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Match #5 Rainout Leads To SVC Golf 3 Day Race To Finish Line

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A September 15th rainout of SVC Golf Match #5 at Big Beaver Golf Course has forced the conference to reschedule it where the final 36 holes will be played over four matches in three consecutive days.

SVC Match #5 at Big Beaver is rescheduled for Tuesday, September 21 at 4:30pm. 

SVC #6 & #7 is at Pickaway Country Club on Wednesday, September 22 at 1:30pm start with the front 9 holes being played as Match #6, then after a break, start on the back 9 holes as Match #7.

SVC Match #8 will be at The Chillicothe Jaycees on Thursday, September 23 at 4:30pm. 

Heading into Match #5, Unioto and Piketon share the SVC lead with 30 points, Zane Trace 24, Westfall 18, Adena 16, Southeastern 14, Paint Valley 7 and Huntington with 2 points.

Ohio Small Business Grants Promoted By Gov. DeWine

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(Columbus)— On National Small Business Day, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine spoke to members of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Ohio Wednesday celebrating the accomplishments of Ohio’s small businesses and reminding business owners of the many programs and initiatives offered by the state to support them.

“Ohio’s economy is tied to the success of our small businesses, so it’s in our best interests to go forward together. What is good for Ohio’s 982,000 small businesses is good for Ohio,” said Governor DeWine.

Ohio’s most recent operating budget includes $2 billion in business and personal income tax cuts and supports Governor DeWine’s Investing in Ohio’s Future Initiative to help small businesses and accelerate economic growth. The operating budget doubled the amount of grant funding available to help small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic to $310 million. Funding is still available from the following four grant programs:

  • Food and Beverage Establishment Grant: This program provides grants of $10,000, $20,000, or $30,000 to restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and other food and beverage businesses.
  • Entertainment Venue Grant: This program provides grants of $10,000, $20,000, or $30,000 to theaters, music venues, spectator sports venues, museums, and other entertainment venues.
  • Lodging Grant: This program provides grants of $10,000, $20,000, or $30,000 to hotels, motels, and bed and breakfast operations.
  • New Small Business Grant: This program provides grants of $10,000 to small businesses that were established between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020.

For more information and to apply, visit investinginohiosfuture.ohio.gov

To help ensure all communities can be part of Ohio’s economic recovery and expansion, the budget also invests $250 million to develop and expand broadband throughout Ohio. The Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Grant Program application is open, and the grants will be provided to internet service providers for the construction of broadband projects that improve high-speed internet access in unserved and underserved areas of Ohio.

To further support Ohio’s small businesses, which account for 99.6% of the businesses in the state and employ 2.2 million people, the Ohio Department of Development and TourismOhio this week launched its new Made in Ohio website, which features nearly 800 companies that sell Ohio-made apparel, snack foods, coffee, décor, furniture, and more.

The listings and include businesses that make or manufacture products in the state of Ohio and have a storefront and/or website where their products are sold. Listings link directly to the company website so customers can purchase the products directly from the company. For more information on how to have a company listed on the site, visit Ohio.org/MadeinOhio.

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The Ohio Department of Development also offers services to support small businesses and entrepreneurs including:

By instituting spending freezes and budget cuts during the pandemic, the DeWine administration eliminated $776 million in state spending to balance the budget, putting Ohio in a strong position as we work to emerge from the pandemic. Although Ohio, like many other states, depleted its unemployment compensation fund and needed a $1.5 billion loan from the federal government to pay claims during the pandemic, Ohio strategically repaid the $1.5 billion loan to prevent businesses from incurring large increases in federal unemployment taxes. Without this added tax burden, Ohio business owners can spend those dollars on more critical priorities such as investing in their workforce.

“Workforce development is, without question, the key to our long-term economic expansion,” said Governor DeWine. “We are focused on creating the most skilled workforce in the Midwest, fit to meet the demands of the 21st-century economy.”

A goal of the DeWine Administration is to champion career, technical, and vocational education training to help tens of thousands more Ohioans a year prepare for quality, higher-paying jobs without creating college debt.

Investments to achieve this goal include:

  • TechCred, a program that gives employees the ability to earn industry-recognized, technology-focused credentials to prepare them to work in high-tech jobs.
  • The Industry Sector Partnership grant program, which supports collaborations among businesses, education and training providers, and other community leaders who are invested in improving their region’s workforce.
  • The Export Internship and Diversity & Inclusion Tech Internship  programs provide college students real-world experience at a small to medium-sized business looking to export their products or at a technology-focused company or a company 
    with a technology need.

Virtual Candidates Forum Planned By Chillicothe-Ross League of Women Voters

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The Chillicothe-Ross County League of Women Voters’s Meet the Candidates Night, will be virtual only, according to the co-chairs of their Voter Services Committee.

Bart Henshaw and Jeff Spencer sat down with Litter Media’s Mike Smith in a Special Edition of Litter Media Live on Facebook where they said the League had every intention of having an in-person forum this fall, but with the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, they have decided to go with a live virtual event.

To view the Litter Media Live Special Edition with Jeff Spencer and Bart Henshaw, CLICK HERE:

“On September 28th at 7 o’clock, we will have a a livestream on Facebook”, according to Bart Henshaw. “The candidates will have an opportunity to answer questions and tell about themselves, just as they have in the past.”

