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 Festival of Lights' volunteers spent a few hours in Simpson Park recently to begin the task of taking down the park-wide holiday light display. It took the crew of volunteers, park, city and Chillicothe Municipal Utilities (CMU) staff a total of six weeks to get the lights up, but it usually only takes about one week to take them down, weather permitting. Chillicothe City Parks staff takes down and stores the large light displays, and CMU staff remove the large arches at the entrances to the park. All of the decorations should be removed by January 17. The Festival of Lights kicked off November 7, 2018, with a lighting ceremony the night of the Chillicothe Holiday Parade. CT Photo Angie Talken
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The April 2 ballot will feature all elected seats for the City of Chillicothe, including mayor, city clerk, city auditor, councilman at large and all four city council seats. Voters will also find city treasurer, city attorney and city constable on the ballot; however, those offices have no duties. There is currently no one registered to run for the offices of city auditor, 4th ward councilperson, constable, treasurer, or city attorney. There are three seats open on the Chillicothe RII School Board. Two of the seats are for three-year terms, and one seat is for a one-year term. Filing for city, state and school board offices continues now through 5 p.m. on January 15.
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On December 28, six Livingston County officials were sworn into office during a ceremony at the courthouse. Taking the oath of office were: Ryan Horsman, circuit judge; Michael Leamer, associate circuit judge; Ed Douglas, presiding commissioner; Jane Gann, circuit clerk; Sherry Parks, county clerk and Amy Baker, recorder of deeds. The elected officials begin their terms on January 1. Also taking office on Jan. 1, are Brent Elliott, circuit judge, and Adam Warren, prosecuting attorney. Leamer, Gann, and Baker are all new to their offices and take the place of retiring officers, James Valbracht, associate circuit judge; Brenda Wright, circuit clerk; and Kelly Christopher Elliott, recorder of deeds.
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Community members, staff, retirees and officials within the Department of Corrections (DOC) gathered at Chillicothe Correctional Center to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the facility. On Oct. 24, 2006, ground was broken to start construction of the facility which sits on 140 acres just north of the Chillicothe city limits. On Dec. 2, 2008, Department of Corrections staff moved 484 female offenders into the facility. Currently there are 1,595 offenders incarcerated. The facility currently employs 471 DOC employees, and an overall total of 555 employees, many from Chillicothe. The facility brings in more than $14.6 million in salaries annually.
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Green Hills Public Golf Course
660-646-6669
Chilli Bay Water Park
660-646-6107
Chillicothe Parks & Recreation
660-646-4424
CMU
Chillicothe Municipal Utilities
660-646-1664
Chillicothe Fire Department
Emergency: 9-1-1
660-646-2139
Chillicothe Police Department
Emergency: 9-1-1
660-646-2121
Street Department
660-646-3811
Animal Control
660-646-1006
Chillicothe Chamber
660-646-4050

Monday, January 07, 2019

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