Adena Mansion & Gardens Open For 2021 Season

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The rear of Adena Mansion. Dan Ramey/Litter Media

The Litter Media cameras went inside the historic home of Ohio’s 6th Governor and later U.S. Senator Thomas Worthington, as the Adena Mansion & Gardens have opened for the 2021 tourist season now through October.

Adena Mansion & Gardens Executive Director Kathy Styer spoke to Litter Media about the historical home that helped bring Ohio into statehood.

“The importance of Adena Mansion is the fact that Ohio began here. This is where our 6th governor lived. Thomas Worthington was instrumental in the fight against statehood. Originally they (opponents of statehood) were going to split the state and he didn’t want that, so he fought for us to become a state in 1803.”

Benjamin Henry Latrobe, who designed Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, also designed the Adena Mansion for Thomas Worthington.

The front lawn of the mansion is also the place where leaders of statehood, who were at Adena Mansion for an all-night party, came out the following morning to look out over Mount Logan and the valley below, inspiring what we now know as Ohio’s “State Seal”.

Styer says a complete tour of the Visitor’s Center and Mansion can takes up to a couple of hours to get through at a cost of $10 per adult, $9 for seniors and $5 for children 6-12 and free for those 5-and-under and for members of Adena Mansion & Gardens, as well as Ohio History Connection members. 

Operating Hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 9am-5pm and Sunday noon-5pm.   

A portrait of Thomas Worthington on the fireplace mantle of his study. Dan Ramey/Litter Media
Thomas Worthington’s traveling desk. Dan Ramey/Litter Media
The Gardens of Adena Mansion, 2021. Dan Ramey/Litter Media
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NAACP Hosts Information Event To Encourage More African Americans To Get COVID-19 Vaccination

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(Chillicothe) — The Ross County NAACP is sponsoring an in-person event called,  “I’ve Got Mine” on Tuesday, April 27th at 7:00 PM at Ohio University Chillicothe’s Shoemaker Center.

The Chapter has partnered with Ross County Health District, Adena Health System and United Way of Ross County to speak and share information with African American Clergy, Minority Business Owners and Community Leaders in Chillicothe/Ross County to begin the much needed steps to get our African American local  population vaccinated.

For more information please call Adrienne L. D’Souza- President of Ross County NAACP at (740) 466-5280 or email her at: dsouza.adrienne@gmail.com

Ross County Farmer Named To Ohio Ag Hall of Fame

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Tim Corcoran Named To Ohio Ag Council Hall of Fame

(Columbus) — The Ohio Ag Council has announced their 2021 Hall of Fame Inductees, which includes a Chillicothe farmer.

Tim Corcoran of Chillicothe joins Monte Anderson of Wilmington, Randy Brown of Nevada, and Keith Stimpert of Worthington in the latest Hall Class.

Tim Corcoran, owner and partner of Corcoran Farms, has more than four decades of experience contributing to the betterment of Ohio agriculture and rural communities. He’s accomplished this through work on his farm, community service, Farm Bureau leadership and service as Chairman of the Board with America’s number one insurer of farms and ranches, Nationwide Insurance.

A legacy of advocating and protecting the interests of farmers has earned Corcoran widespread praise and recognition. His work has also led to more than 40 leadership appointments with at least 22 different organizations including civic groups, church and schools, community planning groups, charities, political committees and agricultural associations at the local, state and national level, most notably the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, National Association of Corporate Directors, American Farm Bureau Federation, Ohio Soybean Association and Ohio Corn Growers Association.

Corcoran’s strong leadership is matched with a humble personality and an innate sense of service. He is passionate about farming and recognizes the importance of helping others succeed in the industry. By lifting others up and recognizing their strengths, he has positively influenced current and future generations of Ohio farmers.

Additional information on the 2021 Inductees can be found at ohioagcouncil.org 

These four individuals will be recognized at the 2021 Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame Induction, to be held August 6, 2021. The 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees will also be recognized at this event, since last year’s event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

NWS: Biggest April 21st Measurable Snow In Southern Ohio Since 1901

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The snow that accumulated this morning (4/21/21) wasn’t a major winter snowstorm by any means, but it is proving to be one of the largest measurable accumulations for southern Ohio in more than a century.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio reported 2.3 inches of snow fell at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport set a record. The old record was 1.5 inches in 1901. Some areas in northwest Ohio measured 3-4 inches of snow. The Chillicothe area was reporting approximately an inch of snow.

For the most part south of I-70, while there was measurable snow in grassy areas, most area roads were wet, but saw no snow accumulation.

After an overnight/morning low temperature of 32, temps are expected to climb into the mid 40’s today in southern Ohio and return to 50 on Thursday and near 60 on Friday.