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Adena High School graduate Eli Kunkel passes away after battling Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease  Chillicothe Gazette

Adena High School grad and former baseball star Eli Kunkel passed away on Sunday after battling Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. (Photo: Gazette File).

OHIO HS BASEBALL: Adena falls to Minford 10-0 in D-III district final  Chillicothe Gazette

Adena High School baseball concluded its 2019 season with a 10-0 loss to Minford in a D-III District Final game on Saturday at VA Memorial Stadium.

HS BASEBALL: Adena rolls against two-seeded Fairland 11-0, advancing to district finals  Chillicothe Gazette

Adena High School baseball defeated Fairland 11-0 on Thursday at VA Memorial Stadium, advancing to a D-III district title game.

John Michael Stock  Harrison News Herald

John Michael Stock passed away peacefully on May 16, at Valley Hospice (Liza's Place) in Wheeling, W.Va., with his wife and family by his side. He was ...

News briefs: Eastern Avenue bridge reopened to traffic  Chillicothe Gazette

Following delays due to the weather and materials, the Eastern Avenue overpass bridge at Chillicothe has been reopened to traffic.

Adena goes from 6-16 to playing in a district semi at the Convo  Chillicothe Gazette

Adena High School basketball went 6-16 during the 2017-18 season but this year they have completely turned it around as they are in a district semi.

OHIO HS VOLLEYBALL: Zane Trace defeats Adena 3-0 as district tournament nears  Chillicothe Gazette

Zane Trace High School volleyball defeated Adena 3-0 on Tuesday as they will soon prepare for a sectional final in the SE D-III District Tournament.

OHIO HS BASKETBALL: Previewing Adena boys, girls 2018-19 seasons  Chillicothe Gazette

Adena High School's boys and girls basketball teams both struggled to win games last year as the boys only won six and the girls only won three.

What to know about the local athletes competing at the state track and field meet  Chillicothe Gazette

Before our 11 local athletes take on the state track and field meet on Friday, take a look at each of their season's so far here.

OHIO HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Adena's Laura Smith reflects on 700 wins  Chillicothe Gazette

Thirty-four years with her alma mater, but her fire still burns to make the Warriors one of the best teams in the area, region, and state.

Previewing Adena High School's 2019 baseball, softball seasons  Chillicothe Gazette

FRANKFORT – These were two different types of teams last season. Adena High School's baseball team was one of the best in the area last season while the ...

Four takeaways from Adena's 67-57 win over Paint Valley  Chillicothe Gazette

Adena High School's boys basketball team defeated Paint Valley 67-57 on Saturday as they moved to 5-1 and 4-0 in the Scioto Valley Conference.

Adena's Eli Kunkel leaves mark on coach, teammates; Adena to hold benefit in his name  Chillicothe Gazette

Eli Kunkel recently received a diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a rare, degenerative fatal brain disorder. Adena will hold a benefit on Friday.

Lockdown lifted after student brings gun to Ross County high school  10TV

The Ross County Sheriff's Office has lifted a lockdown after a student brought a gun to school Thursday.

OHIO HS BASEBALL: Unioto outlasts Adena 1-0 in pitching duel between DeBord, Garrison  Chillicothe Gazette

The Unioto and Adena baseball teams faced off on Monday as both team's starting pitchers threw six or more innings, but UHS ultimately won 1-0.

Four local players earn All-Ohio basketball recognition in D-I, D-II  Chillicothe Gazette

COLUMBUS – Four local boys high school basketball players received All-Ohio recognition in Division I and Division II, the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association ...

A look at the Scioto Valley high school wrestling season  Chillicothe Gazette

Several local wrestlers qualified for the state meet during the 2017-18 season, will there be more guys to do it this year? Here are your previews.

Student advocacy group working to improve school lunches  Chillicothe Gazette

A student group at Adena High School is working to deregulate school lunches by changing current legislation.

New effort in Adena ER aims to connect people to drug treatment  Chillicothe Gazette

In 2018, Adena reports it had upwards of 4600 substance abuse-related cases across its emergency departments. A new program aims to help.