Jeff Spencer said- “We are already in the process of submitting questions to our Vote 4-1-1 site, which is a website where we have information about the candidates which also is where members of the community can submit questions.”

That site is www.LWVChillicothe.org and the deadline for submitting candidate questions is September 28th, prior to the 7pm program start.

Henshaw says this year’s virtual candidates forum will focus on candidates for Chillicothe City Council. 

FAC Golf Nears Season End/Burg Still Controls SOC

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(Above Photo: Chillicothe Girls Golf Team courtesy of Jill Rockhold Haller)

The 4th FAC girls golf match was held on Tuesday evening at The Greens in Washington Courthouse. 

Chillicothe came in with the low score of 196. They were followed by Miami Trace with a 206, McClain with a 238, Jackson 250, Hillsboro 251, and Washington with a 266. 

Match Co-Medalist honors went to Miami Trace’ Libby Aleshire and Chillicothe’s Isabella Fisher who both fired a 40. 

With one more league match and the league tournament left to play the standings are as follows: Miami Trace (18-2), Chillicothe (18-2), McClain (11-9), Jackson (8-12), Hillsboro (3-17), Washington (2-18).

In Monday Boys FAC Golf at Greenfield:
Washington CH 166, McClain 175, Chillicothe 186, Hillsboro 191, Jackson 195, Miami Trace 206

Co-Medalist: Garrett Wahl- Washington CH & Wes Potts – McClain (38)

In the Southern Ohio Conference (SOC), Wheelersburg continues their roll with a convincing win.

Wheelersburg won with a team score 168. Then came Minford 180, Waverly 203, Portsmouth West 216, Northwest 233

Medalist honors went to Owen Mault of Wheelersburg, with a (34).

Adena Health System Reschedules Elective Surgery

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(Chillicothe) – Effective Wednesday, September 15, Adena Health System is rescheduling its elective surgical procedures for a later date that require an overnight stay in the hospital through next week. This temporary change is being made out of an abundance of caution due to a significant increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations and record-high patient volumes.

Adena leadership is making this decision in order to continue providing safe, high-quality care to the influx of patients requiring hospitalization due to both COVID-19 and unrelated serious medical issues.

“We have carefully evaluated different avenues where we can make operational adjustments that will be best for the short term to relieve some of the pressure off of our hospital inpatient census, provide needed beds and give support to providers and caregivers,” said Adena President and CEO Jeff Graham. “Taking these steps will allow us to care for our patients and staff in the optimal way. This is a thoughtful approach to make sure those patients who don’t need to be in the hospital right away are not.”

The number of community members hospitalized at Adena’s four hospitals as a result of COVID-19 has continued to rise. COVID hospitalizations for Adena stood at a high mark of 74 this morning, with 55 of those patients being unvaccinated. In addition, inpatient census for Adena Regional Medical Center today was over 200 hospitalizations across all medical conditions, which strains hospital capacity. 

“These adjustments and what is going on with high patient volumes is not just with Adena,” Graham added. “Similar operational adjustments in order to provide the best care possible are happening all over. What has been great about our organization is being able to handle situations as we’ve done so well over the past 19 months and this is just another situation that we need to address.”

Adena will continually monitor this fluid surge and will resume elective surgeries requiring a hospital stay as the situation improves. Adena is working closely with its medical group to ensure that patient care is prioritized as best as possible. Affected patients will be contacted by Adena to work through rescheduling and help answer any questions.

Adena, and other health care organizations across the region and beyond, continue to strongly urge everyone to get vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccine is free and readily available. The vaccines are our best defense against further spread of the virus and effective in preventing serious illness and death. The Delta variant spreads faster than earlier forms of the virus that causes COVID-19, so getting vaccinated is the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and others.

Week #1 For OHSAA Football Computer Rankings

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Top 16 teams advance to post-season at the end of regular season. Teams listed in bold font are those in top 16 in Litter Media coverage area.

Division I

Region 1 – 1. Medina (4-0) 10.275, 2. Lakewood St. Edward (4-0) 9.2848, 3. Massillon Jackson (4-0) 9.225, 4. Cleveland Heights (4-0) 8.25, 5. Stow-Munroe Falls (3-1) 7.575, 6. Elyria (3-1) 7.1, 7. Strongsville (3-1) 5.875, 8. Mentor (2-2) 5.8258, 9. Berea-Midpark (2-2) 5.3, 10. Canton McKinley (2-2) 4.8927, 11. Brunswick (2-2) 4.8367, 12. Cle. St. Ignatius (2-2) 4.5765, 13. Canton GlenOak (1-2) 2.1667, 14. Solon (1-3) 1.625, 15. Euclid (0-4) 0, 15. Lorain (0-4) 0, 15. Shaker Hts. (0-4) 0

Region 2 – 1. Marysville (3-0) 10.6667, 2. Springfield (3-0) 10.4906, 3. Centerville (3-1) 8.7015, 4. Kettering Fairmont (4-0) 8.018, 5. Dublin Jerome (3-1) 7.925, 6. Tol. Whitmer (3-1) 5.7866, 7. Powell Olentangy Liberty (2-2) 5.05, 8. Miamisburg (3-1) 5.0102, 9. Clayton Northmont (2-1) 4.4053, 10. Springboro (2-1) 4.3333, 11. Perrysburg (2-2) 4.1616, 12. Delaware Hayes (2-2) 4.125, 13. Findlay (2-2) 4.025, 14. Huber Hts. Wayne (2-2) 3.6701, 15. Dublin Coffman (1-3) 3.575, 16. Beavercreek (0-4) 0, 16. Middletown (0-4) 0, 16. Tol. Start (0-4) 0

