Kenworth Truck Parade To Light Up Downtown Chillicothe

Presented By Rathkamp Financial

The Kenworth Class 8 Heavy Duty Truck Assembly Plant in Chillicothe, Ohio is hosting its first Kenworth Truck Parade on June 18, 2022.

The parade will start at approximately 8:45pm as Kenworth will be exhibiting over 50 new, classic, and customized Kenworth semi trucks, most originally built at the Kenworth Truck Manufacturing Plant in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Invited professional drivers from all over the US and Canada will be participating with their beautiful Kenworth trucks. The parade will traverse through the streets of downtown Chillicothe.

Proceeds from the event benefit United Way of Ross County.

Litter Media’s Mike Smith and local businessman Chris Scott will serve as the parade emcees, as Litter Media’s Dan Ramey will be behind the cameras videoing the parade.

“Tecumseh!” Ready For Year 50

Presented By Advanced Services Heating & Cooling

TECUMSEH! Returns for it’s 50th year in 2022 and tickets are on sale now for all shows, June 16-Sept 4.  Scioto Society CEO Brandon Smith says- “Shows regularly sold out last year, so make your plans now!” 

Courtesy of Scioto Society


The outdoor drama isn’t the only thing happening this year at Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre. “Southern Ohio Axe throwing returns this summer, with a new setup, and all the old familiar fun!  Book your tickets in advance for this unique family experience!  Throwing is available from 5pm until showtime every day”, according to Smith.

Backstage tours are offered every day at 3:45, 4:30 and 5:15.  Get a behind the scenes look at how the magic is made on our stage, get to meet the actors, and see our weaponry demonstrated.  A great option for those with kids.

Smith says the Movies on the Mountain series returns as well.  
“The Ross Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau and The Scioto Society Present: Movies on the Mountain! Our brand new state of the art projector combines with the largest movie screen in Ross County for six beautiful evenings of outdoor movie magic! Tickets are limited, so buy them in advance to secure your spot! Refreshments will be available throughout the evening.”

The schedule of movies for 2022 are:
July 17-  The Blair Witch Project
July 24- Creepshow
July 31- Friday the 13th
August 14- Cabin in the Woods 

Buy the full package here and save $7!  All movies start at 9:00 pm, so it’s dark enough to see the screen.

If bluegrass is your thing, Scioto Society has that covered too with the 2022 Boomin’ Bluegrass Festival featuring: The Steep Canyon Rangers.

“We’ll kick the evening off at 5:30 with Logan Halstead, Jerry Salley will entertain you with stories of his songs and more beginning at 6:15, Cincinnati Ohio natives Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle will heat it up at 7:15 and then Grammy winners The Steep Canyon Rangers will close the evening out at 8:30!  Several crafters from around Southern Ohio will be on hand through the evening and snacks and drinks will be available all night.  Doors open at 5pm.”



Power Restoration Slowed By Extreme Heat

Presented By Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

Thousands of southern Ohio electric customers impacted by outages caused by severe storms earlier this week, are seeing their power restoration being slowed- partly because of the current heat wave placing more stress on the electric grid.

As of 2:20pm (6/16/22), electric outages in the area were:
Pike – 780 AEP customers
Ross – 845 AEP customers
Scioto- 5 AEP customers

As of 8am (6/16/22), electric outages in the area were:
Pickaway – 12 AEP customers
Pike – 1,323 AEP customers
Ross – 1,267 AEP customers
Scioto- 300 AEP customers

As of 7:15pm (6/15/22), electric outages in the area were:
Pickaway – 12 AEP customers
Pike – 1,891 AEP customers
Ross – 1,401 AEP customers
Scioto- 1892 AEP customers

As of 11:30am (6/15/22), electric outages in the area were:
Pickaway – 11 AEP customers, 2 South Central Power customers
Pike – 3,000 AEP customers, 49 South Central Power customers
Ross – 1,451 AEP customers, 14 South Central Power customers

American Electric Power is estimating power restoration in the following areas:
Hillsboro – Noon Thursday
Chillicothe – Noon Friday
Lucasville – Noon Friday
Wellston – Noon Friday

State Parks Waive Pool Fees During Heat Wave

Article Presented By McDonald’s

(ODNR)—With high temperatures in the forecast for areas across the state, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering residents options to stay cool at Ohio’s state parks.

Indoor and outdoor pools at several Ohio state park lodges and campgrounds will waive daily pool fees Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16.

And, as always, Ohio’s state parks are open to the public free of charge. 

“I encourage all Ohioans to take precautions throughout the week to stay safe,” said Governor DeWine. “As our Ohio Emergency Management Agency continues to work with its county partners to help community members stay cool and hydrated, ODNR’s offering of free admission to our state’s pools is another option that Ohio families can take advantage of to cool down.”

For lodge locations, call 1-800-AT-A-PARK before you go for pool hours of operation and to ensure that the pools haven’t reached capacity. For additional lodge contact information, visit

  • Outdoor Pool at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center
  • Outdoor Pool at Hueston Woods Lodge and Conference Center
  • Indoor and Outdoor Pools at Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center
  • Indoor and Outdoor Pools at Punderson Manor Lodge and Conference Center
  • Indoor and Outdoor Pools at Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center
  • Campground Pool at Indian Lake State Park
  • Campground Pool at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park

State park beaches also offer a refreshing option for families. Swim areas are available at parks in every corner of the state.

  • In Northwest Ohio, visit East Harbor, Harrison Lake, Indian Lake, Kelleys Island, Kiser Lake, Lake Loramie, Maumee Bay, or South Bass Island State Parks.
  • In Northeast Ohio, swimmers can explore Findley, Geneva, Guilford Lake, Headlands Beach, Jefferson Lake, Lake Milton, Mosquito Lake, Portage Lakes, Punderson, Pymatuning, or West Branch State Parks.
  • In Central Ohio, swim beaches are available at Alum Creek, A.W. Marion, Deer Creek, and Delaware State Parks.
  • In Southwest Ohio, Caesar Creek, Cowan Lake, Hueston Woods, Paint Creek, Scioto Trail, Stonelick, and Tar Hollow State Parks offer swim areas.
  • In Southeast Ohio, Barkcamp, Burr Oak, Dillon, Forked Run, Jackson Lake, Lake Alma, Lake Hope, Lake Logan, Salt Fork, Strouds Run, and Wolf Run State Parks all offer swim areas.

Before visiting a state park beach, review ODNR’s swim safety tips here.