Area Girls Golfers Advance To D-2 District Tournament

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Several area golfers have qualified for the Division 2 Girls District Tournament with top 5 finishes at the sectionals Monday at both Chillicothe Jaycees and Franklin Valley Golf Courses.

At Chillicothe Jaycee Sectional, top five qualifying teams are: Sheridan 340, Westfall 347, Circleville 394, Fairfield Union 416, and Manchester 421.

Individual qualifiers not on a qualifying team are Riley McKenzie of Crooksville 77, Sydney Ater of Adena 87, Emma Winland of Paint Valley 88, Lauren Betz of Zane Trace 98, and Olivia Howard of Unioto 103.

At Franklin Valley Sectional, top five teams to qualify were: Gallia Academy 373, Waterford 419, Wellston 442, Federal Hocking 449, and Portsmouth West 463.

Individual qualifiers not on a qualifying team were Jaya Booth of Vinton County 94, Carrington McGlothin of Peebles 95, Sidnea Belville of South Point 98, Maggie Armstrong of Piketon 99, and Ava Messer of South Webster 101.

Pinkerton Named Great Midwest Athletic Conference Player of The Week

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(Indianapolis) – Malone University sophomore volleyball defensive specialist and Unioto graduate Hallie Pinkerton has been named Defensive Player of the Week in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference North Division.
The Pioneers enjoyed a perfect week to remain third in the North Division standings after going on the road to grind out wins against Lake Erie and Ursuline.
Malone’s defensive prowess as a team is impressive while ranking third among all teams in the conference in opponent hitting percentage (.151).
Pinkerton has done her part while ranking fourth in the conference in digs per set (4.81) as she totaled 42 in the previous two matches.
Pinkerton came up with 12 digs against Lake Erie and the Pioneers held the Storm to a .025 hitting percentage. In five sets against Ursuline, the sophomore came up with 30 digs, her second match of the season with 30 or more.
She has the match high conference total this season after digging out 36 attack attempts vs. Slippery Rock earlier this month.

Fayette Health Offers COVID & Flu Drive-Thru Vaccination Clinic

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(Washington Court House) — Fayette County Public Health will host a drive-thru flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Monday, October 4th from 9am to 7pm at the Fayette County Fairgrounds. No appointment is necessary.

The following vaccines will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis: Johnson & Johnson; Moderna 1st and 2nd; Pfizer 1st and 2nd; Moderna and Pfizer, 3rd dose for immunocompromised individuals; Pfizer, booster shot for eligible individuals; flu; and high-dose flu.

Please bring an ID. If you have received at least one prior vaccine dose, please bring your vaccination card.

For more details, including eligibility for booster shots, visit or visit the Fayette County Public Health (Ohio) Facebook page.

In Pickaway County, Pickaway Health District will be offering a Pfizer booster clinic at AMVETS Thursday, September 30th from 9am-noon. You must meet eligibility requirements, so be sure to check the to see if you are eligible. Please call their office at (740) 477-9667 with any questions.

Chillicothe-Ross League of Women Voters Cancel Virtual Candidates Night

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The League of Women Voters of Chillicothe-Ross has cancelled their scheduled Candidates’ Night event scheduled for Tuesday, September 28th, due to insufficient candidate participation.

The following is a press release from the League’s website:

We understand that this is a disappointment. However, as a non-partisan, voter education organization with specific, nationally mandated rules governing our public forums, we unfortunately could not proceed with the event as none of the contested races would have been represented by candidates from both parties.

In regards to rumors about a partisan boycott, we want to make clear that we have absolutely no evidence this was the case. Furthermore, we would greatly like such speculation to cease, as it is wholly unproductive to civil discourse and voter engagement.

While we are very disappointed to not be hosting our annual forum, we encourage voters to instead attend the upcoming Meet the Candidates Night hosted by the local NAACP on Tuesday, October 26th at 7pm.

Additionally, our local League is utilizing the national online voter guide for this year’s city races. So all of the candidates who were invited to attend our live event, will also be invited to provide information and answer questions for voters to then read anytime at . Invitations to participate in Vote411 will be sent to candidates soon, and it is our sincere hope that all candidates will take the opportunity to speak directly to voters using this convenient online format.

Please stay tuned to the League for more information about both the NAACP Forum and our Vote411 online voter guide.

To view an earlier interview, prior to the decision to cancel the event, here is our Litter Media Live Special Edition with Jeff Spencer and Bart Henshaw, CLICK HERE:

Whaley Makes Southern Ohio Campaign Stops

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(Dayton) — Nan Whaley continues her tour across southern Ohio Monday (9/27/21), holding meet and greets and taking part in community events as part of her 88 County Ohio Deserves Better Tour. Nan will be visiting the following counties: Harrison, Belmont, Monroe, Athens, Meigs, Gallia, Lawrence, Scioto, Pike, Adams, Brown.

Earlier this year, Nan announced her intention to visit all of Ohio’s 88 counties in order to listen to voters’ concerns and discuss how, together, we can build a brighter future for our state. For too long, Ohioans have felt left behind — whether in cities big or small. Nan will travel the state to hear directly from them and actually bring the voices of real Ohioans to the Governor’s Office.

TODAY, September 27 
Lawrence County
WHAT: Walking Tour of Ironton with Mayor Sam Cramblit and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley
WHERE: Meet at the Farmers Market area, near The Depot
WHEN: Monday, September 27 – 3:00pm 

Scioto County
WHAT: Scioto County Meet and Greet
WHERE: IBEW Hall – 110 Offnere St, Portsmouth, OH 45662
WHEN: Monday, September 27 – 5:00pm 

Pike County
WHAT: Pike County Meet and Greet
WHERE: Lake White State Park, upper shelter – 2767 OH-551, Waverly, OH 45690
WHEN: Monday, September 27 – 7:30pm 

Frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust Pepperoni Pizza Recall

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(Washington DC) – Nestle USA Inc., a firm in Schaumburg, Ill., is recalling approximately 27,872 pounds of frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust pepperoni pizza due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains textured soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 

The frozen pepperoni pizza product carton may actually contain frozen three meat pizza, which contains textured soy protein. The pizza products were produced on June 30, 2021. The following products are subject to recall [view the labels here]:

  • 26-oz. carton containing “DIGIORNO PEPPERONI CRISPY PAN CRUST” with lot code 1181510721 and “Best Buy” date of MAR2022 on the label. 

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 1682A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Establishment 1682A is Nation Pizza Products Limited, which is owned by Nestle USA, Inc. These items were shipped to retail locations and distribution centers nationwide.          

The problem was discovered after the firm received a consumer complaint that a three meat pizza was in a carton labeled as pepperoni pizza.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution lists will be posted on the FSIS website at

Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Lauren Rubbo, Manager of External Communications at Nestle USA, at Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Bonita Cleveland, Consumer Services Manager at Nestle USA, at 1-800-681-1676 or

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at