Region 3 – 1. Hilliard Darby (4-0) 10.7184, 2. Upper Arlington (4-0) 9.5709, 3. New Albany (4-0) 9.25, 4. Pickerington Central (3-1) 8.6276, 5. Gahanna Lincoln (2-1) 7.8889, 6. Pickerington North (3-1) 7.301, 7. Hilliard Davidson (3-1) 6.4432, 8. Groveport-Madison (2-2) 4.9937, 9. Hilliard Bradley (2-2) 4.9107, 10. Thomas Worthington (2-1) 4.8333, 11. Galloway Westland (2-2) 4.4137, 12. Grove City Central Crossing (3-1) 4.375, 13. Westerville North (2-2) 4.1136, 14. Westerville Central (1-2) 3.3889, 15. Lancaster (1-3) 2.1566, 16. Grove City (0-3) 0, 16. Newark (0-4) 0, 16. Lewis Center Olentangy Orange (0-4) 0, 16. Reynoldsburg (0-3) 0

Region 4 – 1. Cin. Archbishop Moeller (4-0) 11.4331, 2. Cin. St. Xavier (4-0) 10.85, 3. Milford (3-1) 8.2614, 4. Liberty Twp. Lakota East (3-1) 7.426, 5. West Chester Lakota West (3-1) 7.375, 6. Cin. Princeton (3-1) 7.025, 7. Cin. Colerain (2-2) 5.8258, 8. Mason (2-2) 4.5631, 9. Cin. Sycamore (2-2) 4.4381, 10. Hamilton (1-1) 4.0625, 11. Cin. Walnut Hills (2-2) 4.0485, 12. Cin. Elder (1-2) 3.3333, 13. Cin. Western Hills (1-1) 2.25, 14. Fairfield (1-2) 2.1667, 15. Cincinnati West Clermont (1-3) 1.625, 16. Lebanon (0-3) 0, 16. Cin. Oak Hills (0-4) 0

Division II

Region 5 – 1. Cle. Benedictine (4-0) 10.4, 2. Willoughby South (4-0) 8.6023, 3. Hudson (4-0) 8, 4. Macedonia Nordonia (3-1) 7.025, 5. Lyndhurst Brush (3-1) 6.675, 6. Austintown-Fitch (2-1) 6.5556, 7. Akron Archbishop Hoban (2-1) 5.7083, 8. Boardman (3-1) 5.475, 9. Maple Hts. (2-1) 4.1111, 10. Eastlake North (2-2) 4.025, 11. Bedford (2-2) 3.5, 12. Ashtabula Lakeside (2-2) 3.4811, 13. Painesville Riverside (2-2) 3.425, 14. Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (2-2) 3.3342, 15. Akron Kenmore-Garfield (2-2) 3.2841, 16. Garfield Hts. (1-3) 2.525, 17. Twinsburg (1-3) 1.975, 18. Hunting Valley University School (1-2) 1.9494, 19. Akron Ellet (1-3) 1.875, 19. Warren G. Harding (1-3) 1.875, 21. Cuyahoga Falls (1-3) 1.5, 21. Kent Roosevelt (1-3) 1.5

Region 6 – 1. Medina Highland (4-0) 12.025, 2. Avon Lake (4-0) 10.75, 3. Fremont Ross (4-0) 9.425, 4. Lakewood (4-0) 8.3131, 5. North Royalton (3-1) 7.95, 6. North Olmsted (3-1) 7.725, 7. Tol. St. John’s (2-1) 6.8071, 8. Cle. Rhodes (3-1) 6.5, 9. North Ridgeville (3-1) 6.2677, 10. Barberton (3-1) 6.05, 11. Parma Hts. Valley Forge (2-1) 5.0556, 12. Olmsted Falls (3-1) 5, 13. Avon (2-2) 4.575, 14. Tol. St. Francis de Sales (2-2) 4.475, 15. Tol. Central Cath. (2-2) 4.4, 16. Westlake (2-2) 4.175, 17. Whitehouse Anthony Wayne (2-2) 4.0366, 18. Oregon Clay (2-2) 3.975, 19. Parma (2-2) 2.9811, 20. Sylvania Northview (2-2) 2.75

Region 7 – 1. Sunbury Big Walnut (4-0) 8.7538, 2. Canal Winchester (3-1) 8.35, 3. Green (3-1) 7.35, 4. Uniontown Lake (3-0) 7.1255, 5. Delaware Olentangy Berlin (3-1) 6.35, 6. Westerville South (2-1) 6.1111, 7. Massillon Washington (3-1) 5.9745, 8. Whitehall-Yearling (2-1) 4.1742, 9. Marion Harding (2-2) 3.775, 10. Dublin Scioto (2-2) 3.5842, 11. North Canton Hoover (2-2) 3.35, 12. Cols. Independence (2-2) 3, 13. Pataskala Licking Hts. (2-2) 2.7311, 14. Cols. St. Charles (1-3) 2.625, 15. Wooster (2-2) 2.5, 16. Mount Vernon (1-3) 1.625, 16. Lewis Center Olentangy (1-3) 1.625, 18. Worthington Kilbourne (1-3) 1.5, 19. Massillon Perry (1-3) 1.375, 20. Pataskala Watkins Memorial (1-3) 1.125

