Law Enforcement & Court Reports Political rally spurs confrontation among protesters

Political rally spurs confrontation among protesters

(Photo caption: People snap their cameras trying to get a picture of President Trump during a Saturday rally at the Pickaway County Fairgrounds. Outside the grounds, a skirmish between two protestors is now before the Circleville city law director about whether criminal charges should get filed. The photo is courtesy of Nancy Radcliff. by Craig …

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Community Adena collaborates with Ross County, city and schools for COVID-19 testing push

Adena collaborates with Ross County, city and schools for COVID-19 testing push

CHILLICOTHE – Adena Health System, the Ross County Commissioners, the city of Chillicothe, Ross County Health District and Chillicothe City School District have joined forces to assist qualified Ross County residents to gain free access to COVID-19 testing. Qualifications for this testing include: the person must be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or if asymptomatic, must have been …

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Law Enforcement & Court Reports Experience, management at heart of race for Pickaway County sheriff

Experience, management at heart of race for Pickaway County sheriff

The Pickaway Press asked the two candidates running for sheriff to answer a few questions as it pertains to the job of being a county sheriff and to provide some background of their professional endeavors. These are their words, but the profiles have been lightly edited for grammar, style and clarity. Robert B. RadcliffDemocrat candidate …

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News Trump stumps in Circleville and his supporters love it

Trump stumps in Circleville and his supporters love it

Photo courtesy of Nancy Radcliff. by Craig Lovelace On the day after the U.S. recorded nearly 83,000 COVID-19 positive cases in a 24-hour period, President Donald Trump stumped before what appeared to be a mostly maskless crowd that gathered at his campaign rally held at the Pickaway County fairgrounds Saturday just 10 days before the …

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News Trump coming to Circleville

Trump coming to Circleville

A Pickaway County Republican Party official confirmed that President Trump is making a campaign stop in Circleville this Saturday. “It is going to happen,” said Mike Whitten, chairman of the Republican Party Central Committee. “I was on a conference call with Senator [Rob] Portman … and he mentioned that he was coming to Ohio in …

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News Arson deemed reason for Saltcreek Twp. house fire

Arson deemed reason for Saltcreek Twp. house fire

by Craig Lovelace A fire Sunday night along Hayesville Road in Saltcreek Township was determined as arson by the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office. “We have evidence, that our investigators have accrued, that lead us to believe that the fire was intentionally set, and we’re looking for information that anyone might have about it,” said …

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News Circleville’s fiscal officer stepping down after 30 years

Circleville’s fiscal officer stepping down after 30 years

Auditor Gayle Spangler will take her bird’s eye view of the city’s financial condition when she walks away from the post Jan. 9. by Craig Lovelace As 2020 ends, a longtime Circleville city employee credited with helping steer the municipality through tough financial times will wrap up a 30-year career. City Auditor Gayle Spangler’s last …

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Law Enforcement & Court Reports All Rise

All Rise

A record of pleadings made in Pickaway County Common Pleas Court on Oct. 7, 2020 before Judge P. Randall Knece. Name/Age: Russell M. Gierhart, 23     Address: P.O. Box 79, Kingston, Ohio Charge(s): Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs     Plea(s): Guilty   Disposition: Sentenced to 3 to 4 ½ years in prison Name: Tylor Greeno, 25 Charge(s): Receiving stolen …

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News New director, team prepare for Nov. 3 general election

New director, team prepare for Nov. 3 general election

Matthew Nicklas, director of the Pickaway County Board of Elections, spoke to the Circleville Noon Rotary on Sept. 24 about the upcoming Nov. 3 general election. Photo courtesy of Circleville Noon Rotary. by Craig Lovelace CIRCLEVILLE — The Pickaway Press caught up with Pickaway County’s recently installed Board of Elections Director Matthew Nicklas at the …

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Law Enforcement & Court Reports Abduction attempt at bus stop

Abduction attempt at bus stop

Pickaway County Sheriff Robert B. Radcliff reports that on Sept. 25, 2020 at around 6:53 a.m. there was an attempted abduction of a Westfall High School student while she was awaiting her school bus on Five Points Pike in Monroe Township. The student was able to escape and was unharmed.The suspect is described as a …

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