757 Colts Drop 2 Games Saturday At Lancaster Tournament

Presented By Hometown-Motors, Inc.

Chillicothe Post 757 continued action Saturday at the 29th Annual Lancaster July 4th Tournament.

The Colts lost twice Saturday, falling 10-4 to Post 169, then lost 9-5 to Troy.

On Friday, Chillicothe battled back to score two runs in the top of the 7th inning to force extra frames, then scored another run in the 8th to beat Pemberton 8-7 at the 29th Annual Lancaster 4th of July Tournament, Friday.

Reliever Nick Burns also drove in the game winning run to secure the win. 

Other offensive leaders included:
Mike Lashuk, H, 2 RBIs
Nick Burns, 2H, game winning RBI
Dewey Dailey, 2H, RBI
Wyatt Thatcher, 2B, RBI
Evan Werr, RBI
Lane Larson, H
Kaden Riffe, 2H

Post 757 is back in action Saturday.

Paints Break Franchise Record For Consecutive Wins

Presented By Classic Brands

(SPRINGFIELD) – The Chillicothe Paints, presented by Adena Health System, extended their franchise record win streak to 12 games Friday night at Springfield’s Carleton Davidson Stadium, beating the Champion City Kings 12-5.

The Prospect League record for consecutive wins is 13, which Chillicothe can tie at home, Saturday night.

Chillicothe (2-0, 19-12) scored the first two runs of the game in the top of the second inning. Nathan Rose and Ben Gbur singled, putting runners on the corners. Isaac Bair and Nathan Karaffa both hit run-scoring groundouts, giving the Paints a 2-0 lead.

Champion City (0-2, 17-14) got one back in the bottom of the second, as Bo Seccombe hit a solo home run, making it 2-1.

After the first two batters of the top of the third were retired for the Paints, Colin Summerhill doubled, scoring on a two-run home run by Kent Reeser. Rose, Gbur and Bair followed with singles, Bair’s drove home Rose, making it 5-1. After a walk to Karaffa, loading the bases, Trey Maeker walked, scoring Gbur and extending the Paints’ lead to 6-1.

Champion City clawed back with a run-each in the third, fourth and sixth innings, cutting the Paints’ lead to 6-4.

Bair singled with one out in the top of the seventh, coming home on a two-run home run from Maeker, giving Chillicothe an 8-4 advantage. Jimmy Allen then hit a triple to right field, popping up from a slide after an errant throw and scoring to make it 9-4.

Gbur collected his fourth hit of the night in the top of the eighth, a two-run home run, making it 11-4 in favor of Chillicothe.

After the Kings got one back in the bottom of the eighth, the Paints added another in the ninth. Jackson Feltner reached base after being hit by a pitch, scoring later in the inning on Reeser’s RBI single, finishing the scoring with Chillicothe in front 12-5.

Zach Kendall (1-1) earned the win for the Paints. The right-hander pitched five innings, allowing three runs, two earned on eight hits, walking one and striking out seven. Dane Armbrustmacher tossed 2 2/3 innings in relief, allowing two runs on three hits, walking one and striking out five. Ruben Ramirez pitches a one-two-three inning for the Paints in the ninth.

Gbur ended the night 4-for-5 with a double, a two-run home run, three runs scored and two RBIs. Reeser, Rose and Bair had two hits each. Reeser and Maeker each homered and drove in three on the night. Allen, Summerhill and Maeker had one hit each, Maeker’s was a two-run home run, he collected three RBI’s on the night.

The Paints return to VA Memorial Stadium to host the Kings at 7:05 p.m. After the game, the Paints will have an Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza sponsored by 94 Country WKKJ.

OU-Lancaster Theatre Putting On Show For Lancaster Festival

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(LANCASTER) – The Ohio University Lancaster Theatre will be putting on a show in July for the Lancaster Festival. The show, titled “Friends Celebrating the Music of Broadway,” will take place at 2pm and 7pm on July 25 in the Wagner Theatre on the Lancaster Campus.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by going to https://commerce.cashnet.com/oul-theatre. Seating is limited because of current campus guidelines. Director and producer A. Victor Jones said anyone interested should purchase tickets quickly because they are selling fast. 

