Zoning Changes For Property Near GRTS 10/17
The Chillicothe Planning and Zoning
Commission will consider another request to rezone a property at
Spring Hill and Fair Streets when they meet November 3rd. The
property owners had made a request at the last meeting to change
from Industrial to Residential R-3 that would have allowed for high
density housing, including apartments, but area residents were not
in favor of the change. The new request is to change from
Industrial to Residential R-2, which would allow single and two unit
In addition, the owners of an adjacent property that
has a house on it have requested changing from Residential R-3 to
R-2 to be consistent with the other properties.
The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet November
3rd at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber of City Hall.
Board of Adjustments To Consider Setback Changes 10/17
The Chillicothe Board of Adjustments
will consider a request to eliminate setbacks for a property between
Graves and South Washington Street and south of Ryan Street. The
meeting is November 3rd at 6:30 pm in the council chambers of City
The property is currently owned by Westlake Hardware
and is for changes to the set back along Graves Street for the
portion of the building that housed the Piggly Wiggly store. The
current set back is 20 feet and they are requesting that be changed
If you have questions about the property or the changes
requested, you can call the Codes Office at City Hall, the number is
646-5636. You can also attend the meeting on November 3rd.
Chillicothe Police Report 10/17
Chillicothe Police Officers made one
arrest and investigated animal neglect and forgery.
On Wednesday, forgery was reported in the 600 block of
Harvester Road. That investigation continues.
Officers arrested Alisha Ann Frazier in the 10 block of
Clay St. for alleged distribution and possession of methamphetamine,
possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, and unlawful use of
drug paraphernalia. Frazier was processed and taken to the Daviess
Dekalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
On Thursday, officers began an investigation of
possible animal neglect.
There was also one accident in the report; that was at
Washington Street and Park lane. The report states Christopher S.
Branham was northbound on Washington St. and collided with a vehicle
driven by Betty A. Doss, who was westbound on Park Lane. Doss was
injured and sought her own medical attention.
More Flu Shots Available 10/17
The Flu Vaccine is available from the
Livingston County Health Center another clinic scheduled for
Wednesday. County residents 19 and older can receive the flu
vaccination from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm by making an appointment by
Those with private insurance or Medicare should bring
their card to the clinic. Those without insurance will also be able
to get vaccinated.
Parents interested in getting their child vaccinated
against the flu should also call the health center to make an
appointment at one of our three monthly clinics.
You must have an appointment to get vaccinated at any
of the available clinics. Call 646-5506 to make an appointment.
Additional opportunities to get vaccinated will be announced until
vaccine supply is exhausted.
Park and Tree Board Meet Monday 10/17
Chillicothe Parks and Recreation and
Tree Advisory board will meet Monday evening at City Hall. The Park
Board meets at 5:15 to continue discussions on the dog park and tree
carvings. New business includes a possible name change at Mills
Park, the Director's report and the 10 year park plan.
At 6:00, the Tree Advisory Board will meet to discuss
Both of the meetings are open to the public.
CHS Academic Banquet 10/17
The Chillicothe High School Academic
Banquet will be November 10th at the Chillicothe High School. The
academic banquet honors those students that met the qualifications
of having at least a 3.3 GPA in the previous school year. The
banquet will include a guest speaker, Dr Wyatt Pickering. He is
a1999 CHS graduate and the Emergency Department Medical Director at
Hedrick Medical Center.
Twelve Headed to Prison or Treatment 10/17
Several people that made recent court
appearances have been transported to prison or treatment facilities.
