Adena’s Ellie Harper Signs With Ohio State University Women’s Rowing

Presented By Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and Chillicothe VAMC

While known to most area sports fans as an All SVC, All District and All Ohio Volleyball player at Adena, senior Ellie Harper has signed her national letter of intent for The Ohio State University Women’s Rowing team.

Litter Media’s Mike Smith talked with Ellie Harper about her opportunity to be a part of an elite NCAA Division 1 Rowing program, that has brought The Ohio State University several recent national championships. (CLICK INTERVIEW BELOW)

Harper was a three-time All SVC, All District and All Ohioan in volleyball, helping to lead the Adena Warriors Volleyball to back-to-back SVC titles, three straight regional tournament appearances and a State Final Four slot in 2021. She was a four-year letter winner with the Warriors.

Harper said she always wanted to attend The Ohio State University to study and said her volleyball coach Laura Smith had asked her last year if she would be interested in the OSU Women’s Rowing Team.

Ellie has since visited OSU’s training site, which is home to multiple NCAA National Championship Rowing Teams.

Ellie is the daughter of Shawn and Michelle Harper of Frankfort.

(Photo Below: Harper is joined by many of her Adena Volleyball teammates during her signing event)

Nickens Heritage Center Honored At Ohio Statehouse

Presented By Classic Brands

The David Nickens Heritage Center in Chillicothe was recently honored for their contribution to Black History in the community, with an honor presented at the Ohio Statehouse.

(Photo: Beverly Gray & State Senator Bob Peterson)

Nickens Heritage Center Director Beverly Gray received the recognition at the Ohio Hill Country Heritage Area’s Appalachian Heritage Luncheon, Wednesday at the Ohio Statehouse.

State Senator Bob Peterson of the 17th District, was on hand to present the award to Gray.

Congratulations to Beverly Gray and The David Nickens Heritage Center for their continued work in educating our community to the great contributions from the African American Community in the Chillicothe and Ross County area.