The Guardian

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.

Two people shot in Deer Creek late-night shooting

Two people have been shot out of an encounter in Deer Creek. It happened Monday morning just after midnight. A call came in that someone was shot near the dam at Deer...

Bill McKell pens open letter admitting to child molestation claims, deletes it

On Sunday, local millionaire Bill McKell penned an open letter on Facebook admitting to allegations of child molestation. Below is his letter in its entirety, which has...

Pursuit in Ross Co. ends in manhunt

A pursuit in Ross County ended early Sunday morning after the driver bailed. Deputies tried stopping an SUV along route 50, near Upper Twin Road around 2 a.m. The driver...

BLM assembly taking place today in Circleville

An assembly for the Black Lives Matter movement is slated to occur today in Circleville. According to organizers, the gathering will be peaceful and occur from 3 p.m. to...

Two construction workers flown from Menards construction site in Jefferson Twp.

Two construction workers were flown from the Menards Distribution Center construction site on Saturday. It happened in Jefferson Township just after 10 a.m. along route...

Boy Scouts say they defrocked Bill McKell 25 years ago, offer counseling to alleged victims

The national organization that boys say a local millionaire used to gain access to them for sexual molestation has said they banned the man more than 25 years ago. Bill...

Former WCH domestic violence shelter executives charged

The former executive director and bookkeeper of My Sister’s House, a domestic violence shelter in Washington Court House, were arrested today on charges contained in...

Deadly crash involving Pike Co. deputy will be reviewed for charges

The Highway Patrol has said that the deadly accident involving a Pike County Sheriff’s deputy will be sent to the county prosecutor for review. The Guardian was the...

Leesburg police officer exposed himself to preteen, gave her beer, Sheriff says

A now former Leesburg police officer is accused of exposing himself and giving alcohol to a preteen. The Highland County Press reports that The Highland County...

Early morning house fire in Jefferson Township calls numerous departments

An early morning fire in Fayette County on Tuesday sent several area fire departments to the scene. The fire set ablaze a house along Moon Evans Road in Jefferson...

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