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Pike Auditor enters appraisal contract with Tyler Technologies, Inc.

Pike County Auditor Erica Snodgrass has hired a new company to conduct property appraisals in the county. Tyler Technologies, Inc., will conduct reappraisals that will take affect in 2018 for the 2017 tax year. "Pike County had a contract with Appraisal Research last year, however since taki…

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  1. Horse Power: Dale Earnhardt's daughter competes in Chillicothe rodeo

    When Taylor Earnhardt’s father, Dale, was killed in a stock car racing accident in 2001, she barreled ahead, got back in the saddle and traded her father’s legacy of horsepower for another form of horse power, charging headfirst into a new career in the rodeo circuit.
  2. 33rd Annual Senior Citizens Art Show winners announced

    The artwork of local seniors was recently showcased at the Area Agency on Aging District 7’s (AAA7) 33rd Annual Senior Citizens Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest that was held at the Esther Allen Greer Museum, located on the campus of the University of Rio Grande.
  3. CAC receives grant

    Walmart Supercenter has awarded the Community Action Committee of Pike County, senior center, with a $1,000 community grant. Pictured are Diane Renner, director of the Pike County Senior Center, and Brian Moore, manager of the Waverly Walmart Supercenter.
  4. One-pot method meth lab located on Buchanan Road

    At around 10:44 a.m. on Thursday, deputies from the Pike County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Buchanan Road near Al Leeth Road in reference to the discovery of a possible methamphetamine lab.
  5. Waverly celebrates Pike Bicentennial

    A variety of activities and events took place on Saturday and Sunday in Waverly during the Pike County Bicentennial celebration, including an opening ceremony, Vietnam museum display, entertainment, ice cream social, blacksmith demonstration, quilt show, historical home tour, trolley rides, Heroes Challenge, and more. See photo page inside today's News Watchman and also in our June 28 edition.
  6. Exercise tests emergency responders at DOE in Piketon and Pike EMA

    On Saturday, June 13, emergency responders participated in exercises at the U.S. Department of Energy Portsmouth Site in Piketon. The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) also held exercises at the Pike County EMA center. The exercise was a "joint venture" between the LEPC and the  Fluor B&W plant. 
Horse Power: Dale Earnhardt's daughter competes in Chillicothe rodeo

When Taylor Earnhardt's father, Dale, was killed in a stock car racing accident in 2001, she barreled ahead, got back on the saddle, and traded her father's legacy of horsepower for another form of horse power, charging headfirst into a new career in the rodeo circuit. On Friday evening, Earnhardt was in Ross County to compete in the barrel racing competition at the Western Heritage Days Rodeo at the Ross County Fairgrounds, one of many stops along the road to rodeo competitions across the U.S.  Comments (0)

Chillicothe organizations to host Ohio Statehood Day open houses

Chillicothe will celebrate the birth of Ohio in a big way as five of its museums and historic sites host a joint open house this Saturday, March 7, in commemoration of Ohio Statehood Day. Among the featured highlights will be exhibits and programs on the founding of the State of Ohio and many other aspects of Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, and U.S. history.The Ross County Heritage Center, 45 West Fifth Street, Chillicothe, will be open 12:00 noon to 4 PM. Featured will be a special one-day exhibit of rare Ohio statehood documents from the historical society’s archives, an extensive display of U.S. military firearms and armaments from the War of 1812 through the Civil War by local collectors, and a brand new permanent exhibit on the Ohio and Erie Canal. In addition, the society’s popular exhibit “120 Years of Theater History in Chillicothe, 1805 to 1925,” has been held over from last year. All other exhibits throughout the Heritage Center will be open as well. Comments (0)

Jim Henry
  • Jim Henry
  • Phone: 740-947-5625
  • Jim Henry is the author of "Pike's Past", a column that runs in the News Watchman every Wednesday. He has been writing for the publication since September of 1976 and is renowned for his knowledge of Pike County history. Henry frequently speaks at gatherings throughout the region to speak about history and present slide shows from his extensive collection of historical photographs.
Sherry M. Stanley
  • Sherry M. Stanley
  • E-mail: ruralrendezvous@yahoo.com
  • Sherry M. Stanley is an instructor for the Southern Ohio Literary Society, a support-and-assist group for local writers. In the past she has published works in the Chillicothe Gazette as well as Over the Back Fence Magazine. A graduate of the Writer’s Digest Novel Writer’s Workshop, Sherry is currently at work on a collection of poetry. She resides on a few country acres with one cat, four dogs, four goats, and two horses.

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