Downtown businesses help with back-to-school needs

Owner-operator Elizabeth (Liz) Frisby of Elizabeth’s Flowers and Gifts at 163 Broadway Street in downtown Jackson, conducted the store’s annual Back-to-School Bash Thursday afternoon, offering free school supplies, hot dogs, drinks and snacks. 

Dupree seeking probate-juvenile judgeship in 2020

A Wellston man who has gained legal experience as an assistant prosecutor, a law director and as a private attorney, and who has worked in three different area counties, feels he is prepared and ready to take the next big step upward to a judicial position.

Oak Hill looking to fill police officer vacancy

The Village of Oak Hill is looking for a full-time police officer. During the Oak Hill Village Council meeting held Tuesday evening, July 23, the members learned that officer Anthony Woods, Jr. has resigned to accept a new position. His last day was to be Monday, July 29, and he is leaving to take a new job with a private company.

Generator to be installed at Wilton Civic Building

A large generator will soon be installed in the Wilton Civic Building to transform it into a true emergency shelter to serve the Wilkesville area and eastern Vinton County residents.

Oak Hill Schools getting prepped for new year

The Oak Hill Union Local Board of Education met in regular session on Wednesday, July 24. The board handled its usual weekly matters, and Superintendent Michael McCoy gave the latest update on the new special education building, as well as lot-paving updates.

Hammonds give love to the Louvee

Steve and Melissa Hammond have reached an exciting phase in the massive project that they have undertaken with the historic Louvee Theatre building on Ohio Avenue in downtown Wellston.

Health Fair shaping up as fun, family-friendly

The Vinton County Health Department has set the stage for an entertaining and family-friendly event when it conducts its 4th Annual Health Fair at Vinton County High School on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

JPD Crime Log

2 bikes – 2 bikes + 1 bike = theft charges Jackson Police report that two bicycles were reported stolen from a property on 167 Water St. on Monday, July 29. Police were called and the suspect of the theft was sighted walking toward the corner of Main Street and Portsmouth Street. JPD identified the subject as Damian C. Burton, […]

JHS Band Director promises ‘New looks and new drills’ this year

The Jackson High School Marching Ironmen are headed into another big year and are boasting 178 members. Band Camp has ran its course for the season and the annual Meet the Band Night was held on Friday evening, July 26 at Alumni Stadium.

Goodwill to donate books to teachers for third year

Teachers in eight counties, including Jackson and Vinton, will once again have the opportunity to stock their classrooms with books during a three-week period in August.