Tentative snow/ice removal

Please pay attention to posted “no parking” signs In these areas. If you are parked in these areas during posted times, your vehicle could be subject to tow.

From the Service Department:
City Service Department Crews plan to remove excess snow from the following streets in the next several days. These streets are major arteries that help move traffic thru the City. Weather is a factor.

Wednesday Afternoon/Evening (Main Street (High Street to Douglas)
May take 2 days.

Thursday Afternoon/Evening- Paint Street (Water to Seventh)

Friday Afternoon/Evening- Piatt Avenue

Crews will continue to work thru the weekend, and into next week.

Assault investigation leads to drug arrests

On February 6, 2014 at 4am Officers were dispatched to the Adena Hospital emergency room in ref. to a male subject there who had been stabbed. Officers contacted the victim who was being treated for injuries to his abdomen, arm and head and he stated that the incident occurred at 165 N. Sugar St. after he became involved in an argument with a black male in the basement. The victim stated that the black male struck him and then cut him several times with a box cutter. The victim was treated and released. Detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence at 165 N. Sugar St. and at approx. 10am served it on the resident, Harry Willett. While securing the residence Officers observed Lamar Howell in the kitchen throw something down the basement stairs and heard it crash on the concrete floor. Howell and a female, Shantel Mayle, were secured. Detectives located over 40 grams of crack cocaine in the kitchen and on the basement floor where detectives also located a broken glass mixing bowl. Detectives also found cash, drug paraphernalia, and Ecstasy (MDMA). Harry Willett was arrested and charged with permitting drug abuse (M-3). Lamar Howell was arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine (F-1) and tampering with evidence (F-3). Shantel Mayle was arrested and charged with illegal use or possession of a food stamp card (F-5)


Ross County Under Level 2/Ice Storm Warning

An ice storm warning is in effect until 10AM wednesday. Up to a half inch of ice and 4 inches of snow is being predicted. Please read the following information on this page, as it pertains to snow emergencies, power outages and other weather related tips.

Motorists should take precautions when traveling. Before hillventuring out on the roadways, it is important to be prepared. One of the most important things to know is the snow emergency levels.

Below is a list of the snow levels. You should monitor local news (TV and radio) and check local media websites suchE as
The Chillicothe Gazette
WKKJ radio
as well as this website to keep up to date on the current levels.
Please do not call the police department to get current road conditions. In the event a road is closed (Carlisle Hill, University Dr.) the dispatcher should have that information. The current snow level dictates whether or not travel is safe, dispatchers will not
be able to make the determination if roads are safe to drive upon. During snow emergencies, it is important to keep the phone lines open for emergencies.
In the event of a snow emergency, The Police Department will not be able to give you permission to miss work.
Residents should also pay attention to local media and school resources in the event of school closings or delays.
Central Ohio School closings
Or follow on twitter @OHclosings

♦LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

♦LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.

♦LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.

Below are several LINKS that will help you in preparation.
Winter Safety Tips for driving, Emergency Kits
To view the state’s weather-related road closures and restrictions
Ohio Committee for severe weather Awareness

Church break-in suspect arrested

The Chillicothe Police Department has identified a suspect in 20 church breaking and Entering’s (B&E). Cash Yoakem has been identified and has admitted to these church B&E’s as well as to the break-in of a Car Wash on N. Bridge St.
Mr. Yoakem had been contacted by Laurelville Police in regards to B&E investigations in their jurisdiction. Their investigation led to information that identified Mr. Yoakem as a suspect in the Chillicothe B&Es.
Mr. Yoakem was interviewed by CPD Det. Gannon, where he admitted to the B&Es in Chillicothe. The admission alongside physical evidence collected from investigations will be forwarded to the Ross Co. Prosecutors Office.
Mr. Yoakem is being held on numerous charges of felony Breaking and Entering. Thanks to the Laurelville PD in their assistance in this investigation.
Cash Yoakum

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