The Livingston County Sheriff's Department says
22 year old Desmond D. Huff of Chillicothe Distribution of
Controlled Substance 10 years
37 year old Lendol V. Copple, III of Chillicothe DWI CODS or Court
Ordered Detention Sanction program
22 year old Dakota L. Hatfield, of Chillicothe Assault CODS program
30 year old Derrick C. Risinger of Texas Possession Controlled
Substance Institutional Post Conviction Drug Treatment Program
30 year old Colton G. Duncan of Chillicothe Possession Controlled
Substance Institutional Post Conviction Drug Treatment Program
29 year old Jonathan A. Peterie of Chula Possession Controlled
Substance 7 years and - Institutional Treatment Program
34 year old Todd Clem of Chillicothe Possession Controlled Substance
35 year old Patrick Cope of Chillicothe Possession Controlled
Substance 4 years
20 year old Shawn McBee of Braymer Burglary 3 years
29 year old Michael Holtzclaw of Chillicothe Possession Controlled
Substance 5 years and Institutional Treatment Program
30 year old Alicia Birkhead of Independence 2 counts Forgery 7 years
each count to run concurrent
24 year old Tiffany Midgyett of Chillicothe 3 years for Stealing and
2 years for Selling Imitation Controlled Substance - sentences to
Two Pumpkin Contest At The Library
The Livingston County Library has two Pumpkin
decorating contest taking place at the Library, one contest for the
Children's area and one for the adults. Library Director Robin
Westphal says a Pumpkin CARVING contest will begin Monday. Patrons
are invited to let their imagination soar and enter the Pumpkin
Carving Contest! Carved pumpkins can be registered at the main desk
starting Monday, and the deadline for submitting an entry is October
24. All pumpkins will be on display the week before Halloween for
viewing and voting. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 People's
Choice favorites. For information on the Pumpkin Carving Contest,
For the Children's Department, the Pumpkin Decorating
contest ends Saturday. Director Candy Warren says there are four
rules you need to keep in mind for this contest.
<Audio: Warren 1>
Warren says the contest has four categories.
<Audio: Warren 2>
To find out more about the Children's Department
Pumpkin Decorating Contest, call the Children's Department of the
Library at 646-0563.
Troopers Arrest Illinois Man 10/17
An Illinois man was arrested by State
Troopers in Caldwell County Thursday. Thirty-seven year old Daniel
D Skaggs was arrested at about 8:30 am for alleged speeding, no
license and no valid plates. Skaggs was taken to the Caldwell
County Detention Center on a 24 hour hold.
Christopher Seeks Re-Election As Recorder Of Deeds 10/17
The Recorder of Deeds office is one of
several contested races in the November Ballot in Livingston County.
The race includes Incumbent, Democrat Kelly Christopher facing
Republican challenger Dowell Kincaid. Both candidates spoke with
KCHI about their run for the office. You have heard for the
challenger, now Incumbent, Democrat Kelly Christopher talks about
why she wants to continue to serve as Recorder of Deeds.
<Audio: Christopher 1>
Christopher explains her goals and objectives if
<Audio: Christopher 2>
Christopher also talked a bit about herself as a
candidate for Recorder of Deeds.
<Audio: Christopher 3>
The final contested race for the Livingston County
Ballot in November is for the Collector/Treasurers office. You will
hear from those candidates starting Tuesday.
Sheriff's Report 10/16
The Livingston County Sheriff's
Department reported several investigations and arrests.
Wednesday, a man visited the Sheriff's Office and spoke
with one of the office staff. The man found out there was a no bond
warrant for his arrest and he fled from the office. Area law
enforcement searched for the man. Cox says they believe the man was
assisted by certain people and is now in another county. A report
will be sent to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of
additional charges. That investigation continues.
Tuesday a deputy arrested 20 year old Rusty Don
Schneiter of Dawn on a Livingston County warrant for alleged
Probation Violation on original convictions of 2 Possession of
Controlled Substance violations. He is held at the Daviess Dekalb
Regional Jail with no bond allowed.
Also on Tuesday, deputies began an investigation of
Identity Theft where a local citizen learned their identity had been
used in a southern state to open a credit card account.
Area residents have been receiving confirmation of
winning Euro Millones Lottery Sweepstakes. Cox says the entire
deal is a scam. Anyone that receives such notice should either hang
up the phone, not open and only delete the email, or throw the
letter in the trash.
New Livingston Co. Most Wanted 10/16
Three names have been added to the
Livingston County Moist Wanted list. Livingston County Sheriff
Steve Cox says they are looking for these individuals and if you
have any information you can call the Sheriff's Office at 646-0515.
The three new Most Wanted are:
54 year old
Brenda L Burnett of Polo. She is 5'6" tall, brown hair and eyes,
150 pounds. She is wanted for
alleged violation of bond conditions.
39 year old
Jason E Jones of Chillicothe. He is 5'7" 295 pounds
with brown hair and blue eyes. He is wanted for alleged fleeing
21 year old Jante Kean Glasgow of Chillicothe. He is a
black male, 5'9" tall, 190 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes.
He is wanted for alleged probation violation.
