Jackson senior Caleb Wallis signs to play basketball at Rio



JACKSON – Caleb Wallis, a senior point guard, who led the Jackson Ironmen in scoring and picked up several post-season accolades – including player of the year honors in the FAC, as well as the OPSWA All-District and All-District 13 Coaches Association teams in Division II – signed his letter of intent to continue his career at the University of Rio Grande next year.

Gagucas to head the University of Rio Grande eSports program



RIO GRANDE, Ohio – If Alex Gagucas feels a little like Capt. James T. Kirk heading up the crew of the starship Enterprise, who can blame him?

Arrowood named men’s basketball coach at the University of Rio Grande



RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande’s national search for a new men’s basketball head coach ended up taking a circuitous route to where it began.

Summer Olympics Ohio State games cancelled for the first time in 50 years



Columbus, OH – Special Olympics Ohio (SOOH) has announced the cancellation of the 2020 State Summer Games. SOOH’s largest event of the year would have brought nearly 3,000 athletes and coaches from every region of the state to The Ohio State University’s main campus in Columbus June 26-28 for state-level competition in eight sports: bocce, bowling, cycling, gymnastics, powerlifting, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. The Ohio State University recently announced suspension of all on-campus activities through July 6, 2020.

Dr. Acton: First battle won, war continues

Tuesday’s COVID-19 update includes new order for first responders

“Ohio should be tremendously proud,” Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Dr. Amy Acton said during the Tuesday afternoon, April 14 COVID-19 update. “We’ve won the first battle in the war, but we can’t stop here. There are other battles yet to fight. We must have our hospital capacity ready because we could see ongoing spikes of COVID19 until we have a vaccine.”

Cottrill Road in Vinton County reopens April 15 after road work project



Vinton County Engineer Roy DePue has announced that beginning Wednesday, April 15, 2020, County Road 28 (Cottrill Road), in Vinton County, will be re-opened to all traffic.

Proclamations honor 100-year-old Natalia Burton



Wellston Mayor Charlie Hudson has proclaimed Wednesday, April 15 as Natalia Burton Day in Wellston in celebration of her 100th birthday on that same day.

Vinton County School Board to live-stream meeting April 27



The Vinton County Local Board of Education will hold their regular meeting on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the High School cafetorium. 

JCEDP hosts press conference discussing efforts to assist area businesses



The COVID-19 outbreak has not only presented the area with a health crisis, but also has proven to be a huge detriment to the economy. As the state’s Stay-At-Home order continues and numerous businesses are being faced with layoffs or outright closures, the Jackson Economic Development Partnership (JCEDP) has assembled a team to offer assistance.

Pike County man charged after alleged robbery/shooting



A Pike County man faces two felony-level charges after he allegedly shot a man in the course of a robbery at a local campgrounds in Pike County.