Region 8 – 1. Kings Mills Kings (4-0) 9.8, 2. Cin. LaSalle (3-0) 9.1423, 3. Piqua (3-0) 8.1512, 4. Cin. Withrow (4-0) 7.3827, 5. Ashville Teays Valley (4-0) 6.6224, 6. Cin. Turpin (3-1) 6.05, 7. Lima Senior (2-1) 5.4205, 8. Cin. Anderson (2-2) 5.0227, 9. Riverside Stebbins (3-1) 4.7372, 10. Xenia (2-1) 4.1667, 11. Troy (1-2) 3.875, 12. New Carlisle Tecumseh (2-2) 3.4362, 13. Sidney (2-2) 3.3561, 14. Cols. Briggs (1-1) 3, 14. Cin. Winton Woods (2-2) 3, 16. Trenton Edgewood (1-2) 2.9444, 17. Morrow Little Miami (2-2) 2.875, 18. Loveland (1-3) 2.275, 19. Harrison (1-2) 1.8333, 20. Day. Belmont (0-2) 0, 20. Fairborn (0-3) 0, 20. Cols. Franklin Hts. (0-2) 0, 20. Oxford Talawanda (0-3) 0, 20. Cols. West (0-4) 0, 20. West Carrollton (0-3) 0

Division III

Region 9 – 1. Chagrin Falls Kenston (4-0) 10.225, 2. Steubenville (4-0) 9.3286, 3. Chardon (4-0) 9.275, 4. Streetsboro (3-0) 8.2566, 5. Aurora (4-0) 8.225, 6. Dover (3-0) 7.7778, 7. Hubbard (4-0) 7.075, 8. Canfield (3-1) 6.2222, 9. Tallmadge (3-1) 5.9672, 10. Niles McKinley (3-1) 5, 11. Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (2-2) 4.95, 12. Akron St. Vincent-St Mary (2-2) 4.6, 13. Chesterland West Geauga (2-2) 4.4566, 14. New Philadelphia (2-2) 4.25, 15. Ravenna (2-2) 4.025, 16. Painesville Harvey (2-2) 3.1351, 17. Youngstown Chaney (2-2) 3.0795, 18. Warren Howland (1-3) 2.975, 19. Youngstown East (1-3) 1.8, 20. Akron Buchtel (1-3) 1.5, 20. Geneva (1-3) 1.5

Region 10 – 1. Millersburg West Holmes (4-0) 9.275, 2. Norton (4-0) 8.35, 3. Mansfield Senior (3-1) 7.225, 4. Medina Buckeye (3-1) 5.8447, 5. Bay Village Bay (2-1) 5.6311, 6. Caledonia River Valley (3-1) 5.5587, 7. Cle. Collinwood (1-0) 5.5, 8. Parma Padua Franciscan (3-1) 5.25, 9. Tiffin Columbian (2-2) 4.025, 10. Lexington (2-2) 3.8, 11. Rocky River (2-2) 3.6591, 12. Sylvania Southview (2-2) 3.3342, 13. Sandusky (2-2) 3.125, 14. Parma Hts. Holy Name (1-3) 2.9912, 15. Cle. Central Cath. (2-2) 2.875, 16. Lodi Cloverleaf (1-2) 2.3446, 17. Richfield Revere (1-3) 2.1061, 18. Norwalk (1-3) 1.75, 19. Copley (1-3) 1.5, 19. Tol. Rogers (1-2) 1.5

Region 11 – 1. Granville (4-0) 9.971, 2. Bellefontaine (4-0) 8.15, 3. Mount Orab Western Brown (3-1) 6.925, 4. Cols. Hamilton Township (2-0) 6.6538, 5. Cols. Bishop Hartley (2-2) 5.5543, 6. Dresden Tri-Valley (3-1) 5.425, 7. Washington C.H. Miami Trace (3-1) 5.3636, 8. Thornville Sheridan (3-1) 5.1964, 9. Delaware Buckeye Valley (2-2) 4.9432, 10. Cols. South (3-1) 4.8622, 11. Jackson (2-2) 4.5417, 12. Cols. Bishop Watterson (2-2) 4.0417, 13. Cols. Eastmoor Acad. (2-2) 3.2045, 14. Cols. St. Francis DeSales (1-3) 2.7121, 15. Marietta (2-2) 2.7092, 16. London (2-2) 2.5, 17. Zanesville (1-2) 2.1667, 18. Cols. Beechcroft (1-3) 2.1122, 19. Chillicothe (1-2) 2, 20. The Plains Athens (1-3) 1.9836

Region 12 – 1. Hamilton Badin (4-0) 10.95, 2. Hamilton Ross (3-0) 8.6667, 3. Lima Shawnee (4-0) 8.55, 4. Monroe (3-1) 6.8061, 5. Franklin (3-1) 6.0682, 6. Bellbrook (2-2) 5.775, 7. Tipp City Tippecanoe (3-1) 5.4974, 8. Cin. Mount Healthy (3-1) 4.9, 9. Wapakoneta (2-2) 4.7, 10. Cin. Northwest (3-1) 4.5556, 11. St. Marys Memorial (2-2) 4.25, 12. Middletown Bishop Fenwick (2-2) 4.2347, 13. Cin. Hughes (2-0) 4.193, 14. Elida (2-2) 2.925, 15. Day. Chaminade Julienne (1-2) 2.6742, 16. Day. Dunbar (1-2) 2.1667, 17. Day. Carroll (1-3) 1.825, 18. Greenville (1-3) 1.5, 19. Kettering Archbishop Alter (1-3) 1.25, 19. Celina (1-3) 1.25

