Wealth tax would help foster decent start for youth

To The Editor:

We agree with Robert Michael’s July 3 letter to the Editor, in which he supported a wealth tax. The former Wellston resident called for a 2% annual tax on individual assets exceeding $50 million. He called it a “fair, effective and attractive tax”. We believe the tax revenues could be put to good use.

Mother, daughter from Wellston plead guilty to filing false income tax returns

A mother and daughter from Wellston have each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to file a false income tax return with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Virgil V. Comer, Sr.

Virgil V. Comer, Sr., age 77, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Adena Medical Center in Chillicothe.  He was born Oct. 25, 1941 in Scioto County to the late Denver and Irene (Bloomfield) Comer.  Virgil graduated from Jackson High School, Class of 1960.  He then went on into the United States Air Force serving from 1961 to […]

Beth Ann Ruggles

Beth Ann Ruggles, age 41, of Piketon, Ohio, and formerly of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at her home. She was born May 13, 1978 in Gallipolis, Ohio to Dave and Debbie Ruggles.  She is survived by her two sons, SPC James (Julie) West of Fairbanks, Alaska and Jarod Ruggles of Piketon, Ohio. She is also survived […]

Oak Hill area man missing since Friday; Sheriff’s Office seeking information

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in locating a young Oak Hill area man who has been missing since last Friday when he informed his family that he was planning on going swimming in a local creek.



~ COMMUNITY EVENTS ~ *** Oak Hill Library’s Youth Group, KEY, Taking Applications The Oak Hill Public Library is inviting youths ages 12 through high school to join its advisory group, Keep Education Youth (KEY). KEY members make suggestions to develop and promote youth services, to advertise programs, and to participate in the program productions at the library. Applications are […]

NEWS BRIEF: Buffalo Skull Closure

NEWS BRIEF: The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reports that Buffalo Skull Rd. (inside the Village of Coalton) will be closed for road repairs beginning Aug. 2 and ended Aug. 25.

Jackson area families again collect school supplies for children OVERSEAS

Local volunteers join global project to help 11 million children

As the new school year approaches, Deidra Libby is working on a lengthy school supply list, not for herself, but for children in need overseas. Utilizing back-to-school sales and the tax holiday, Libby and her Trinity Chapel Church family are collecting school supplies, along with hygiene items and fun toys, to pack in shoeboxes. Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, will deliver these gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 100 countries.