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UPDATE: Prosecutor opposes dismissing charges in massacre probe

PIKE COUNTY, Ohio (WTAP, AP, WSAZ) - UPDATE: 03/23/19. Prosecutors in Ohio are opposing a request to dismiss the charges against a woman facing charges in connection to the killings of eight people nearly three years ago.


Chillicothe Man Hurt in One-Vehicle Crash

- A car driven by 44-year-old Shane Betts of Chillicothe, was traveling westbound when he drove off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. Mr. Betts was transported by Union Township EMS to Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe with non-life threatening injuries.


An unusual request from Rhoden family murder suspect

PIKE COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) -- Pre-trial hearings for members of the Wagner family continued Friday afternoon. The eldest of the Wagner sons, George IV, made his third appearance in a Pike County courtroom two days after his mother Angela sat in the same spot.


Wagner asked court for solitary confinement

A pretrial hearing scheduled for 1:30 pm Friday got underway over an hour later in Pike County Common Pleas Court for George Washington Wagner the IV. Wagner appeared before Common Pleas Court Judge Randy Deering on a host of charges theat involve eight counts of murder with Death Penalty specificat


American soldier killed in Afghanistan was Ohio native

KABUL, Afghanistan - One of the two American service members who were killed during an operation in Afghanistan on Friday was an Ohio native. 10TV confirmed with family Saturday morning that Joseph Collette was in the army as an SPC ranked "specialist" at Dover AFB in Delaware. Collette served as an


Navy Reserve chief surprises family in Chillicothe after near year-long tour

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — After around 11 months away from his family, United States Navy Reserve (USNR) Chief Zachary Whiteker surprised his family by returning home. Whiteker has served in the USNR for 19 years. He returned home to his wife, Jess, and children, Isabel, 5, Ivy, 3, and Zane, 2


Columbus Police recover body from Scioto River

COLUMBUS, Ohio — COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) - Police are not yet confirming the identity of a body that was found in the Scioto River on Saturday, saying the coroner must make an official identification before that is known.


MUGSHOTS: US Marshals announce this week's most-wanted fugitives in central Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The United States Marshals Service has announced a new list of top-wanted fugitives in central Ohio. These four individuals are wanted on various charges, including violating the terms of pre-trial release, violating parole, rape, and violating probation. Anyone with informat


Ohio governor to lawmakers: higher gas tax can 'save lives'

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is trying to put pressure on lawmakers to back his proposed gas tax increase by saying his plan can “save lives.”. The Republican governor says his proposed 18-cent per gallon hike is the bare minimum for needed repairs to dangerous roads, intersections an


State department hiring for hundreds of positions to work throughout Ohio

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Watercraft is looking to hire. Across Ohio, it employs more than 700 permanent full- and part-time staff and hires more than 700 seasonal staff each year, according to Lori Jennings, assistant park manager for ODNR’s Division of Parks an


Prolific QB awed by 'awesome' Ohio State visit

On Dec. 11 the Buckeyes offered a scholarship to 2021 quarterback J.J. McCarthy from LaGrange Park (Ill.) Nazareth Academy. McCarthy...


Human Trafficking Operation busted near Ohio Valley

According to our news partner KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, a human trafficking operation near the Ohio Valley has been busted. The Pennsylvania State Police say four people have been arrested and arraigned in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. One other person is also being charged but did not appear in


Still Searching: Pike County woman seeking answers nine years after mother's disappearance from Portsmouth

A woman disappeared from Portsmouth nine years ago, reportedly last seen on her way to the store, and her daughter is still searching, hopeful that her mother may be found. Melissa J. Blevins, 39, who may also go by the name Melissa J. Newlan, went missing from Portsmouth on Feb. 21, 2010. The white


Prosecutors: Charges against Fredericka Wagner should stand

WAVERLY, Ohio (WKRC) - The perjury and obstruction of justice charges filed against Fredericka Wagner should proceed to trial and a gag order should be issued in her case, prosecutors wrote in court filings Friday.


Overbridge Road Bridge Demolition Results in Overnight Closures on U.S. 23

- A bridge demolition project is under way at U.S. Route 23 and Overbridge Road in Ross County, and U.S. 23 will be closed during the overnight hours early next week. According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, crews from Shelly & Sands, Incorporated are removing the overpass bridge and inst


VFW Post 1388 Auxiliary is seeking donations for hospitalized Veterans

Once again The VFW Auxiliary to Post #1388, in Millersport, is asking for donations for the VA Hospital in Chillicothe. We have to provide personal hygiene items to our Veterans there because the government can’t. We have a list, set by month, but we can accept anything anytime.


‘Bowl for Kids’ Sake’ at LeElla Lanes

South Central Ohio Big Brothers Big Sisters is asking the community to support “Bowl for Kids’ Sake,” the mentoring organization’s annual fundraiser — including an event in Fayette County.


Chamber CEO to Address Opiate Issues, Praises Employers

Kevin Coleman spoke with the president and CEO of the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce recently. Mike Throne has been at the helm of the Chamber for almost a full quarter, and says he inherited great group.


Defense and experience will be key for the McClain Tigers baseball team in 2019

The 2019 version of the McClain Tigers varsity Baseball team is senior laden with a total of 10 players entering their final season in a Tiger uniform and will also field five juniors and one sophomore.