Robert “Bob” Handley

Robert “Bob” Handley passed away Jan. 14, 2019, on his 72nd birthday. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a member of Gates-Fourth United Methodist Church, and he was known as “Santa” throughout Ohio, as well as being a founding member of the Buckeye Santas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Erma (Waugh) Handley. […]

Jackson County Major Crimes Task Force arrests one after finding suspected drugs in Jackson

The Jackson County Major Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant at a Jackson home on Monday, Jan. 19, which led to a man’s arrest the confiscation of suspected drugs and drug-related items.

Viola Marie Bail

Viola Marie Bail, 80, of Middletown, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at Hawthorne Glenn Nursing Home. She was born in Hamden, Ohio, on Feb. 18, 1938, to the late Herman and Esther Klaker Sorrell. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her son, Jeffery (Debbie) Bail, of Middleton; two daughters, Linda Odunkesenler of Kennesaw, GA, and […]

Thursday is final day to purchase 2019 dog tags in Jackson County

Time is running out to purchase 2019 dog tags before the deadline later this week. Dog licenses must be purchased no later than this Thursday, Jan. 31, in order to avoid a financial penalty. Jackson County Dog Warden Deb Fout reminds the public that sale of these licenses is the sole funding for the Jackson County Dog Pound. All dogs are legally required to be licensed in the state of Ohio.

Charles Samuel “Sam” Womeldorf

Charles Samuel “Sam” Womeldorf, age 78, of Hamden, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, following a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.  He was born Feb. 3, 1940 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Erskin Erwin Womeldorf and Arvilla Emma Lindauer Womeldorf. Sam was a 1958 graduate of Wellston High School, where […]

Sale transforms Heartland of Jackson facility to Oakwood Community Healthcare Center

For the residents and staff of the former Heartland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 2019 brought a major change and the beginning of a new journey. 

Cheryl Browning recognized by State Association

Jackson County Board of Elections Deputy Director Cheryl Browning was recently recognized for her volunteer efforts by the Ohio Association of Elections Officials (OAEO). Browning first started working part-time for the Jackson County Board of Elections office in 2003 and began full-time hours in June of 2007. Before that, she was a poll worker for 20 years. The award came […]

Veterans Commission Meeting postponed, reset for Wednesday, Jan. 30

The monthly meeting of the Jackson County Veterans Service Commission, which was to have been held on Monday afternoon, Jan. 28, was postponed and will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 3:30 p.m. Commission meetings are held at the Jackson County Veterans Service Office located at 157 Broadway St. in downtown Jackson.

Family Life Center to open as shelter for two cold nights

With the coldest weather of the winter expected the next two nights, the Jackson County Homelessness Committee and Christ United Methodist Church of Jackson will open the Family Life Center gymnasium portion this Tuesday night and Wednesday night from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night for anyone needing a place to stay. The Family Life Center is located at 150 Portsmouth Street next to the Jackson Police Station.

Michael Edward Brunton

Michael Edward Brunton, age 64, of Columbus, passed away Jan. 23, 2019 at the OSU Wexner Center, after a brief illness. He was born Sept. 26, 1954 in Akron, Ohio to parents, Wendell Edward and Juanita Lee (Manier) Brunton.  Michael graduated as valedictorian from Jackson High School in 1972, and then graduated from The Ohio State University in 1976 with […]