Terry L. Hicks

Terry L. Hicks, age 64, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away Friday, Jan. 8th, 2021 at the James Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio. He was born July 1st, 1956 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Ted and Annette (Bentley) Hicks Gussler.  Terry served in the U.S. Navy for two years. He was a former employee of the Goodyear plant for 31 […]

Wellston Council approves updated contract with full-time WFD personnel

Members of Wellston City Council recently approved in emergency fashion an updated contract with the full-time employees of the Wellston Fire Department (WFD), for the period from Jan. 1, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2023.

Ladles of Love Ministry relocating to Good Shepherd Wesleyan Church

Ladle of Love Ministry has exciting news to start off the New Year.  The Ministry will be relocating to Good Shepherd Wesleyan Church at 10595 Chillicothe Pike, Jackson, Ohio. This move will enable the Ministry a larger facility to prepare the meals with efficiency.

Mammogram Unit to be at Vinton County Health Department Wednesday, Jan. 20

The Vinton County Health Department has announced that the OSU Mobile Mammogram Unit will be at the Health Department on Wednesday, Jan. 20, to conduct mammograms. 

VCEMA announces Outdoor Siren Testing set for Jan. 25

The Vinton County Emergency Management Agency is announcing Outdoor Siren Testing to be done on Jan. 25, 2021 starting at 12 p.m. (noon).

7 new COVID-19 deaths in county

Jackson County toll reaches 43

The COVID-19 virus is continuing to prove to be a deadly invader in Jackson County.

CRIME WATCH – Published 1-13-21 – from JCSO

The following reports were taken from logs at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.


CRIME WATCH – Published 1-13-21 – from JPD

The following reports were taken from the logs of the Jackson Police Department.


Health Commissioner goes over local vaccine distribution, asks for public’s patience

Jackson County Health Commissioner Kevin Aston provided an update recently to the Board of Commissioners regarding the Jackson County Health Department’s (JCHD) ongoing efforts to address COVID-19 locally, with specific regard to vaccine distribution as part of the statewide strategy.

City of Jackson announces MLK Day schedule (Jan. 18)

All Jackson City Offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.