AAUW To Host 51st Annual Book Sale

Presented By Hometown-Motors, Inc.

Trinity United Methodist Church will play host to the 51st Annual American Association of University Women Book Sale.

The sale will be October 5th-9th, with “First Choice Night” on October 5th between 5pm-8pm.

Following days and times are:
October 6th-8th between 9am-7pm
October 9th is “Fill A Bag day” between 9am-noon

Proceeds from the book sale go to scholarships.

West Union D-3 Boys Golf Sectional Champs

Presented By Atomic Speedway

More local golfers from the Southeast District have advanced in tournament play to the districts following Wednesday’s sectional tournaments at Chillicothe Jaycees and Franklin Valley.

At Chillicothe Jaycees, West Union won the team title with a score of 330. Manchester was second with a 335, followed by other qualifiers North Adams 344, Crooksville 371 and Whiteoak 400.

Individual qualifiers are Cameron Phillips of Lucasville Valley (68), Brayden Popp of Southeastern (86), Logan Mahan of Peebles (87), Saxen Wilkin of Lynchburg Clay (88) and Davis Kerns of Adena (90).

Full team and individual results can be found on this link to Baums Page. CLICK HERE:

At Franklin Valley, Belpre won the team title with a 332. Then came South Webster 351, Dawson Bryant 377, Waterford 378 and Ironton Saint Joe 396.

Individual district qualifiers on a non-qualifying team are Mason Jackson of Federal Hocking (80), Tanner Lisle of Southern (88), Ethan Short of Eastern Meigs (90), Colton McDaniel of Eastern Meigs (98) and Zach North of Trimble (98).

Full team and individual results can be found on this link to Baums Page. CLICK HERE:

14th Annual Teays Valley Golden Sound Showcase

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(Ashville) — The 14th Annual Teays Valley Golden Sound Showcase will feature some of Central Ohio’s top high school marching bands on Saturday, October 2nd at Viking Stadium. Performances get underway at 5pm.

Bands to perform include: Grove City Christian, Adena, Madison Plains, Circleville, London, Chesapeake, Franklin Heights, Hamilton Township, Dublin Scioto, Marysville, Canal Winchester, Hilliard Darby, Licking Heights and Teays Valley.

The event is expected to conclude at 9:30pm with the presentation of awards.

Hillsboro Opens New Pedestrian Bridge

Presented By McDonald’s, I’m Lovin’ It!

(Hillsboro) — The City of Hillsboro celebrated the grand opening of the pedestrian bridge that connects Shafer and Liberty Parks with a ribbon cutting with the Highland County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

Located at 1484 North High Street in Hillsboro, the bridge offers an easy and safe passage between the two parks located at the north end of Hillsboro.

“The Pedestrian Bridge is the final piece of the puzzle to join downtown Hillsboro by sidewalks and trails to Liberty Park. We are really glad to have this addition to our city as it lets our citizens easily enjoy our parks,” said Mayor Justin Harsha during the ribbon cutting.

Ohio Hunter Education Course Offered In Fayette County

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An Ohio Hunter Education Course is planned for October 4th-6th at the Fayette County Fish & Game Club at 1236 Robinson Road, near Washington Court House.

Individuals, families, new and experienced hunters are encouraged to attend the classes, which will run between 4:30pm-9:30pm each day.

Among subjects to be discussed include: Hunter Responsibility, Firearms & Ammunition, Wildlife Management, Shooting, Bowhunting, Personal Safety & Survival and Care of Game.

Call (614) 565-2538 or 1-800 WILDLIFE.

Highland County Health Vaccination Clinics For COVID & Flu Shots

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The Highland County Health Department will be offering several clinics in the next few weeks:  

  • Wednesday, Sept 29 from 9am-5pm and Thursday September 30, 2021, from 9am-4pm, COVID-19 Vaccine (Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson) are available at the Highland County Health Department. You can schedule an appointment online at https://hchdcovidvax.timetap.com/, call (937) 393-1941 or walk-in for an appointment.   
  • October 4, 2021- HCHD will be hosting a Drive-Thru Clinic offering the Flu vaccine and the COVID-19 Vaccine (Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson) at Liberty Park from 11am- 7pm.  Schedule an appointment online at: https://hchdcovidandfludrivethru.timetap.com/ or call (937) 393-1941  
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021, from 9am-5pm and Thursday October 7, 2021, from 9am-4pm COVID-19 Vaccine (Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson) are available at the Highland County Health Department. You can schedule an appointment online at https://hchdcovidvax.timetap.com/, call (937)393-1941 or walk-in for an appointment.   
  • October 7, 2021- HCHD will be hosting a Drive-Thru Clinic offering the Flu Vaccine ONLY at Paint Creek Joint EMS & Fire District– 204 N. East Street, Hillsboro from 9am-3pm. Schedule an appointment online at: https://hchddrivethruflupcjfd.timetap.com or call (937) 393-1941.  

At each COVID-19 Clinic, HCHD will be offering, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd doses if applicable.   

