“TECUMSEH!” Offers Independence Day Celebration Package

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The July 4th weekend celebration will not be overlooked by the Scioto Society’s outdoor drama “TECUMSEH!”. Three special nights will be featured by the outdoor drama, with one of those being the Chillicothe July 4th Fireworks in Yoctangee Park.

Military Appreciation Night, Friday July 1
On this special evening, all veterans and active military will be admitted for FREE along with one guest.  Free military tickets are available by calling the box office at 740-775-0700.  Valid ID will be required at the time of pick up.  The Tecumseh Alumni Association will be holding a cookout for veterans prior to the event, beginning at 6PM.  The cookout is free to all veterans and active military and admittance will be granted with your ticket for the evenings show.

$7.04 Ticket Night, Sunday July 3
Tickets start at just $7.04 for this special Independence Day eve performance!  Get tickets quick, and this show will very likely sell out!

Chillicothe’s July 4th Celebration

Join The City of Chillicothe, The Chillicothe Noon Rotary Club, Adena Health Systems and Tecumseh, as we present Chillicothe’s biggest July 4th celebration in decades!  All events are FREE.

Start your day in Yoctangee Park with Chillicothe Community Day, hosted at Bolmer Field.  Food trucks, free hot dogs, face painting, bounce houses and more.  12-6. Then get ready for the biggest fireworks display Chillicothe has seen in years.  Best viewing areas are on the flood wall in the park.

New Supercross & Motocross Tracks Built at Ross County Fairgrounds

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Something new has been added at the Ross County Fairgrounds, that should excite the fan of Supercross and Motocross racing.

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Scott Plessinger of Race Ohio MX has constructed a new Supercross track and added to the existing Motocross track in preparation for the July 5th-10th ChillitownMX Classic.

Litter Media’s Mike Smith interviewed Scott Plessinger as construction was underway (June 24th) at the Ross County Fairgrounds, as they talked about what the new tracks will bring for the upcoming July event and beyond.

Watch our Litter Media YouTube interview by clicking below:

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Zaleski State Forest Backpack Trail Renamed

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(ODNR) – One of Ohio’s most popular backpack trails has a new name. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has dedicated the backpack trail at Zaleski State Forest as the Selinde Roosenburg Memorial Backpack Trail.

“Selinde Roosenburg had such a significant impact on our team at Zaleski State Forest,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz said. “It is our hope that others can appreciate the beauty of Ohio’s outdoors, the way she did, while exploring the trail that bears her name.”

Selinde Roosenburg worked as a forest technician with the Division of Forestry and trained as a wildland firefighter. She tragically died in a UTV rollover during a prescribed burn at Richland State Forest in March of 2021.  ODNR dedicated the trail in her memory and as a reminder to forestry crews to ensure everyone goes home safely. 

 The new trail provides backpacking adventures that introduce the educational, scenic, and historic aspects Zaleski State Forest has to offer. Several improvements have been made to the trail to accompany the renaming. The trail now has two new foot bridges that take hikers over wetlands, as well as updated waypoint letters (points of reference that can be used for location and navigation) related to points of interest, including how to get to the Moonville Rail Trail Tunnels from the backpack trail.  Hikers are encouraged to use the new map found posted on ODNR’s website to plan their trip and navigate the updates.
“Ohio trails are a gateway to some of the best sights and recreation this great state has to offer,” Director Mertz said.  “We’re excited to give people a new and improved space to explore and enjoy the outdoors.”
Standing at the head of the trail is a new kiosk with several informative panels, including one highlighting Selinde and her contributions to the Division of Forestry.