George Snyder



George Snyder, 87, of Delaware, Ohio, went home to be with his loving wife Alice in Heaven on Jan. 1, 2020 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital, surrounded by his loving sons, and grandchildren. George was born Aug. 16, 1932 in Jackson, Ohio the son of the late Hiram & Sarah (Bennett) Snyder. George attended high school until he was 15, […]

VCHS Networking Team wins Rio contest




The Vinton County High School Network and Marketing Class is gaining a reputation as a strong program. The students recently won the Rio Grande Business Days competition contest. The basis of the contest consisted of the students being asked to create a presentation marketing the Rio Grande School of Business. 

County seeking grant for Hamden water switchover




The Vinton County Development Office will be sending a grant request in the near future to the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) regarding water service for the Village of Hamden.

Progress noted, transition ahead for McArthur Village government

Mayor Wortman, Councilman Bolender say goodbye


The McArthur Village Council dealt with many end-of-the-year issues at its final meeting of 2019 on Wednesday evening, Dec. 18. 

Outgoing Jackson officials offer parting comments



The Monday, Dec. 23 meeting of Jackson City Council was the final regularly scheduled meeting for 2019 and outgoing Mayor Randy Heath and several outgoing city councilmen took the opportunity to make some parting comments.

Derrow Insurance agent ends 46-year career



Dec. 23, 2019 was described as a bittersweet day at the Derrow Insurance Agency in Wellston as agent Anita Rider McManus finished her last day after serving local insurance customers over a 46-year career.

Demolition project nears completion in Wellston



As the photo shows, the project to demolish the old brick building at 7 Broadway St. in downtown Wellston is nearing completion. 

New-look Jackson Council sworn into office



There will be a lot of new faces at the helm of Jackson city government in 2020 and many of those newly elected or re-elected members were present for a swearing-in ceremony on Monday evening, Dec. 30, at the Jackson City Council chambers. 

Jackson’s Kim Harless named to OSBA Board of Trustees



Kimberly (Kim) A. Harless, a member of the Jackson City School District Board of Education, has been appointed to serve a two-year term on the Ohio School Boards Association’s (OSBA) Board of Trustees.

Greg Beckner throws hat in ring for Jackson County Commissioner



Local businessman Gregory Beckner would like to announce his candidacy to seek the Republican nomination for Jackson County Commissioner January 3rd term.