CROSS COUNTRY: Vinton County cross country teams compete at Unioto Invitational

Vikings and Lady Vikings both finish fifth overall

CHILLICOTHE – The Vinton County cross country teams traveled to Chillicothe on Saturday to run in the Unioto Invitational. The boys and girls teams both finished fifth overall.

SOCCER: Southeast District boys and girls soccer sectional matchups released

The seedings and matchups for the Southeast District’s Division II-III boys and girls sectional soccer tournaments were released to the public on Sunday afternoon.

Jackson County listed as 7th worst in Ohio for occurrence per 100,000 people

Gov. DeWine talks testing, vaccinations as possible ‘tough winter’ approaches

In the latest update to Ohio’s ranking system for all 88 counties considering highest COVID-19 occurrence per 100,000 people, Jackson County was listed at 7th worst, with 81 cases from Sept. 28 to Oct. 11, which equates to 249.9 cases per 100,000 people. At the top of that list, which was released during the Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 13 press conference, was Athens County, while Vinton County was listed at 28th.

Oak Hill Village to pursue Neighborhood Revitalization grant, meeting set Oct. 17

The Jackson County Commissioners have set up a meeting to discuss the possibility of the Village of Oak Hill applying for a Neighborhood Revitalization Grant. The money would be for projects in the village, but the grant would go through the commissioners’ office.

Adena now offering flu shot clinics

Preventing the Flu Starts with You

Avoiding the flu this season takes one simple step, getting an influenza vaccine. Adena Health System offers many flu shot clinics, making it easy for you and your family to get vaccinated.

Wellston Council meetings closed to the public until further notice

The following statement was recently released by the City of Wellston regarding upcoming Wellston City Council meetings: “Due to reports of increased numbers of COVID-19 cases from the Jackson County Health Department, Wellston City Council meetings will be closed to the public until further notice. 

‘Fighting Back’ against addiction group meetings on Wednesday evenings

“Fighting Back,” a recently formed support group for parents whose children are dealing with addiction problems, is now meeting on a weekly basis every Wednesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Jackson Memorial Building Auditorium at 145 Broadway St. in Jackson. 

Measure to implement speed-deterrent system voted down by Coalton Council

Sheriff Frazier expresses concerns with Mayor Milliken, specifically regarding potential legal issues

Coalton Village Council members recently voted three to one against an item of legislation that involved implementing a system in conjunction with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) and the Chattanooga, TN-based company Blue Line Solutions (BLS) that is, according to BLS Founder/CEO Mark Hutchinson, focused chiefly on making communities safer by deterring speeders.

Commissioners cancel October 13th meeting

The Jackson County Commissioners canceled their Tuesday, Oct. 13 meeting, due to the Columbus Day holiday on Oct. 12.

‘No games being played’: 16 layoff notices given

In light of major budgetary shortages projected in the City of Jackson’s General Fund for 2021, Jackson Mayor Randy Evans issued layoff notices Friday afternoon, Oct. 9, to 12 full-time and four part-time city employees whose positions are paid out of the General Fund budget.