Bob Peterson Adds Name To Ohio Congressional Seat Race

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Ohio State Senator Bob Peterson says he will run for the 15th Congressional seat, soon-to-be vacated by incumbent Steve Stivers.

Peterson becomes the second Republican in our area to announce his plans to seek the nomination after 78th Ohio House Rep. Brian Stewart made his plans known on Monday.

Congressman Stivers announced earlier this week that he will assume the duties as President/CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce on May 17th and will resign his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Peterson, in his final term as 17th District State Senator from Washington Court House, has also previously served in the Ohio House of Representatives and as a Fayette County Commissioner. He owns a family farm, not far from Sabina.

“Steve Stivers has served our area, our country, and this district with great distinction since he was first elected in 2010,” Peterson said. “I hope to continue his record of conservative leadership in the years to come and I look forward to working with him in his new role.”

“I have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from hundreds of friends, family, neighbors and colleagues in each of the counties in this district to consider running. I’m honored and humbled by their encouragement and will work tirelessly to earn each and every vote in the weeks ahead.”

Senator Peterson said he is gravely concerned about the state of the nation under President Biden and Democrat majorities in Congress.

“Our country is headed down the wrong path in Washington: unsustainable debt and deficits, a national security and humanitarian crisis at our southern border, and a constant assault on our freedoms, which are guaranteed under the United States Constitution,” Peterson said. “It is time to put an end to these reckless, liberal policies that will cause lasting damage to our state and nation if we don’t enact conservative policies now.”

Easier Method Introduced For Ross Birth & Death Certificates

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(Chillicothe) – Beginning on April 21, 2021, the Ross County Health District (RCHD) in conjunction with Permitium is utilizing VitalDirector for processing, payment, and issuance of birth and death certificates online.

This new, innovative method for vital statistics will speed up turnaround time, ensure a greater level of security, and provide another option for customers who are unable to come to RCHD. For RCHD, this method through VitalDirector will track and organize data quicker and more conveniently. Birth and death certificates are still available in our office for those who are able to come in.

“We have partnered with Permitium to give a fast, easy, affordable and secure way for our community to request certified copies of birth and death certificates without needing to come into our office,” said Garrett Guillozet, RCHD Health Commissioner, “The ordering process with VitalDirector ensures statute compliance, increases security, automates, tracks, organizes, and streamlines vital record ordering in Ross County as well as throughout the State of Ohio.”

Permitium is a leading provider of cloud-based software for Vital Record offices around the United States focused on Extending Government Services to Communities. Permitium has been partnering with innovative Vital Record agencies since 2009 while currently serving over 42 million citizens across the United States.

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Chillicothe Transit Vaccination Transportation Operating Weekdays

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Chillicothe City Transportation is still offering free transportation for individuals to be taken for their COVID-19 Vaccinations.

Pre-registration should be made 24 hours in advance and trips must originate and end with Chillicothe City limits.

Vaccinations in Chillicothe are currently available at Adena Regional Medical Center, Ross County General Health District, Kroger’s, Hopewell Health Centers, Walmart and Walgreen’s.

To pre-register for a ride, call (740) 773-1569.

May Blood Drives In Ross County

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The Red Cross has a series of blood drives planned for Ross County in the Month of May.

Red Cross urges those who feel healthy to make it a summer full of life by donating blood. Your donation helps ensure blood remains available for patients who rely on transfusions. May is Trauma Awareness Month, and donors of all blood types – especially type O – are needed to help ensure hospitals are prepared the moment trauma patients and others arrive.

·        Those who make it in to donate in May will automatically be entered for a chance to win a travel trailer camper that sleeps five, powered by Suburban Propane. See additional information and details at

·        Red Cross is also thanking those who come to give May 1-15 with a $5 Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. Restrictions apply. See additional information and details at

·        In thanks for your support, all who come to give May 28-June 13 will receive a limited-edition Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Below are the blood drives that are open to the public in May.

  • South Central Ohio Chapter – Friedman Donor Room

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Sunday May 2nd                  


To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit, sponsor code: SCOC

  • Paint Valley High School – Gymnasium

Thursday May 6th  


To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit, sponsor code: PVHS

  • South Central Ohio Chapter – Friedman Donor Room

Wednesday May 12th                   


To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit, sponsor code: SCOC

  • Zion Baptist ACM Office – 536 Mill Street

Thursday May 20th               


To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit, sponsor code: Zion

  • South Central Ohio Chapter – Friedman Donor Room

Thursday May 20th                


To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit, sponsor code: SCOC

  • South Central Ohio Chapter – Friedman Donor Room

Friday May 28th                


To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit, sponsor code: SCOC

  • Frankfort Community – Masonic Lodge located at 23 West Springfield Street

Saturday May 29th            


To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit, sponsor code: FrankfortCommunity