CORRECTION: Jackson Food Program/Clothesline hours clarified

In a recent article on the annual Ground Hog Day Brunch which supports the Jackson Food Program/Clothesline, the hours of operation were incorrectly listed for the Jackson Food Program/Clothesline. Director Nancy Jordan advises the hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for food; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the store operation. The Jackson Food Program/Clothesline is located at 276 E. Main St. in downtown Jackson, across the street from the Markay Cultural Arts Center.

Marilyn E. Taylor

Marilyn E. Taylor, age 88, a former resident of Columbus, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia. She was born May 5, 1930 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Homer E. Jones and Edith M. Camink Jones.   Marilyn was a 1948 graduate of Wellston High School. She retired from The Ohio […]

Groundbreaking ceremony planned Sunday, Feb. 24 for new livestock barn at fairgrounds

The Jackson County Fair Board will be conducting a groundbreaking/fundraising kickoff ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 in the barn area of the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Wellston to celebrate the Fair Board’s major construction plans for this year. Those plans call for the construction of a new livestock barn, which will also house a junior fair office. The new building is to be completed in time for the 2019 Jackson County Fair, which is set for July 12-20.

Richard L. Bloss

Richard L. Bloss, age 90, of Jackson, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 at his home. He was born Sept. 9, 1928 in Jackson, Ohio to the late Henry and Beatrice Lowe Bloss. He was a member of the Hillside Chapel Church, worked for King Construction, he enjoyed farming, and traveling around the country in his RV camping. He […]

Compromise figures proposed for Jackson mayor’s salary

In the continuing debate regarding the salary of the Jackson mayor, three city councilmen have stated they would support a compromise figure between the current $50,000 a year and the proposed reduction to $25,000 a year.

Vinton County Lady Vikings are Sectional Champs!

Pictured are the Vinton County Lady Vikings after they claimed a Division II Sectional Tournament championship with a 62-31 victory over River Valley in a game played Saturday afternoon at Wellston High School. The top-seeded Lady Vikings, who lost only one game during the regular season, will advance to the Division II District Tournament at 6:15 p.m. next Thursday against […]