In early 2019, the Chillicothe City School District obtained ownership of the Chillicothe Fitness and Racquet Club, located at 1245 Western Avenue.
The structure, which was originally built in 1981, has remained open and operational for staff and students but is in dire need of repairs. Some of the planned repairs include installing new all-purpose flooring, updated restrooms, the installation of an elevator, modernization of current equipment and rooms, among other things.

On Dec. 31, the Chillicothe City School District and Homeland Credit Union entered into a naming rights agreement in the sum of $250,000 to help cover the cost of necessary repairs and modernizations.

“We are very passionate about this partnership and what it means not only for the Chillicothe City School District, but for the surrounding school districts and visiting team, who will utilize the facility,” said Shayne Poe, Chief Executive Officer, Homeland Credit Union.
To learn more about this partnership and the planned renovations, a signing ceremony and reception will be held Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chillicothe High School Library.
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