COVID-19 UPDATE: Ross County Health District Reports Second Case

Ross County has two confirmed cases of COVID-19, the first reported Monday and a second Tuesday.

Meanwhile, there have been 2,199 confirmed cases statewide with 55 resulting in deaths.

Ben Avery, Administrator of the Ross County Health District says we’re still in the mitigation phase of the pandemic, but local officials and agencies are working on preparing for the expected surge.

Director of Public Nursing Michelle Long says the RCHD is still looking for Medical Reserve Corps volunteers. Learn how you can help at

Hope For Our Heroes Thursday April 2nd

Ross County’s Churches are inviting praying individuals for a drive-in time of worship and prayer in the parking lot at Adena Regional Medical Center, Thursday April 2nd from 7pm-8pm.

UPDATE: This event has been CANCELLED (See below)

‼️ATTENTION‼️Tonight’s “Hope for our Heroes” event is being cancelled. With impending restrictions and in accordance…

Posted by Chillicothe First Assembly of God on Thursday, April 2, 2020

Shaun Howard, Pastor of Chillicothe First Assembly of God on Western Avenue says he got the idea from a church in Atlanta. “It sprang from our church members asking what can we do for our health care professionals during this time.”

Howard says some other pastors have said their congregations were on board and after gaining approval and support of Adena Regional Medical Center everything has fallen into place.

“With the Cancer Center closed, Adena said we could use its parking lot.” said Howard. “We’ll have our flashers going and headlights on while we pray, so they (workers and patients) can see us.”

Those attending are reminded to remain in their vehicles while praying for first responders and those in the hospital.

This will be an amazing moment!

Posted by Shaun Howard on Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Litter Media’s Dan Ramey and Pastor Shaun Howard discuss Hope For Our Heroes.

COVID-19 Stimulus Checks: Ohio A.G. Yost “Thieves are drooling”

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost urged Ohioans to watch out for thieves as stimulus payments arrive from the federal government.

“Thieves are drooling at the thought if getting their hands on your stimulus money,” Yost said. “Use these tips to send the home with nothing but the bitter taste of defeat.”


Under the plan signed last week, the federal government will provide stimulus checks under these general guidelines (some exceptions apply):

$1,200 payment to individual taxpayers making under $75,000.
$2,400 payment for married couples filing jointly making under $150,000.
An additional $500 per qualifying child under the age of 17.

Yost notes in his tips:
– You don’t have to sign up for the stimulus
– Don’t fall for scams claiming you need to pay money to receive your stimulus payment. 
– Watch out for anyone telling you they can get you an instant payment or speed up the process. Do not provide personal information or pay a “processing fee” to supposedly receive a quicker payment. 
– Don’t click on links or download attachments unless you have verified the source and know it is legitimate.
– The government will not call you asking for Social Security, credit card or bank account numbers, including PayPal (which will NOT be used)
– You should get a paper notice in the mail a couple weeks after your payment is sent, letting you know where it was sent and when.

For more information, consumers should visit the IRS website and other legitimate government agency websites and stay tuned for updates from reliable news sources.

Consumers who suspect an unfair or deceptive sales practice should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioProtects.orgor 800-282-0515.