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.

Suspended Pike Co. Sheriff indicted on another 18 charges

The suspended Sheriff of Pike County has been indicted on another 18 charges. Sheriff Charles S. Reader was charged with 18 charges Friday afternoon by a grand jury in...

Patrol identifies contributing factors to fatal crashes

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, five contributing circumstances accounted for 74 percent of fatal crashes in 2019. Those factors of the at fault vehicle are...

Former Chillicothe Principal released from prison early

The former Chillicothe High School Principal who was convicted of having sex with students has been released from prison early. It happened Thursday morning at a hearing...

Pickaway Co. Sheriff discusses the Second Amendment

The Pickaway County Sheriff has released an open letter to his citizens after much talk locally about becoming a “Second Amendment Sanctuary.” Numerous...

The Guardian partners with SpotCrime for crime mapping

Scioto Valley Guardian is teaming up with SpotCrime to bring real-time crime tracking to the Scioto Valley.  SpotCrime is a crime data aggregator. They track crime...

Person hit in Ross County near route 23 and 159

A person is in serious condition after being hit by a car in Ross County. It happened at route 23 and 159 in Chillicothe. The call came in just after 8 p.m. on Tuesday....

Circleville Police recover stolen rifle from nearly 50 years ago

Circleville Police have recovered a stolen rifle from nearly 50 years ago. Here’s what the police released: An investigation that began on November 05, 2019 led to...

Missing Ross Co. teenager. Have you seen him?

The Ross County Sheriff is seeking a missing 17-year-old boy. Below is what the Sheriff released: My office is attempting to locate 17 year old Xzavior Jordan. Mr....

House a total loss in Circleville fire

A house went up in flames in Circleville on Monday. It happened before noon on Clinton Street. Flames were shooting through the roof when firefighters arrived. The area...

Route 35 restricted for crash between Bridge and High streets

A popular spot for crashes is clogged up again as troopers are on the scene of yet another crash. It’s happening along route 35 between Bridge Street and High...

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