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12 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Chillicothe man admits to dozens of church break-ins

Cash Yoakem admitted today that, looking for cash to fuel a drug habit, he broke into at least two dozen Ross County churches and stole just about anything he could find.

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Related Topix: Chillicothe, OH, Hocking County, OH

18 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Hilliard man sentenced to 20 years for killing mother

A 23-year-old man pleaded guilty this morning to killing his mother and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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Related Topix: Hilliard, OH, Chillicothe, OH, Franklin County, OH

Mon Apr 21, 2014

New York Daily News

Ohio mom charged after allegedly faking cancer, raising thousands

Mindy Taylor of Chillicothe, Ohio has been charged with felony theft after allegedly posing as a cancer patient and weaseling at least $21,000 in donations in an elaborate scheme said to have fooled her own family.

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Related Topix: Chillicothe, OH

WBEX-AM Chillicothe

Location Switch Proposed Between Agencies

While in the preliminary discussion stages, representatives with the South Central Ohio Job & Family Services and the Ross County Health District have been considering the possibility of a switch in locations.

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WBEX-AM Chillicothe

Rabies Clinic Slated for Mid May

North Fork Animal Clinic and the Ross County Health District will join forces May 17th for a rabies vaccination clinic at the Lions Shelter in Yoctangee Park.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Cancer fundraising scam grips family, 2 towns

Soon after her local newspaper published a front-page story on Feb. 24 about Mindy Taylor's battle with cancer, someone called police and said it was a lie.

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Related Topix: Chillicothe, OH, Columbus, OH

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Chillicothe Gazette

Cheers to many on Easter weekend

Not even on the job for two months, Tener has hit the ground running, working with Mayor Jack Everson to formulate a plan to spruce up the parks for this summer and a longer term plan for a return to stronger parks all over the city.

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Related Topix: Pickaway County, OH, Weather

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WBEX-AM Chillicothe

Two Arrested in Bainbridge Drug Raid

Authorities say two people were arrested following a drug raid in Bainbridge, Thursday.

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The Madison Press

14-year-old charged in shooting dea...

A juvenile has been charged with felony murder in the shooting death of his father.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Scioto County, OH, Franklin Furnace, OH

WCHI-AM Chillicothe

Hunger Task Force Produce Giveaways

The Ross County Hunger Coalition and its partners are holding free produce giveaways in Ross County this month and next.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

WBEX-AM Chillicothe

Resident Assaulted by "TV Guests"

Ross County Sheriff George Lavender reports that his office was dispatched to a residence in the 3300 block of Moss Hollow Road Tuesday, shortly after midnight.

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Related Topix: Adena, OH

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Chillicothe Gazette

Chillicothe Municipal Court

Drug abuse -- Chase D. Thomas, 20, of 140 W. Sixth St., guilty, fined $150 and court costs.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Drug Testing, Leesburg, OH

WBNS

Woman Accused Of Cancer Hoax Speaks Out

Detectives say Mindy Taylor's story of her battle with cancer began on a blogging site called CaringBridge.com.

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WCHI-AM Chillicothe

Litter Control Annual Cleanup

Ross County Litter Control & Recycling is seeking volunteers for its annual spring clean-up campaign.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

WCHI-AM Chillicothe

Chillicothe Council on Trees and EMS Billing

Parks & Rec chair Bill Bonner saw his ordinance pass to pay $10,000 for a shipment of street trees that are already en route.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Fire consumes woodland along Pike-Ross county line

Several southern Ohio fire departments were having a difficult time battling a blaze that stretched across acres of woodland straddling the Pike-Ross county line this evening.

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Related Topix: Fire

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Chillicothe Gazette

Will you answer the challenge?

For the first time in the history of this nation, our younger generations are less healthy than older ones.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Chillicothe Gazette

Prosecutors say woman faked illnesses, took $21K for self

In recent months, the community has been pulling for a woman who reported having a trifecta of diseases, but on Friday, a grand jury indicted her on charges of grand theft, alleging she made the story up.

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Related Topix: Chillicothe, OH

WCHI-AM Chillicothe

Ross County Grand Jury Indictments

According to Rick Hannan, of the Ross County Prosecutor's Office, 19-year-old Dorian Jones-Person is alleged to have driven six people from the Verizon Wireless store on following a theft on January 28th.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Piketon, OH

WBNS

Child Killed In Ross County Crash

The Chillicothe Post of the Oho State Highway Patrol says 34-year-old Amber Bloss was traveling southbound on Coal Dock Road, crossing State Route 32 in a 2001 Jeep Wrangler.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH

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