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September 24, 2017 

Jackson County Municipal Court and St. Matthew's House: A success story
As a session of Jackson County Drug Court was underway, this group, who was preparing to address Drug Court participants, shared their stories of struggle and triumph over drug addiction with The Telegram. The common catalyst in this particular success story was that of the treatment center used – St. Matthew’s House in Naples, Florida. Shown from the left are Odessa Ruff, Josh Henderson, Morgan Johnson, Matt Johnson and Jimmy Caldwell. (Telegram Photo By Phillip Buffington)

As a session of Jackson County Drug Court was underway, this group, who was preparing to address Drug Court participants, shared their stories of struggle and triumph over drug addiction with The Telegram. The common catalyst in this particular success story was that of the treatment center used – St. Matthew’s House in Naples, Florida. Shown from the left are Odessa Ruff, Josh Henderson, Morgan Johnson, Matt Johnson and Jimmy Caldwell. (Telegram Photo By Phillip Buffington)

To date, Jackson County Municipal Court Judge Mark Musick and his staff have sent 50 individuals for drug addiction treatment at the faith-based Saint Matthews House in Naples, Florida. In all, Judge Musick estimates the success rate for locals going to the facility as being around 90 percent.
Friday, September 22, 2017

Pedestrian killed Saturday night while walking on U.S. Route 35 in Jackson County
A young Oak Hill area man was killed late Saturday night, Sept. 23 when he struck by vehicle while walking on U.S. Route 35 east of Jackson.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Crime Watch for Sept. 23, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Ohio EPA grant to fund Wellston water projects
The City of Wellston has received a $721,026 low-interest loan from Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) to update water lines and a water treatment plant and generator.
Friday, September 22, 2017
JobsOhio living up to its name
For the first time since its inception in 2011, the JobsOhio Board convened in Jackson recently to conduct its quarterly meeting. The nine-member board met Thursday afternoon, Sept. 21 at The Office Commons on East Huron Street.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Apple Festival to auction Aaron Tippin guitar, commemorative barrels
Jackson Apple Festival officials are inviting the public to participate in two live auctions of valuable items both this Friday and Saturday evenings from the Hozer's Pizza Stage.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Jackson faces financial squeeze
When Jackson City Council met on Monday evening, Sept. 11, it was the first meeting since City Auditor Brett Reed publicly warned city officials about a projected major shortfall in the city's General Fund in 2018.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Wellston School District donates bus to Region 7 Water Rescue Team
Ask and you shall receive. Though life doesn't always necessarily work that way, this is exactly how a recent inquiry from Wellston Fire Department (WFD) Chief Ryan Pelletier to Wellston Superintendent Karen Boch transpired.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Family loses everything in fire
The members of a Liberty Township family lost their home and belongings in a fire on Sunday morning, Sept. 17.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
'Republican of the Century,' Duke Rhodes, dies at 91
A man who has earned the title of "Mr. Republican" time and again in Jackson County has died. Robert (Duke) Rhodes died this past Saturday, Sept. 16 at his home in Coalton at the age of 91.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017


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