It's out of money and out of time...
There was consternation on the Chillicothe, Ohio Facebook Page after pool parents saw a sign at Chillicothe's "Donald M. Smith Memorial Pool" that the city pool is closing early - this Saturday.
Parks & Recreation Director Cathy Primer said after Friday's payroll, they learned they had enough to pay the lifeguards only though this week. So, the pool closes this summer at 7pm August 4th.
She said this is part of the commitment the city made when the pool opened - late - that they would not run it in the red. She and the Mayor said they made the decision this morning.
Primer said donations at this point won't help keep it open any longer, but can help next season. Checks can be made out to "Chillicothe Parks & Recreation," and in the memo, note “Fill the Pool.” They can be sent to the city at 35 South Paint Street.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe and Circleville councils