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New Chillicothe drug treatment center to boost local options for help

"Myself and others were kind of freaking out ... In 2013, I said that's it. I can't stand around here anymore and watch this collapse," Ryan said.

CHILLICO GAZETTE - 2018-11-16 20:26:00

Chillicothe teen indicted for possession of pills not approved in U.S.

Etizolam is an anti-anxiety drug similar to Xanax and is used in Japan, India, and Italy, but not approved for use in the United States, according to information provided to the prosecutors office from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy. While the drug has been added to the Ohio's list of controlled substan

CHILLICO GAZETTE - 2018-11-16 21:25:00

'The worst mistake I ever made' - Inside the investigation of the death of Jason Bartley

Editor's note: The names of two witnesses, both under 18 at the time of this incident, were not used in this story.

CHILLICO GAZETTE - 2018-11-15 18:55:00

AEP OK to Construct Transmission Line in Ross County | 94 Country WKKJ

AEP Ohio Transco will construct the Ginger Switch-Vigo 138 kV Transmission Line. It will extend approximately 7.2 miles between the Ginger Switch and the Vigo Substation through Springfield, Liberty, and Jefferson townships.

IHEART.COM - 2018-11-16 11:34:00

After original plans change, Water Street building demolition denied

Kevin Gillespie, executive director of the nonprofit mental health services agency that also has become involved in community development, went before Chillicothe's Design Review Board Thursday with a plea for the demolition of the structure at 26-34 E. Water St. The abandoned building bears a red "

CHILLICO GAZETTE - 2018-11-16 16:12:00

Pike County, Ohio, massacre: The killings of 8 family members consumed investigators for 2½ years

Since eight members of a family were found dead in the small Ohio rural community of Piketon on April 22, 2016,investigators have chased leads wherever they took them, including Alaska, where the prime suspects had lived. Authorities obsessed over the case, working seven days a week at times, determ

MSN.COM - 2018-11-16 13:34:08

County board to review sheriff's, courts' 2019 budget requests

Sheriff George Lavender will discuss his 2019 budget needs at 2 p.m., followed by Matthew Schmidt and Jeffrey Marks for the prosecutor's office at 3 p.m. In the morning, commissioners will discuss the budget for the Common Pleas Court Probate and Juvenile divisions with Judge Jeff Benson at 10 a.m.,

CHILLICO GAZETTE - 2018-11-16 22:05:00

Chillicothe released from fiscal caution by state

Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost Thursday morning announced that the fiscal caution the city was placed under on Oct. 23, 2012, due to deficit fund balances and failure to perform basic bank reconciliations has been lifted.

CHILLICO GAZETTE - 2018-11-15 16:29:00

Pike County: Billy Wagner to appear in court on Wednesday in Lexington

More than two years after eight members of the Rhoden family were slain in Pike County, Ohio, four people have been arrested in connection with those deaths.


Pike County grandmother charged in massacre cover-up freed on bond

Fredericka Wagner, 76, is the mother of George “Billy” Wagner III, who along with his wife and two adult sons is accused of carrying out the killings.

FOX 19 - 2018-11-15 14:08:00

Rhoden family killings: What we know about the Wagner family arrests and timeline of events

Authorities arrested four membersof the Wagner family, who had a close relationship with the Rhoden family, on Tuesday. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said George “Billy” Wagner III, 47; Angela Wagner, 48; George Wagner IV, 27, and Edward “Jake” Wagner, 26, were arrested and charged with the deat


Friday Fireworks Could Cause "Scare" for Dogs | 94 Country WKKJ

Due to the unusual time of year for the fireworks, as well as the fact that the explosions may sound louder due to the lack of leaves on the trees, the Ross County Humane Society urges pet owners to bring their dogs inside and take extra caution to secure them due to the fireworks.

IHEART.COM - 2018-11-15 15:00:00

Two found dead in Chillicothe home; being investigated at murder-suicide

Officers forced their way into the residence and found a male and a female deceased. Ettina J. Pepin, 40, and Dean R. Merriman, were identified as the deceased.


2 women due in court on charges related to family massacre

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Hearings have been scheduled for two women charged with misleading authorities investigating an Ohio family massacre.Attorneys for Fredericka Wagner and Rita Newcomb say they will plead not guilty during the Thursday court hearing. Both face felony charges of obstructing justice

JANESVILLE GAZETTE - 2018-11-15 17:07:58

Chillicothe's proposed food truck law is ready for a vote

CHILLICOTHE - After nearly two years of work, City Council is ready to vote on rules for food truck and pushcart vendors, having addressed issues that may make the city more appealing to such vendors.


Two bodies found in Chillicothe home Monday, police investigating

Police are investigating after two bodies were found in a Chillicothe home Monday night. Police were called to a house on Orange Street just before 11 p.m. where they forced entry and found a man and woman dead. The Ross County Coroner is conducting autopsies on the dead residents. Police say there


Rhoden massacre: Sophia Wagner, 4, safe in Scioto County, relative says

The child whose custody has been referred to by authorities as part of the motive behind the 2016 massacre of the Rhoden family is in state custody in Portsmouth, Ohio, according to a relative.


Prosecutor: Suspects charged in 2016 killings of 8 Ohio family members planned crimes for months

Four people were arrested in the killings of eight family members: (left to right) George \"Billy\" Wagner III, 47, Angela Wagner, 48, George Wagner IV, 27, and 26-year-old Edward \"Jake\" Wagner. Photo courtesy Ohio Attorney General


Pike County massacre: Rhoden family slaying trial costs concern officials

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — The relief some officials have about arrests made in the slayings of eight family members is tempered by concerns about the costs associated with holding trials for the suspects in the rural Ohio community.County Commissioner Blaine Beekman says the county already faces a financ


OHIO HS BASKETBALL: Previewing the Chillicothe Cavaliers boys, girls basketball seasons

The Chillicothe Cavaliers saw a lot of success from their boys basketball team in 2017-18 as they went 17-7 and lost in the district semifinal. Their girls team, on the other hand, struggled going 8-14 as they look to bounce back this year.