Christmas In July Comes to Downtown Chillicothe

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(Chillicothe) – Downtown Chillicothe will celebrate Christmas in July, with the proceeds from the bar crawl benefitting the downtown Christmas lights. 

Passports are $25 each and include a T-shirt and one drink ticket up to $10 in value at a participating establishment. Passports and pre-ordered T-shirts can be picked up Friday, July 22, at the Chamber (45 E Main St) between 9am-3pm or Saturday, July 23 between 10-12pm at Fifty West Brewing Co (1 North Paint Street). Passports can also be purchased the day of the event from 10am-12pm at Fifty West. If you want your t-shirt for the event, orders must be placed by July 15th.

Some businesses will be providing specials and discounts during this event on July 23rd.

Passport includes the following Downtown Chillicothe businesses:
*Chillicothe Antique Emporium
*Steiner’s Speakeasy
*The Crosskeys Tavern
*Fifty West Brewing Company- Chillicothe
*Hometown Hibachi – Chillicothe, Ohio
*Gustavo’s International Cuisine
*Old Capitol Brewing
*Fire and Stone Pizzeria
*Elks Lodge #52
*The Pour House at Machinery Hall

Early Voting Underway For August 2nd Special Election

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(Columbus) – Early voting is underway for Ohio’s August 2, 2022 Primary/Special Election.

“Despite the August 2nd primary not including any marquee statewide races, we’re seeing stronger turnout than expected across Ohio,” said Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose. “Every election is important, and that is why it’s all the more imperative that we encourage our friends, neighbors, and colleagues to participate in these decisions that will significantly shape our state’s future.”

Ohio voters will find the following races on their August 2 primary ballot:

  • Ohio House of Representatives
  • Ohio Senate
  • Democrat/Republican State Central Committee
  • Local issues and measures impacting their communities

Voters can check early voting days and hours.

This election season, Ohio voters will enjoy nearly 200 hours of early voting in the time leading up to the August 2 primary. Ohio is one of 18 states that allows voting on a Saturday and one of just six states that allows early voting on a Sunday. Ohio’s early voting period is 21% longer than the national average.

Voters may also choose to vote by mail. Learn how to request your absentee ballot at VoteOhio.gov.

Tips For Reducing Vehicle Thefts

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(NHTSA) – Summers prove to be the worst season for vehicle theft. So, to help drivers keep their vehicles safe, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is continuing its annual Vehicle Theft Prevention Campaign during July — National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month.

2020, more than three-quarters of a million vehicles were stolen in the United States—and about half of those thefts were due to driver error. Vehicle theft is a multi-billion-dollar crime, costing vehicle owners more than $7 billion in 2020 alone. Passenger cars made up more than 74% of all stolen motor vehicles.

A motor vehicle was stolen every 39 seconds in the United States in 2020. 

Use common sense when parking and exiting your vehicle:

  • Take your vehicle’s key; do not leave it in or on your vehicle.
  • Close and lock all windows and doors when you park.
  • Park in well-lit areas if possible.
  • Never leave valuables in your vehicle, especially if they can be seen from outside the vehicle.

Thieves want vehicle parts and valuable items, too.

Radios and wheel covers aren’t the only popular stolen vehicle parts thieves take. They want whatever sells, from the mandated labeled parts to those that aren’t. Some of the most popular vehicle parts or valuable items stolen from vehicles include doors, engines, transmissions, air bags, radios, GPS units, cell phones, iPads, laptops, and purses.

Tornado Causes Damage in Pickaway & Fairfield Counties

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The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF0 tornado caused a path of damage in Pickaway and Fairfield counties Sunday afternoon, injuring four people.

An EF0 tornado has estimated winds of 40-72 mph and can cause light damage in the effected area.

The Pickaway County Sheriff reports that a woman was hospitalized with minor injuries after an RV she was in flipped on its side due to high winds south of Circleville. 

Damage was also reported on the Logan Elm School campus as high winds blew a storage trailer into a building and damaged a fence line.