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home : local news May 22, 2017 

Wellston voters may see new WPD levy on November ballots
Members of Wellston City Council conducted the first reading of an item of legislation during this week's meeting pertaining to a proposed new tax levy for the benefit of the Wellston Police Department (WPD).
Friday, May 19, 2017

Crime Watch for May 20, 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017
EMS Week proclaimed in Jackson County
During a recent meeting of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, a resolution was unanimously approved, which proclaims the week of May 21-27 as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Jackson Council addresses various topics at meeting
Downtown parking, the recreation program, liability insurance coverage, and a grant which would help the Lillian Jones Museum were among the diverse subjects which came up at Jackson City Council's meeting of Monday evening, May 8.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Jackson man sentenced for sex exploitation of teenage male
A Jackson man was sentenced Wednesday, May 17 in U.S. District Court to 300 months in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for sexually exploiting a minor.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Local legislator Rep. Ryan Smith urged to support Ohio Payday Loan Reform Bill; will help decide its fate
State Rep. Ryan Smith - whose House District 93 includes Lawrence, Gallia, Jackson and part of Vinton counties - will play an important role in efforts to reform the payday lending industry in Ohio, where payday loan rates are the highest in the country, according to The Ohio Coalition of Faith Leaders for Lending Reform.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Crime Watch for May 17, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
A winner in more ways than one
A man who has the distinction of serving as a football coach at all three Jackson County high schools while scoring major respect points at each stop along the way has died.

Paul Blankenship, 67, died Sunday morning, May 14, at his Jackson area home after fighting a long battle with cancer.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Oak Hill Council addresses pool, park issues
Work is continuing on the village-owned Margaret Ann Pool in Oak Hill as the summer season nears. During the Oak Hill Village Council meeting held Tuesday night, May 9, Village Council members were updated on the pool's status by Mayor Rob Leonard.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Obstructing charges filed after episode at apartment
A local man and woman were both arrested and jailed following an incident Friday evening, May 12, at a Jackson apartment where they allegedly refused to cooperate with and respond to Jackson Police officers who were investigating a possible domestic-violence incident involving them.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Wellston man charged with theft of a purse
A Wellston man has been charged with Theft after he allegedly stole a woman's purse at the Jackson Walmart store on Wednesday, May 10.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Decomposed body positively identified
After an extended period of waiting for forensic work to be completed, the Jackson Police Department can now positively and publicly identify the man whose badly decomposed body was discovered almost a full year ago in a water-filled ditch in the Sarah James Industrial Park.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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