Division IV

Region 13 – 1. Cle. Villa Angela-St. Joseph (3-0) 9.0556, 2. Beloit West Branch (4-0) 7.4722, 3. Salem (4-0) 7.375, 4. Gates Mills Gilmour Acad. (3-1) 7.075, 5. Youngstown Ursuline (3-1) 6.9311, 6. Girard (3-1) 6.7298, 7. Navarre Fairless (4-0) 6.475, 8. Perry (3-1) 6.3, 9. Cuy. Falls Cuy. Valley Christian Acad. (3-1) 4.9235, 10. Canton South (3-1) 4.55, 11. Chagrin Falls (2-2) 3.6136, 12. Poland Seminary (2-2) 3.3, 13. Gates Mills Hawken (2-2) 3.2121, 14. Lisbon Beaver (2-2) 3.0102, 15. Ashtabula Edgewood (2-2) 2.975, 16. Cle. John Adams (2-2) 2.75, 17. Mentor Lake Cath. (1-3) 2.6856, 18. Struthers (2-2) 2.5795, 19. Peninsula Woodridge (1-2) 2.5, 20. Canal Fulton Northwest (1-3) 1.925

Region 14 – 1. Van Wert (4-0) 8.325, 2. Tol. Scott (4-0) 7.2702, 3. Bellevue (3-1) 6.8, 4. Port Clinton (3-1) 6.4, 5. Galion (3-1) 6.275, 6. Rocky River Lutheran West (3-1) 6.2033, 7. Wooster Triway (2-0) 6.0625, 8. Sandusky Perkins (3-1) 5.6, 9. Shelby (3-1) 5.5306, 10. Clyde (3-1) 4.8, 11. Bellville Clear Fork (2-2) 4.325, 12. Huron (2-2) 3.95, 13. Sheffield Brookside (2-1) 3.618, 14. Oberlin Firelands (2-2) 3.4, 15. LaGrange Keystone (2-1) 3.3333, 16. Rossford (2-2) 3.25, 17. Upper Sandusky (2-2) 2.975, 18. Bryan (2-2) 2.775, 19. Wauseon (2-2) 2.65, 20. Milan Edison (1-3) 2.15

Region 15 – 1. Carroll Bloom-Carroll (4-0) 8.325, 2. Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (2-0) 7.0625, 3. Heath (3-1) 5.825, 4. Duncan Falls Philo (3-1) 5.725, 5. Cols. Linden McKinley (3-1) 5.65, 6. Belmont Union Local (3-0) 5.5556, 7. Byesville Meadowbrook (3-1) 5.4697, 8. Carrollton (3-1) 5.2412, 9. New Concord John Glenn (2-2) 5.15, 10. St. Clairsville (3-1) 4.9948, 11. Cambridge (3-1) 4.8, 12. Cols. East (3-1) 4.725, 13. Gallipolis Gallia Acad. (2-1) 4.2992, 14. McArthur Vinton County (2-1) 3.4494, 15. Sparta Highland (2-2) 3.4, 16. Circleville Logan Elm (2-2) 3.2294, 17. Vincent Warren (2-2) 3.2015, 18. Warsaw River View (2-2) 3.1684, 19. Newark Licking Valley (1-2) 2.9444, 20. Bexley (2-2) 2.75

Region 16 – 1. Eaton (4-0) 8.1528, 2. St. Paris Graham Local (3-0) 8.03, 3. Waverly (3-0) 7.2472, 4. Cin. Wyoming (4-0) 7.1957, 5. Cin. Archbishop McNicholas (4-0) 6.7917, 6. Greenfield McClain (3-0) 6.5, 7. Clarksville Clinton-Massie (2-1) 5.4444, 8. Bethel-Tate (2-1) 4.9444, 9. Waynesville (4-0) 4.8295, 10. Cin. Shroder (2-0) 4.75, 11. Day. Oakwood (2-2) 4.55, 12. West Milton Milton-Union (3-1) 4.425, 13. Germantown Valley View (2-2) 4.3952, 14. Washington C.H. Washington (2-2) 4.25, 15. Cleves Taylor (2-2) 3.6276, 16. Hillsboro (2-2) 3.4, 17. Springfield Kenton Ridge (2-2) 3.1, 18. Day. Northridge (2-2) 2.85, 19. Batavia (1-2) 2.3989, 20. Norwood (1-3) 1.7045

Division V

Region 17 – 1. Kirtland (3-0) 9.0556, 2. Canfield South Range (4-0) 7.9823, 3. Garrettsville Garfield (4-0) 7.525, 4. Sugarcreek Garaway (4-0) 7.175, 5. Bellaire (4-0) 7.1338, 6. Ravenna Southeast (4-0) 6.0871, 7. Jefferson Area (3-1) 5.55, 8. Cle. Hts. Lutheran East (3-1) 5.525, 9. Magnolia Sandy Valley (3-1) 5.3207, 10. Rootstown (3-1) 4.8131, 11. Richmond Edison (3-1) 4.5947, 12. Conneaut (2-2) 3.8036, 13. Akron Manchester (2-2) 3.7577, 14. Burton Berkshire (3-1) 3.4592, 15. Cadiz Harrison Central (2-2) 3.1086, 16. Columbiana Crestview (2-2) 3.0871, 17. Youngstown Liberty (2-2) 2.6, 18. Mantua Crestwood (1-3) 2.525, 19. Atwater Waterloo (2-2) 2.4571, 20. Rayland Buckeye Local (1-2) 2.1217