Jason E Jones Jante Kean Glasgow
Board of Public Works 10/16
Chillicothe's Board of Public Works
will discuss health insurance when they meet Tuesday. The meeting
begins at Noon at the CMU office. The meeting will include reports
from the department heads. The General Manager, Jim Gillilan will
provide information on the Health Insurance Renewal.
An executive session is planned if it is needed.
Carrollton Town Council 10/16
The Carrollton Town Council will
consider several ordinances and bids when they meet Monday evening.
The Council will meet at 6:00 pm at Carrollton City Hall.
New Business includes a retirement, an ordinance to
vacate portions of 11th, 12th and Locust Street and a portion of
Spring Street, a settlement ordinance with Century Link, an
ordinance to set guidelines for Social Media Use for the city,
setting penalties as part of the business license ordinance and
there will be bids considered for a street department lift kit
removal and fire department annual pump testing.
Reports will be presented by the Wastewater and Street
Departments and by the Administrative Assistant; the mayor will also
make recommendations for board appointments.
An executive session is planned if it is needed. The
meeting of the Carrollton Town Council is Monday and the public is
welcome to attend.
Mini Grants Presented To Chillicothe Teachers 10/16
Mini Grants totaling more than $4,000
were awarded by the Chillicothe Education Foundation.
Superintendent Dr Roger Barns says a total of 10 awards were
presented. They include:
Melissa Englert and the Wings (1st - 7th grade)
received a grant of $479 for Modular Robitics for STEM Integrated
The 1st Grade Teachers received a $300 grant for
Memories in the Making
Dan Venner received a $510 grant for 4th & 5th music
called Do You Like Good Music
2nd Grade Teachers received a $467 grant called
Building the Foundation for Success Through Non-Fiction Mentor Texts
Amy Taylor received a $500 grant for 5th grade called A
New Engaging Classroom Library
Lisa Rule received a $404 grant for 10th Grade called
Amanda Marsh received a $500 grant for High School
Special Education called Life Skills - Hornet Teacher Cafe
Annie Shipp received a $240 grant for High School Math
called I Can't Hear Myself Think
GRTS Teachers received a grant of $485 called Operation
Jenny Hughes received a $303 grant for the GRTS
Business program called Safety Smart: Healthy and Fit!. It is for
10-12th & Kindergarten students.
Three Injured In Head-on Collision 10/16
An accident in Sullivan County left
three people injured. At about 2:30 pm Wednesday, on Noel Road
northwest of Milan, two vehicles collided head on. The Missouri
Highway Patrol report the accident happened when 22 year old Yolanda
Reusegger of Milan was eastbound and 75 year old Marshall Moore of
Milan was westbound and they collided as they crested a hill.
The Highway Patrol reports Moore and his wife, 73 year
old Karen Moore had moderate injuries in the accident. He was flown
to Northeast Regional Medical Center, while she was taken to
Sullivan County Memorial Hospital. They were wearing safety belts.
Reusegger was not wearing a safety belt and had minor
injuries. She was also taken to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital.
Troopers Arrest Woman in Chariton County 10/16
A Brunswick woman was arrested by State
Troopers in Chariton County Wednesday afternoon. The report states
34 year old Kelly Hutchings was arrested for alleged forgery and
passing a bad check. She was taken to the Chariton County Jail on a
24 hour hold.
Overweight OK... For Grain Trucks 10/16
Overweight is OK... If you are hauling
grain. The Missouri Highway Patrol says they will allow farmers to
haul overweight loads on Missouri's highways. MoDOT says heavy
rains have hampered the farmers efforts to harvest a bumper crop and
as the muddy fields dry the state says they will work with the
farmers hauling grain.. Loads will be allowed up to 10% over the
licensed weight, with the exception of Interstate Highways, where
the load limits must fall within the normal guidelines.
MoDOT says overweight permits will not be required for
the slightly overweight loads. The overweigh waiver is in effect
now and will run through December 14th.
Dowell Kincaid Running For Recorder of Deeds 10/16
The November Livingston County election
includes a race for the Recorder of Deeds office. That race
includes Incumbent, Democrat Kelly Christopher facing Republican
challenger Dowell Kincaid. Both candidates spoke with KCHI about
their run for the office. We start with the Challenger Dowell
Kincaid. He talks about why he is running for the Recorder of Deeds
<Audio: Kincaid 1>
Kincaid explains his goals if elected.
