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Chillicothe Leaf Collection Schedule

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(Chillicothe) — Fall leaf collection gets underway for the City of Chillicothe on October 18th.

Leaf collection is handled the same way as the City’s large item collection program, with a neighborhood’s collection week corresponding to that neighborhood’s trash collection schedule. Neighborhoods with Monday trash collection will have their leaves picked up during the first week of the program, and neighborhoods with Tuesday trash collection will see their leaves gathered during the second week, and so on.

The program kicks off this Monday, October 18th and continues through Friday, October 22nd for neighborhoods with Monday trash collection. The program will be held in two rounds lasting five weeks each. The second round of the program will begin in late November.

Leaves need to be gathered by 7am on the Monday of a neighborhood’s collection week. The City asks that residents rake their leaves to the curbside grassy area outside their homes, and not into the street where they can be washed down into the storm sewers. Yard waste and debris is prohibited.

Residents should be mindful of where they park during their collection week. If a vehicle is blocking access to a leaf pile, those leaves will not be collected.

The full leaf collection schedule is as follows:

Monday Trash Pickup:

  • October 18th to October 22nd
  • November 22nd to November 26th

Tuesday Trash Pickup:

  • October 25th to October 29th
  • November 29th to December 3rd

Wednesday Trash Pickup:

  • November 1st to November 5th
  • December 6th to December 10th

Thursday Trash Pickup:

  • November 8th to November 12th
  • December 13th to December 17th

Friday Trash Pickup:

  • November 15th to November 19th
  • December 20th to December 24th

Beggar’s Night Plans For Chillicothe

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The City of Chillicothe has set their date for 2021 Beggars’ Night.

Mayor Luke Feeney told Chillicothe City Council during their recent meeting that the event will take place from 6pm-7:30pm on Thursday, October 28th with a rain-date of 2pm-3:30pm on Saturday, October 30th.

Ross County Sheriff George Lavender informed Litter Media’s Mike Smith that in recent years, townships and villages have gone with this same date to stay uniform with Chillicothe. Others say this limits confusion as to when Trick or Treat is held in the area it maintains safety for youngsters with area law enforcement concentrating patrols on the same night.

Chillicothe To Conduct Annual Bow Hunting Qualifications

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(Chillicothe) — Bow Hunting Qualifications for the City of Chillicothe will begin September 27th.

The qualifications will be conducted Monday, September 27th and Saturday, October 2nd. The qualifications are open to those age 18 and over.

Monday’s qualifications will be held from 5pm to 9pm at the Ross County Bow Hunter Club, located on Moss Hollow Road., the club itself sits about a quarter mile off of three locks road.

Bow Hunting Qualifications on October 2nd will take place from 9am to noon at Adena Mansion and Gardens.

During the Bow Qualifications, prospective hunters will need to bring a photo ID, a bow or crossbow, and arrows.

For questions, please contact State Wildlife Officer, Bob Nelson, at (614) 565-9754.

Street Painting In Chillicothe

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(Chillicothe) – Mayor Luke Feeney and the City of Chillicothe Engineering Department announce that crews will be painting the downtown streets and curbs beginning September 7, 2021, weather permitting.

All work will begin at 8am and continue until finished.  If possible, please avoid using these streets during these times. The streets will be passable, but expect delays and use caution and exercise patience when approaching construction vehicles and workers.

September 7, 2021 – Paint Street (From 5th to Water Street)

September 8, 2021 – Water Street (Mulberry Street to Walnut Street)

Local Committee Seeks Donations For Chillicothe Purple Heart City Monument

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See our Litter Media Live interview below, with Melody Lapczynski.

(Chillicothe) – The City of Chillicothe received the designation of a Purple Heart City during City Council’s meeting on June 28, 2021, with a ceremony from the Patriot Members of Ohio Military Order of the Purple Heart Honor Guard. This designation honors military personnel wounded and/or killed in combat by hostile forces. The honor was first created by General George Washington in 1782, known then as the Badge of Military Merit, and is the United States’ oldest military medal.

Additionally, the local committee that has been the driving force behind this designation, is working towards erecting a monument in honor of the Purple Heart City designation. This monument will be installed in Veteran’s Memorial Park, which was established in 2004 to honor the citizens of the Chillicothe-Ross County area who have served in foreign wars. Veteran’s Memorial Park is located on Park Street and Yoctangee Parkway near downtown Chillicothe’s historic district.

