Tiffany Ridgeway sworn into office as new Jackson County Auditor



Jackson County Auditor-Elect Tiffany Ridgeway (left) was sworn into office in a ceremony conducted Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 12 in the Jackson County Common Pleas Courtroom.

New Agriculture Director comes calling



It didn’t take newly appointed Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda very long to get outside the Columbus Beltway.

Wellston Schools Wall of Achievement Program invites honoree nominations



The Wellston City Schools is inviting the public to make nominations of individuals for induction into its Wall of Achievement Program. The committee is looking to recognize Wellston Alumni that have achieved professionally and made significant contributions to their community and/or society.

95 ONMA Hooper Show awards and counting for The Telegram

Hometown paper continues winning tradition in esteemed state contest

For the 13th consecutive year, The Telegram continued its winning tradition at the Osman C. Hooper Show, sponsored by the Ohio Newspaper & Media Association (ONMA) at its annual convention held on Feb. 7.

VIKING VIBES 2-13




The long winter of 2018-2019 forges on as snow and ice have hit the area. This comes on top of flooding taking place during the past several days. There is much going on in the county even if Old Man Winter insists on hanging around…

Vinton County Middle School announces honor students



Vinton County Middle School has announced honor students for the second nine-week grading period of the 2018-19 school year.

Man charged after found with bag of alleged meth



A Fairfield County man faces drug-related charges after an episode in Vinton County this past Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10.

Anthony Coyan’s contributions memorialized



In recognition of Anthony Coyan’s decades of genealogical research and physical work on Jackson’s James Cemetery, the Jackson Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society (JCOGS) placed a monument in Coyan’s memory at the cemetery in 2018.

Jackson City Library receives J. Floyd Dixon Grant to install computer work station at Lillian Jones Museum



Jackson City Library was recently awarded a grant from the J. Floyd Dixon Memorial Fund of Community Foundations, Inc. to install a new computer work station at the Carriage House of the Lillian Jones Museum. This is a useful addition that is connected to the Jackson City Library network and can be used to access all of the digitized items that are in the library collection. This includes JHS yearbooks, local newspapers, and Jackson city directories. In addition, users can access the library version of Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest, and Fold 3. 

Dr. Richard Billman II receives award from Simon Kenton Council BSA



On Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 Dr. Richard Billman II was the recipient of the Silver Beaver Award from Simon Kenton Council Boy Scouts of America. Simon Kenton Council is one of the largest scout councils in the United States. It services 17 counties in central, southern Ohio and northern Kentucky. Simon Kenton Council has 40 professional scouters, 6500 adult volunteers delivering scouting programs to 18,000 youth.