Hartley Ends WCH Baseball Regional Tournament Run

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Photo of Hartley’s Emmett Gillies courtesy of @hartleybaseball on Twitter

(Ashville) – FAC co-champion Washington CH saw their baseball tournament run end in the Division 2 Regional Semi Thursday, falling to Bishop Hartley 5-2 at Teays Valley High School Thursday evening.

Hawks starting pitcher Emmett Gillies fanned 12 Blue Lions batters and yielded 6 base hits for the game.

The game was scoreless until the top of the third inning when the Hawks got on the scoreboard thanks to a balk by WCH pitcher Titus Lotz, which allowed a Hartley runner to score from third base. The Hawks later had runners on the corners with one out. Another Hartley run scored in that inning on a fielders choice for a 2-0 lead.

The Hawks extended their lead to 3-0 in the top of the fourth inning when pitcher Emmett Gillies helped his own cause with a bases loaded bloop single to center, scoring one run. Hartley’s 3-0 lead was extended with the bases loaded and one out, as Peyton Underwood drew a bases loaded walk to force in a run and give Hartley a 4-0 advantage with still only one out. The Blue Lions managed to wiggle out of any further trouble, with Titus Lotz getting the final out in the inning on a grounder, escaping the inning with only two runs crossing the plate.

Washington CH finally got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth on a two-out, two run single by Bryce Yeazel to cut Hartley’s lead to 4-2.

A.J. Dallmeyer came on in relief for Titus Lotz to pitch for WCH to start the top of the fifth inning, but Hartley found their way to another run, making it 5-2 Hawks, which held-up for the next two innings as the final score.

Bishop Hartley improves to (18-7) and advances to Friday’s Regional Final at Teays Valley High School against Steubenville, who advanced with a 6-3 win over Saint Clairsville.

Washington CH closes their season at (18-6) with an FAC co-championship with Jackson, along with sectional and district titles.

Area Bridge Projects Have Public Comment Period

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(Chillicothe) -As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation—District 9’s Planning Department, the district’s Environmental Office is seeking public input for a district-wide bridge rehabilitation project with locations in Brown, Highland, and Ross Counties.

D09-BH-FY2023 (PID 104886): It is proposed to rehabilitate seven bridges at five locations in District 9.

The first location is on U.S. 23 at the 19.42 mile mark in Ross County, Ohio. The rehabilitation of the two bridges at this location will include the patching of abutments with concrete and sealing the abutments with epoxy-urethane.

The second location is on U.S. 23 at the 21.05 mile mark in Ross County, Ohio. The rehabilitation of the two bridges at this location will include the patching of abutments with concrete and sealing the abutments with epoxy-urethane.

The third location is on S.R. 251 at the 2.37 mile mark in Brown County, Ohio. The rehabilitation of the bridge at this location will include the patching the pier cap with concrete and wrapping the pier cap with fiber wrap.

The fourth location is on S.R. 28 at the 7.57 mile mark in Highland County, Ohio. The rehabilitation of the bridge at this location will include the removal of loose casting and concrete from the pier piles and encasing the pier piles in concrete.

The fifth location is on U.S. 50 at the 28.66 mile mark in Ross County, Ohio. The rehabilitation of the bridge at this location will include the replacement of the strip seal expansion joints.

All roadways will be open during construction.

The project will not require new right-of-way.

No homes or businesses will be removed by the project.

The funding for the project is 100% State. The environmental commitment date is 8/26/2022. The project is currently expected to be awarded 5/8/2023.

Written comments should be submitted by July 2, 2022, or the deadline date that is posted on the web site, to: Greg Manson, ODOT District 9 Environmental Supervisor, 650 Eastern Avenue, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 E-Mail: greg.manson@dot.ohio.gov

Commercial Point Homecoming Festival Coming June 8-11

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The Commercial Point Community Men’s Club hosts their 93rd Annual Commercial Point Homecoming Festival, June 8-11.

Courtesy of Commercial Point Community Men’s Club

Since 1937, the Men’s Club has put on a 4-day event that features a midway packed with rides, games, great food, a beer garden, and free entertainment. 

The group also provides Fish Fry events on the first Friday of the month between September and May 5pm-7:30pm. They also support local programs including Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, Scioto Kids Association, and College Scholarships to Teays Valley Seniors.

For a schedule of events for the 2022 Festival, CLICK HERE:

Routes 772, 207 & 41 Projects Set to Start June 6th

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(Chillicothe) – Work is set to begin on a culvert replacement project on S.R. 772 between Rinehart Road and Liberty Hill Road.

The road will be closed for 21 days starting June 6 as part of this construction.

During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Blain Highway, U.S. 23, S.R. 104, and U.S. 50 (Main Street).

Elsewhere, work is set to begin on a project to replace a culvert on State Route 207 between Dodd Road and Westfall Road starting June 6.

The road will be closed for 21 days as part of this construction.

During the closure, traffic will be detoured via S.R. 207 to S.R. 138 to U.S. 35 to S.R. 104. 

Work is set to begin on a slide repair project that will close State Route 41, between Tong Hollow Road and Whestone Road starting June 6.  

The road will be closed for 45 days as part of this construction. During the closure, traffic will be detoured via U.S. 50 and S.R. 28.