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UPDATE: 1 of 4 suspects charged in Rhoden family murders appears in court

PIKE COUNTY, Ohio (WTAP, AP, WSAZ) - UPDATE: 1/18/2019. One of four suspects charged with murdering eight members of the Rhoden family in April, 2016 appeared in Pike County, Ohio Court on Thursday.


Government shutdown taking toll on Ohio companies

Jim Weiker The Columbus Dispatch @JimWeikerMark Williams The Columbus Dispatch @BizMarkWilliamsTim Feran The Columbus Dispatch @timferan — Sales had grown so much for the Janz Corp. in Reynoldsburg that owner Rick Finsterbusch was ready to move the company into a much larger building.


Women's Wave to Roll Through Chillicothe on Saturday

The women’s wave rolls through downtown Chillicothe this Saturday for the national 2019 Women’s March. Event organizer, Beth Workman, says this will be the second time the city participates in the march. The first took place in 2017 but after skipping 2018, it's being brought back for 2019.


ODOT Prepared for Upcoming Winter Storm

(ODOT District 9, Chillicothe) – The next winter storm to impact southern Ohio will move into the area early tomorrow, January 19, and although it remains uncertain as to what the region will get and when, more than 110 snowplow operators and mechanics from the Ohio Department of Transportation Dist


Chillicothe Ross Library to Host an Evening with Novelist Michael Zadoorian

The Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library is bringing an American novelist and short story writer to Chillicothe next week. The library will host an evening with author Michael Zadoorian on Thursday, January 24th. It begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Annex.


Former Chillicothe High School principal convicted of sex charges sentenced to 2 years

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio principal of the year convicted on charges of having sex with two female high school students has been sentenced to two years in prison.


Ohio snow emergencies explained

(WTVG) - There's a pretty big storm on the way this weekend, set to blanket the northwest Ohio region with several inches of snow. That accumulation, plus freezing temperatures and high winds are going to wreak havoc on roadways, forcing many communities to declare snow emergencies for their town or


Discovery requests and defense motions plentiful during Rhoden muder pretrial

Handcuffed and dressed in a bright orange jail jumpsuit, family patriarch George Washington “Billy” Wagner III appeared Thursday afternoon in the Pike County Court of Common Pleas for a brief, roughly nine-minute, pretrial hearing in the infamous Rhoden murder case.


Deputies arrest theft ring leader

Pike County — The Pike County Sheriff is crediting old-fashioned road patrolling as keeping his community safe as those patrols are leading to breaks in numerous heists, involving drugs, an elementary school, and stolen cars.


Chillicothe police chase stolen truck with a child inside

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - Chillicothe police say a woman stole a truck and led officers on a chase while a child was inside the stolen vehicle. It was around 11 a.m. Monday in Chillicothe when a woman jumped inside a truck that was running with the keys inside and several agencies went after the truck.


Three arrested in connection to fatal shooting of man found dead in Ohio County

OHIO COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) -- Three people have been charged in connection to the shooting of a man who was found dead in Ohio County. Deputies say Johnny Hayes of Caneyville was found dead behind the wheel of his car on Bluff Street in Rosine.


First pre-trial held for George Wagner III

George "Billy" Wagner III, 47, appeared in the Pike County Court of Common Pleas on Thursday for his first pre-trial. Still wearing his uniform from the Butler County Jail, Wagner appeared with his attorneys Mark Collins and Thomas Hayes, who filed 41 motions on their client's behalf on Thursday pri


From one heart to another

CIRCLEVILLE — For one Circleville resident who needed a heart, the last six months has been a path of recovery and healing for both body and mind. Mark Sandy’s journey for a heart began when life changed dramatically on Dec. 7, 2012, when he had a major heart attack that severely damaged his heart.


Chillicothe tops Blue Lions, 56-26

CHILLICOTHE — In the first round of Frontier Athletic Conference play, back on Dec. 11, the defending champion Chillicothe Cavaliers visited Washington High School. In that game, Washington emerged with a 47-41 victory.


Lady Lions beat Chillicothe, 53-24

CHILLICOTHE — The Washington Lady Blue Lions visited Chillicothe Wednesday for a Frontier Athletic Conference game against the Lady Cavaliers. After a close first quarter, the Lady Lions pulled away and went on to post a 53-24 victory.


4 Facts On Ohio's First Day Of Medical Marijuana Sales

The first legal sale of cannabis flowers in Ohio occurred this week, years after the state legalized medical marijuana. First day sales figures were released by the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program on Thursday. Patients are still being warned that in the first months of sales, there could be s


Man arrested following incident at CMS

CIRCLEVILLE — A Circleville man has been arrested by Circleville Police after allegedly attempting to pickup a student on Friday afternoon at Circleville Middle School. Christopher J. Bartholomew, 26, was arrested and charged with criminal child enticement and was transported to Pickaway County Jail


Help for homeless offered along with mandated count

The Community Action Committee of Pike County will be conducting a HUD- (Housing and Urban Development)-mandated Point in Time Count of Pike County's homeless from 8 p.m. Jan. 22 to 6 a.m. Jan. 23 at the First Baptist Church Life Center located at 306 E. 2nd Street in Waverly.


Legal aid clinics for veterans

CHILLICOTHE — The Chillicothe VA Medical Center in partnership with the Southeastern Ohio Legal Services offers free legal aid clinics for veterans. The legal aid clinic assists veterans with civil legal actions such as landlord/tenant issues, tax issues, domestic issues, wills for seniors, bankrupt


Winter storm ready to invade NW Ohio

Winter Storm Harper appears ready to unleash its wrath on Ohio and the eastern half of the U.S. this weekend. In northwest Ohio, a winter storm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) in northern Indiana from late tonight through late Saturday night.