<Audio: Kincaid 2>
Kincaid also talked about himself as a candidate for
Recorder of Deeds.
<Audio: Kincaid 3>
Dowell Kincaid faces Incumbent, Democrat Kelly
Christopher in the race for Recorder of Deeds. You will hear from
Christopher on Friday.
Halloween Law Changes 10/15
A ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court
means changes for some registered sex offenders at Halloween. The
Courts ruled the law. commonly referred to as the Halloween
Law, shall apply to all registered sex offender, not just
those convicted after August of 2008.
Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox is sending out
notifications to all registered sex offenders in the county
informing them of those rules. They include:
- Avoiding all Halloween-related contact with children;
- Remain inside their home between 5:00 and 10:30 pm, unless
required to be elsewhere;
- Must post a sign at their home stating, "No candy or treats at
this residence"; and
- Leave all outside residential lighting off during the evening
hours after 5:00 pm
Cox says they will be doing compliance checks and any
registered sex offender that violates the provisions shall be guilty
of a class A misdemeanor.
Salvation Army Assistance 10/15
The Salvation Army office in
Chillicothe continues to need your help with restocking their food
pantry, especially heading into the holiday season. Donations of
canned and dry goods are especially helpful and they accept
donations of cash to purchase items.
Captain John Flanagan says in addition to the food
pantry, the Salvation Army provides the community with a variety of
<Audio: Flanagan 1>
Flanagan says they also help out when there is an
<Audio: Flanagan 2>
To make the local services possible, the Salvation Army
relies heavily on donations form the community. Donations can be
sent directly to the Salvation Army office at 621 Mohawk Road, or
they can be made through their Red Kettle campaign which begins
around Thanksgiving and continues to about Christmas. The Red
Kettle Campaign also needs volunteers to help with bell ringing. If
you would like to help, give them a call at 646-3538 and sign up so
they can begin their scheduling.
Golf Course Board 10/15
The Chillicothe Golf Course Advisory
Board meets Thursday evening at City Hall. The meeting will begin
at 5:15 pm in the council chambers.
The agenda includes a review of budgets, revenue and
expense comparisons, equipment maintenance and personnel. The
meeting is open to all.
Flood Warnings For Grand River 10/15
Flood warnings continues for the
Grand River at Chillicothe and Sumner.
At Chillicothe, the river crested at 27.62 feet, more
than 3.6 feet above flood stage. The river levels are dropping and
the Grand River at Chillicothe should be back below flood stage of
24 feet this evening.
For Sumner, the river crested at 32.9 feet this
morning, nearly 7 feet above flood stage. The river is forecast to
fall back below flood stage of 26 feet Friday morning.
Flooded Roads 10/15
With river levels up and the
levels up on area creeks, the Missouri Department of Transportation
has closed several area roads.
Highway 10 - West of Carrollton near County Road 294
Route A north of Braymer at Shoal Creek
Route C north of Dawn and Route DD west of Dawn, along Shoal Creek
Check the MoDOT Website,
www.modot.org for the latest on the road closings that
Police Report 10/15
An assault is one of the items
in the report from the Chillicothe Police Department for Tuesday.
Officers took a man into custody on a 96 hour detention
warrant. The man was taken to a treatment facility for treatment
An assault was investigated. Officers were called to
investigate an assault that had happened earlier in the 1300 block
of Keith Avenue. That investigation continues.
Officers also closed a theft investigation when the
victim decided they no longer with to pursue charges.
One Injured in Accident In Daviess County 10/15
A two vehicle accident near Winston
left one driver with minor injuries. At about 6:00 pm on US 69, a
vehicle driven by 38 year old Brady Hunt of Weatherby pulled into
the path of a vehicle driven by 40 year old Katherine Parker of
Jamesport and according to the Missouri Highway Patrol, they
collided nearly head-on. Parker was taken to Cameron Regional
Medical Center for treatment. Both drivers were wearing their
Highway Patrol Recognizes Sgt. Bernhart 10/15
The Missouri Highway Patrol announced
several statewide awards to groups and individuals. One of the
awards went to a Patrol Sergeant who does PSA's on KCHI. Sergeant
Brent Bernhart was presented the Lay Down The Law Award. This award
recognizes an individual or group which has substantially advanced
highway safety in Missouri. Sgt. Bernhardt has dedicated 24 years
to serving Missouri travelers. He has spent countless hours,
evenings and weekends presenting a variety of safety programs to
audiences of all ages. His passion and determined approach for the
safety of the traveling public come across in every presentation.
