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Chillicothe Receives State Honor From Ohio Magazine

Downtown Chillicothe Paint and Water Streets from the Litter Media Drone. Dan Ramey/Litter Media

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Chillicothe, Centerville, Delaware, Sandusky, and Wadsworth will be recognized as great places to live, work, and visit in Ohio Magazine’s annual Best Hometowns issue, which will be published Nov. 1. To determine this year’s honorees, Ohio Magazine solicited nominations in the spring and conducted visits across the state over the summer. The editors evaluated finalists in six categories — Community Spirit, Education, Entertainment, Health and Safety, Business Environment, and Culture and Heritage — to help make their selections.

The magazine’s editors chose Chillicothe for its beautiful downtown, strong sense of community and historic destinations that tell our state’s story. Each of Ohio Magazine’s Best Hometowns honorees will be featured in both the November/December 2021 and July/August 2022 issues of the magazine and online at, giving readers a look at what makes each community special. Those selected are encouraged to mark the honor throughout the year.

“This is exciting and an honor for Chillicothe to be recognized as a ‘Best Hometown’ by Ohio Magazine.” Stated Melody Young, Executive Director of the Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitors Bureau. “As a community we can embrace this recognition and cherish this achievement together.”

For more information about Ohio Magazine’s Best Hometowns honor or to set up a media interview, email editor Jim Vickers at For more information about Ohio Magazine’s past Best Hometowns honorees, visit