Ohio HS girls basketball tournament draws released  Chillicothe Gazette

CHILLICOTHE – The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its girls basketball tournament draws on Sunday as tourney time is just a week away.

OHIO HS BASKETBALL: Four takeaways from Chillicothe's 56-26 blowout win over Washington  Chillicothe Gazette

Chillicothe basketball defeated Washington 56-26 on Friday to take sole possession of first place in the FAC. Here are four takeaways from their win.

Balanced scoring key for Blue Lions  Record Herald

The Washington Blue Lions played their first home game of 2019 Tuesday when they hosted the Warriors of Adena High School for a non-conference game.

College, school and community notes for Nov. 4  Chillicothe Gazette

Kirsten Davis of Bainbridge, enrolled for the fall 2018 semester, she will be studying forensic biology and is a graduate of Paint Valley High School.

Ross County sheriff investigating Tuesday morning shooting  Chillicothe Gazette

The Ross County Sheriff's Office is investigating who shot an 18-year-old in the leg early Tuesday morning.

Five to graduate from RCCA, the school expects more growth in future  Chillicothe Gazette

The first class of RCCA will consist of just five students but the school expects more growth in the future.

New leadership setting tone at Adena  Chillicothe Gazette

FRANKFORT - A new leadership team will roam the halls of the Adena Local Schools campus this year as part of ongoing effort to bring a change in the culture ...

McClain loses season opener 31-15 on the road to Adena  Hillsboro Times Gazette

What began as a tightly contested football game ended with a lopsided 31-15 victory for the Adena Warriors who hosted the Greenfield-McClain Tigers to open.

Adena High School honor roll  Chillicothe Gazette

Adena Middle and High School students were named to the second nine-week honor roll list.

Where are they now: Adena graduate Emily Hammond  Chillicothe Gazette

When Emily Hammond was at Adena, the Warriors were 55-1 on the volleyball court and won a state championship on the hardwood. Where is she now?

Ohio Highway Patrol pursuit of stolen vehicle ends in crash on U.S. 50  Chillicothe Gazette

CHILLICOTHE - A Monday pursuit of a stolen vehicle ended in a crash on U.S. 50 as the driver allegedly intentionally struck an Ohio Highway Patrol cruiser.

Names released in wrong-way crash on U.S. 35  Chillicothe Gazette

FRANKFORT - A Chillicothe man was taken by medical helicopter to a Columbus hospital after going the wrong way on U.S. 35 Thursday afternoon, according ...

News briefs: Fluor-BWXT extends employee buyout offer at cleanup site  Chillicothe Gazette

Briefs also include information from a Saturday motorcycle crash and Adena's newest clinic.

Doctor says initial Ross Correctional incident was likely exposure to opioid  Chillicothe Gazette

There were 23 correctional employees at RCI and one inmate exposed to a substance and are experiencing overdose symptoms.

Frankfort man dies in Thursday crash on Ohio 28  Chillicothe Gazette

A Frankfort man died in a single vehicle crash on Ohio 28 on Thursday morning.

Daily digest: Huntington girls defeat Paint Valley behind Basye’s 20-20 game  Chillicothe Gazette

Huntington 63, Paint Valley 56. Allison Basye scored 24 points and grabbed 20 rebounds for the Huntsmen while Braiden Collins scored 22 and had eight steals ...

Patrol investigating 2-vehicle crash on U.S. 23  Chillicothe Gazette

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 1:20 p.m. Saturday at U.S. 23 near mile post 4 in Ross County.

Chillicothe and Ross County public records: Crime reports  Chillicothe Gazette

Roundup of law enforcement calls in Chillicothe starting May 3, 2019.

2-year-old killed after running onto U.S. 50  Chillicothe Gazette

CHILLICOTHE - A 2-year-old was killed after running onto U.S. 50 just west of Chillicothe on Wednesday. According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, Darrell R.

Two seriously injured in separate Wednesday crashes  Chillicothe Gazette

The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating separate Wednesday morning crashes in Ross and Pike counties where two were seriously injured.

Chillicothe swim coach, Zane Trace Middle School teacher Wendy Arth passes away  Chillicothe Gazette

Chillicothe High School swimming coach and Zane Trace Middle School teacher Wendy Arth passed away unexpectedly on Thursday evening.

