Bomb threat called in to Vinton County Courthouse, but nothing found

The Vinton County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a bomb threat which was made against the Vinton County Courthouse shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, June 16. After a search of approximately one hour, the courthouse was declared clear after law enforcement and other public-safety personnel found no bomb.

VC Courthouse Bomb Threat Update

UPDATE: As of approximately 3:05 p.m., Wednesday, Vinton County public safety officials declared the Vinton County Courthouse safe and clear following a bomb threat, which was received at approximately 2 p.m.

Vinton County Board of Elections to hold board meeting on Thursday, June 17

The Vinton County Board of Elections will have a board meeting Thursday, June 17 at 3 p.m. at the Vinton County Board of Elections Office on St. Rt. 93 in McArthur.

VC Courthouse Bomb Threat

The Telegram has confirmed that, as of 2 p.m., there is an active bomb threat at the Vinton County Courthouse in McArthur. Courthouse staffers have been evacuated and have currently gathered at a nearby safe location. The building in on lockdown status while public safety personnel are searching and inspecting the building.

Ronald Jones


Lt. Gov. Jon Husted to speak at Lincoln Day Dinner June 24

The Jackson County Republican Party will be hosting its annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the Christ United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center. The special guest speaker for this year’s event will be Lieutenant Governor of Ohio Jon Husted.

Jackson Library to host Superhero Movie Day July 7 at Tri City Theatre

At the behest of the Jackson City Library, Tri City Theatre will feature a Superhero Movie Day on Wednesday, July 7 at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available at the Jackson City Library only the week prior to the event.

For more information, contact the library at 740-286-4112.

Jackson Board of Zoning appeals to hold public meeting on Monday, June 28

The City of Jackson Board of Zoning Appeals has a scheduled public meeting for Monday, June 28 at 6 p.m. at the City Council Chambers on Portsmouth Street, next to the police department.

The Hand Car Wash opens in Jackson

A new business has arrived in Jackson. The Hand Car Wash opened recently at 259 Chillicothe Street.

Ex-Jackson City employee voluntarily accepted layoff

The Telegram would like to make corrections regarding the story published in the June 12 edition, which was headlined “SERB rules in favor of union, employee against Jackson City.”