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Zoning Changes For Property Near GRTS   10/17  12pm
     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 housing. 
     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  12pm
     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 Hall.
     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 to ZERO.
     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  12pm
     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  12pm
     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 calling 646-5506.
     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  12pm
     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 tree plantings.
     Both of the meetings are open to the public.

CHS Academic Banquet   10/17  12pm
     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  6am
     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 3 years
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 run consecutive.

Two Pumpkin Contest At The Library     10/17  6am
     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, call 646-0547.
     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.
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     Warren says the contest has four categories.
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     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  6am
     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  6am
     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.
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     Christopher explains her goals and objectives if re-elected.
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     Christopher also talked a bit about herself as a candidate for Recorder of Deeds.
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     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  12pm
     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. Investigation continues.
     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  12pm
     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 officers.
     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.

Brenda L Burnett                                                        Jason E Jones                                              Jante Kean Glasgow

Board of Public Works   10/16  12pm
     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  12pm
     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  6am
     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 Learning
     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 Dystopian Novels
     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 Techno Fruit
     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  6am
     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  6am
     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  6am
    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  6am
     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 Office.
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     Kincaid explains his goals if elected.
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     Kincaid also talked about himself as a candidate for Recorder of Deeds.
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     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  12pm
     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  12pm
     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 services.
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     Flanagan says they also help out when there is an emergency.
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     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  12pm
     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  6am
     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  6am
     With river levels up and the levels up on area creeks, the Missouri Department of Transportation has closed several area roads. 
Carroll County
Highway 10 - West of Carrollton near County Road 294
Caldwell County
Route A north of Braymer at Shoal Creek
Livingston County
Route C north of Dawn and Route DD west of Dawn, along Shoal Creek

Check the MoDOT Website,  for the latest on the road closings that effect you.

Police Report   10/15  6am
     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 and evaluation.
     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  6am
     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 safety belts.

Highway Patrol Recognizes Sgt. Bernhart   10/15  6am
     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  6am
     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.
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     Parks explains her goals and objectives if elected.
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     Parks says there are a few things she wants the voters to know about her as a candidate for the County Clerks Office.
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     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  12pm
     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 morning.
     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  12pm
     With the flooding, the Missouri Department of Transportation has closed several roads in the local counties. They include:
     Caldwell County
Route E south of Braymer (Mud Creek)
Route N east of Braymer (Mud Creek)
     Carroll County
Route E west of Carrollton between Routes D & PP (Turkey Creek)
     Chariton County
Route E at Rothville (West Yellow Creek)
     Daviess County
Route M north of Breckenridge (Lick Fork Creek)
     Livingston County
Route C north of Dawn (Shoal Creek)
Route D at Ludlow (Shoal Creek)
Route DD west of Dawn (Shoal Creek)

Check the MoDOT website for the latest on the road closings in your area.

Chillicothe Enforcement Program   10/14  12pm
     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 illegal ATVís
     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 careless driving

     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  12pm
     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.
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     Wright says the tour takes about an hour if you drive straight through and it is open to all vehicles.
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     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  12pm
     Livingston County Deputies made several arrests recently.
     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, including:
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  6am
     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  6am
     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 approval.
     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  6am
     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.
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     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.
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     The council decided to move forward with the request to MoDOT for longer times for crossing Washington Street.

Speed Limit Adjustment Requested   10/14  6am
     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.
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     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  6am
     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  6am
     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.
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     Leach explains her goals and objectives if elected.
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     Leach says she wants the voters to know about her as a candidate for the County Clerks Office.
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     Jennifer Lightner Leach's opponent is the current county clerk, Democrat Sherry Parks. Wednesday, Parks will explain why she wants to continue as the County Clerk.

Chillicothe Police Report   10/13  12pm
     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  12pm
     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 Ambassador Desk.
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     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  6am
     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  6am
     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.
     Appearances include:
Matt Wenzel to discuss the Healing Garden at Hedrick Medical Center
Main Street wants to talk about the timing of the signals on Washington Street.
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 surplus.
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  6am
     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  6am
     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  6am
     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.