Man who allegedly fired a gun toward WPD officer has his case dismissed

The young Jackson man recently accused of firing a gun in the direction of a Wellston Police Department (WPD) officer has had his court case dismissed.

A community crisis – drug abuse – calls for a community response

The cold, cruel numbers cannot and should not be ignored

Jackson County was the focus of major news stories earlier this month in both The Washington Post and The Columbus Dispatch. And it wasn’t for positive reasons as both newspapers published in-depth stories about the opioid-pain-pill epidemic and spotlighted Jackson County as one of top per capita consumers.

A profusion of pain pills

Jackson County makes national news, but not in a good way

In different times during its long history, Jackson County has been known outside of its boundaries for its salt, its apples, its coal, and its frozen food. However, it recently made national and state news for a much more negative reason — the profusion of pain pills.

Hall of Famers toasted by Sts. Peter and Paul School

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School (SPPS) hosted an event on Saturday, July 27 to induct five very deserving people to its Alumni Hall of Fame. Mark Anderson, Father Leo Connolly, John Jackson, Dorothy Riepenhoff, and Sue Wells made the 2019 list of inductees for their years of service to not only SPPS, but to the community as well. Anderson was tasked with double duty this year—he was responsible for the welcome address, as well as introducing most of the honorees this year.

Wellston Lions holding Annual Rose Sale this Friday and Saturday

The Wellston Lions Club Annual Rose Sale is slated for this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3.

Golden Rocket Marching Band in ‘Uncaged’ Preview Friday evening

Fans of the Wellston Golden Rocket Marching Band will get the opportunity for a first look at the band’s 2019 competition show at an “Uncaged Preview” event set for this Friday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. at the practice field behind Wellston High School. 

Community Yard Sale in Oak Hill this Saturday, Aug. 3

Oak Hill Village government is inviting residents in the village to participate in a Community Yard Sale this Saturday, Aug. 3. There is no registration or fee required and participants are invited to set their own hours for their sales and set up on their own properties.

State sales tax holiday this weekend


Once again, Ohio will observe a sales tax holiday on the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of August each year to help relieve some of the costs associated with back-to-school shopping. For 2019, the sales tax holiday will begin this Friday, Aug. 2 at 12:00 a.m. and end on Sunday, Aug. 4 at 11:59 p.m. Since the sales tax holiday is set by law, all vendors must comply.

Floyd Rose

Floyd Rose, age 72, of Jackson, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.  He was born April 11, 1947 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to the late Jesse and Alice (Miller) Rose. He is survived by his wife of almost 51 years, Deborah (Foster) Rose; daughters, Jennifer (Kenneth) Evans, Jessica (Pat) Wills; grandsons, Dale Nelson (Meagan Rollins), […]

Jessie D. Abraham

Be joyful, love, and forgive. These are the life lessons Jessie D. Abraham (nee Crace) imparted to everyone she met before she left her earthly home Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the age of 94. Jessie did not just discuss these principles, she lived by them. Everyone who knew her loved her and learned from her. She had a servant’s […]