Gov. DeWine, three Children’s Hospital doctors address school reopenings

Gov. Mike DeWine, once again reporting from his Cedarville home, was joined recently by three doctors from different Nationwide Children’s Hospital locations across Ohio to discuss various aspects of students returning to school in coming weeks.

Glenn E. Phillips

Glenn E. Phillips, age 45, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, formerly of Jackson, passed away Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.  He was born May 7, 1975 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Glenn E. Caldwell and Charlene T. Hopper Phillips.  He is survived by his sons: Caden Morman and Cameron Morman; brothers: Andy […]

Wellston Council approves contract extension for Harvey Wells House

Wellston City Council members recently approved a five-year contract extension with the Wellston Historical Association (WHA) for the lease of the Harvey Wells House, located at 401 E. “A” St.

Wellston Council narrowly approves salary variance for Service Director ordinance

Motion to adopt as emergency fails; third reading to be conducted

Legislation aiming to increase the salary for the position of Service/Safety Director recently received a second reading by Wellston City Council. The ordinance, as originally presented, suggests increasing the salary for the currently vacant position from $20,000 to $45,000 and also suggests the removal of a stipulation that requires all candidates to live inside Wellston’s city limits.

Local National Guardsman promoted

Andrew Michael Compston (pictured) was promoted to the rank of PFC E-3 on July 10, at Springfield-Beckley Air National Guard Base in Springfield, Ohio. 

Electric assistance available now, says JVCA

Jackson-Vinton Community Action, Inc. Summer Crisis Program (SCP) is in effect until September 30, 2020. Funding is provided by Ohio Development Service Agency – Office of Community Assistance (OCA) for residents of Jackson and Vinton Counties to assist with their electric bills. The program will provide cooling assistance to households with a person age 60 or older, or an individual/family with a documented, qualifying medical condition. Total household income must be at or below 175% of the 2020 Federal Poverty Guidelines. This service is limited to one time during the program year.

VCHS Band begins work for 2020 season

The summer is winding down and school-related sports and other extra-curricular activities have begun, but how things will play out as time goes on is anyone’s guess, due to the COVID-19 situation.

No ‘finder’s keepers’ for considerate Jackson man

Ring found, returned to owner in Virginia after 60 years

A Jackson man literally went to great lengths recently to return a lost class ring to a man he didn’t know in Virginia.

Community shows support for Jim Malone family

Friends and community members demonstrated their love, compassion and support for Jackson area residents Jim and Sherry Malone by supporting and participating in a benefit event conducted Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Jackson Disabled American Veterans (DAV) building on Pearl Street in Jackson. 

Everything’s coming up roses in Wellston

Members of the Wellston Lions Club conducted their annual Rose Sale this past Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7 and 8, at their food trailer location on South Pennsylvania Avenue near the Dollar Tree store.