Meet the advocates who support survivors of sexual assault  Chillicothe Gazette

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Adena's Sexual Assault Survivor Advocates are working to inform the public of their program year round.

Local school districts struggling to maintain updated bus fleets  Chillicothe Gazette

School buses should be replaced every 10 years but local districts are operating old buses with high miles due to the costs of a new bus.

Waverly woman flown to West Virginia hospital after Wednesday crash  Chillicothe Gazette

PIKETON - A Waverly woman was flown to a West Virginia hospital after a Wednesday morning crash in Pike County. According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, the ...

News briefs: OUC announces graduation speakers  Chillicothe Gazette

Other briefs include OUC alumni that will be recognized at the graduation ceremony.

Gun incident ramps up Chillicothe City Schools school security talks  Chillicothe Gazette

Safety levy, more resource officers, other possible future security upgrades part of discussions in the Chillicothe City Schools.

Bainbridge Fall Festival of Leaves kicks off with pageant on Thursday  Chillicothe Gazette

The Bainbridge Fall Festival of Leaves will have 16 young women vying for queen after the festival kicks off on Thursday.

Huntington student suffers serious injuries in crash  Chillicothe Gazette

CHILLICOTHE - While a condition update was not available Monday morning from OSU's Wexner Medical Center for a Huntington High School student airlifted ...

News briefs: Patrol made 127 drug arrests in Ross County in 2018  Chillicothe Gazette

Ohio Highway Patrol troopers made 2 percent more drug-related arrests last year, according to a news release.

Ross County tourism brings economic vitality to the area  Chillicothe Gazette

Last year was successful for tourism in Ross County that brought an 11 percent increase in lodging tax receipts and new events to the region.

Sheriff, police investigating Saturday reports of stabbing, shooting  Chillicothe Gazette

Chillicothe police and the Ross County Sheriff's Office are investigating a stabbing and shooting reported within minutes of each other early Saturday.

News briefs: Low-cost rabies clinic to be offered  Chillicothe Gazette

Other briefs include free sports physicals through Adena and details on an upcoming agricultural society meeting.

Patrol investigating three-vehicle injury crash on U.S. 23  Chillicothe Gazette

The Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a crash on U.S. 23 that left three people injured on Friday.

Verdant medical marijuana dispensaries eyeing a spring opening  Chillicothe Gazette

Verdant Creations is expecting to open its three rural Ohio dispensaries in April and May.

VOTER INFO: Judge, Ross County Court of Common Pleas, Matthew Schmidt vs. David Knisley  Chillicothe Gazette

The USA TODAY Network-Ohio sent questionnaires to all the candidates for the Judge, Ross County Court of Common Pleas seat on the Nov. 6, 2018 election.

Two injured in Wednesday night crash on U.S. 23  Chillicothe Gazette

CHILLICOTHE - The Chillicothe Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle injury crash that occurred Wednesday night on U.S. 23 near ...

Students lead recycling effort at Huntington, Adena  Chillicothe Gazette

Through a partnership with Rural Action, the two Ross County high schools are among nine in the state with Youth Climate Action Teams.

City's bow hunting qualifications are this week  Chillicothe Gazette

CHILLICOTHE - Those interested in taking part in the City of Chillicothe's bow hunting qualifications will have the chance to do so Thursday and Saturday of the ...

Ashville man flown to Columbus hospital after Thursday crash on U.S. 23  Chillicothe Gazette

The Ohio Highway Patrol reports an Ashville man was flown to Grant Medical Center after rear-ending another vehicle on U.S. 23 on Thursday.

Police report: Chillicothe Middle School students feared rival was bringing gun to school  Chillicothe Gazette

A Chillicothe Middle School student may have had a gun at school on Tuesday out of fear another student he was fighting with was going to bring one.

Chillicothe gearing up for Statehood Day celebrations  Chillicothe Gazette

CHILLICOTHE - As Ohio Statehood Day celebrations are due to take place this weekend, one local historical organization is finishing last-minute preparations.