The show is a musical theater concert and will celebrate memorable moments from past productions, Jones said. The show will be about 80-90 minutes long and will not have an intermission. The performers are current students, OUL theater alumni and community members from Central Ohio. 

Jones said he and his team are working hard behind the scenes to make sure the show is a magical and memorable experience for theatergoers. 

“Our show is full of surprises and promises to have something for everyone,” Jones said.

The show is a reimagined performance of a 10th anniversary production called “A Decade of Song and Celebration” that was canceled in 2020, Jones said. Some of the cast and songs that were going to be in the canceled 2020 show will be included. 

“It feels amazing to be back creating live theater and working on a production,” Jones said. “The cast and creative team is overwhelmed with gratitude and excited to have this opportunity to perform.”

Jones said they are busy getting ready for their upcoming in-person rehearsals. This will be their first time together in 16 months. The creative team has done work in some form over the past year and a half. 

“A successful production starts with a passionate creative team,” Jones said.

The Ohio University Lancaster Theatre has performed a musical production during the Lancaster Festival annually for the last decade. Jones said he had a dream of rejuvenating the theater program when he started at OUL. He wanted to get students and community members involved in a summer theatrical production.

The Lancaster Campus will also play host to several concerts during the Festival, including former Eagles guitarist Don Felder, The Band Perry, and Abba tribute band Dancing Dream.

Metal Processing Company Announces Investment in Jackson

Presented By Rathkamp Financial

(Jackson) — Ohio Metal Processing, a recycler of precious metals, in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) and Jackson County Ohio Economic Development Partnership, has announced plans to locate in Jackson creating 90 new jobs with a
projected payroll of $7 million.

The company utilizes patented sustainable technologies to recycle base metal substrates plated with precious metals from a wide range of scrap materials and industry biproducts. Ohio Metal Processing plans to locate in the 80,000 sq. ft. site formerly occupied by Ohio Precious Metals.

“We are excited today to announce our plans to locate in Jackson creating new, high-paying jobs for a. wonderful community with a knowledgeable and experienced work force,” said Dale Johnson, President and Managing Director of Ohio Metal Processing. “This is a very opportune time for our company with copper and silver prices at or near market highs, while Jackson provides us with a logistically convenient location to our suppliers and the consumers of our products.”

The company utilizes environmentally responsible processes with no toxic discharges, low energy use, and neglible carbon footprint according to Johnson. “Our initial targets are silver plated substrates from which we produce clean recycled, high-grade silver and base metals,” said Johnson.

“This is the first processing site of its kind in the United States and an exciting announcement for the community of Jackson and Jackson County,” said Mike Jacoby, president of OhioSE. “This development is. a good example of how JobsOhio, OhioSE and the private sector can work together to create new opportunities that help southeastern Ohio become more resilient.”

JobsOhio is working with Ohio Metal Processing to provide expertise in job hiring and training through its Talent Acquisition Services program. The JobsOhio TAS program is intended for companies that are
expanding in, or are new to Ohio. Additionally, JobsOhio is providing a $125,000 Revitalization Grant to help renovate the building to meet the company’s needs.

“On behalf of the Jackson County Economic Development Partnership (JCEDP), Jackson Mayor Randy Evans, and the Jackson County Commissioners, I am pleased to welcome and celebrate Ohio Metal
Processing’s announced multi-million dollar investment and commitment of 90 new jobs in Jackson County,”
said JCEDP CEO Sam Brady. “This first of its kind of in the United States metal processing project shows the great strength of manufacturing diversity Jackson County and southern Ohio has to offer, and our community looks forward to being part of Ohio Metal Processing’s success for years to come,” Brady added.