Landrum Endowment Fund Applications Open In January

Presented By Atomic Speedway & Chillicothe VAMC

(Chillicothe)  The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and the Ross County Board of Developmental Disabilities are offering a grant opportunity to support projects that will improve the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities in Ross County. Applications will open Monday, January 3, 2022, and are due by Monday, January 31, 2022.

The Landrum Endowment Fund’s annual grant round is open to nonprofit and public organizations whose projects are directly tied to the Fund’s mission. Organizations based outside of Ross County are welcome to apply, although grant proposals must focus on Ross County residents.

Project should focus on the areas of advocacy, community inclusion, community employment, or parent/family support for individuals with development disabilities.

In 2021, more than $40,000 was awarded to six Ross County projects:

  • Camp Cattail Inc.: increased the accessibility and overall experience of its day camp programs. The camp made restrooms more accessible and created programming to engage children and adults in activities such as walking and fishing.   
  • Easterseals Central and Southeast Ohio provided new handicap accessible doors for its entrance.
  • The Mighty Children’s Museum created instructional videos, offering educators and parents the tools to tailor the use of museum resources for students in grades K-12.
  • Ohio University Student Success Center in Chillicothe supported college-bound students with remote tutoring programs.
  • Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center Driving for Success projectselected young people with disabilities to utilize the center’s driving simulator in preparation for driving school.
  • The Ross County Park District increased the accessibility of outdoor experiences and its nature conservation with ADA-compliant sidewalks and a shelter house.

The Landrum Endowment Fund was created in 2016 when George Landrum, a lifelong resident of Ross County, left an endowment of $1.2 million to the Ross County Board of Developmental Disabilities, also known as the Pioneer Center. George’s brother, John Landrum, received more than 30 years of service from the Pioneer Center.

Applications for the Fund’s grant round are available at www.AppalachianOhio.org/Landrum, and will be accepted from Monday, January 3, 2022, through Monday, January 31, 2022.

For more information about the Landrum Endowment Fund and its upcoming grant round, visit www.AppalachianOhio.org/Landrum or contact the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio at 740.753.1111 or info@ffao.org.

Tecumseh Tickets On Sale For 50th Season

Presented By Classic Brands

Tickets for the 2022 season of the outdoor drama “Tecumseh!” are now on sale on the Scioto Society website.

The drama will be in its 50th season in 2022, having started in 1973. They took off the 2020 season due to the pandemic.

The 2022 season is slated to open on June 16th and will run through September 4th.

“Tecumseh!”, which is produced by the Scioto Society, tells the story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to defend his sacred homelands in the Ohio country during the late 1700’s.

For tickets dates and other information, go to our link to the Scioto Society’s website. CLICK HERE:

Chillicothe Hires New HS Football Coach

Presented By McDonald’s, “I’m Lovin’ It!” & Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

The Chillicothe Cavaliers have a new head football coach, tabbing Scott Bartholomew to lead the program.

Bartholomew is well-known for his 24 years as a varsity head coach at Oak Hill, Westfall and Logan Elm, where he won conference championships and gained playoff berths at both Westfall and Logan Elm.

After stepping away from head coaching several years ago, he became an assistant coach for his son, Wade, at Bloom Carroll over the last 7 years. The Bulldogs advanced to the State Semis the last two seasons.

Litter Media’s Mike Smith reached out to Scott Bartholomew for his thoughts on the new position after being away from head coaching for several years.

“(I’m) Very excited. I only left head coaching to work with my son at Bloom Carroll. My wife and I always knew I would go back into head coaching. Chillicothe just seems to be the perfect time and situation for me to make the jump back into head coaching.”

Scott Bartholomew was hired at a special session of the Chillicothe City Schools Board of Education, Monday morning after Doug Pryor was non-renewed as head coach.

A press release from Chillicothe High School Athletic Director Knute Bonner states that the board of education’s vote to hire Bartholomew was unanimous.

Pryor had been with Chillicothe for three seasons, leading them to an FAC title in the 2020 season.