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.

Those who lay down their lives

The natural human instinct is to run away from danger. That panicky, heart-pounding urge to turn tail and flee is often good – it’s part of our self-preservation...

Bernice IIene Sullivan, 85

Bernice IIene Sullivan, 85, of Chillicothe, passed away 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in Westmoreland Place. She was born August 25, 1933, in Ross County to the late...

Mary L. Hardesty, 91

Mary L. Hardesty, 91, of Ashland, formerly of Chillicothe, died 5:45 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019 in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Ashland, following an extended...

Gregory A. Ward, 55

Gregory A. Ward, 55, of Chillicothe, died unexpectedly May 15, 2019. Arrangements are being completed at this time.

Patrick Harold Rose, 57

Patrick Harold Rose, 57, of Chillicothe, died unexpectedly at his home May 20, 2019. He was born March 17, 1962 in Columbus, OH to the late Agustus and Mavis Sickels...

Adena to Invest $70 million for Orthopedic and Robotics Center

Adena Health System President and CEO Jeff Graham today announced plans to construct a five-story Orthopedic and Robotics Center on the campus of Adena Regional Medical...

Federal dollars given to counties hit by storm damage

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that local governments, state agencies and certain private, non-profit organizations in 20 southern Ohio counties impacted by...

Pike County Sheriff puts scammers on blast

Pike County Sheriff Charles S. Reader reports that scammers are targeting citizens in his county, pretending to be the Social Security Administration. Sheriff Reader...

Pike County Sheriff stops suspect’s gun with his thumb

Sheriff Charles S. Reader reports that Willis Bowshier, 34, Waverly, is currently behind bars on multiple felony warrants, with additional charges expected, after the...

Decomposing body found inside bag in Pike County

Pike County Sheriff Charles S. Reader reports that his office is conducting a homicide investigation near Buchanan Road and Trego Road in Pike County. The call came into...

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