Region 18 – 1. Tontogany Otsego (4-0) 7.25, 2. Richwood North Union (4-0) 6.6982, 3. Bloomdale Elmwood (4-0) 6.4, 4. Elyria Cath. (3-1) 6.275, 5. Pemberville Eastwood (4-0) 5.975, 6. Findlay Liberty-Benton (3-1) 5.0459, 7. Lima Bath (3-1) 4.85, 8. Ottawa-Glandorf (2-2) 4.7, 9. Genoa Area (2-2) 4.275, 10. Doylestown Chippewa (2-1) 4.1816, 11. Lewistown Indian Lake (2-2) 3.825, 12. Brooklyn (2-2) 3.2361, 13. Bucyrus Wynford (2-2) 3.075, 14. Bellefontaine Benjamin Logan (2-2) 2.8321, 15. Marion Pleasant (1-3) 2.7626, 16. Kansas Lakota (2-2) 2.625, 17. Oak Harbor (2-2) 2.5, 18. Apple Creek Waynedale (2-2) 2.125, 19. Fairview Park Fairview (1-3) 2.1, 20. Millbury Lake (1-3) 1.4082

Region 19 – 1. Piketon (4-0) 7.5063, 2. West Lafayette Ridgewood (4-0) 7.375, 3. Portsmouth (4-0) 6.9311, 4. Ironton (3-1) 6.6313, 5. Amanda-Clearcreek (3-1) 5.55, 6. Zanesville West Muskingum (4-0) 5.5417, 7. Canal Winchester Harvest Prep. (2-1) 5, 8. Wheelersburg (2-2) 4.2577, 9. Cols. Bishop Ready (2-2) 4, 10. Chillicothe Zane Trace (2-2) 3.7386, 11. Minford (2-1) 3.5114, 12. New Lexington (2-2) 3.45, 13. Portsmouth West (2-2) 2.9836, 14. Baltimore Liberty Union (2-2) 2.7, 15. Gahanna Cols. Acad. (1-3) 2.5816, 16. Albany Alexander (2-2) 2.5332, 17. McConnelsville Morgan (1-2) 2.5, 18. Pomeroy Meigs (1-2) 1.7828, 19. Bidwell River Valley (1-1) 1.75, 20. Coshocton (1-3) 1.6301

Region 20 – 1. Cin. Mariemont (4-0) 8.55, 2. Reading (4-0) 6.5732, 3. Camden Preble Shawnee (4-0) 5.65, 4. Brookville (3-1) 5.4, 5. Cin. Madeira (3-1) 5.3, 6. St. Bernard Roger Bacon (3-1) 5.1097, 7. Cin. Purcell Marian (3-1) 4.9167, 8. Versailles (3-1) 4.55, 9. Carlisle (3-1) 4.425, 10. Day. Meadowdale (3-0) 4.2403, 11. Sabina East Clinton (3-1) 4.1351, 12. Springfield Shawnee (2-2) 3.8, 13. Batavia Clermont Northeastern (2-1) 3.5189, 14. Cin. Taft (2-2) 3.3586, 15. Williamsburg (2-2) 2.7092, 16. Cin. Summit Country Day (1-2) 2.6667, 17. Cin. Finneytown (2-2) 2.125, 18. Springfield Greenon (1-2) 1.6667, 19. London Madison Plains (1-3) 1.125, 20. Tipp City Bethel (0-4) 0, 20. Blanchester (0-3) 0, 20. Cin. Hills Christian Acad. (0-4) 0, 20. Cin. Clark Montessori (0-3) 0, 20. Middletown Madison (0-4) 0, 20. Cin. North College Hill (0-2) 0, 20. West Liberty-Salem (0-3) 0

Division VI

Region 21 – 1. Mogadore (3-1) 7.1818, 2. Columbia Station Columbia (4-0) 6.95, 3. New Middletown Springfield (3-1) 5.7753, 4. Leavittsburg LaBrae (3-1) 5.0077, 5. Hanoverton United (2-1) 4.0094, 6. East Canton (2-1) 3.7341, 7. Andover Pymatuning Valley (2-1) 3.7222, 8. Brookfield (2-1) 3.3333, 9. Sullivan Black River (2-2) 3.1086, 10. Newton Falls (2-2) 3.05, 10. Creston Norwayne (2-2) 3.05, 12. Jeromesville Hillsdale (2-2) 2.9, 13. Mineral Ridge (2-2) 2.8081, 14. Middlefield Cardinal (2-2) 2.7423, 15. Wellington (2-2) 2.6326, 16. Rittman (2-2) 2.6071, 17. Canton Central Cath. (1-3) 2.05, 18. Oberlin (1-3) 1.9836, 19. Smithville (1-3) 1.525, 20. Wickliffe (1-3) 1.375

