Ohio Hill Country Festival canceled

For the second time in less than a week, the COVID-19 pandemic and threat has prompted the cancellation of yet another major event in Jackson County — this time, the Ohio Hill Country Festival in Wellston.

The little Fair that could…

Jackson County Fair overcomes COVID-related challenges

The cornonavirus certainly had a negative impact on the 2020 Jackson County Fair, but two of its signature and finale events — the Junior Fair Livestock Sale and the Brent Jenkins Memorial Demolition Derby — provided for a successful conclusion to the 2020 edition.

Markay’s virtual high school art exhibit showcases local-youth talent, creativity

The Southern Hills Arts Council (SHAC) has just wrapped up the 2020 High School Art Show — the virtual edition. This year’s event was not displayed in the Markay Cultural Arts Center Gallery, but instead showcased on the SHAC and Markay Facebook pages. 

Dan Dailey Insurance donates $500 to support TLC Ministries’ projects

Dan Dailey Insurance of Jackson recently donated $500 to join in the fight against hunger in the community and presented TLC Ministries a check during the Food Giveaway event on Thursday, July 23, in Wellston.

Bentley to coordinate Health Department’s Healthy Food Campaign in Vinton County

The Vinton County Health Department (VCHD) has received a Creating Healthy Community Grant allowing it to form a community coalition to promote healthy lifestyles, nutritional options as well as park expansion and repair projects.

Hamden man taken into custody following alleged burglary

The Vinton County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) has reported that on Sunday, July 26, officers received a call regarding an alleged burglary in the Duncan Square trailer park in McArthur.

Chillicothe man arrested for aggravated menacing, domestic violence

According to reports from the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO), on Sunday, July 26, a call was received from a resident on State Route 327 in Eagle Township in reference to a woman who appeared to have been assaulted.

Two Wilkesville church events (Aug. 1 & 8) canceled

Two scheduled events at two different Wilkesville area churches have been canceled.


~ COMMUNITY EVENTS ~ *** Silver Sneakers Program to Resume at Jackson Area YMCA The Silver Sneakers program is resuming at the Jackson Area YMCA, effective on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Sessions will be offered on a regular basis from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on both Tuesdays and Thursdays. Participants are required to wear masks. Silver Sneakers is a fitness […]

Lisa A. Gilliland (Skeans)

Lisa A. Gilliland (Skeans) ended her 53 years on earth and started her journey with Jesus on July 25, 2020. Lisa was born on July 5, 1967 to the late George and Viola Skeans (Tilley) in Oak Hill, Ohio. Lisa worked at Spectrum Outreach in Jackson, Ohio as an addiction counselor. One of Lisa’s greatest joys in life was helping […]