Train, car collide at crossing in Jackson



A Hamden man sustained only minor injuries when the car he was driving was involved in a collision with a slow-moving train in Jackson on Wednesday afternoon, April 15.

Vehicle caravan: ‘Happy 100th Birthday, Natalia!’

Beloved Wellston resident celebrates a century


 Wellston resident Natalia Burton can sure draw a crowd!  

Gov. DeWine hopeful Ohio will begin to reopen May 1

Moving forward dependent on numerous variables

Gov. Mike DeWine indicated during the Thursday afternoon, April 16 COVID-19 press conference that May 1 would mark Ohio’s beginning steps in reopening the economy. However, he stressed the fact that this decision will be based upon a number of variables and that the virus’s threat is by no means a thing of the past.

Eakin Road in Vinton County closed for emergency repair work



Vinton County Engineer Roy DePue has announced that beginning immediately, and until further notice, County Road 38A (Eakin Mill Road) will be closed to all thru traffic for emergency repair work on the Arbaugh Covered Bridge, which was recently damaged by high winds and downed trees.

Ray Carleton Figgins



Ray Carleton Figgins, age 77, passed away in his home in Ann Arbor, MI. He was born Aug. 25, 1942 in Blackfork, OH, to the late Earl W. Figgins and Margaret Cofer Figgins. Ray graduated as Valedictorian from Decatur Washington High School in Blackfork, OH. He attended Rio Grande College, Ohio University and was a veteran of the U.S. Air […]

Shirley R. Hill



Shirley R. Hill, age 91, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at Four Winds Community in Jackson.  She was born Nov. 18, 1928 in Wellston Ohio, the daughter of the late Clem H. Massie and Vadna Lee Massie.  Shirley was a 1946 graduate of Wellston High School.  She was a homemaker who, in years past, enjoyed reading and […]

Jackson School District still accepting kindergarten registrations



The Jackson City School District is continuing to accept registrations of prospective kindergarten students for the 2020-21 school year. The actual screening dates will be announced at a later time.