Circleville Charter Commission Seeking Public Input

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(Circleville)- In a special election held in Circleville last August, voters elected 15 fellow citizens to study and draft a constitutional form of government known as a City Charter for the people of Circleville. To meet that goal, charter members have adopted the mission statement: “We aspire to create, design and communicate a form of government that will empower the Citizens of Circleville.”

Circleville currently operates under a Statutory form of government meaning regulations (statutes) are specified in the Ohio Revised Code. Unlike the ‘one size fits all’ system now in place, a city charter is customized to meet the needs of local residents. It provides a system of checks and balances and creates a structure that will allow for self-governance, much like a constitution.

Presently, the charter commissioners are researching options, accepting input from citizens and developing a plan to improve the city government in a way that will empower the voters and improve the quality of life for all residents.  In the spring of 2022, the charter commissioners will publish and mail the final charter proposal to registered voters. Citizens can review and get all their questions answered before heading back to the polls in August of 2022 for the purpose of voting on whether or not to adopt an Ohio Home Rule City Charter for the people of the City of Circleville.

Charter meetings are held at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Pickaway County Community Foundation office, 770 N. Court St. Meetings are open to the public and input is encouraged. Times and dates published on the Commission website as well as other news outlets:

You may email the Charter Commission with any questions, concerns or comments at  

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Whaley Names Lt. Governor Running Mate

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Cheryl Stephens

(Columbus)- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley has announced her choice for Lieutenant Governor: Cuyahoga County Councilmember and CEO of the East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation Cheryl Stephens. Nan unveiled her pick across from the Statehouse in Columbus.

The campaign says “Cheryl is joining Nan as her Lieutenant Governor candidate because they both know our state is fundamentally broken and Ohioans deserve better. The same special interests and corrupt politicians have been in charge for 30 years as our state has fallen further behind. The only answer is a total overhaul.”

“Nan and Cheryl believe we can build a better Ohio. An Ohio where one job is enough to provide for your family. An Ohio where your kids have real opportunities. An Ohio where everyone — no matter your zip code — can thrive.”

“I’m thrilled to announce that Cheryl Stephens has joined our ticket as a candidate for Lieutenant Governor. I’ve known Cheryl for years, since we both served as mayors of our cities, and she’s exactly the type of leader we don’t have enough of in this state. Cheryl and I come from different communities in different parts of the state, but we both know this: Ohio deserves better. We deserve a state that works for us. A state government that wants your pay to go up, your bills to go down, and your government to work for you. Whether it’s increasing access to home ownership or growing small businesses, Cheryl has the experience and grit to get the job done. That’s what a Whaley-Stephens administration will bring to Ohio,” said Nan Whaley. 

“Ohio has given me so much opportunity, and every kid and family deserves that same chance. They deserve their shot at the American dream. I’ve spent my career fighting so that everyone has the opportunity to own a home and so that families can build wealth and leave something behind for their kids. Together, Nan and I will help build that dream for all Ohioans. I’m honored to join my fellow former mayor on this ticket because I know what Ohio is capable of when we come together and demand change,” said Cheryl Stephens.

Jr. Fair Livestock Superintendent OPening At Ross County 4-H & Extension Office

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Ross County 4-H OSU Extension seeking a few new people to join our Jr. Fair Livestock Superintendent Team for our Sheep, Poultry, and Rabbit departments.

Ross County/OSU Extension

This entails a few planning meetings throughout the year for rule revision, judge selection, and critical thinking about how to improve, livestock weigh/tag/pickup.

The month of July usually requires some extra meetings to prep buildings and show bills, fair week is fairly hands on for weigh ins, meetings, barn presence, as well as show and sale leadership, and barn clean up.

Superintendents are also the primary people responsible for answering livestock questions as they arise throughout the year.

You make the species show/sales happen and you get the reward of knowing all the small smiles, lessons learned, laughter, and love of livestock happens thanks to your hard work.

If interested, please contact Katie Wells by January 15, 2022 –

Tree Trimming To Temporarily Close State Route 335 In Scioto County

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(ODOT)- State Route 335 will be closed daily for tree trimming work by Scioto County ODOT crews starting January 10th.

Work will be performed daily from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday between Barklow Road and Gampp Lane.

State Route 335 will be open with no restrictions outside of working hours. The estimated completion date is January 21st by 4pm.

During periods of closure, traffic will be detoured via State Route 335, State Route 139, and U.S. Route 52.