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.

“Drug den” raided in Chillicothe by task force

State troopers and Chillicothe police swarmed a house on Applewood Drive in Chillicothe Monday afternoon. Chief Keith Walshburn said that a man and woman were detained...

Active search in state park in Ross County

UPDATE 12:09 AM: An ODNR officer at the scene told the Guardian that the call ended up being “a false call.” ______________________________ ORIGINAL STORY:...

Numerous departments battle house fire in Valleyview

Numerous Ross County fire departments fought a house fire Tuesday night in Valleyview. Crews received a 9-1-1 a little after 11 p.m. reporting that “the entire...

$500 reward offered in identifying Memorial Day gun thief

Pike County Sheriff Charles S. Reader says he and his deputies are looking for a man who stole a gun on Monday. According to the Sheriff, shortly after 5 p.m. on...

Waverly crash being called “miracle”

One woman was taken to the hospital and three others — including a toddler — were unharmed Monday night in a crash being described as “a...

Parolee flees from deputies, manhunt ensued

An active manhunt was underway Sunday night on Infirmary Lane for a man who is wanted for a parole violation. Deputies were attempting to execute an arrest warrant on...

Ross County man overdoses on more than 100 pills

Emergency medical crews and deputies responded to a man who had reportedly overdosed Sunday afternoon. The call came in shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Sunday near Blain...

Sheriff Reader seizes $100,000 in drugs

The Pike County Sheriff says one of his deputies seized nearly $100,000 worth of drugs in a traffic stop Wednesday. According to the Sheriff, someone called in a...

Thousands of bicycle helmets going to children across Ohio

Nearly 9,000 bicycle helmets will be going to children across Ohio this spring thanks to the Put A Lid On It! campaign, a continued partnership between the Ohio...

Governor DeWine addresses nuclear disaster

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued the following statement following United States Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s letter to DeWine regarding the Portsmouth Gaseous...

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