About Us

The staff of the Ross County Emergency Management Agency is dedicated to the 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. Paul was born in the former Chillicothe Hospital (now Westmoreland Place) on Cherry Street and he was raised in the town of Richmond Dale, Ohio.

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 1990s. He has also worked security for Adena Regional Medical Center and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections.  More recently, he also worked as a Paraprofessional and Bus Driver for the Southeastern Local School District for more than 20 years.  Paul has served as a Volunteer EMT and Firefighter for 38 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.


Angela Richards, Deputy Director, moved to Chillicothe, in 1996, from Orient, Ohio. She earned her Associates Degree in Christian Ministries and Bachelors Degree in Business Management, with a concentration in Disaster Management, from Ohio Christian University. Angela’s work experience includes manufacturing, supervision, business/office administration, and quality management. Angela is eager to serve her community as the Deputy Director of Ross County Emergency Management.



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