Booster Doses for Pfizer Vaccine  
The FDA / CDC have approved booster doses for the Pfizer vaccine for specific groups of people.  Booster doses for vaccines are used to increase the level of protection that a vaccine provides to people.  The following groups have been identified for boosters:  

  • People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot.    
  • People ages 50 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot.    
  • People ages 18 to 49 who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 due to certain underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot based on their individual benefits and risks.    
  • People ages 18-64 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot based on their individual benefits and risks.    

This booster vaccine approval is for Pfizer vaccine only and is not approved for Moderna or Johnson and Johnson vaccines.  Boosters for other vaccine brands may come in the future, but right now booster doses are for Pfizer vaccine only.  

You should not mix vaccine types.  If you originally received Moderna, you are not recommended to get a Pfizer booster.  

Third doses ARE approved for both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for people who are immunocompromised.  This is different from booster doses, but it can be confusing.  If you have questions about whether you are considered immunocompromised, please contact your healthcare provider.    

Fentanyl Warning Comes From U.S. DEA and Area Law Enforcement

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Area law enforcement is echoing warnings from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration about counterfeit pills that can kill.

(Photo courtesy of DEA)

The DEA earlier this week, issued a warning that counterfeit pills containing fentanyl are on the increase. Officials say they are finding that 2 out of 5 counterfeit pain killer pills contain enough fentanyl to kill a person.

Officials remind everyone to only use medication prescribed by a doctor and dispensed by a pharmacy.

Parents talk to your kids about this danger.

Danbarry Cinema Making Comeback

Presented By Rathkamp Financial

After being closed for almost a year ago due to the pandemic, and then deciding to go out of business, a Chillicothe movie theatre is planning to reopen under new ownership this fall.

Danbarry Theatre will keep the same name, although under new ownership.

A person with personal knowledge of the business plan spoke to Litter Media about the decision.

The theatre’s website also announced the plan to reopen this fall, although a date for the reopening was not disclosed.

COVID Surge Changes Some Plans For Chillicothe-Ross Chamber of Commerce

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The recent surge of COVID-19 cases has causes the Chillicothe-Ross Chamber of Commerce to change or pause some of their plans.

In their chamber newsletter, the changes were discussed:

We may have thought – as the spring gave way to summer – that COVID’s ugly grip on Ross County was relenting. But, the advent of the Delta variant shook us back to reality.

September has been a wake-up call for all of us. Our cases are on pace to be at least our second highest month since the COVID era began and may eclipse December 2021 as our worst month yet. Hospitalizations have never been higher.

Add to that the cumulative effect of a challenging hiring environment, and everyone is, well, tired. 

We’re feeling it, too. Our staff was hit with the COVID surge this month, which meant we had one person doing the work of all three at a busy time. As a result, we’re re-evaluating all our events for the rest of the year. Ribbon cutting events, which are generally small crowds and can be distanced, continue, and we have a few coming up. We’ll continue evaluating those individually.

We’ve modified the October Business After Business event at Bell Manor. The owners have graciously accommodated our request to institute safe practices to help keep folks healthy. We may limit capacity if the current trends hold. Please register as soon as possible just in case we need to limit.

Unfortunately, with our staffing issues – coupled with challenges for our downtown businesses – we are canceling Puttin’ on the Ritz for a second straight year. We’d love to do the event, but in all honesty, we’re all tired, and the day-to-day work of serving members is essential. Taking a step back on some events helps us stay mentally fresh and focused on our vital work to help our businesses adapt to the current environment. 
We’re still committed to the Downtown Holiday Open House kickoff, with the tree lighting and welcoming of Santa, on Friday, Nov. 19, since it’s an outdoor event. However, the 2021 Business Expo, scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 17, is an indoor event, and its status is up in the air.

We don’t have a committed sponsor for our December BAB and may end up canceling that event. 

We’ll keep in touch with you to let you know what we’re doing. In the meantime, we encourage vaccination, distancing, and staying home if you’re sick. It’s the best way to keep our businesses open and making money.

Chillicothe Volleyball Turns FAC Midway Point Unbeaten

Presented By Atomic Speedway

(Chillicothe) — The Chillicothe Lady Cavs completed the first half of their FAC schedule Tuesday night at home with a (3-0) sweep of Hillsboro (25-9, 25-7, 25-14). 

The (5-0) Cavaliers are undefeated and in sole possession of first place in the FAC.  They will start the second half of their FAC title run on Thursday at home against 2nd place (4-1) Miami Trace.

Tuesday Stats Leaders:
Kills – Elizabeth Henson 8, Caroline Corcoran 7, Emma Barnes and Maleah Oney 4 each

Assists – Johanna Crawford 24

Aces – Morgan Daniels 3, Caroline Corcoran, Emma Barnes, Maleah Oney and Olivia Beatty 2 each.

Blocks – Olivia Beatty 4

Digs – Morgan Daniels 16, Emma Barnes and Caroline Corcoran 8 each