John Allen Downard

  John Allen Downard, age 56, of Hamden, passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, at his home.  In keeping with John’s wishes, his body was cremated.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are by McWilliams Funeral Home, Wellston.

COVID-19 Update: Phase 1 Vaccination Distribution Plan, Quarantine Guidance

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today [December 4] announced details for Ohio’s first phase of vaccine distribution that is expected to begin on or around December 15. 

Jackson School Board meeting of Dec. 8th has been CANCELED

The Jackson City Board of Education meeting previously scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 8 has been CANCELED due to a very limited agenda. The Board of Education will meet again on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. A meeting of the Record’s Commission will be held at 6:45 p.m. and the 2021 Organizational Meeting and Budget Hearing will be held at 7 p.m. […]

Southeast Ohio Foodbank hosts on-site drive-thru food distribution

On various dates in December

The Southeast Ohio Foodbank, a program of Hocking Athens Perry Community Action, is hosting an on-site food distribution for income-eligible residents of its 10 county service area.

Sheriff’s Office heading north to share space with VCBDD

At some point, the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office will be heading north to relocate to the county-owned building currently occupied by the Vinton County Board of Developmental Disabilities (VCBDD).

Play to serve up Christmas messages, comedy

Less than two weeks ahead of Christmas, the Apple City Players are prepared to create some holiday cheer — and some belly laughs to boot.

JAFE to conduct 2020 Holiday Lights Contest

Jackson Festivals and Events (JAFE) is once again conducting a countywide a Holiday Lights Contest to recognize and honor outstanding exterior Christmas lights and decorations.

VCDDD Board, Vinton Industries support move of Sheriff’s Office

The Vinton County Developmental Disabilities Board (VCBDD) will soon be sharing its county-owned building with the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office and VCBDD Superintendent John Pekar foresees no problems with the dual occupancy.

Dec. 11 deadline approaching for USDA program for farmers and ranchers impacted by COVID-19

FSA staff standing by to help

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) by Dec. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers facing market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

November Dog Warden report released

Jackson County Dog Warden Deb Fout has released her report for the month of November, outlining the happenings at the Jackson County Dog Pound. The report was reviewed during the Tuesday, Dec. 1 meeting of the Jackson County Commissioners.