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.

Hana Japanese closes in Chillicothe

Hana Japanese Steakhouse has closed in Chillicothe until further notice. For the last week, the popular establishment had been catering to carryout and food delivery,...

Hocking Co. shuts down all cabin rentals

The Health Commissioner in Hocking County has ordered all cabin rentals closed. The order came down on Monday from Douglas Fisher, the county’s top health...

Guns and ammo stolen ahead of Ohio’s shutdown

An active manhunt was underway near Bainbridge in Ross County Monday afternoon after guns and ammo were stolen. It happened near No Name Lane at around 1:30 p.m. The...

Highland Co. has first COVID-19 case

The Highland County Health Department and the Highland County Emergency Operations Center reported Highland County’s first case of COVID-19. The Highland County Press...

Highland Co. Sheriff asking for donations of gloves, gowns, and masks

The Highland County Sheriff is asking for citizens and businesses to donate personal protective equipment, such as the gloves, masks, and gowns. “We are doing...

Amber Alert issued in Southern Ohio after infant abducted

An Amber Alert was issued Monday morning by the Perry County Sheriff’s Office for a kidnapped infant. The child, Steele Colt Estep, was taken from a house near the...

Sheriff seeking four escaped juveniles

The Ross County Sheriff is searching for four escaped teenagers from a local behavioral lockdown. The Sheriff released these four mugshots but did not reveal names or...

Deputies find 38-year-old woman in bed with 15-year-old

Deputies found a woman who is nearly 40-years-old in bed with a teenager who did not show up to school. The Scioto County Sheriff said they received a call from a woman...

Ohio goes in lock down, everyone ordered to shelter-in-place

Ohio will go into lock down 11:59 p.m. the order comes from the Ohio Department of Health. The lockdown will start Monday night amid COVID-19. Only essential businesses...

Adena cuts off visits entirely amid virus outbreak

For the health and safety of patients, staff and communities, Adena Health System will begin a no visitor policy at all hospital locations beginning at 5 p.m. on Sunday,...

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