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.

Ambulance called to Ross County Jail for man not breathing

An ambulance was called to the Ross County Jail for a man not breathing overnight. The call came in at 12:10 a.m. on Saturday morning. The inmate is reported to have...

Sheriff K-9 passes away in Pickaway County

The Pickaway County Sheriff’s office has lost a deputy. The Sheriff announced the passing of a K-9 deputy on their Facebook page. Here is the posting: It is with...

Serious fire near South Salem, Ross and Highland counties involved

There is a serious house fire roaring near South Salem this morning. Ross County fire departments have been called to assist Paint Creek Joint Fire and others at 3789...

Circleville Police warn of Social Security scam

Circleville Police are warning locals about a scam involving Social Security. Here’s the news release the police sent out: Recently we have seen an increase in...

Several counties under snow emergencies

Several counties in our area under a snow emergency. The follow counties are under a LEVEL ONE: Athens Coshocton Fairfield Guernsey Hocking Jackson Morgan Muskingum...

Waverly City Schools shut down again for flu

Waverly City Schools have closed for the second time in two weeks due to a flu epidemic. Friday, Feb. 7, and Monday, Feb. 10., the district will be shut down. This comes...

Police in Pickaway County offer church, school shooting training

The Circleville Police Department is offering training to teach the community how to respond in the event of an active shooter. Their instructors are certified to teach...

Circleville woman breaks in, does laundry

A woman in Circleville broke into a house and randomly started washing her clothes. Police in the Pumpkin City report that on Tuesday, a man called them from Ohio Street...

Waverly Police involved in high speed pursuit

Waverly Police have been involved in a high speed chase overnight. It started just after midnight on Wednesday. At around 12:23 a.m., the pursuit was on route 32. The...

Paint Valley Schools shut down rest of week

Paint Valley Local Schools are shut down the rest of the week. The announcement came on Tuesday after several students and teachers were sick. The district says that...

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