W4C Hope Center preparing ‘memorial tree’ in remembrance of lost loved ones

Dedication ceremony set for Dec. 6

“The W4C is preparing a memorial tree. This memorial tree is to remember the lives we’ve lost to the addiction epidemic. We want families to know they are not alone. W4C offers support for families of overdose victims as well as help for anyone struggling with or impacted by addiction,” a spokesman said.

Wellston High School will move to virtual learning, starting Monday, Nov. 16

Approximately 20 percent of students in quarantine

The Wellston City School District officials announced Friday afternoon, Nov. 13, that Wellston High School will temporarily suspend in-person instruction and proceed with virtual learning beginning Monday, Nov. 16, and continuing through the Thanksgiving holiday break. The plan is for in-person instruction to resume at the high school on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Oak Hill Middle/High School announce first-quarter Honor Rolls



Oak Hill High & Middle School has announced honor students for the first grading period of the 2020-2021 school year, as follows:

Outdoor Siren Testing set for Nov. 23 in Vinton County



The Vinton County Emergency Management Agency is announcing Outdoor Siren Testing to be done on Monday, Nov. 23 starting at 12 p.m.

Willett’s teaching dedication lauded



To The Editor:

Where will Wellston School Board ever find anyone with near the quality and professionalism as the one who just “resigned”?

Sylvester Memorial Wellston Public Library receives grant from Foundation for Appalachian Ohio



The Sylvester Memorial Wellston Public Library is pleased to announce it has received a $2,702 grant from the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. These funds will support the “I’m a Child of Appalachia Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Library Hotspot Lending Expansion.”

Jackson City Schools announce winter-weather procedures



Superintendent of Jackson City Schools, Phil Howard, has issued the following statement regarding the district’s winter-weather procedures:

“As the winter months approach, Jackson City Schools’ want to take this opportunity to advise parents of arrangements for dealing with inclement weather. Weather conditions sometimes dictate that decisions be made and communicated quickly by school personnel. We are acutely aware that parents may be required to make hasty arrangements as a result of our actions.

Oak Hill Chamber selling used commercial/heavy-duty Christmas lights



The Oak Hill Area Chamber of Commerce is currently selling its used commercial/heavy-duty Christmas lights (pole mounts not included). They have been rewired with new plugs so they all work, and they cost $40 each.

Jackson Veterans Day Program brief but meaningful



Due to COVID-19, a full Veterans Day Program was not conducted as usual on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Jackson County Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Jackson. In lieu of a full program, Jackson County Veterans Service Officer Arnold Tripp and representatives of every local veterans’ organization gathered at the Veterans Memorial Park for a brief ceremony Wednesday morning at the customary 11 a.m. starting time.

Americanism Test winners at Wellston High School



Wellston High School has announced the winners in the annual Americanism Test competition.