Region 22 – 1. Archbold (4-0) 8.025, 2. Ashland Crestview (4-0) 6.775, 3. Carey (3-1) 6.4031, 4. Columbus Grove (4-0) 6.4, 5. Gibsonburg (4-0) 5.7, 6. Liberty Center (3-1) 5.6, 7. Defiance Tinora (3-1) 5.4, 8. Delta (3-1) 4.8182, 9. Collins Western Reserve (3-1) 4.5, 10. North Robinson Colonel Crawford (3-1) 4.425, 11. Bluffton (3-1) 4.1402, 12. Tol. Ottawa Hills (3-1) 3.875, 13. Oregon Cardinal Stritch (3-1) 3.8621, 14. Attica Seneca East (3-1) 3.825, 15. Metamora Evergreen (2-2) 2.2321, 16. Northwood (1-1) 2, 17. Mt. Blanchard Riverdale (2-2) 1.75, 18. Sherwood Fairview (1-3) 1, 18. Haviland Wayne Trace (1-3) 1, 20. Bucyrus (1-3) 0.875, 20. Van Buren (1-3) 0.875

Region 23 – 1. Cols. Africentric (3-1) 7.475, 2. Beverly Fort Frye (3-0) 6.8071, 3. Galion Northmor (4-0) 6.2247, 4. West Jefferson (4-0) 5.6641, 5. KIPP Columbus (3-1) 4.975, 6. Worthington Christian (3-0) 4.9026, 7. Proctorville Fairland (2-1) 4.4444, 8. Willow Wood Symmes Valley (4-0) 4.2434, 9. Barnesville (2-1) 4.1816, 10. Centerburg (2-1) 4.1111, 11. Johnstown Northridge (2-2) 3.5657, 12. Grandview Hts. (2-2) 3.4872, 13. Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant (2-1) 3.178, 14. Fredericktown (2-2) 2.925, 14. Mount Gilead (2-2) 2.925, 16. Lucasville Valley (2-2) 2.8586, 17. Lore City Buckeye Trail (2-2) 2.8321, 18. Ironton Rock Hill (1-1) 2.8125, 19. Nelsonville-York (1-3) 1.4858, 20. Sarahsville Shenandoah (1-2) 1.3333

Region 24 – 1. Coldwater (4-0) 6.95, 2. Mechanicsburg (4-0) 5.9672, 3. Harrod Allen East (3-1) 5.325, 4. Anna (3-1) 4.775, 5. Arcanum (4-0) 4.6403, 6. Springfield Northeastern (3-1) 3.9, 7. Cin. Gamble Montessori (2-1) 3.0644, 8. Cin. Country Day (3-1) 3, 9. Milford Center Fairbanks (2-2) 2.725, 10. Fort Recovery (2-2) 2.65, 11. Delphos Jefferson (2-2) 2.5076, 12. North Lewisburg Triad (2-2) 2.45, 13. Bainbridge Paint Valley (2-2) 2.25, 14. Cin. Deer Park (1-3) 2.0842, 15. Chillicothe Huntington (1-2) 1.9444, 16. Casstown Miami East (1-3) 1.25, 17. Jamestown Greeneview (1-3) 1.125, 18. Frankfort Adena (1-3) 1, 19. New Lebanon Dixie (1-3) 0.875, 19. New Paris National Trail (1-3) 0.875

Division VII

Region 25 – 1. Lucas (4-0) 6.575, 2. Norwalk St. Paul (4-0) 6.375, 3. Independence (3-1) 5.1837, 4. Cuyahoga Hts. (2-1) 4.8636, 5. Malvern (3-1) 4.4646, 6. Plymouth (3-1) 4.25, 7. Lowellville (3-1) 4.0485, 8. Warren John F. Kennedy (3-1) 4.0076, 9. Leetonia (1-0) 4, 10. Windham (3-0) 3.8933, 11. Vienna Mathews (2-1) 3.7378, 12. Youngstown Valley Christian (2-1) 3.3889, 13. Dalton (2-2) 3.3371, 14. Monroeville (2-2) 3.075, 15. Salineville Southern (2-2) 3.0606, 16. Toronto (2-2) 2.7372, 17. Steubenville Cath. Central (2-2) 2.6108, 18. Wellsville (1-1) 2.4375, 19. Ashland Mapleton (1-2) 2.3446, 20. New Washington Buckeye Central (2-2) 2.1071

Region 26 – 1. Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (4-0) 6.725, 2. Lima Central Cath. (3-1) 5.2, 3. Defiance Ayersville (2-1) 4.7778, 4. Edon (3-1) 4.25, 5. Dola Hardin Northern (3-1) 4.15, 6. McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley (3-1) 3.925, 7. McComb (3-1) 3.75, 8. Hamler Patrick Henry (3-1) 3.525, 9. Convoy Crestview (3-1) 3.4, 10. Arlington (3-1) 3.1, 11. Spencerville (2-2) 3.05, 12. Waynesfield-Goshen (3-1) 2.975, 13. Leipsic (2-2) 2.625, 14. Pandora-Gilboa (2-2) 2.1035, 15. Ada (1-3) 1.975, 16. Antwerp (2-2) 1.875, 16. Edgerton (2-2) 1.875, 18. Tiffin Calvert (1-3) 1.625, 19. Sycamore Mohawk (1-3) 1.225, 20. North Baltimore (1-2) 1.1667