His field knowledge working crashes has given him firsthand
experience to relate to the audience the difference a seat belt can
make, as well as the dangers of distracted and impaired driving.
Sherry Parks Wants To Continue as County Clerk 10/15
The Livingston County race Clerk of the
County Commission includes Incumbent, Democrat Sherry Parks facing
Republican challenger Jennifer Lightner Leach. KCHI spoke with both
candidates. You've already heard from Republican Jennifer Lightner
Leach. Today you hear from Democrat Sherry Parks, who explains why
she wants to continue as the County Clerk.
<Audio: Parks 1>
Parks explains her goals and objectives if elected.
<Audio: Parks 2>
Parks says there are a few things she wants the voters
to know about her as a candidate for the County Clerks Office.
<Audio: Parks 3>
Another contested race on the Livingston County Ballot
in November is for the Recorder of Deeds. Starting Thursday, you
will hear from candidates for that office.
Flood Warnings For Grand River 10/14
The Grand River is rising and is
already above flood stage at Chillicothe and Sumner. Heavy rains
around the area Monday and overnight have cause the Grand River to
rise, with a flood warning issued today into early Thursday morning.
At Chillicothe the river is already above flood stage
of 24 feet and minor flooding is occurring. A crest is expected at
about 27 feet tonight, before quickly falling by early Thursday
The Grand River at Sumner is also above flood stage of
26 feet, with moderate flooding taking place. A crest of 32 feet
expected at Sumner about mid day Wednesday, falling back below flood
stage late Thursday.
Flooding is Causing Road Closings 10/14
With the flooding, the Missouri
Department of Transportation has closed several roads in the local
counties. They include:
Route E south of Braymer (Mud Creek)
Route N east of Braymer (Mud Creek)
Route E west of Carrollton between Routes D & PP (Turkey Creek)
Route E at Rothville (West Yellow Creek)
Route M north of Breckenridge (Lick Fork Creek)
Route C north of Dawn (Shoal Creek)
Route D at Ludlow (Shoal Creek)
Route DD west of Dawn (Shoal Creek)
Check the MoDOT website www.modot.org
for the latest on the road closings in your area.
Chillicothe Enforcement Program 10/14
The Chillicothe Police Department
recently asked their Facebook followers to help them identify parts
of Chillicothe where there are traffic problems. Lieutenant Scott
Chubick says they had good response and as a result they have a list
of locations they will be monitoring and patrolling. Chubick says
the first list of locations is as follows:
Bryan Street West of Washington for speeding and
1st and Walnut for stop sign violations
1st and Hickory for stop sign violations
Jackson and Vine for stop sign violations
Fairway and Country Club Drive for congestion and
If you have concerns about traffic or other issues,
Chubick says to feel free to contact them on their Facebook page or
call directly to the Police Department at 646-2121.
Poosey Tour Sunday 10/14
The annual Poosey Conservation Area
Fall Driving Tour is this Sunday. Caldwell County's new
Conservation Agent Chase Wright says the gates open at Noon at the
Pikes Lake entrance.
Wright says the tour takes about an hour if you drive
straight through and it is open to all vehicles.
The 28th annual Poosey Driving Tour is Sunday from Noon
to 4:00 pm. As you exit the tour, on the west side of the Poosey
Conservation Area, be sure to check out the Poosey Hiking Tour
sponsored by the Green Hills Trails Association.
Sheriff's Report 10/14
Livingston County Deputies made several
Saturday, 44 year old Randy Schneider of Chillicothe
was arrested for alleged Driving While Revoked, Failure to Stop and
Failure to Register a Motor Vehicle.
There were also several items from last week,
30 year old Alicia Nicole Birkhead of Independence on a Livingston
County warrant for alleged Bond Violation Conditions.
A warrant was served on 28 year old Richard Elliott Lee
of Trenton for alleged Theft/Stealing and failing to appear.
An investigation of reported animal abuse/neglect at a
location in Utica continues. A final report will be sent to the
prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.
