Gov. DeWine announces three-week curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Thursday, Nov. 19



“We are issuing a curfew in Ohio that will start Thursday,” said Gov. Mike DeWine during a recent COVID-19 press conference. “We believe this will help reduce COVID-19’s spread. I’m also asking each Ohioan every day to do at least one thing that reduces your contact with others.”

Paul William May, Jr.



Paul William May, Jr., age 58, of Jackson, Ohio, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family after a brief battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 18, 1962 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Paul W. May Sr. and Shirley (Moore) May.  He is survived by his wife […]

Senator’s representative tours Garrett Ridge area




The continuing effort to gain political support for a water-line project to serve from 53-70 homes in the Garrett Ridge area in Jackson Township of Vinton County is moving forward.

City of Wellston donates $20,000 in CARES Act funds to Wellston City Schools



Mayor Charlie Hudson (pictured left), on behalf of the City of Wellston, recently awarded $20,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to the Wellston City School District. 

Vendor Fair sales will bring Christmas joy




With the goal of making this Christmas a merrier one for many local children, Christmas Gifts for Children, a regional organization based in Lucasville, conducted its inaugural local Christmas Gifts for Children Vendor Fair Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Madison-Jefferson Firefighters Association Bingo Hall in Oak Hill.

CAPS names JPD’s Sgt. Masters as ‘Most Helpful Officer’ for 2020



It is fall again and time for Community Assault Prevention Services (CAPS) to choose its “Most Helpful Officer” for 2020.

New Christmas wreaths will adorn Downtown Jackson, Manpower Park



Downtown Jackson and the city’s Manpower Park will both have a different decorative look for this coming holiday season as new large Christmas wreaths will make their debut.

Many of Ohio’s archery hunters enjoying early season success



Ohio’s white-tailed deer archery hunters have taken 53,922 white-tailed deer through Sunday, Nov. 8, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Ohio’s archery season opened in September, and bow hunters are taking advantage of excellent hunting conditions, including fantastic weather. Ohio’s deer-archery season is open until Feb. 7, 2021.

First Presbyterian Church of Wellston pausing sanctuary services due to COVID

LIVE-STREAMING TO CONTINUE SUNDAYS, 10 A.M.

Due to the current surge of local COVID-19 cases and Jackson County being designated as a Level-3 (Red) county, the First Presbyterian Church of Wellston will “pause” worship services in the sanctuary.

Wellston Council meeting to be hosted via Zoom Nov. 19



Wellston Mayor Charlie Hudson recently announced that the Thursday, Nov. 19 meeting of Wellston City Council would be hosted via Zoom.