Editor’s note



Editor’s Note: On April 29, 2020, SVG published a story connecting County Commissioner Tony Montgomery to an alleged murder-for-hire plot. The story reported on statements made by Chris Madden, which were later discovered to be untruthful.

This story did not meet SVG’s editorial standards and has been retracted. Links to the story have been disabled.

SVG apologizes to Mr. Montgomery.

The Scioto Valley Guardian is the #1 local news source for the Scioto Valley. The Guardian was previously two publications, Fayette Advocate (2012) and Chillicothe Guardian (2018), respectively. Their parent company merged the two publications in 2019 -- forming The Guardian -- and expanded the coverage area to include the entire Scioto Valley.