John Berry Christmas Concert Tour Returns To Chillicothe

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John Berry returns to Chillicothe’s Majestic Theatre for his Silver Anniversary Tour on Tuesday, November 30th at 7:30pm.

The singer-songwriter rose to stardom on the country charts of the 1990’s with such mega hits as “Your Love Amazes Me”, “Standing on the Edge of Goodbye,” and “She’s Taken a Shine.” His annual Christmas tours have become a holiday tradition around the nation, including in Chillicothe, brightening the holidays for thousands as does his electrifying rendition of “O’ Holy Night.”

Ticket Pricing:
$30.00 – $55.00 (Tickets on sale August 1, 2021 at 10am)

Add-on VIP Experience $25.00:
Early access for VIP holders (one) hour before doors, casual meet & greet with John in the theatre or space mutually agreed upon, question and answer session with John and fans, 2 to 3 acoustic songs performed by John, VIP experience collectible souvenir laminate, 8×10 color photo for autograph, autograph opportunity with John, and photo opportunity with John.

For ticket information, CLICK HERE….

John Berry makes his annual concert stop at Chillicothe’s Majestic Theatre November 20, 2021 for a 7:30pm show. Tickets are available through the Majestic Theatre.

Fewster Celebrates Six Decades With McDonald’s

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Ron Fewster and Megan Brumfield present a Career Online High School Diploma to McDonald’s employee Denver Casto in a Litter Media feature on the Archway to Opportunities program in which employees can complete their high school education. Dan Ramey/Litter Media

The man who brought McDonald’s Restaurants to Chillicothe and other locations in southern Ohio, is celebrating 60 years with McDonald’s.

Ron Fewster began his career with McDonald’s in Toledo, Ohio in 1961, then came to Chillicothe in 1972 as a McDonald’s owner-operator.

His first store was on Bridge Street and played a major role on the committee that brought the Ronald McDonald House to Columbus. He later branched out with McDonald’s locations in Waverly, Circleville and Greenfield.

Among his community awards includes being named the Chillicothe-Ross Chamber of Commerce “Entrepreneur of the Year” and Jaycee’s “Citizen of the Year”, along with other awards during his time with McDonald’s.

Ron Fewster celebrating 60 years with McDonald’s Restaurants. Photo courtesy Jana Detty

Mayor Seeks City Purchase Of Former Tiffin School Site After Goodwill Changes Plans To Build There

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The parcel of land where the former Tiffin Elementary School building was located in Chillicothe, Ohio. Dan Ramey/Litter Media

*STORY UPDATED 3PM 7/28/21*

Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney has asked city council for $300,000 to buy the land once occupied by Tiffin Elementary School, off South Bridge Street.

Goodwill Industries of South Central Ohio had purchased the land earlier this year, but has since decided to locate a proposed warehouse and distribution center elsewhere.

Goodwill CEO Marvin Jones stated in a release sent to Litter Media; “After reviewing our plans for the Tiffin property, it became more apparent that the Gateway Industrial Park on Ohio 104 would be better suited for our warehouse and any future expansion. We are working with the Community Improvement Corporation to acquire land there and hope to begin construction before the end of the year. While we are disappointed we couldn’t make the Tiffin property work, we are sure that the city will find ways to improve that neighborhood.”

In a request for the matter to be assigned to council committee, Mayor Feeney stated the following in a letter to Council President Bruce Arnold; “The property in question presents a unique opportunity for the City to play a serious role in the future development of the neighborhood and our community.”

“It is not often that parcels of land of this size become available in the City, and I believe there will be significant benefit in the City controlling that property, especially in the context of the context of our upcoming master plan process”, Feeney said.

Litter Media reached out to Mayor Feeney for a comment concerning the possible interest by the City of Chillicothe, to which he responded:

“Through the process of getting the Tiffin property rezoned Goodwill was a very proactive community partner in terms of their communication and willingness to listen to their neighbors’ opinions on the future use of the former school site. It quickly became very clear that rezoning the entire site to be industrial was not a good fit for the location, so Goodwill reworked its request to something that was palatable and a decent fit for the neighborhood. When Goodwill ultimately decided that another location was a better fit for their new facility, I thought it was a good opportunity to have an impact on a neighborhood from a city planning perspective that doesn’t come along very often. I engaged in conversation with Marvin Jones, Goodwill’s CEO and he expressed his and his board’s interest in a positive community outcome for that property. There is an ongoing community study on our housing situation, and that has made the opportunity for housing development in that area the thing that sticks out most in my mind for an end use, but I haven’t ruled anything out. I also think that the master plan process that we are starting will help inform the future use of this land.

The actual purchase price of the land would be $290,000 with the other $10,000 going to closing, inspection and other purchase related fees.

Street Work In Chillicothe

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(Chillicothe) – Mayor Luke Feeney and the City of Chillicothe Engineering Department announce that milling and paving work will start on Thursday (7/29/21) in various locations within the city. 

Weather permitting, milling and paving will start on Thursday. 

Residents are advised to watch for NO PARKING signs, as NO PARKING will be strictly enforced.  Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for construction vehicles and workers.

Pickaway Law Enforcement History Being Shared With Community

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Pickaway County Historical Society will benefit from historical items being shared from Sheriff Matthew O. Hafey. The announcement came via the Pickaway County Historical Society’s Facebook page, concerning the new law enforcement exhibit.  

The Pickaway County Commissioners granted permission for these articles to be shared with not only the Pickaway County Historical Society but with the Ohio’s Small Town Museum in Ashville.  

Various items of the Sheriff’s Office have been donated to each museum so that people can learn more about the history of the law enforcement profession.

Post 757 Baseball Tryouts

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The Chillicothe 757 Colts Baseball Program will be conducting tryouts for baseball players interested in joining an established program that provides both American Legion Baseball and travel baseball opportunities to our players. Post 757 Baseball will continue this tradition in 2022 as it has every year since 1969.

The Colts program is coming off a successful 2021 summer where our American Legion and Junior American Legion teams combined for a 41-21 record while playing the most competitive schedule in the area! Our players have an opportunity to improve their game in our program that offers fall, winter, and summer baseball activities.

More information is below, if you need to set up a private tryout please contact Coach Barr or email our staff (see below). 

 Post 757’s Hoffman Field at Mary Lou Patton Park
914 Toledo St. Chillicothe OH 45601
Friday, July 30th, 2021, at
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (Interested players age 13 to 19 in 2022)

Saturday, July 31, 2021, at
10 am to 1 pm (Interested players age 13 to 19 in 2022)

Interested players should complete this online registration form prior to the tryout. 

If you have any questions or need a private tryout please contact our staff at CoachingStaff@chillicothebaseball.com