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Water Wars: National Night Out

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Many of Chillicothe’s first responders will be taking place in what promises to be a family fun event on August 2nd in Yoctangee Park.

Jenna Williams of the Chillicothe Fire Department, says the IAFF Local 300 Union, Chillicothe Fire Department and the Chillicothe Police Department are hosting the free community event called Water Wars: National Night Out.

Jenna Williams will be a guest of Litter Media LIVE- Special Edition at 10am Monday, June 25th to talk about the August 2nd 4pm-8pm event in Yoctangee Park.

Local Law Enforcement Receive Retention Grant Funds

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(Columbus) – The Chillicothe Police Department will receive a large portion of the $9.9 million that is going to 25 local law enforcement agencies to help them strategically combat violence in their communities.  Chillicothe Police Department will receive $1.6 million and Pike County Sheriff will receive $412,000.

The grants are part of the fourth round of Governor DeWine’s Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program. To date, the Governor has awarded $19.5 million to 69 Ohio law enforcement agencies to aid in their work to hold accountable the small number of criminals responsible for most violent crime in the state. A total of $58 million will be awarded as part of the grant program overall.

“My job as governor is to make sure that tools and resources are available at the local level to help our local law enforcement officers combat the violence they face,” said Governor DeWine. “These grants provide a means for local law enforcement to protect their citizens from violent crime through solid staffing levels and enhanced crime-fighting initiatives.” 

Agencies receiving grants to implement violent crime reduction strategies as part of the fourth round of the Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program include: 

Round 4 Map

The following entities will also each receive grants to pay for retention bonuses to help maintain current law enforcement staffing levels, recruit new officers, and continue ongoing public safety services to prevent and investigate violent crime.

  • Arcanum Police Department (Darke County): $20,221.76
  • Beachwood Police Department (Cuyahoga County): $559,073.82
  • Bucyrus Police Department (Crawford County): $445,947.10
  • Chillicothe Police Department (Ross County): $1,602,588.16
  • Erie County Victim Assistance Program: $466,038.11
  • Hocking County Prosecutor’s Office: $414,030.63
  • Jackson Township Police Department (Mahoning County): $35,846.64
  • Kent Police Department (Portage County): $376,771.20
  • Mechanicsburg Police Department (Champaign County): $140,527.12
  • Mentor Police Department (Lake County): $186,000.00
  • Miami Township Police Department (Montgomery County): $303,209.90
  • Morrow County Sheriff’s Office: $587,141.08
  • New Lexington Police Department (Perry County): $76,528.32
  • Niles Police Department (Trumbull County): $262,350.10
  • Oregon Police Division (Lucas County): $442,373.16
  • Pike County Sheriff’s Office: $412,955.99
  • Piqua Police Department (Miami County): $201,502.08
  • Richwood Police Department (Union County): $34,892.00
  • Sandusky Police Department (Erie County): $232,380.00
  • Sidney Police Department (Shelby County): $425,704.31
  • Springfield Township Police Department (Hamilton County): $255,974.87
  • Toronto Police Department (Jefferson County): $48,702.40
  • Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office: $366,799.68

Governor DeWine, in partnership with the Ohio General Assembly, created the Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program last year to give local law enforcement additional tools to address violence, including increases in crime associated with law enforcement retirements and resignations. 

The program is funded through both the state operating budget and with American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funds that Governor DeWine and the Ohio General Assembly have dedicated to first responders to counter various pressing issues exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, including violent crime. The grants announced today are all funded through ARPA.

Map Released For Best Views of Chillicothe Fireworks

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(Chillicothe) – The 2022 City of Chillicothe, Ohio fireworks will be on the 4th of July at approximately 9:45pm, with the best place to observe the fireworks is from the floodwall in the park. 

Those viewing from the floodwall should NOT place tents or other items that will completely block the blacktop portion of the wall. Blocking the path creates a safety hazard for those trying to walk and hampers emergency personnel from getting through. 

After fireworks are over, traffic will be under the direction of police officers and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. See attached map for details on traffic patterns. There will be NO left turns for N/B traffic on High St. and Yoctangee Parkway. Police Officers on bikes, UTVs and cruisers will be providing security and traffic control.  Please see attached map.

As always, no alcohol is to be consumed in Yoctangee Park. Illegal/prohibited Fireworks are also strictly prohibited as we want everyone to have a safe 4th. We also discourage the public from setting off explosive fireworks in neighborhoods as it disturbs animals and residents alike.

Chillicothe Fire Department has also asked fireworks viewers to stay out of restricted areas, this includes the waterway behind the city park annex, which will be patrolled.  See attached map provided by the FD.  The annex will be closed in the early morning of the 4th to allow setup.  

We remind everyone not to drink and drive, and have a designated driver.  If ride share is available, it should be utilized, along with local Taxi services.

Chillicothe Cares Community Day on July 4th

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July 4th will be a big day for Chillicothe, starting with the Chillicothe Cares Community Day at Bolmer Field in Yoctangee Park, running from noon-6pm on July 4th.

The event will include food trucks, free hot dogs, water and chips, face painting, bounce houses and Touch-A-Truck.

The big Fireworks Show follows later that night, compliments of the Chillicothe Noon Rotary Club and The City of Chillicothe.