Derek Myers, Editor

Derek Myers is the editor-in-chief of the Guardian. In addition to overseeing the editorial content for the publication, he is a television news reporter and show host. Prior to joining the Guardian full-time, Derek was a Public Information Officer for a county Sheriff and spent the last decade reporting news around the country for local network news affiliates.

Two men charged in police officers’ attack

 Two men are in jail after three police officers were hurt in Chillicothe. It happened on Cheyenne Drive at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The officers were injured in an...

Inmate dies in Ross County Jail, officials remaining tight-lipped

Little details are starting to trickle out about the death of an inmate in the Ross County Jail from over the weekend. Sheriff George Lavender says that Scott Coldren,...

Passions ignite in Second Amendment debate in Ross County

A full house of local citizens attended a county meeting on Monday to discuss the possibility of becoming a “Second Amendment Sanctuary” county. It happened...

In the best irony of the week, 9-1-1 phone lines go down in Pickaway County

In what perhaps might be the best irony of the week, the 9-1-1 phone lines are down in Pickaway County. Circleville Police report that they are accepting all 9-1-1 calls...

Teens damage $3,000 in clothes at Chillicothe WalMart with deer urine

Two teens are in trouble in Chillicothe after police say they were caught on video spraying deer urine all over clothes at the local Wal-Mart. It happened on January 17...

Two Columbus officers fired after Stormy Daniels arrest, two others suspended

Two Columbus Police officers were fired on Thursday while two others have been suspended. It all stems from the illegal 2018 arrest of Stormy Daniels. The decicision was...

The Guardian 2.0 (why we’re different)

When the Guardian launched it was an effort to deliver the news. However, with any legitimate operation there are expenses. As a result, there must be revenue derived...

EDITOR’S NOTE: Addressing the story about bones found

 Earlier this evening, a story was shared by the Guardian surrounding bones found in Jackson County. In the article it was speculated by the writer, Stephen Neely...

Workman holds event, says “I’m not a politician….”

Beth Workman, a candidate for Ohio House of Representatives officially kicked off her campaign Tuesday night at a standing-room-only launch party in Chillicothe. Held at...

Pike Co. Sheriff’s deputy charged with threatening to kill fiancé, himself

A Pike County Sheriff’s deputy has been arrested and is accused of threatening to kill his live-in fiancé and himself. Deputy Erik Zirneskie is facing two first...

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