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A broadcast veteran of 40 years, including radio stints in Waverly, Circleville, West Union, Chillicothe and Columbus, Dan returned to Chillicothe as host of “Dan & Mike in the Morning” for nearly 25 years. Dan was known as “The Voice of the Chillicothe Cavaliers” for 35 seasons and in 2013 was inducted into the CHS Athletic Hall of Fame.

St. Mary’s Opens Annual Lenten Fish Fry Fridays

Throughout the Lenten Season (February 26-April 9, 2020) Fish Fry’s will be held inside the St. Mary’s Church Family Life Center behind the church at the corner of Fourth and Paint Streets in Chillicothe.

Each year, proceeds from the Fish Fry’s go towards sending the 7th and 8th grade Bishop Flaget students on educational trips. This year’s trip is to Nashville, Tennessee.

Circleville Heads to Sweet 16 with Win over Vinton County

Tigers Win DII District

February 20, 2008… it was the last time Circleville won a District Championship. It was a 39-28 victory over Unioto. Now, nearly 12 years to the date of their most recent Sweet Sixteen appearance, the Tigers are heading back after a 61-45 victory over Vinton County (19-5). 

#1 Circleville (25-0) has a Regional Semi-final date with the winner of Thursday’s Lakewood/Whitehall game on Tuesday at Zanesville High School.

The Tigers began to separate themselves from Vinton County shortly following a 17-14 1st Quarter. Before the Vikings knew it, they were down by seven thanks to the inside play of Kenzie McConnell and dribble-drive attack of Jaylah Captain.

Circleville expanded its lead to 33-18 at the half… and that was without 6’1” Center Meghan Davis who sat for most of the first half due to foul trouble. 

Vinton County managed to cut the lead to 10 a couple of times in the second half, but the Tigers answered right back.

Trailing by 17, the Vikings whittled the margin to 530-43 on a Morgan Bentley three-pointer with 2:39 left. Circleville’s Tori Bircher followed with back-to-back bank shots, snuffing the Vinton County comeback. 

The Vikings had three players in double figures, led by Bentley with 16, Tegan Bartoe added 11 and Cameron Zinn had 10.

McConnell paced Circleville with 20 points. Bircher and Davis tallied 13 points each and Captain had 12. Brie Kendrick had the other three points for the Tigers.

Circleville’s return to the Sweet Sixteen is a 6:15pm tip-off Tuesday at Zanesville High School.


Circleville is headed to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2008 wit their 61-45 victory over Vinton County Wednesday at Southeastern HS. Photo by Dan Ramey/Litter Media
Kenzie McConnell, the game’s leading scorer with 20 points clips a souvenir from the District championship. Photo by Dan Ramey/Litter media

First Capital Celebrates Statehood Day March 7th

Happy 217th Ohio

It’s one of Chillicothe’s proudest moments, annually celebrating the birth of Ohio’s Statehood, March 1, 1803.

The celebration takes place Saturday March 7, 2020 beginning at Trinity United Methodist Church on East Main Street with the Statehood Day Prayer Breakfast, presented by the Chillicothe Kiwanis Club and Ross County Ministerial Association. This year’s honoree is Stan Mitchell, recognized for his achievement in service to the community. Speakers will include Ohio Auditor of State, Keith Faber and Chaplain Paul Ray. Tickets for the event are $10 and available at the Ross-Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau, from Kiwanis members, Stacy Brooks or Diane Carnes.

Chillicothe’s museums and historic sites will be open free of charge, including Adena Mansion & Gardens (10am-4pm), Lucy Hayes Heritage Center (10am-4pm), Ross County Heritage Center (12pm-4pm), David Nickens Heritage Center (1p-4p) and the Ross County Genealogical Society at their new location, 303 South Paint Street, (9am-4pm).

See below for more information.

Also below, links to Litter Media videos on some of the historical sites. Like what you see, SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel… it’s FREE!

Provided by the Ross County Historical Society
Adena Mansion & Gardens, 847 Adena Road, Chillicothe. Photo by Dan Ramey/Litter Media
Trinity United Methodist Church, site of the Statehood Day Prayer Breakfast. Photo by Dan Ramey/ Litter Media
Litter Media’s 2019 Statehood Day preview
An interview with Beverly Gray, Director of the David Nickens Heritage Center
An interview with Tom Kuhn, Director of the Ross County Historical Society
An interview with Adena Mansion & Gardens Executive Director Kathy Styer