Street Painting In Chillicothe

Presented By Atomic Speedway

(Chillicothe) – Mayor Luke Feeney and the City of Chillicothe Engineering Department announce that crews will be painting the downtown streets and curbs beginning September 7, 2021, weather permitting.

All work will begin at 8am and continue until finished.  If possible, please avoid using these streets during these times. The streets will be passable, but expect delays and use caution and exercise patience when approaching construction vehicles and workers.

September 7, 2021 – Paint Street (From 5th to Water Street)

September 8, 2021 – Water Street (Mulberry Street to Walnut Street)

AAA7 Offers Telephone Support Group For Caregivers

Presented By Rathkamp Financial

Caregivers are a vital part of the healthcare system – they provide loving and essential care to their family or loved one. 

As part of their role, it is important for caregivers to have a resource to reach out if they need help and support. Through the Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7), a Caregiver Telephone Support Group is available for the ten core counties the Agency serves which include Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton. 

The next call will take place on Thursday, September 16th from 1:30pm– 2:30pm.  All family caregivers are welcome and invited to participate.  Each month, the group offers caregivers time to gain and give support with other caregivers and resources, and educational topics related to caregiving. The monthly telephone support group is facilitated by staff with the Caregiver Support Program at the AAA7. 

The telephone option provides caregivers with the opportunity to learn and gain support from each other without leaving their homes.

Former Fayette County Jail Site Being Prepared For Possible Plaza Area

Presented By Classic Brands

What had been the Fayette County Jail since its construction in 1884 at 113 East Market Street in Washington Court House, is no more.

The former jail has been completely demolished and removed from the site, except for more than two dozen limestone blocks that came from the original jail.

Litter Media/Mike Smith

The site was being graded down on September 3rd upon Litter Media’s visit to the project site. Once that is completed, the site will remain vacant until late spring, when a proposed concrete patio with landscaping and a few new trees could be added as a new public plaza area. Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth says they are still in the “thinking stage” on how the limestone blocks could be utilized in a manner that can depict their historical significance.

Litter Media/Mike Smith

The Fayette County Commissioners have stated they believe the plaza will become a nice area for county employees along with the general public to eat lunch or utilize it as a relaxation station.

Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth told Litter Media’s Mike Smith that they saved the limestone blocks in hopes they could be used somehow in the design of the proposed courthouse plaza, or for some other historic commemorative use. “We have reason to believe the limestone might have been taken from a local quarry, which is another reason we wanted to save as many of them as possible”, said Stanforth.

He added that masonry bricks taken off the former building, were not stable enough to be used for any future project, so they were given to local citizens as keepsakes of the historic building.

The former jail became obsolete after the new $21 million law complex was completed and occupied on Robinson Road. 

Local Schools To Compete In “Battle Of The Bands”

Presented By Hometown-Motors, Inc.

(Crouse Chapel) — The Annual Battle of the Bands, sponsored by Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center will be held Friday, September 10th.

High school marching bands from Pickaway and Ross County schools will compete in the contest at the Pickaway-Ross Main Campus.

Adena, Chillicothe, Circleville, Huntington, Logan Elm, Paint Valley, Southeastern, Unioto and Westfall are expected to participate.

The Battle of the Bands gets underway at 9:30am, September 10th and is open to the public.

Piketon Wins SVC Golf Match #3

Presented By Atomic Speedway

The Piketon Redstreaks, after a couple of close calls, finally get their first SVC Match win of the season with a score of 163. That edged Unioto by one stroke.

Match Medal honors went to Piketon’s Owen Armstrong with a 36.

Here are the team scores:
Piketon 163
Unioto 164
Zane Trace 179
Westfall 179
Southeastern 202
Adena 202
Paint Valley 209
Huntington NA

Top 20 Scorers
1 Owen Armstrong 36
2 Jacob Hicks 37
3 Logan Cummins 38
4 Braxton Platt 38
5 Charlie Lewis 40
6 Davis Kerns 40
7 Jace Tucker 41
8 Daniel Hughes 42
9 Aaron Evans 43
10 Emma Winland 43
11 Jon Grondolsky Jr 43
12 Gabe Dettwiller 43
13 Brayden Popp 44
14 Quade Kaltenbach 45
15 Jasiah Story 45
16 Dominick Bush 45
17 Ethan Puckett 46
18 Christian Horn 46
19 Henry Zitzelberger 47
20 Michael Good 47

Standings after 3 matches:
Unioto 23
Piketon 22
Zane Trace 18
Westfall 14
Adena 11
Southeastern 11
Paint Valley 5
Huntington 1