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.

Dog killed after two cars collide along route 35

A dog was tragically killed Monday night after two cars collided along route 35. It happened just a couple miles into Ross County near the Fayette County line. Highway...

Pursuit from Pickaway Co. ends south of Chillicothe

A man is in custody after a two-county pursuit Sunday evening. It started in Pickaway County along route 23 at around 7 p.m. and spanned into Chillicothe. Sergeant Roger...

Child injured with fireworks in Chillicothe

A child was not seriously hurt when he was struck with fireworks Saturday night. It all went down in Chillicothe at around 10:15 p.m. in the 800 block of Adams Avenue....

More than 200 grams of meth seized in Flying J traffic stop

More than 200 grams of meth was seized Wednesday night in Fayette County during a traffic stop at a local truck stop. It all went down at the Flying J in Jeffersonville...

Five people hurt, multiple ejected in rollover crash in Fayette County

Multiple people have been taken to the hospital after a serious rollover crash in Fayette County. It’s all happening along route 41, north of Washington Court...

Crash involving Pike Co. Sheriff’s deputy turns deadly

An accident involving a Pike County Sheriff’s deputy has turned deadly. John Rigsby, 84, died at Grant Medical Center after he was involved in a car crash with...

Names released in serious motorcycle crash with semi on Bridge Street

The Ohio Highway Patrol has released the names of those involved in a serious motorcycle crash along Bridge Street Wednesday afternoon. It all went down just before 3...

Chillicothe Police Officer taken to hospital after windshield busts on patrol

A Chillicothe Police Officer is expected to be okay after he was rushed to the hospital Saturday afternoon. It happened while the officer was on patrol along route 104...

Ross Co. Sheriff sued in federal court over death

A federal lawsuit has been filed in the Southern District of Ohio against Ross County Sheriff George W. Lavender. The suit comes after the death of Scott Anthony...

Search Saturday afternoon for missing kayaker in Ross Co.

A small search for a missing kayaker who did not return on Saturday was briefly underway in Ross County. Owners of a local kayaking company near Richmond Dale told the...

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