Category: Piketon

State testing self-driving cars in Ross and Pike counties

Last week, the Ohio Department of Transportation received a grant from the federal government that will allow 32 rural counties in the state to test self-driving cars,...

Fatal Friday night fire in Pike County believed to be electrical

Details are emerging about an overnight fatal house fire in Pike County. The fire occurred sometime Friday night on route 124 near Latham and one woman was found dead...

Waverly Police phone lines are down

The phone lines at the Waverly Police Department are down as of 11:29 p.m. Friday night. WPD asks that those needing assistance to call the Pike County Sheriff’s...

Governor DeWine signs bill taxing hemp, making it officially legal

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed Senate Bill 57, which directs the Ohio Department of Agriculture to draft rules to regulate the licensing and processing of hemp,...

Jim Nelson appointed Pike County Sheriff by Democratic Party

Retired Piketon police chief Jim Nelson was appointed the interim Pike County Sheriff after a majority vote Thursday night. Nelson was appointed after criminal charges...

Governor declares state of emergency for Ross, Pike, Fayette and other counties

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that he has declared a state of emergency in 63 Ohio counties where severe weather caused serious highway damage last month....

Direct Cremations launches in Chillicothe and Waverly

Edwards Funeral Service (EFS) has announced that their Funeral Home has expanded its DIRECT CREMATION service area into southern Ohio.  Edwards has designed an...

Young domestic violence victims in need of school supplies

Young domestic violence victims are in need of school supplies for the upcoming school year. The Pike County Partnership Against Domestic Violence says they have...

“Movies in the Park” cancelled due to excessive heat

UPDATE 8:40 PM: Waverly Mayor Kempton has advised that Movies In The Park has been cancelled for this Saturday due to an expected heat index of 106 degrees. Movies In...

Pike dems meeting in executive session to discuss fate of Office of Sheriff

Pike County Democratic Party is currently meeting in an executive session to discuss the fate of the Office of Sheriff. The party is meeting at Piketon High School and...

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