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.

High-speed chase suspect is not getting insulin, family says

Family and friends of a man who led law enforcement on a pursuit that resulted in two police officers getting hurt says jail guards are refusing to give him...

Dashcam released from pursuit where two officers were hurt

Tearful moments as a Washington Court House police officer consoles his brother-in-blue after they crash in a high-speed pursuit. The Guardian has obtained the dashcam...

VIDEO: FBI requested to investigate Pike Co. Sheriff after deputy assaults inmate

The FBI has been called in to investigate a reported case of police brutality in Pike County.  The probe stems of a corrections officer punching and pepper spraying...

EDITORIAL: The lock down at FCMH and the “shooter” threat explained

On Tuesday, December 10, the Guardian ran an article about a lock down at the Fayette County Memorial Hospital. According to numerous people, the article from the...

Video goes viral of local Little Caesars employee “deep throating” utensil

A video has gone viral of a local Little Caesars pizza worker “deep throating” a cooking utensil while at work. The video was posted on Facebook on Saturday...

Miami Trace teacher charged with assaulting student takes plea deal

The Guardian has exclusively learned that a Miami Trace teacher charged with assaulting a special needs student has plead guilty to a lesser crime. Josh Elzey, who was...

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader to testify in Rita Newcomb’s trial next week

The suspended Sheriff of Pike County is expected to testify in Rita Newcomb’s trial next week, according to a recent filing. However, the state is having none of...

Fredericka Wagner talks to the Guardian about most recent search warrant

The matriarch of a family accused of wiping another family off the map in execution style killings spoke to the Guardian Thursday evening from her sprawling estate in...

State Auditor declares Pike Co. township “unauditable” after Prosecutor, Fiscal Officer fail to do job

Columbus – Auditor of State Keith Faber today declared Union Township in Pike County “unauditable” after the township failed to submit financial statements...

City council candidates spend hefty in WCH race

City council candidates in Washington Court House spent the most money ever in the city’s history on a local city council race this election. Newcomer Jim Blair...

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