe Primary School students went around the world as they celebrated literacy night. Literacy night is an after-school event where students were encouraged to come to the school with their guardians to showcase reading and writing skills. The theme for the recent event was Reading Takes You Places.
Two Injured After Vehicle Collides with Home in Scioto County
Two people were injured Monday after a car overturned and crashed into a home in Scioto County, and law enforcement says alcohol impairment is believed to have played a role. According to the Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the accident took place shortly after 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 20th as a 2005 Ford Taurus, operated by Sean E. White, 34, of Ironton, was traveling northwest along Haverhill Ohio Furnace Road. White’s vehicle is reported to have traveled off the right side of the roadway, overturned, and then collided with a residence.
Cohen Orthopedic Purchases Land for Development of State-of-the-Art Healthcare Facility, Sporting Complex and More
CHILLICOTHE – For over 100 years, the city of Chillicothe has had essentially only one healthcare option. Starting in 2024, the community will have multiple choices for various services including urgent care, primary care, orthopedics, cardiology and vascular surgery, general surgery and more. This additional choice is proudly represented by CohenOrthopedic, LLC, the Great Seal Medical Group, LLC, and ValueHealth. “I look at the land and the components that will...
Six area players named to All-Ohio Division I and II girls basketball teams
The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association released its selections for the All-Ohio Division I and II girls basketball teams on Tuesday. Chillicothe's Jacey Harding was the lone area player named to the All-Ohio Division I list after being named as a Special Mention. Local Division II teams Unioto and Waverly combined for five players named to the All-Ohio team, with Unioto having three players named and Waverly earning two spots.
SCCTC class gives back to soldiers, disabled
The Scioto County Career and Technical Center (SCCTC) has been busy giving back in recent months through its cosmetology program, thanks to educator Angela Commeans, who is over the program and is also a SkillsUSA advisor for her school. The group’s biggest efforts have come from care packages being mailed...
Man missing for 3 years turns up dead in Gallia Co.
Human remains of a man that went missing three years ago were found Saturday, March 11, in Gallia County.
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