Chillicothe man killed in Thursday crash on U.S. 50  Chillicothe Gazette

A Thursday morning crash on U.S. 50 at Veterans Parkway in Chillicothe left one dead and two others flown to a Columbus hospital.

Patrol investigates July 4 crash that killed three, including two children  Chillicothe Gazette

CHILLICOTHE - Three people, including two children, were killed in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday. Monica R. Arledge, 21, of Chillicothe, and two children in ...

Lady Lions win Sectional title  Record Herald

FRANKFORT — The Washington Lady Blue Lions made their tournament debut for the 2018-19 season Thursday, taking on the Waverly Lady Tigers at Adena ...

Law director reviewing Jeff Fisher case for failure-to-report violations  Chillicothe Gazette

The Chillicothe law director is reviewing the Fisher case to see if any educators should be charged for failure to report, a fourth-degree misdemeanor.

Ohio 207 extension plan includes not one, but two roundabouts  Chillicothe Gazette

CHILLICOTHE – A pair of roundabouts are part of the most recent plan for extending the Ohio 207 connector the rest of the way from U.S. 23 to Ohio 159.

Shared experience: Inside the mind of a breast cancer patient  Chillicothe Gazette

Five women offer insight into their struggles with the disease in hopes of helping other women take steps for early detection and cope if diagnosed.

Further testing planned with regard to Zahn's Corner school closure  Chillicothe Gazette

PIKETON – The U.S. Department of Energy is planning additional environmental testing in response to Monday's closure of Zahn's Corner Middle School that ...

McClain girls basketball season comes to end with 41-21 Sectional Final loss to Miami Trace  Hillsboro Times Gazette

FRANKFORT — The McClain Lady Tigers and Miami Trace Lady Panthers met for the third time this season, this time for a Division II Sectional champions.

Dreamers celebrated at new school dedication  Chillicothe Gazette

CHILLICOTHE - If anything, Sunday's dedication of the new Chillicothe Intermediate School likely served to build excitement about Monday's first day of school ...

Water damages several roads across Ross County, closes Blain Highway  Chillicothe Gazette

Between recent heavy rains and snow melt, the Scioto River will hit flood stage today while crews continue dealing with other issues like mud slides.

Buck Fifty race starts Friday, raised over $200,000  Chillicothe Gazette

The Buck Fifty race will take off on Friday, April 12 at Ohio University Chillicothe at 1 p.m. where runners will compete in the 150 mile race.

Nothing found during planned safety sweep at Chillicothe Middle/High School  Chillicothe Gazette

Less than a month after a gun was found at Chillicothe Middle School, several law enforcement agencies conducted a planned safety sweep at the campus.

Chillicothe Correctional Institution names its staff, officer of the year  Chillicothe Gazette

Staff at CCI have selected who they want to compete for the state employee and correctional officer of the year awards.

Top 10 of 2018: Chillicothe schools' Jeff Fisher pleas in sex case; Jon Saxton takes settlement  Chillicothe Gazette

Chillicothe schools was in the spotlight throughout 2018 with a high profile sexual misconduct case which took out two top administrators.

National poetry slam finalist coming to Ohio University Chillicothe  Chillicothe Gazette

Ohio University Chillicothe will host its annual Kennedy Lecture on Tuesday, April 23 at 3 p.m. in the Bennett Hall Auditorium.

Adena tabs Barr as new head baseball coach  Chillicothe Gazette

Adena High School announced the hiring of Tom Barr as the school's newest head baseball coach Tuesday night.

Forest Rally back in the area for the 3rd straight year  Chillicothe Gazette

CHILLICOTHE - The Southern Ohio Forest Rally will be going into its third year, from May 16-18, in three locations in southeast Ohio. According to Brent Short, ...

ODOT announces 2019 Ross County projects  Chillicothe Gazette

The Ohio Department of Transportation has released its plans for construction that includes close to $20 million of projects in Ross County.

News briefs: Kids in College offers summer educational enrichment program for area youth  Chillicothe Gazette

CHILLICOTHE - Ohio University Chillicothe, in partnership with the Chillicothe City Schools and Ross-Pike Education *Service* District, will once again be hosting ...

