OU-Chillicothe Dean Looks To Branch Campus Future

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The dean of Ohio University-Chillicothe says the regional campus will continue to be a community partner on everything from general college education to being a resource for business.

Roberta Milliken was a special guest on #LitterMediaLIVE Special Edition on Thursday, speaking with interviewer Mike Smith.

Milliken detailed the continuing mission of Ohio University branch campuses and the commitment moving forward, after hearing from new OU President Hugh Sherman, who visited both the Chillicothe and Lancaster regional campuses over the last week. Milliken says there are distinct things about each regional campus, which President Sherman got to see first-hand.

While there about one dozen baccalaureate degrees still offered at OU-Chillicothe, Milliken says there seems to be more desire for post-graduate work from students that would take them on to the Athens campus.

OU-Chillicothe recently celebrated their 75th anniversary. 

To see more from our Litter Media Special Edition interview, CLICK HERE: 

Second Street Becoming Two-Way

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The long-awaited opening of Second Street in Chillicothe for two-way traffic flow, begins today October 21st.

To see a view from above, watch the Litter Drone coverage above Second and Paint Streets:

Chillicothe City crews worked overnight, putting the finishing touches on asphalt paving, street lining/markings and signage.

Some of the overnight work was using a technique called “Themoplastic” into the crosswalk painting. This applies tiny glass beads into the paint, which illuminates when vehicle lights shine on it, making it much easier for motorists to see the painting lines, such as in crosswalks.

(Litter Media/Mike Smith)

The new two-way Second Street goes the entire length of the street, although metered parking will only extend between the alley at the Majestic Theatre to the alley next to the Elks Lodge.

All SVC Boys/Girls Soccer Players Honored

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Cameron Thompson (So) Unioto
Ashton Sigler (Sr) Unioto
River Pettigrew (So) Unioto
Antonio Cruz (Sr) Unioto
Ethan Nelson (Sr) Zane Trace
Brayden Jarrell (Sr) Zane Trace
Ivan Chavez (Fr) Zane Trace
Brady Mullins (So) Westfall
Jacob Lenox (Sr) Southeastern
Dane Morgensen (Jr) Piketon

Player of the Year: Lucas Hanes (So) Unioto
Goalie of the Year: Micah Geise (Jr) Unioto
League Champions: Unioto (4-0)
Coach of the Year: Brandon Hanes Unioto

Honorable Mention:
Sage Rider- Piketon
Parker George- Southeastern
Joe Lafreniere- Unioto
Colt Reisenger- Westfall
Judah Hanks- Zane Trace

Karlee Renner (Sr) Unioto
Arielle Pelletier (Sr) Unioto
Gracie Heath (Sr) Unioto
Jaidyn McKell (Sr) Unioto
Whitney Dean (So) Piketon
Olivia MacCrae (Jr) Piketon
Madison Dean (Sr) Piketon
Rachel Morgan (Sr) Southeastern
Ashli Allen (Sr) Westfall
Brooklynn Wade (So) Zane Trace

Player of the Year:  Avery Miller (Sr) Unioto
Co-Goalie of the Year: Lily Rose (So) Zane Trace
Co-Goalie of the Year: Natalie Cooper (Jr) Piketon
League Champion: Unioto (4-0)
Coach of the Year: Jeremy Clark (Unioto)

Honorable Mention:
Aliah Crace- Piketon
Tamra Elliott- Southeastern
Autumn Stanger- Unioto
Cloe Gardner- Westfall
Hannah Pickerrell- Zane Trace

Hocking State Park Lodge Construction Update

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(Columbus) — Construction of the new Hocking Hills State Park Lodge is progressing after beginning on July 1st, 2020.

This new facility replaces the former day-use dining lodge that was destroyed in a Dec. 2016 fire. Exciting features of the two-story lodge include 81 overnight guest rooms, a full-service restaurant, and indoor and outdoor pools.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources anticipate the lodge opening its doors to visitors and overnight guests in October of 2022.

Operation Warm Partners With Ohio Faith-Based Initiative

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(Columbus)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced that the Ohio Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives is partnering with Operation Warm and other community organizations to distribute brand-new shoes and coats to underserved children living in Ohio.  

Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine has worked with Operation Warm to distribute coats in the past. She appreciates their continued efforts that help countless children across the state. 

“Working together, this wonderful partnership helps Ohioans take care of Ohioans in their communities,” said Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine. “It’s great to see that not only do these new shoes and coats keep children warm, but also they can deliver self-confidence and a smile!”

In 2020, Operation Warm and OFBCI provided 7,158 coats and 5,004 pairs of shoes to children through 66 organizations located in 38 different counties located throughout Ohio. 

“We are excited to once again partner with the Governor’s Office for this program! Thanks to our combined efforts, we have been able to provide brand new coats and shoes to more than 50,000 children around the state,” Executive Director of Operation Warm, Grace Sica said.

If you would like to join First Lady DeWine and the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in supporting Ohio children in need this winter, please visit https://www.operationwarm.org/ohiogovernor.html.

About Operation Warm 

Operation Warm is a national nonprofit that provides warmth, confidence, and hope through basic need programs that connect underserved children to community resources they need to thrive.  Over the last 22 years, Operation Warm and our partners have used brand-new coats and shoes as a bridge for families needing to access everything from flu shots to new books.

To make a lasting impact on the lives of children, visit www.operationwarm.org.

Former PV Football Coach To Be Honored October 22nd

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Former Paint Valley Bearcats Football Coach Pete Hollon will be honored during the Friday, October 22nd final regular season game at Paint Valley.

Hollon led the Bearcats as head coach for 24 seasons, compiling a (152-102-1) record.  His Bearcats teams won 6 SVC championships, he was SVC “Coach of the Year” 5 times, was also the Southeast District “Coach of the Year” 4 times and in 2000- he was named the Ohio Associated Press State “Coach of the Year.”

His teams qualified for the state playoffs 8 times over that 24 year career.