Legendary high school football coach Larry Cook passed away this week (Tuesday), at age 79.
Cook spent 37 years in public education at three schools- Willard, Circleville and Sandusky. The first eight were at Willard, followed by 12 at Circleville, where Larry had a football won/loss record of (81-36-3) with the Tigers, and the final 17 at Sandusky.
In 33 seasons of coach high school football, Cook had a (205-126-5) overall record.
Cook was also a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame at both Circleville and Sandusky High Schools.
(Chillicothe) – After a 7 year hiatus, the 9th Annual Central Center car show made a triumphant return to Chillicothe on April 23, 2022. The Car Show was sponsored by several local businesses including: Perry Electric, Petland, Double D’s Auction House, Mark’s Automotive, Central Center Hardware, Hice Pest Control, Ross County Bank, BBB Music Center, Elite Staffing, Comb’s Heating and Cooling, N8 Lunde Chiropractic, Giovanni’s Pizza, Scattered things, and Central Center.
160 cars from Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia enjoyed the beautiful weather and showed off their vehicles all to benefit the Ross County Humane Society. Trophies provided by Industrial Metal Works were given in multiple categories for Best in Show, Steve’s Pick, and the Ross County Humane Society’s pick. $4,000 was raised for the Ross County Humane Society capital campaign for the construction of a new shelter through the event. In addition, a 50/50 raffle totaled $478, also providing $234 to both the Ross County Humane Society, in addition to the lucky winner. The Chillicothe Cash Door prize of $230 was sponsored by Ed’s Tires, Double D’s Auction House, Luna and Co., and Butt Realty Incorporated.
Central Center would like to thank everyone who attended and we look forward to renewed interest in the Car Show with hopes for an even larger turn out next year for the 10th Annual Show.
The City of Chillicothe will conduct their large item pickup service for 2022, beginning the week of June 6-10.
Acceptable items for pickup include: sofas, chairs, mattresses, and other similar pieces of furniture.
Items not permissible for pickup include: washers/dryers, refrigerators, freezers, hot water tanks, heaters, old radios, televisions, computer equipment, air conditioning units, construction materials from demolition, tires, batteries, and hazardous materials.
The collections will be done on the same day as your regular garbage pickup, using a different truck. The schedule is as follows:
Monday June 6-10 Tuesday June 13-17 Wednesday June 20-24 Thursday June 27- July 1 Friday July 4-8
Large items MUST be separate from your weekly trash and placed at the curb.