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.
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- Cyn Mackley, Scioto County Daily NewsCyn is a contributing reporter to the Guardian. She is the assistant editor for the Guardian's news partner, the Scioto County Daily News.
- Jilian Detty, Director of Public NoticesJilian oversees the Guardian's public notices. She is a lifelong resident of Chillicothe. She is married to her husband, Luke.
- Jeff Edwards, Editor-at-LargeJeff is a retired funeral director. He writes various topics of interest for the Guardian in his at-large editorial position.
- Jay Salley, News EditorJay Salley is the news editor for the Guardian.
- Kate Conley, Staff WriterKate Conley is a staff writer for the Guardian.
- Mark Craycraft, Scioto County Daily NewsMark Craycraft is a contributing reporter for the Guardian. He is the Publisher of the Guardian's news partner, Scioto County Daily News.
- Michelle Klinebriel, Director of AdvertisingMichelle is the Guardian's Director of Advertising. She is tasked is handling the publication's marketing partners and ensuring their success.
- Dr. Melissa Martin, ColumnistDr. Melissa Martin, Ph.D., is a mental health child therapist, educator, picture book author, and columnist. She lives in Wheelersburg, Ohio, and is a...
- Nicole Townsend, Director of Local ContentNicole is the Guardian's Director of Local Content.
- Troy Walker, Staff WriterTroy Walker is a staff writer for the Guardian.