One Vehicle Crash
Chillicothe – March 10 at 0901 A.M. The Ohio State Highway Patrol received a call concerning a one-vehicle crash that occurred on SR 32 near mile post 26, in Pike County. A 2015 Honda Pilot driven by Ernest Hamilton 74, of Piketon, was traveling westbound on SR 32 when he suffered a medical issue.
(Circleville City Council President, David Crawford, and Council Clerk, Linda Chancey)
CIRCLEVILLE - On Tuesday night, the Circleville City Finance Committee met with the auditor and department heads to discuss a proposed budget cut of $2.9 million and a half percent tax levy which would raise $1.5 million for the police and fire departments.
CIRCLEVILLE - As reported earlier, Circleville City is facing a large budget deficit. Tonight, there will be a short City Council meeting at 7 PM followed by a not-so-short Finance Committee meeting at 7:15 PM. On the agenda, a 0.5% income tax increase which would be on a special election on August 6th, if approved.
ODOT District 9 crews are on duty today, March 3, to patrol and treat the state highway system for snow and ice.
Snowplow operators in Adams, Brown, Highland, Pike and Ross counties are working this evening to patrol routes and apply de-icers as needed. Although total snow accumulation should be light, any additional snow that does fall will stick to wet pavement, and there is the potential for ice to form.
(image from sonicdrivein.com)
It’s been a volatile week for Sonic of Circleville. Last Friday, February 22, we reported that Circleville Sonic employees quit their jobs and shutdown the store for the weekend due to a labor dispute with the new ownership. Yesterday, reports were circulating on social media that Sonic in Circleville had been shut down yesterday by the health department.
By Jonathan Hogue
CIRCLEVILLE - Circleville City is projected to be $709,000 short of its budget for 2019 and must make cuts by April 1st to be compliant with State law. The shortage includes a $459,000 shortage in the safety fund and $250,000 in the general fund. The City’s administration has made a recommendation to cut funding for two police officer positions, half of a firefighter, and the volunteer firefighter positions.
PICKAWAY COUNTY - The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that Christopher Campbell was killed yesterday when he was struck by a woman driving northbound on US-23.
According to the report, Campbell was standing on the side of the highway attending to his disabled 2008 Chevy Trailblazer and car trailer, when he was struck by the women driving a 2016 Toyota Avalon.
In the next installment of the Sonic saga, ownership of the Circleville Sonic Restaurant have posted their own hand-written note to their customers. This is in response to a note left yesterday after employees decided to get up and walk out, leaving the store closed for the night.
We reported last night that the Circleville, Lancaster, and Grove City locations were also closed with notes at some of the locations from the employees.
CIRCLEVILLE - Kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year will take place April 8th-11th on campus by appointment only at 740-474-4340. Circleville City Schools administrative staff will be on site at PICCA Head Start of Circleville March 13th-14th.
Once again this year we will be hosting our “Kindergarten Signing Day” photo-op sessions along with registration.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Governor Mike DeWine is expected to propose an 18 cent per gallon tax increase to the General Assembly.
The increase would take the 28 cent tax to a 46 cent per gallon tax. The State is staring down the barrel of a $1 billion budget deficit for bridges and roads over the next 10 years.
The Zanesville Time Recorder is reporting that Brian Hill will be stepping down from the Ohio Senate to fill a CEO position at Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative.
Hill was selected for the role in December, 2018. Brian Stewart, a Pickaway County Commissioner was also considered for the role in December. There’s no word yet if Stewart will be considered again for the role.
Multiple sources are reporting that the Circleville Tigers boys basketball team beat out New Lexington 58-57 in an exciting come-from-behind overtime game in Logan, Ohio tonight. Our hometown team will face Sheridan for the sectional title at 3 PM on Saturday.
Zanesville Times Recorder
Circleville Herald (paywalled)
Action is First Step to Recover Overcharges from Pharmacy Benefit Managers
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today initiated the first step in an effort to recover overcharges to the State for the cost of prescription drugs negotiated by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), beginning the process to collect nearly $16 million on behalf of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.
CHILLICOTHE (Feb. 19, 2019) – If you experience uneven heartbeats that last for several minutes, you could have atrial fibrillation (AFib). This is just one of the conditions Adena Cardiologist Dr. John Keller will discuss during a free heart-to-heart talk on Feb. 28. Understand your risks, the symptoms of AFib, the latest preventive strategies and the treatment options to keep your heart beating strong.