John Schneider – Bringing Bo’s Extravaganza to Atomic Speedway

Presented by Atomic Speedway

For seven seasons, John Schneider was one of those “good ol’ boys, never meanin’ no harm” as Waylon Jennings sang in the theme song for the hit TV series “Dukes of Hazzard”.

Schneider was introduced to TV audiences on Friday night from 1979-1985 as Bo Duke, who with his brother Luke made action packed moves in the General Lee out foxing the local Sheriff and his Deputy.

In the years since, he appeared in more than 80 television shows, nearly 50 films and released 25 country music albums. His most recent work is “Southern Ways” featuring the single “Younger Man”.

In an interview with Litter Media’s Dan Ramey, Schneider talks about his acting career, his music, his relationship with Johnny Cash, breaking away from Hollywood and Nashville to form his own production company and the “Big Machine” a.k.a, the Country Music industry.

Schneider also still enjoys racing cars. May 6-8, he’ll bring Bo’s Extravaganza: On The Road to Chillicothe’s Atomic Speedway. The three day event features a meet and greet with Schneider, Rides with Bo in the General Lee, autographs, VIP movie screening of “Poker Run”, concerts by Schneider and his band Stars & Bars and Cody McCarver. And yes, racing both Friday and Saturday nights.

For ticket information CLICK HERE or visit Atomic Speedway.

Adena Regional Medical Center Halts Police Operation In Exchange For Ross Sheriff Security Agreement

Presented By Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

(Chillicothe) – Adena Health System and the Ross County Sheriff’s Office are coming together to further the safety, security and well-being of patients, visitors and caregivers at Adena Regional Medical Center’s (ARMC) Chillicothe campus.

Adena has maintained its own police department since 2015, but will be shuttering those operations at the end of the month. The Health System is currently working on a special detail agreement with the Ross County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement support and oversight at ARMC. Similar to partnerships other entities have with the Sheriff’s Office for supplemental presence, Adena will compensate deputies through this special detail arrangement with the Sheriff’s Office. This agreement will support the Health System’s existing Security Department, which will continue to have a major presence.

“We recognize the value law enforcement plays in supporting our patients’, visitors’ and caregivers’ safety and security when at our facilities, however, we also understand that our core competencies are in health care, not in law enforcement,” said Karen Jenkins, Vice President, ARMC. “Safety and security are top priorities and this in no way lessens our coverage in those areas. We will maintain the strong presence we always have. This is another example of Adena partnering with our local resources to provide the best level of service.”

She added, “The presence and support of our police department since its inception has been greatly appreciated and we thank its members for their dedication and service to our mission. We are hopeful they will choose to remain with Adena by transitioning to a security role or continue to serve our Health System and community by joining the Ross County Sheriff’s Office.”

First Capital Rotary Plans For Active 2022

Presented By Classic Brands

The Chillicothe First Capital Rotary Club is planning for a busy warm weather season of activities in 2022, including their Fairway For Friends Golf Outing May 20th. Adena Health System is the banner sponsor for the fundraising event.

First Capital Rotary Club President-Elect Dave Pinkerton was Dan Ramey’s guest on Litter Media LIVE- Special Edition, where he talked about the outing and other events coming up for the club.

In addition to the May golf outing at the Chillicothe Jaycees Golf Course, First Thursdays return for a 16th year. Each event features live music on East Second Street on stage near the Majestic Theatre, with food served in the Majestic’s green space. Local restaurants compete in the three themed events. The 2022 First Thursday events take place June 2nd for Pizza Fest, July 7th for Wing Fest and August 4th with a Taste of Chillicothe.

Over the years, First Thursdays has brought thousands of visitors downtown for a night of family fun entertainment, but more importantly, dollars.

In 2021, the event returned after missing the previous summer due to the pandemic. Despite a shortened season, First Capital Rotary managed to raise enough funds to award $15,000 to the Majestic Theatre for its remodeling needs in addition to another $15,000 helping other charitable causes locally through the club’s grant cycle process.

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$2 Million Approved For Ohio Homeless & Housing Coalition

Presented By Rathkamp Financial

(Columbus)—The Coalition of Homelessness and Housing in Ohio will receive $2.25 million to help improve birth outcomes and reduce infant mortality by providing stable housing for low-income families.   

The Housing Assistance to Improve Birth and Child Outcomes Program will assess the impact and effectiveness of housing and rental assistance to reduce risk factors for infant mortality, increase housing stability of low-income households with children, while improving maternal and infant health outcomes.

“Safe and affordable housing is essential to the health of our communities,” said Lydia Mihalik, director of the Ohio Department of Development. “This funding will provide housing stability and ensure that residents can prioritize their health.”

Through the program, COHHIO will enroll and support pregnant women and households in Franklin and Summit counties. The program will allocate 24 months of rental assistance and intensive housing stabilization services, including landlord mediation, financial assistance, health care coordination, and person-centered planning and motivational interviewing to support the attainment of basic needs and achieve long-term economic stability. Franklin and Summit counties are among the most housing cost-burdened areas in Ohio.

“The death of an infant is a tragic loss for families and communities,” said Ohio Department of Health Director Bruce Vanderhoff, M.D., MBA. “By addressing housing stability, which can have a direct impact on maternal health and infant vitality, we can help to improve long-term outcomes for mothers and babies.”

The program is funded through the Ohio Department of Development and managed in partnership with the Ohio Department of Health and the Governor’s Office of Children’s Initiatives.