Adena's McKayla Smith was named this year's queen at the Fall Festival of Leaves in Bainbridge. Smith and her court will preside over the Festival which runs through this Sunday.
The 2011 Court consists of 1st attendant was Elizabeth Krech of Paint Valley, Haley Streitenberger of Zane Trace was 2nd attendant, Ashtin Mason of Paint Valley 3rd attendant, and Tori Davies of Southeastern was 4th attendant.
Horizonview 11 is televising the pageant throughout the weekend.
Hear Dan Ramey's interview with McKayla Smith Podcast FFL Queen
See more photos from the night CLICK HERE
Get more details about the Fall Festival of Leaves CLICK HERE
Bourneville Valero celebrated it's grand opening Wednesday with reduced gas prices... yep, traffic was stopped in Bourneville.
Members of the media were invited by the Ohio National Guard to learn more about what our Guard does for the USA. Clear Channel Chillicothe's Christina Wolford and Dan Ramey are among the group taking flight with the 121st Refueling Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard from Rickenbacker ANGB, Columbus, Ohio.
Rock for the Red Cross
Mary McCord dropped by the studio during her normal timeslot on Friday, but this week she was accompanied by Tony Cottrill, Derek Potter, and Marty McKeever of the rock group Teazer. Teazer formed 30 years ago in Chillicothe, but just recently reunited it's band members from all over the nation thanks to Social media. Now they've got a new CD out titled "Resurrection" and they will be playing at the Rock For Red Cross coming up on July 29th and 30th at the Majestic Theatre in Chillicothe. You can get your tickets early at BBB music center or online at Teazertickets.com LISTEN
Central Center Hardware Guest DJ's
Bill and Madeline Stockbridge of Central Center Hardware again took to the Guest DJ Mics and talked about their upcoming Rootbeer Float day On Saturday July 2nd beginning at 10AM. Central Center has a lot of great items for your 4th of July weekend including Propane for your grill, utensils, and even waterguns and water baloon launchers!! LISTEN
Movie Day with Kevin Carr
Kevin Carr of FatGuysAtThe Movies.com talks about two movies coming out this holiday weekend. The first movie is the action blockbuster "Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon." Carr says the latest installment of the Transformer's series offers a lot more than the sequal and also is in 3-D. The Other movie discussed is the romatic comedy "Larry Crown," which Carr metions is watchable becuase of Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts but is more of a fluffy movie. Listen to the rest of Kevin's Critiques here. LISTEN
The Emerald Ash Borer Beatle
Sharon Lucik is the Public Affairs Specialist with the US Department of Agriculture and was on the program Thursday talking about the dangers of the Emerald Ash Borer Beatle and moving firewood. Emerald Ash Borer Beatles orginated in Asia, but hitchhiked over to the United States on trade ships years ago. Now they're destroying trees at an alarming rate, while also continuing their hitchiking ways and moving across the Country. Sharon talks about how we can avoid losing our trees and State parks to this pest. LISTEN
Dan Ramey returns to Dan & Mike in the Morning Tuesday!
Maxim Editor Patrick Carone
Patrick Carone is the Senior Editor of the Entertainment section of Maxim Magazine. Carone offers up some fashion and grooming tips, as well as grooming products that can help men look good over the summer. Carone says fellas should feel free to go with the buzz cut this summer. LISTEN
Adena Sports Medicine Gus Macker
Nate Strawser and Amber West of the Adena Sports Medicine dropped by to talk about the 21st annual Chillicothe Gus Macker Basketball Tournament 3 on 3 basketball tournament. Adena Sports Medicine is still looking for Gus Busters and other volunteers. Listen to the interview here for volunteer contact information. LISTEN
Herrnstein Community Program
Mike Haller and Ralph Metzger of the Adena Health Foundation dropped by the studio courtesy of the Herrnstein Autogroup and talked about all the current happenings with the foundation. Haller and Metzger talk about scholorships being awarded as well as welcoming more students into the PACCAR medical center next year. The upcoming Gus Macker and golf scramble were also discussed. LISTEN
Dr. Aaron Kawalski
Dr. Aaron Kawalski is with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Dr. Kawalski talked this morning about Biotechnology and how it is helping to develope a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. LISTEN
Kyrsten Walton of the RCCVB
Kyrsten Walton of the RCCVB called in and talked about events around the area this week including a meeting at the Lucy Hayes Center, a Ladies Disc Golf Gathering, and the Fireworks activities this weekend downtown and at the Paints. LISTEN
Rathkamp Financial Hour
Bruce Rathkamp continued the series he began on his last Rathkamp Financial Hour in May, discussion surrounding individual investment considerations. Bruce says wise individual investment decisions require significant time and knowledge. He suggests exploring the general economy, gain an understanding of the industry, evaluate the company and the specific investment. Later in the hour, Rathkamp talked about using portfolio managers via time, training, temperament and money and with any investment it's important to know your level of risk as a guide for where you want to place your dollars. For more information on these and other topics, call 740-775-1040 or visit www.rathkampfinancial.com.
