Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Teacher threatened as parental custody issue erupts at Chillicothe school

Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples reports an investigation into a disgruntled parent yelling, cursing, and making threats at a teacher this week led to the arrest of a 32-year-old woman for disorderly conduct. The woman was issued a summons, released pending a court date, and advised by School Resource Officer Eric Menconi she was not […]

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Chillicothe students attend Career Awareness Day

Students from Chillicothe were among the more than 250 high school students and teachers from around the state who attended a career awareness day on Friday, Nov. 15, at the Litton Agri-Science Learning Center in Chillicothe. The conference, “Communicating News About Science and Agriculture,” focused on storytelling in science, agriculture, journalism, and communication-related areas. The […]

Jamey Aaron Griffin

Man who shot Trenton police officer has case moved to Livingston County

The felony case against 39-year-old Jamey Aaron Griffin of Trenton has been moved on a change of venue to the Livingston County Circuit Court. Griffin is charged with first-degree assault causing serious physical injury to Trenton Police Officer Jasmine Diab. He’s also charged with unlawful use of a weapon for shooting at a person inside […]

Deer in roadway with oncoming car

Chillicothe man injured after car strikes deer near Breckenridge

A Chillicothe man was injured Thursday night when the car he was driving struck a deer on eastbound Highway 36 in Caldwell County, approximately two miles southeast of Breckenridge. Twenty-six-year-old Matthew Nefferdorf received a minor injury and was taken by another vehicle to the Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. Assistance at the scene of the […]

Governor Mike Parson

Area companies receive training assistance through Missouri One Start program

Governor Mike Parson announced on Wednesday the award of more than $7,800,000 to 226 projects in Missouri for customized training assistance through the Department of Economic Development’s Missouri One Start program. Area companies receiving training assistance include Modine Manufacturing Company at Trenton; Sonoco Plastics at Chillicothe; Landmark Manufacturing at Gallatin; Kraft Heinz Foods of Kirksville; […]

Child Sex Crimes

Chillicothe Police Department begins investigation into sexual misconduct, enticement of a minor

The Chillicothe Police Department began an investigation Tuesday on sexual misconduct, statutory rape, sodomy, and enticement of a minor. Police Chief Jon Maples reports Chillicothe School staff contacted officers in reference to an allegation by a juvenile female in reference to the enticement of a minor while at home. Officers of the police department, Livingston […]

Chillicothe Area Arts Council

Chillicothe Area Arts Council staff attend meeting in Rocheport

Chillicothe Area Arts Council Administrator, Mary Lou VanDeventer, Assistant, Terri Dupy and Director, Mary Higgins, recently attended the Fall Gathering and Annual Meeting of the membership and board of the Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies in Rocheport, Missouri. Over sixty community arts leaders from across the state attended the meeting, which included networking, guest […]

Grand River Technical School

Grand River Technical School recognizes Trenton junior as Student of the Month

A Trenton High School junior has been recognized as a Student of the Quarter at Grand River Technical School of Chillicothe. Ellie Boman was one of 20 students selected by Grand River instructors based on outstanding work ethic, excellent attendance, good manners, superior grades, and/or significant improvement of grades and attendance. Boman will receive a […]

Eric Menconi

Chillicothe School Resource Officer completes “A.L.I.C.E.” Training

Chillicothe School Resource Officer Eric Menconi completed a two-day instructors training program with the ALICE Training Institute last week. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. The Chillicothe Police Department explains “the program is dedicated to promoting strategies to improve the chances of survival during a violent critical incident, such as an active […]