OHSAA announces tournament details following Governor’s recommendation

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Following Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s announcement on Tuesday afternoon that all indoor sporting events in Ohio should severely limit spectators to reduce the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced additional details Tuesday night for its upcoming tournaments in wrestling, ice hockey and basketball.

Ohio Department of Health provides update on coronavirus situation in state

Ohio Department of Health has announced that there are four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio. Three cases are in Cuyahoga County and 1 is in Stark County. Our staff plays a vital role in the surveillance of the health of our community. We can assure you that we are monitoring changes very closely and receive updates from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), with information and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Vinton County currently has NO cases of COVID-19.

Jackson School District announces contingency plan should schools close

In response to the cornonavirus situation, the following message was issued from Jackson City Schools Superintendent Phil Howard, on behalf of the district, on Wednesday afternoon, March 11:

All face-to-face classes at all URG campuses March 16-20 canceled

Regarding its response to the coronavirus situation, the following statement was issued from the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College on Wednesday afternoon, March 11:

Coronavirus situation leads to postponements, cancellations

Here are the local and area events and activities affected by the coronavirus situation:

Lynn Murray

Lynn Murray, age 72, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at The Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  She was born May 9, 1947 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Daniel Hudson and Helen M. Johnson Hudson Myers.  Lynn was a 1965 graduate of Wellston High School.  She retired from William and Mary Kiddie Academy […]

Vinton County Senior Citizens Center, programs to remain in operation

Vinton County Senior Citizens Director Rhoda Price informed The Telegram Wednesday afternoon that the Vinton County Senior Citizens Center, located on State Route 93 north of McArthur, is not closing or restricting activities because of the coronaviruses situation – at least at this time.


Due to the increasing concern about the threat of the coronavirus, starting after this Friday, all Senior Citizens Centers in Jackson County will close for the lunch program and other group activities. This news was announced Wednesday afternoon by Jackson County Board on Aging Interim Director Lissa Warrens.

Mary Ellen (Jackson) Swann

Remembering Mary  “At the rising of the sun and at its going down, at the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we will remember Mary. At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of spring, at the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we will remember Mary. At the rustling of […]

Several local activities called off for this week

Jackson County 4-H Program Spring Kickoff, Jackson County 4-H Winter Project Fair, and Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Business Spring Showcase all postponed

Due to concern over the coronavirus situation, several events and activities of the Jackson County Extension/4/H program have been called off.