RCCVB Weekly Update
Kyrsten Walton of the Ross-Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau has always encouraged listeners to visit local sites. This week, she and Dan talked a bit more about the outdoor drama Tecumseh since his recent behind the scenes tour was still fresh in his mind. Dan's tour was exclusive, but there are still some great things to experience on the regular behind the scenes tours given at the drama. You can take those tours at 4pm or 5pm the day of performances throughout the summer. For a complete listing of activities for the week and beyond go to the RCCVB website: www.visitchillicotheohio.com or call 740-702-ROSS (7677). [Watch Dan's exclusive behind the scenes tour of Tecumseh! below]
OU-C's The Zoo Story
Always one to make us think, OUC's Ken Breidenbaugh presents "The Zoo Story" this weekend in Bennet Hall Auditorium. Breidenbaugh says the one-act play by playwright Edward Albee is set in 1959 and involves two characters, Peter and Jerry. Peter is a middle-class executive with a relatively comfortable life. He meets Jerry who is a disheartened man who lives in a boarding house and is very troubled. The two men meet on a park bench in New York City's Central Park. Peter is pleased with reading his book in the park, but Jerry is desperate to have a meaningful conversation with another human being and intrudes on Peter’s peaceful state forcing him to listen to stories from his life and the reason behind his visit to the zoo. The elements of ironic humor and unrelenting dramatic suspense are both into play. The play will be performed Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm with tickets available at the door.
Perry Cunningham Baseball DVDs
Former Chillicothe Paints pitcher Perry Cunningham (2004-07) is still active in baseball, only now he's helping shape the game for young players. Cunnigham and his wife have begun To the Top Performance baseball instructional videos. He says professional one-on-one instruction can be expensive, in most cases more than $25 for a half hour. Cunningham says his more affordable DVD series is built to help the standard 12 year old retain the fundamentals of fielding, pitching and hitting. Cunningham's faith is also displayed in his company. He says the three T's in To The Top are to represent the three crosses on Calvary. When you visit his website: www.tothetopperformance.com you'll notice biblical scripture at each page you visit.
Hopewell Summer Solstice Celebration
For the third straight year Hopewell Culture National Historical Park on State Route 104 is ushering in summer with a Summer Solstice Celebration. The Park generally closes at 6pm, but Park Ranger Brandi Nunnelee says visitors will have a rare ocassion to be inside Hopewell after normal operating hours. Nunnelee adds there will be exhibits highlighting the different solar and lunar alignments of Hopewell earthworks, face painting and art activities for the kids and Native American music. The Park is also inviting artists to bring canvas or cameras, whichever medium they choose to capture the sunset. The event begins at 6pm and ends as visitors watch the summer solstice sun set across the northwest corner of Mound City. For more details, call 740-774-1126.
Beth Beatty - The Scioto Society
The outdoor drama Tecumseh! has been open for a week and Beth Beatty, Executive Director of The Scioto Society says it’s been a great week for the 39th season of the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee Chief Tecumseh and his struggles to unite the various tribes in an effort to drive the encroaching whites from their sacred homelands in the Ohio country during the late 1770’s. The outdoor drama has added an official Facebook fan page, allowing fans to ask questions of the actors and earn discounts on admission. Visit www.tecumsehdrama.com to access their Facebook page. Beatty adds there’s a hands on props workshop for kids age 7 and up coming in late July.
2011 CAPA Summer Movie Series
Rich Corsi of CAPA says tours of the beautiful Ohio Theatre in Downtown Columbus are available as a part of the 2011 CAPA Summer Movie Series. Spectators will learn how The Grateful Dead helped save the theatre as part of its storied history. Clark Wilson and the “Mighty Morton” Theatre Organ will perform and of course the stars of classics are on the silver screen. As part of this year’s line up, 23 films covering practically every genre… action, suspense, romance, comedy, drama, mystery, musicals, horror and even a little Hitchcock… all at very affordable prices. It begins this weekend with “The Wizard of Oz” and continues with “Gone with the Wind”, “The Grapes of Wrath” and the 2011 Fan Favorite Film “To Kill A Mockingbird”. Friday July 8th is a special Fright Night Doubleheader, hosted by Fritz the Nite Owl from 10tv featuring “Bride of Frankenstein” and “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein”. There are two Cartoon Capers presentations of your favorite Warner Brothers cartoons starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and more. Get complete details at www.capa.com.
OSU EcoCAR Challenge
In a follow up to the EcoCAR Challenge entry for Ohio State, this message was posted on the group's Facebook page following yesterday's judging in Washington D.C.: Great Awards night! We ended the night with 3 Engineering awards and 3 Outreach Awards! Katherine Bovee won Women in Engineering, OSU won Bosch Diversity Award, Freescale Innovation Awards, Best Collaboration with Clean Cities, Best Social Media Program, and we ended up 2nd Place Overall in Outreach! Congrats on a great year Outreach Team!! On that team, Chillicothe's John Krukenberg, Beth Brezaire who we first talked to about the project three years ago and Abby Underwood, who we visited with earlier this week. Congratulations and GO BUCKS!
Coming Monday: OU-C’s Ken Breidenbaugh talks about the upcoming performance of “The Zoo Story”, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Ranger Brandi Nunnelee talks about the Park’s Summer Solstice presentation and former Chillicothe Paints pitcher Perry Cunningham presents details about his “To the Top Performance” baseball instructional videos.