About Us

The staff of the Ross County Emergency Management Agency is dedicated to health, safety, and education of the community and its citizens.

Paul Minney, Director of the Ross County Emergency Management Agency, is a life-long resident of Ross County. He was born in the former Chillicothe Hospital on Cherry Street and raised in the town of Richmond Dale.

He is a graduate of Southeastern Schools and also attended Hocking College.

Previously an announcer at two local radio stations, Paul and his wife leased a Petland store in the early 1990’s. He has also worked security for Adena Regional Medical Center and the Ohio Department of Rehabiliation and Corrections. He also worked as a Paraprofessional and Bus Driver for the Southeastern Local Schools for over 20 years.  Paul has served as a Volunteer EMT and Firefighter for 37 years, and is also an Ordained Minister. He has been married to his wife Christina since 1988 and together they have two daughters, one son and a son-in-law.


Linda Wood was born and raised in Chillicothe, Ohio. She is a Chillicothe High School graduate, and also earned an Associates Degree in computer programming from Southeastern Business College. Her work experience includes Orient State Institute (MRDD); State of Ohio Department of Education, Guidance and Testing; Co-Owner/Operator of Baskin Robbins for 13 years; Southeastern Business College; Ross County Board of Commissioners (15  years); and Ross County EMA (4 years). She is married with two daughters, one grandson and two granddaughters.


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