Currently in Ohio, there are approximately fifty Purple Heart Cities in Ohio. There are a total of ninety-seven cities, villages, counties, bridges, interstates, school, and universities designated as Purple Heart entities in the State of Ohio. These honorary visuals serve as a reminder to those passing by that other individuals have paid a high price for their freedom to travel and live in a free society.

The committee is now turning to the community for donations to help with the cost of the monument. Donations should be made payable to the Ross County Veterans Council and mailed to 230 N. Plaza Blvd., Chillicothe, OH 45601 by November 1, 2021. Please note on checks “Purple Heart” to ensure that your donation is processed for the project. Donations can also be made in- person at the Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitors Bureau at the same address.

There will be a commemoration event and reveal of the Purple Heart City monument that will take place on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2021, at Veteran’s Memorial Park. More details will be announced closer to the event date. For more information, you can reach Melody Lapczynski at mfLapczynski@gmail.com or (740) 703-9957.

Street Work In Chillicothe

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(Chillicothe) – Mayor Luke Feeney and the City of Chillicothe Engineering Department announce that milling and paving work will start on Thursday (7/29/21) in various locations within the city. 

Weather permitting, milling and paving will start on Thursday. 

Residents are advised to watch for NO PARKING signs, as NO PARKING will be strictly enforced.  Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for construction vehicles and workers.

Trolley Trial Thursday & Friday in Downtown Chillicothe

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A sample of the trolley which will be on the street of Chillicothe’s downtown Thursday and Friday. Photo courtesy City of Chillicothe

Could it be the missing piece of Downtown Chillicothe’s revitalization?

The Chillicothe Transit System will be experimenting with a Trolley car on loan from the Bloomberg-Harvard Innovation Track this Thursday and Friday.

In a statement on the city’s website, the trolley will make snake its way through the First Capital District from 10:30am-6:30pm Thursday and from 12:00pm-8:00pm on Friday.

Chillicothe is one of eleven cities across the country participating in the program as part of the Bloomberg-Harvard City Leadership Initiative.

There’s no fee to ride the trolley and those sharing the roadway should give the same caution and courtesy as to a regular CTS bus.

While the two-day trial may present itself as a novelty, some may remember the days street cars roamed the streets of Chillicothe. While it may be new, it’s also a bit reminiscent to the First Capital’s past.

The City of Chillicothe’s announcement regarding the trial run for the trolley.
The stops the Trolley will be making and the route for those looking to ride. Photo courtesy City of Chillicothe

Chillicothe 5th Street Water Tower Painting Nears Completion

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Workers finishing up the new coat of paint and refurbishing the West 5th Street Water Tower.
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The painting of the City of Chillicothe’s Fifth Street Water Tower next to Ohio University-Chillicothe is nearing completion after beginning in mid-May of this year.

The water tower has a new City of Chillicothe logo and the tower is being painted all white.

The contractor completely removed both the interior and exterior paint on the Fifth Street elevated water storage tank, and is repainting it with a three coat system.

Moving backwards in the project phase, here is the evolution of the project as seen from photos Litter Media has taken of the painting work.


The (above) photo taken on June 18th shows the crown and wires used to drape a large curtain around the project, which keeps paint from landing on surrounding homes. The curtain was not present on the day our photo was taken due to the painters being off work that day.

The City of Chillicothe water tower on West 5th Street. Dan Ramey/Litter Media

Above is one of the photos from our original Litter Media article published on May 14th, where Chillicothe Utilities Director David Fishel said the painting of the Fifth Street elevated water storage tank was expected to take approximately 60 days to finish.

Street Sealing In Chillicothe

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The City of Chillicothe Engineering Department says crews are working on crack sealing streets in a variety of locations this week- throughout the City. 

The work got underway July 7th and will continue over the remainder of this week.  Traffic flow should be minimally affected as streets will remain open.  Parking could be affected, watch for NO PARKING signs to be posted.  

The sealant crews will be directing motorists around the work site.  Motorists are asked to use caution and patience when approaching construction vehicles and workers. 

Purple Heart City Status Coming To Chillicothe

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Chillicothe City Council will meet in Council Chambers in regular session on Monday June 28th at 7pm.

There will be a special ceremony including an Honor Guard and a presentation to the city declaring Chillicothe to be a ‘Purple Heart City’.

The meeting will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube.

The meeting is open to the public with restrictions and limited seating.

There will be another future ceremony in the Veterans Memorial Park to be announced to also commemorate the designation to the city. That venue will be open to provide a larger public participation.