November Blood Drives Planned

Presented By Rathkamp Financial

(Chillicothe) — You can give a hospital patient something to be extra thankful for in November. The Red Cross encourages donors to give something that means something this month by making a blood or platelet donation. Making a blood or platelet donation is a simple act of kindness with a huge ripple effect. Donate now to help meet the needs of hospital patients this holiday season. In most cases, there’s no blood donation deferral if you received a COVID-19 vaccine and you’re symptom-free and feeling well when you come to give.

[FOR DRIVES NOV. 24-28] Share the warmth! All who come to give Nov. 24-28 will receive an exclusive pair of Red Cross holiday socks, while supplies last. 

Below are the Ross County blood drives that are open to the public in November.

  • Heritage Nazarene Church – Multi-Purpose Room

Monday November 1st                    

2:00pm-7:00pm

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: HNC

  • South Central Ohio Chapter – Friedman Donor Room

Wednesday November 3rd                 

9:30am-3:30pm

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: SCOC

  • South Central Ohio Chapter – Friedman Donor Room

Friday November 12th                 

9:30am-3:30pm

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: SCOC

  • South Central Ohio Chapter – Friedman Donor Room

Friday November 19th                 

9:30am-3:30pm

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: SCOC

  • Lions Club Chillicothe – Drive held at South Central Ohio Chapter

Monday November 22nd              

1:00pm-6:00pm

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: LionsChillicothe

  • South Central Ohio Chapter – Friedman Donor Room

Friday November 26th                  

11:00am-5:00pm

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: SCOC

Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In Opens 2021 Circleville Pumpkin Show

Presented By Hometown-Motors, Inc.

After taking last year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Circleville Pumpkin Show officially opened Wednesday morning with beautiful sunshine and pleasant temperatures.

Watch Mike Smith’s Litter Media report from the Circleville Pumpkin Show in our YouTube feature below. (CLICK THE ARROW)

As is tradition, the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In took center stage at the intersection of Court and Main Streets with more than 35 entries vying for $3,000 in cash for the winner.

Steven Thornhill of Canal Winchester took the top prize with a pumpkin that weighed 1,850.5 pounds. Thornhill told Litter Media that this was a “dream come true”, having seen this competition when he attended the Circleville Pumpkin Show as a child.

(Photo: Steven Thornhill/Litter Media)

John Pritchard of Groveport was runner-up, with a pumpkin weighing in at 1,620 pounds.

(Photo: John Pritchard and family/Litter Media)

Third place honors went to Darryl Crosby with a pumpkin weighing 1,448 pounds.

Circleville Pumpkin Show Trustee Ernie Weaver, who has also served as the weigh-in emcee for more than 20 years, says “It is great to be back after a year off. We did weigh pumpkins last year at the fairgrounds, where Doc Liggett won with a pumpkin over over 1,700 pounds.”

The Circleville Pumpkin Show, which is known as “The Greatest Free Show On Earth”, runs through Saturday night. The Show draws an annual crowd of over 400,000 people.

Mullins, Lockwood & Adena Lead All SVC Volleyball Picks

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

Westfall’s Marissa Mullins has repeated as SVC Volleyball “Player of the Year” while Southeastern’s Lexie Lockwood was selected “Defensive Player of the Year” according to the conference coaches.

SVC Champ Adena was awarded four players on the squad with Laura Smith as “Coach of the Year”- leading the Warriors to their second straight conference title and 30th in school history. 26 of those SVC titles were coached by Smith.

ALL SVC TEAM:
Marissa Mullins (Sr) Westfall: “Player of the Year
Lexie Lockwood (Sr) Southeastern: “Defensive Player of the Year”     
Lexi Scott (Jr) Zane Trace        
Ellie Harper (Sr) Adena      
Megan Steele (Sr) Huntington        
Allison Bayse (Sr) Huntington      
Olivia Smith (Sr) Paint Valley      
Hannah Lougheed (Sr) Southeastern    
Jenna Martin (Sr) Adena      
Claire Latham (Sr) Westfall      
Emily Allen (Sr) Zane Trace        
Camryn Carroll (Sr) Adena        
Sophie Coleman (Jr) Unioto        
Ava Eldridge (Sr) Unioto        
Gracie McCullough (Jr) Zane Trace      
Makaela Lovely (Sr) Adena        
Laura Smith (Adena): “Coach of the Year”

Honorable Mention:
Makenna Lovely- Adena
Sydney Foglesong- Adena
Harmony Henneberger- Huntington
Carly Dyer- Huntington
Averi McFadden- Paint Valley
Abbi Stanforth- Paint Valley
Jazz Lamerson- Piketon
Savannah McNelly- Piketon
Alexis Bailes- Southeastern
Audrey Scott- Southeastern
Carissa Wheeler- Unioto
Ella Cutright- Unioto
Hailey Young- Westfall
Madi Brown- Westfall
Kinley May- Zane Trace
Alexis Farley- Zane Trace

League Champions:  Adena (13-1)
Reserve Champions: Adena
Junior High League Champion:  Adena
JH Tournament Champion:  Adena