Donnagene “Donna” DeMent

Donnagene “Donna” DeMent

Surrounded by her family, Donnagene “Donna” DeMent, 86, of Jackson, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, following a brief illness. Donna was born June 20, 1937, to Raymond J. “Tommy” & B. Evelyn Thomas. She was the middle of three sisters who survive: Peggy (Bob) Miller and Mary J. Mckinney. On July 24, […]

Pete (Warren) Sobataka

Pete (Warren) Sobataka

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Pete (Warren) Sobataka, 77, after a lengthy illness. Pete was born in Charleston, West Virginia on May 19, 1946, to Barney and Hazel Sobataka. Pete spent his formative years in Jackson, Ohio, where he excelled academically and in sports. He was most proud of being a member of the record-setting […]

Paul Dean Hall

Paul Dean Hall

Paul Dean Hall, age 81, of Jackson, Ohio passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024, surrounded by family. He was born on February 3, 1943, in David, Kentucky to the late James and Della (Kendrick) Hall. Paul married his high school sweetheart, Janet (Jenkins) Hall, at 17 years old. Soon after, he joined the U.S. Marine Corp. He served for […]

Melvin Smith

Melvin Smith

Melvin D. Smith, age 53, of Jackson passed away Monday, February 19, 2024, following a lengthy illness. He was born October 5, 1970, in Gallipolis, Ohio, son of the late Melvin Mays and Daisy Faye Hall Staten. Melvin graduated from Wellston High School with the class of 1989. He was an employee of Jerry’s Do It Center in Wellston and […]

Cub Scouts’ Chicken Noodle Dinner and Cake Auction to be held Saturday, Feb. 24Free Access

Cub Scout Pack 5058 will be hosting a Chicken Noodle Dinner and Cake Auction on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Wellston Hope Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall, located at 219 East First St. in Wellston. The dinner will be held from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., serving chicken noodles, green beans and a Gem beverage or water for $8; desserts will […]

Spring Musicals coming in March at local high schoolsFree Access

Youthful thespians at all four local high schools in Jackson County and Vinton County are already hard at work practicing for upcoming productions scheduled in March. All four productions will be musicals. Oak Hill Drama Club to perform ‘Shrek, Jr.’ weekend of March 8-10 The Oak Hill Drama Club has announced the dates and times for its Spring Musical. The […]

Apple City Players prepare for uproarious production of The Red Velvet Cake War

Apple City Players prepare for uproarious production of The Red Velvet Cake WarFree Access

Do you have your tickets to the Apple City Players’ production of The Red Velvet Cake War? If not, mark your calendars for the upcoming weekend – this iteration will play out sweeter than its name! The Red Velvet Cake War, a play originally penned by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, this riotously hilarious “Southern-fried comedy” follows the […]

Hints from the SouthFree Access

I was off on Groundhog Day this year, and as always, I was very entertained by the masses that gather at Gobbler's Knob, Pennsylvania. The town of 7,000 people explodes to between 20,000 to 30,000 on Feb. 2 every year. Anxious people come from far and wide when the infamous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, is summoned from his tree stump to […]