Region 27 – 1. Newark Cath. (4-0) 6.875, 2. Shadyside (4-0) 5.8995, 3. Sugar Grove Berne Union (4-0) 5.8472, 4. Glouster Trimble (3-0) 5.5985, 5. Howard East Knox (3-1) 4.7917, 6. New Matamoras Frontier (3-1) 3.759, 7. Hannibal River (2-2) 3.5, 8. Waterford (2-2) 3.2917, 9. Bowerston Conotton Valley (2-1) 2.8889, 10. Danville (2-2) 2.85, 11. Racine Southern (2-1) 2.5, 12. Caldwell (2-2) 2.45, 13. Corning Miller (1-1) 2.1987, 14. Lancaster Fisher Cath. (2-2) 1.75, 14. Morral Ridgedale (2-2) 1.75, 16. New Philadelphia Tuscarawas Central Cath. (1-3) 1.5821, 17. Cardington-Lincoln (1-3) 1.35, 18. Lancaster Fairfield Christian Acad. (1-3) 1.2285, 19. Beallsville (1-2) 1.1667, 19. Reedsville Eastern (1-2) 1.1667

Region 28 – 1. Maria Stein Marion Local (4-0) 8.55, 2. Portsmouth Notre Dame (4-0) 6.0467, 3. Springfield Cath. Central (4-0) 4.9575, 4. DeGraff Riverside (3-1) 4.95, 5. New Bremen (3-1) 4.2601, 6. Portsmouth Sciotoville (3-0) 4.0644, 7. Fayetteville-Perry (3-1) 3.9235, 8. New Madison Tri-Village (3-1) 3.775, 9. Lewisburg Tri-County North (3-1) 3.575, 10. Cin. College Preparatory (2-2) 2.9124, 11. Troy Christian (3-1) 2.875, 12. Beaver Eastern (1-2) 2.4551, 13. Ansonia (2-2) 2.225, 14. Fort Loramie (2-2) 2, 14. St. Henry (2-2) 2, 16. Cin. Miami Valley Christian Acad. (2-2) 1.875, 17. Lockland (1-2) 1.5736, 18. S. Charleston Southeastern Local (1-2) 1.5644, 19. Hamilton New Miami (1-2) 1.1667, 19. Mt. Victory Ridgemont (1-2) 1.166

Highland County Announces Annual Curfew For Juveniles

Presented By Atomic Speedway

(Hillsboro) — The annual Highland County-wide curfew will commence Friday, October 1st, 2021 for all persons under the age of 18 years. The curfew will run through October 31st, 2021 and require all persons under the age of 18 years to be off the streets and in their homes by 10pm, Monday through Thursday and by midnight Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Judge Kevin Greer of the Highland County Common Pleas/Juvenile Division says- “The curfew does not apply where children are accompanied by parents, legal guardians or custodians. Exception is also made for children attending church, school or employment activities. Enforcement will be handled by all law enforcement agencies, including the sheriff’s department, city or village police and juvenile probations officers.”

Judge Greer added- “Noting the court has no authority to set Beggar’s Night and strictly as a convenience to law enforcement, it is suggested each city, village and organization, should they elect to have Beggar’s Night, set the same on the last Thursday in October between 6pm-8pm.”

Bob Evans Farm Festival Turns 50

Presented By Hometown-Motors, Inc.

The legacy that became a nationally known restaurant chain, returns to its roots, “down on the farm” for it’s 50th anniversary Bob Evans Farm Festival, October 8th-10th.

The October festival, located at 10854 State Route 588 Rio Grande, will be have hours of Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-6:30pm and Sunday 9am–5pm.

Tickets are $5 per person at the gate for entry, and kids five and under are free. Amusement ride tickets will be $5 for ages 12 and under, $10 for

$5 for ages 12 & under and $10 for those age 13 & older.

For a daily schedule of events, CLICK HERE:

Miami Trace Wins Monday FAC Girls Golf Match

Presented By Rathkamp Financial

Miami Trace won the FAC Girls Golf Match at Hillsboro Elks on Monday evening as they carded a 198. 

Chillicothe finished 2nd with a 218, McClain recorded a 233, Hillsboro came in with a 240, and Jackson rounded out the evening with a 264.  Washington was unable to field a complete team. 

Sharing match medalist honors were Miami Trace senior duo of Libby Aleshire and Alyssa Butler as they each fired a 47.   

Haunted Mountain To Require Use Of Masks

Presented By Classic Brands

(Chillicothe) — In light of the continued spread of COVID in our area, consultation with our local health district, and yesterdays release from our local hospitals, The Scioto Society will be requiring guests at Haunted Mountain to wear masks throughout the facility this fall. 

“We will be requiring people to mask up when they’re out and about in the facility.  This means anywhere that they are not seated for the show or in the restaurant area.  Once people are seated for the performance, or if they choose to visit the restaurant for a refreshment and sit down, they can take them off.  We are not taking political stand on this issue, we are simply following the guidelines and advice from the most respected people in the health field right now.  We have a responsibility to provide the safest environment that we’re able to, while doing everything possible to ensure that live performances can continue not only in our venue, but around the region and the state.  I have a great respect for our audience and am confident that while this may be a small imposition to some, they will all join us in this effort to be sure anyone who wants to come to the theatre may do so in a safe way.”  said CEO, Brandon Smith

The company had already put several protocols in place for the fall run including limiting audience to 1/3 capacity.

Tickets for Haunted Mountain are available now at www.hauntedmountain.org.