An historic hardware store gets a new life

Hammond Hardware in Hamden offers new, old looks

 Hammond Hardware and Lumber store co-owners Steve and Melissa Hammond have opened a new and modern business, on State Route 93 (106 N. Main St.) in Hamden with some novel ideas and concepts in play. But in so doing, they are also embracing the history of the 1902 vintage building and creating an atmosphere which conjures up the images of a hometown hardware store from yesteryear.

Jackson County BOE office moving to JFS facility on South Street

Move expected to take place following the May 4 Primary Election

After months of recent discussions and years of behind-the-scenes work, it has officially been announced that the Jackson County Board of Elections (BOE) office, currently located in the Courthouse Annex on Portsmouth Street in Jackson, will soon be relocating to the rear/lower portion of the Jackson County Job and Family Services (JFS) facility at 25 E. South Street, also in Jackson.

COVID cases still low, but two deaths reported

The number of new COVID-19 cases remains low in both Jackson County and Vinton County, but the virus is still around and some of its victims are still dying.

A century of great music at VCHS

This weekend will be a big one at Vinton County High School as the Vinton County Viking Players will be presenting a musical performance concert entitled The 20th Century Celebration. The students will be performing songs in chronological order from the 1900’s decade through the 1990’s and be in the costumes of that particular decade.

Southeast Ohio Foodbank to host food distribution for Vinton County residents

The Southeast Ohio Foodbank, a program of Hocking Athens Perry Community Action, will be hosting a mobile food distributionat the Vinton County Fairgrounds on Friday, March 26 from 10 a.m. until 12 a.m.

Elizabeth Compston named to Dean’s List

Elizabeth Compston named to Dean’s List Elizabeth Compston, senior at the Ohio University Gladys W. And David H. Patton College of Education, has been named to the Dean’s List for Fall Semester 2020, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services. Elizabeth is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin and Angela Compston of Wellston.  Elizabeth earned […]

Baked Steak Lunch serves as fundraiser event for BOA Levy

The committee supporting the building levy for the Jackson County Board on Aging (BOA) conducted a Baked Steak Lunch on Friday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jackson County Senior Citizens Center at 25 Mound St. in Jackson.

Jeffrey Allen Steele

Jeffrey Allen Steele Jeffrey Allen Steele, age 64, of New Plymouth, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Hocking Valley Community Hospital in Logan, Ohio.  He was born July 28, 1956 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Boyd and Iva (Lindhorst) Steele.  Jeff was a construction worker and a “Jack of all Trades”.  He always enjoyed spending time with his […]

Chris W. Barber

    Chris W. Barber Chris W. Barber, age 71, of Wellston, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.  Born in Marietta, Ohio on September 17, 1949 to the late Max and Donna Jill (Warren) Barber, Chris and his family moved several times throughout his life including Nelsonville, Wellston, […]

Holzer Health System earns national recognition

Holzer Health System has been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) for their commitment to helping improve blood pressure (BP) control rates among the patient populations they serve, earning Gold-level recognition as part of the 2020 Target: BP™ Recognition Program. The Gold award recognizes practices that have 70 percent or more of their adult patient population with high BP controlled.