Flood Warnings For Grand River 10/14
The Grand River is rising and could be
above flood stage before noon. Heavy rains around the area Monday
and overnight have cause the Grand River to rise, with a flood
warning issued today into early Thursday morning.
At Chillicothe the river is already above flood stage
of 24 feet and minor flooding is expected with a crest of 27 feet
tonight, before quickly falling by early Thursday morning.
The Grand River at Sumner is also above flood stage of
26 feet. Moderate flooding is expected with a crest of 32.3 feet at
Sumner about mid day Thursday. For the latest on the river
levels, click the link at the top of the page.
Council And Public Works Work Out Contract Issue 10/14
The Joint workshop of the Chillicothe
City Council and the Board of Public Works on Monday was to work out
an issue with signing of contracts. It was brought to the council's
attention that state statute requires the council to approve all
contacts for the city, including the contracts for the municipal
utilities. City Attorney Robert Cowherd told the council they could
assign that authority to the board completely or up to a certain
level. After a discussion, the council and Board agreed that the
Board of Public Works would be able to approve contracts that have a
term of less than one year and up to $50,000. From $50,000 to
$100,000, and for contract up to three years, the board would
approve the contract and the mayor would have to sign off for
If the contract is more than three years, the council
is already required to give their approval and under the agreement,
any contracts over $100,000 would also need their approval.
An ordinance will be drafted and presented to the
council at a future meeting.
CMU Director Jim Gillilan was also asked to locate any
contracts that may need ratification by the council.
Mainstreet Requests Signal Timing Change 10/14
Mainstreet Chillicothe asked the City of Chillicothe to request
MoDOT lengthen the crossing times at the signaled intersections in
the downtown area. Mainstreet Director Micah Landes says the times
are too short.
<Audio: Landes 1>
City Administrator Ike Holland told the council the
city can request a change in the crossing times, but the MoDOT
engineers will have the final say.
<Audio: Holland 2>
The council decided to move forward with the request to
MoDOT for longer times for crossing Washington Street.
Speed Limit Adjustment Requested 10/14
The Chillicothe Parks Director Josh
Norris requested a change of location for where the 35 mile per hour
speed limit begins when you are southbound on US 65 heading towards
Simpson Park. Norris says this can be a safety issue near the park
and the park entrance.
<Audio: Norris 1>
After a discussion, the council agreed with Norris to
make the request.
Councilman Wayne Cunningham also asked about guardrails
along Simpson Park to reduce the chances a vehicle could enter the
park near the Park Lane intersection. That is something the council
has requested in the past, but has not been approved by MoDOT.
The Council approved sending both the speed limit
change and the request for guardrails to MoDOT.
Police Report 10/14
Chillicothe Police Officers
investigated two accidents Monday in Chillicothe, one left a driver
with minor injuries.
A two vehicle accident at the intersection of Highland
and Clay Street happened when a vehicle driven by Cassity Summers
was eastbound on Clay, pulled out from a stop sign into the
intersection and hit a northbound vehicle driven by Heather Kennedy
causing extensive damage. Kennedy complained of minor injuries and
was taken to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment. Summers was
issued ticket for alleged failure to yield the right of way.
Officers were also called to a two vehicle non-injury
accident in the 800 block of Bryan Street. The accident happened
when one driver pulled from a driveway and struck another vehicle.
Officers were called to the 500 block of West Mohawk
for a report of a stolen purse.
Jennifer Lightner Leach for County Clerk 10/14
Three contested races on the Livingston
County Ballot pit an incumbent against an opponent who has not held
the office in the past. One of those races is for the Livingston
County Clerk of the County Commission. On the ballot are: Incumbent,
Democrat Sherry Parks against Republican Jennifer Lightner Leach.
KCHI spoke with both candidates and today you hear from Republican
Jennifer Lightner Leach. Leach says she is running for the Clerks
Office because she loves it here.
<Audio: Leach 1>
Leach explains her goals and objectives if elected.
<Audio: Leach 2>
Leach says she wants the voters to know about her as a candidate for
the County Clerks Office.
Jennifer Lightner Leach's
opponent is the current county clerk, Democrat Sherry Parks.
Wednesday, Parks will explain why she wants to continue as the
Chillicothe Police Report 10/13
The Chillicothe Police Report for the
weekend includes several investigations and a couple arrests.
On Friday, Officers took a report of stolen property in
the 10 block of Third. The investigation is on-going.
