COVID-19 state, local statistics updated (as of 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6)



According to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), here are the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) statistics as of 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6.

James Elwood Turner



James Elwood Turner, age 86, of Jackson, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born in Sciotoville, Ohio on Oct. 8, 1933 to the late Weldon and Salma (Freeze) Turner. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Grace, and a brother, Kenneth Turner. He is survived by his […]

Sherry E. McClure Zimmerman



Sherry E. McClure Zimmerman, age 68, of McArthur, passed away Friday, June 5, 2020, at her residence. She was born Jan. 3, 1952 in Vinton County, Ohio to the late Kenneth L. McClure and Thelma E. Diehl McClure.  Sherry was a 1969 graduate of Vinton County High School.  She was a caregiver, who retired from the Maple Hills Nursing Facility […]

George William Rafferty



On June 5, 2020, George William Rafferty, age 85, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Edna (Hensley) Rafferty; brothers, Dale and Denzil; and sisters, Alma, Mary and Madeline. Also preceding him in death was his loving wife of 50 years, Juanita (Joy) Rafferty and daughter, […]

Oak Hill’s Margaret Ann Pool to open Monday with free admission



The Margaret Ann Pool in Oak Hill will open for the summer season this Monday, June 8.

Mayor: Jackson needs an income tax



In an interview with The Telegram on Wednesday, June 3, Jackson Mayor Randy Evans stated that the city is facing major financial shortfalls in the city’s General Fund, and that he expects city officials to seek passage of a city income tax at some point in the future.

Jackson City’s reorganization makes supervisors non-union



The Jackson city administration has initiated an employee “reorganization” plan in which the current unionized supervisory positions are being eliminated and renamed and reclassified as non-union management positions. The reorganization also includes two union executive assistant positions in the main administration office which also will be switched from union to non-union jobs.

Gov. DeWine announces date for casino, amusement park openings Friday



Gov. Mike DeWine announced a reopening date for some additional sectors of Ohio’s economy – including casinos and amusement parks – during the Friday, June 5 COVID-19 press conference in Columbus.