Upper Arlington medical marijuana clinic reaches out with local billboard  Chillicothe Gazette

A #nomorepills billboard on U.S. 35 belongs to an Upper Arlington medical marijuana clinic looking to provide education.

Fentanyl exposure caused RCI prison overdose, authorities confirm  Chillicothe Gazette

A mixture of fentanyl and heroin has been identified as the substance that sickened more than 20 at the Ross Correctional Institution Wednesday.

Overbridge Road bridge near Adena is closing for good Thursday  Chillicothe Gazette

The bridge is no longer safe for travel and likely won't be replaced due to the pending second phase of the Ohio 2017 connector.

City schools eye entrance into esports craze  Chillicothe Gazette

Believe it or not, video game players may find college scholarships and other opportunities ahead in greater numbers as tech needs grow.

Several local issues likely to be resolved in 2019  Chillicothe Gazette

The city's new website, a decision on the future leadership of the city school district and reopening of the city's yard waste site are expected.

Huntington officials: More rigor if changing grading scale  Chillicothe Gazette

CHILLICOTHE - When is an "A" not really an "A"? That's what the leadership of the Huntington Local Schools is trying to figure out as it considers whether to ...

STUDENT WALKOUT: Silence, activism combine in Ross County schools  Chillicothe Gazette

At three local schools, the students had their say - even silently - while working to avoid disrupting the educational environment.

Pike County General Health District to host public forum over new Piketon information  Chillicothe Gazette

New information for the Department of Energy has led to a community forum to by hosted by the Pike County General Health District on Saturday.

Should University Drive fire station move west?  Chillicothe Gazette

CHILLICOTHE - Expect more public discussion in the coming months about a potential future move of Chillicothe's Fire Station 4 further west once Chillicothe ...

Waverly police captain appeals new chief pick  Chillicothe Gazette

A Waverly police captain has filed an appeal alleging officials failed to follow the law in selecting the new police chief on May 5.

High water closing several roads in area  Chillicothe Gazette

While Ohio 41 at Fruitdale in Ross County has been reopened, several other roads in the area have been closed. Among those closed as of 3 p.m. for high water ...

Carnival raises money for Adena High School graduates  Chillicothe Gazette

Members of the Clarksburg Alumni organized the annual Halloween carnival. All proceeds from this event will go toward scholarships for Adena High School ...

News briefs: Chillicothe officials announce holiday light winners  Chillicothe Gazette

Briefs include details on a toy drive, living nativity, a business opening, and Ohio Christian University's selection for Faculty Member of the Year.

Pigge pleads in assault on Lucasville correction officer Matthew Mathias  Chillicothe Gazette

Prosecutor says Casey Pigge made the two shanks used to attack a Lucasville correction officer Matthew Mathias.

Oak Hill man killed in 2-vehicle crash on U.S. 35  Chillicothe Gazette

CHILLICOTHE – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred in Concord Township on Friday. The crash occurred on ...

Fifty West Brewing Company plans downtown expansion  Chillicothe Gazette

The Fifty West Brewing Company recently announced that they were expanding their operations to Chillicothe in late 2019/early 2020.

Sectional champs  Record Herald

FRANKFORT — The McClain Lady Tigers and Miami Trace Lady Panthers met for the third time this season, this time for a Division II Sectional champions.

Search is on for missing bomb dog Ilka near Laurelville  Chillicothe Gazette

A dog trained to help law enforcement seek out bombs is missing after she ran after a deer Sunday night near her home.

Raising Cane's to open April 16  Chillicothe Gazette

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers will open April 16, Dunham's sports is moving locations and High Five Cakes is set to open at its new location soon.

Special performances shine at Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Ohio Dance for Kids Sake  Chillicothe Gazette

CHILLICOTHE - Those at Dance for Kids Sake got an unexpected treat Saturday night - a last minute fill-in by a local national award winning dance quartet.

Warrant issued for Chillicothe man who didn't appear for child abduction, rape trial  Chillicothe Gazette

CHILLICOTHE - A warrant has been issued for 27-year-old Heath B. Morrison who failed to appear for his jury trial on Tuesday in a case where he faces charges ...

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