COVID-19 Update: Public Awareness Campaigns, Fireworks, Criminal Justice Grants



Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday, June 23. 

Wellston Library Board of Trustees to meet June 26



The Sylvester Memorial Wellston Public Library Board of Trustees will convene for a special board meeting on Friday, June 26 at 5:15 p.m.

Recycling bin locations changing in Jackson



The Gallia-Jackson-Meigs-Vinton Solid Waste Management District has announced the drop-off recycling bins serving the City of Jackson on Harding Avenue will no longer be available after Wednesday, June 24. 

Coalton Council approves next step in levy-placement process



Having requested certificates of estimated tax revenue for the Village of Coalton’s Parks and Recreation and Cemetery levies during the May 18 Coalton Village Council meeting, council members recently approved the next step in the process of placing the issues on General Election ballots this November, after both levies failed during the 2020 Primary Election.

Coalton Village Administrator discusses meter-reading issue



Coalton Village Administrator Scott Cheatham recently addressed with members of Coalton Village Council an issue regarding the reading of water meters in the village.

Commissioners host public hearing for 2020 CHIP Program



The Jackson County Commissioners recently played host to a public hearing for the 2020 Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) Program, with Community Development Consultants (CDC) of Ohio Senior Planner Whitaker Wright leading the discussion via teleconference.

Common Pleas Court Trial for June 25 canceled; jurors need not report



The Jackson County Common Pleas Court announces that a jury trial, which had been scheduled to start on Thursday, June 25, has been canceled. Consequently, all prospective jurors who had been notified to report for possible jury duty on that day need not do so.


Mayor presses need for city income tax



Jackson Mayor Randy Evans pressed his case for a city income tax at Monday evening’s meeting of Jackson City Council.

Wellston Council adopts updated garbage collection ordinance



An idea that got its start with former Wellston City Councilman Nick Rupert II in previous years came to fruition at the latest meeting of Wellston City Council, as Ordinance 2020-28, which amends and replaces relevant sections of the city’s codified ordinances pertaining to garbage collection, was adopted.

COVID-19 pop-up testing Site available in Portsmouth

Sites throughout Ohio located in underserved areas open to anyone

A COVID-19 pop-up testing site will be available in Portsmouth on Wednesday, June 24. Anyone can get a no-cost test at this location. No appointment is needed; anyone can walk-in on the scheduled day. A health care provider’s referral is not needed.