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Ohio Prisoner With Leprosy Moved From Hospital

An Ohio inmate diagnosed with leprosy gets transferred to a state prison medical facility in Columbus.
23, 2014

An inmate diagnosed with leprosy has been released from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and transferred to a state prison department medical facility in Columbus.

Solar Panel Array To Help Heat, Power Ohio Prison

The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction holds tours Wednesday at the prison, 50 miles south of Columbus.
16, 2014

Ohio has unveiled a large solar project at a prison aimed at saving $245,000 in annual energy costs while training inmates to install and maintain the panels as a route to future jobs.

Chillicothe City Council Looks To Cleanup Old Meth Labs

"Meth" is often made from cold medicine combined with a cocktail of household cleaners.
10, 2014

The Chillicothe City Council is considering a long-debated measure to set standards on cleaning up old meth labs.

Historic Emmitt House Destroyed In Fire

The building has gone through several owners over recent years and several openings and closings. The current owner had reopened it in September.
7, 2014

The historic Emmitt House in Waverly burned Monday night as firefighters dealt with frigid temperatures trying to put it out. Officials said the restaurant, built as a hotel in 1861, is probably a total loss.

Ross County Dead After Accidental Shooting By Police

File photo
13, 2013

Authorities say a Ross County woman was killed in an accidental shooting by a law-enforcement officer during a drug raid.

Inmate Nearing Execution Found Hanging In Cell

The Ohio Parole Board recently denied clemency for Billy Slagle.
August 5, 2013

Attorneys for Billy Slagle, who was scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, say they’re shocked the man was found Sunday hanging in his cell.

Police Search For Suspect In Deadly Hit-And-Run Crash

The accident happened in a rural area near Waverly in Pike County.
June 25, 2013

State Highway Patrol troopers are looking for the driver of a car who fled a Pike County crash that left two people dead and a 14-year-old boy injured.

Chillicothe Teen Dies After “Car Surfing” Accident

Police do not expect any criminal charges in the case.
24, 2012

Police say Jacob Wolfe, 16, died Sunday, a day after he fell off the hood of a car driven by another teen in a Walmart parking lot.

Inman Trial Headed To Chillicothe

William Inman, along with his son William Inman II and his wife Sandra, were charged with murder in the death of SUmmer Inman last year. She was found strangled in an Athens county septic tank.
September 11, 2012

A Hocking county judge ruled William Inman could not receive a fair trial in the small town of Logan.

Road Trip: Zane’s Trace

Zane's Trace
Zane's Trace runs through Chillicothe on the way from Wheeling, West Virginia to Maysville, Kentucky.
September 3, 2012

Every week this travel season, we’re taking you to an interesting but sometimes overlooked part of Ohio. Today we’re traveling on Zane’s Trace near Chillicothe.