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.

Pike Co. Sheriff involved in standoff with suspect

The Pike County Sheriff has been involved in a standoff. It happened Tuesday afternoon just before 1 p.m. on Darst Road. Deputies said that a woman called 9-1-1 saying...

Ohio Governor signs bill making primary election voting by mail, sets deadline for April 28

The Governor of Ohio signs a bill today at 2 p.m. that was passed by the Ohio House and Senate yesterday resetting Ohio’s primary election. Among the many...

Ammonia leak in Pickaway Co. leads to scare

An ammonia leak in Pickaway County caused a small scare Thursday night. It happened along route 56 near route 104 at Nutrien Ag Solutions at around 9 p.m. The company...

Harry the K-9 could be coming home

The dog that has captured the hearts of an entire town might be coming home. A police K-9, named Harry, could be reunited with his former handler, Rob Morningstar....

Adena offering virtual visits for patients

As safety precautions increase during the COVID-19 pandemic, Adena Health System is now offering patients the temporary option of a virtual visit to continue their care,...

Circleville Police and federal agents raid home

On Wednesday, the Alliance of the Circleville Police Department, the Circleville Municipal Court Probation Department and the U.S. Marshalls Southern Ohio Fugitive...

Pickaway Co. confirms first COVID-19 case

Pickaway County has confirmed their first COVID-19 case. The information was confirmed on Wednesday but the Department of Health. The Guardian is still working to get...

Portsmouth attorney detained by agents, house and office raided

Photo credit: Chad Gentry A prominent attorney in Portsmouth was briefly taken into custody by agents while his home and business were raided. It happened Wednesday...

Fayette Co. confirms first COVID-19 case

Fayette County has confirmed their first coronavirus case. 
The 22-year-old patient is currently is self-quarantining at home with daily oversight from the health...

Circleville Police makes drug bust during warrant

The Circleville Police Department assisted the Circleville Municipal Court Probation Department on a compliance check of 330 Faye Avenue in the city of Circleville....

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