Fetters Named To State Softball Hall of Fame

Presented By Atomic Speedway

Former Zane Trace Softball Coach Bill Fetters has learned that he will be inducted into the Ohio High School Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame, this January.

(Photo courtesy of Brad Fetters)

Fetters told Litter Media’s Mike Smith- “I appreciate the award, but would also like to pass this honor on to all who played and coached for me over the years.”

Bill Fetters in 21 seasons as Lady Pioneers softball coach, had a record of (330-126). His teams won 10 SVC championships, 2 district championships and was state runner-up once. Fetters Zane Trace program won an SVC record 47 straight conference games between 2005-2009.

Bill was named SVC “Coach of the Year” nine times, and District “Coach of the Year” four times.

Bill Fetters is retired from American Electric Power, where he worked for 40 years.

Goodwill Teams With Scouts For Good Turn Day

Presented By Hometown-Motors, Inc.

(Chillicothe) — On November 6th, scouts across Ohio will be visiting Goodwill stores to earn a special patch for the fall Good Turn Day.

All 9 of the Goodwill of South Central Ohio stores will participate in the special event. The idea of Good Turn Day is to provide Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts an opportunity to do a “good turn” in their community by collecting used clothing, books, housewares, and other items to donate to Goodwill.

“We’re excited to participate in Good Turn Day again, and we appreciate what the scouts do for Goodwill,” said Goodwill of South Central Ohio CEO Marvin Jones. “The scouts’ efforts will help Goodwill with its mission as a nonprofit organization to partner with individuals with disabilities and challenges to help them lead the lives they envision across our eight-county region.”

Our stores have awarded nearly 500 patches over the last five Good Turn Days. Scouts earn a patch by donating a large bag (or equivalent) of items or volunteering for an hour in one of our stores.

Limited volunteering will be available at our stores on Nov. 6. Those scouts wanting to volunteer must schedule a time by emailing jona.ison@gwisco.org or calling 740-702-4000 Ext. 135 no later than Nov. 1.

Donations for Good Turn Day may be dropped off anytime during business hours (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) Nov. 6 at our stores in Athens, Chillicothe, Circleville, Jackson, Logan, McArthur, Washington Court House, and Waverly. Addresses can be found at www.GWISCO.org/stores.

ODOT Seeks Input For Mad River Road Realignment

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

(Chillicothe) – As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation—District 9’s Planning Department, the district’s Environmental Office is seeking public input for a curve realignment on Mad River Road (County Road 7) in a rural area of Union Township of Highland County.

The project will be constructed at the intersection of State Route 73 and CR 7. No streams will be impacted. The project area will require approximately 1.421 acres of permanent right-of-way. The permanent right-of-way is located along agricultural field and residential lawns.

The project area will require approximately 0.027 acres of temporary right-of-way. The temporary right-of-way is located along agricultural field and residential lawns. No homes or businesses will be removed by the project. The roadway will be closed for the duration of the project.

The local detour is CR 7 to SR 73 to CR 9 (Powel Road) to CR 7. The local detour is approximately 3 miles.

The funding for the project includes Federal, State and Local sources. The environmental commitment date is 12/31/2021. The project is currently expected to be awarded 10/10/2023.

Written comments should be submitted by November 26, 2021, or the deadline date that is posted on the web site, to: Greg Manson, ODOT District 9 Environmental Supervisor P.O. Box 467; 650 Eastern Avenue, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 E-Mail: greg.manson@dot.ohio.gov

Chillicothe Downtown Trick Or Treat

Presented By Rathkamp Financial

Chillicothe’s downtown merchants are hosting a Downtown Trick Or Treat, just prior to the Annual Chillicothe Halloween Parade.

While the regular residential Trick Or Treat Night is on Thursday, October 28th from 6pm-7:30pm, this downtown event takes place Saturday between 4pm-6pm at more than two-dozen business establishments. Children will need to go to the participating merchants in order to receive their treats.

See the list of participating businesses below:

The Annual Chillicothe Halloween parade, sponsored by the Chillicothe Jaycees and Chillicothe Evening Lion’s Club, gets underway at 7pm.

Waverly and Circleville will both conduct their trick or treat on Saturday.