Chillicothe will have a new city parks and recreation director in Dave Tener. Tener comes to the city position after spending the last several years as director of the Ross County YMCA.

In a press release Monday, Mayor Jack Everson says the appointment will see Tener work to keep Chillicothe's recreational facilities an attraction for regional softball, baseball and soccer tournaments.

He will also be working to expand recreational focus to include collaborating with county facilities, such as the Ross County Park District.

Tener resigned as director of the "Y" last week.