Officers took another report of stolen property at Clay and
Washington. That theft allegedly occurred a week earlier. The
investigation is on-going.
On Saturday, a traffic stop on Washington at Clay
resulted in the arrest of Victor Brian Winterbower, of Chillicothe,
for alleged driving while suspended and failure to provide proof of
insurance. Winterbower was processed and released.
On Sunday, Officers responded to the 400 block of
Calhoun for a person attempting to consume bleach. The person was
transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment and evaluation.
Officers were called to the 1300 block of Monroe for a report of
possible stolen property. Officers arrested Rebecca Darlene
Wilkinson, of Chillicothe, for an arrest warrant from Grundy County
for alleged passing a bad check $500.00 or more. She was extradited
to Grundy County.
Library Partners With Hedrick Medical Center 10/13
The Livingston County Library is
partnering with Hedrick Medical Center to make waiting for
appointments more enjoyable. Library Director Robin Westphal says
they have made three tablets available through the Hedrick
<Audio: Westphal 1>
Westphal says they hope to expand the offerings on the
Kindles in the future. To check out a Kindle, the borrower's
driver's license will need to be given as collateral. It will be
returned when the Kindle is returned to the Desk.
Hedrick Medical Center CEO Matt Wenzel says they are
fortunate to have a strong working relationship with Robin and her
staff at the Livingston County Library and the Kindle project is
another great example of that cooperation.
Semi Rollover Injures Driver 10/13
The driver of a semi that overturned
east of Chillicothe Sunday morning had only minor injuries.
Sixty-four year old Byron Graham of Indiana was hauling a load of
Hay Bales heading east on US 36 at about 11:00 am when he ran off
the south side of the highway and the truck overturned, coming to
rest on it's wheels. Graham was taken to Hedrick Medical Center in
Chillicothe for treatment of minor injuries. He was wearing a
safety belt at the time of the accident.
Chillicothe City Council 10/13
The Chillicothe City Council will have
several discussions and presentations when they meet Monday evening
at City Hall. The meetings start with a joint workshop session with
the Board of Public Works at 5:30 to discuss approval of Municipal
Utility Contracts. The regular meeting will begin at 6:30 pm with
the payment of bills and salaries.
Matt Wenzel to discuss the Healing Garden at Hedrick Medical Center
Main Street wants to talk about the timing of the signals on
City Administrator Ike Holland will lead a discussion about parking
on the corners of Fairway and Country Club.
He will also request declaring a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria as
Parks Director Josh Norris and Street Director Barry Arthur will
discuss moving the speed limit sign on the west side of southbound
Highway 65 to slow down traffic before reaching Simpson Park
Norris will have a power point presentation on Parks & Recreation
activities this past year.
And Arthur will have a power point presentation on the Street
Department activities this past year.
An executive session is also planned if it is needed.
The meetings of the Chillicothe City Council are open to the public.
Courthouse Power Work 10/13
The power at the Livingston County
Courthouse should be changed over to an underground service today.
Presiding Commissioner Eva Danner Horton says the Courthouse is
closed today for the Columbus Day Holiday, but CMU is working and
should make the change over.
The change of the power is the second part of a
Historical Preservation Grant received by the County. The first
part was for the replacement of the clocks on the outside of the
courthouse. Danner Horton says when the power is switched over, the
clocks will also be put in service.
Highway Patrol Arrest 10/13
A Versailles resident, 56 year old Mark
D Woodworth was arrested by state troopers in Carroll County Sunday
evening. The report states Woodworth was arrested for alleged DWI,
careless and imprudent driving and failure to stop at a stop sign.
He was taken to the Ray County Jail on a 12 hour hold.
Safe Haven Shelter Fundraiser 10/13
Saturday nights Dinner and Auction to
support the operations of the Safe Haven Women's Shelter in
Chillicothe was a success. Coordinators Ken Lauhoff and Martha
Berry said the turnout of the event was very good. Lauhoff says the
funds raised on Saturday night should help the center continue
operations through the end of the year.
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Berry says the support of the community for the shelter
means a lot as the Shelter program rebuilds.
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Final totals for the Women's Shelter Dinner and Auction
are expected early this week. Additional donations will be
accepted, you can call Ken Lauhoff at 973-2900 or Berry at 707-3067.