Nelsonville Police Officer killed in line of duty Tuesday afternoon

(Editor’s Note: The Nelsonville Police Department issued the following news release on Tuesday evening, reporting the death of one its officers on Tuesday afternoon while in the line of duty.)

Black Sox partcipate in World Series in Destin, Florida

The Jackson Co. Black Sox participated in the Perfect Game World Series in Destin, Florida and dominate the competition.  This tournament was held at Morgan Sports Complex in Destin. The 10U Sox began play with the Fort Worth Aces. 

AEP Ohio offers payment plan to help with rising summer electricity costs

Hot summer days can lead to big spikes electric bills. AEP Ohio, an American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) company, is reminding customers of a better way to manage their payments.

OhioMeansJobs offers Virtual Career Fair for potential job seekers Tuesday, Aug. 10

A unique opportunity for job seekers will be available through OhioMeansJobs of Jackson County on Tuesday, Aug. 10.

USDA announces pandemic assistance for timber harvesters and haulers

Farm Service Agency to begin accepting applications on July 22

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing up to $200 million to provide relief to timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses that have experienced losses due to COVID-19 as part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative.

Wellston recognizes 1st Employee of the Quarter

The City of Wellston has initiated a program – Employee of the Quarter — to recognize city employees whose efforts deserve praise for the effective service they provide to the public. The first recipient of this award is Street Department employee Paul “Buzz” Ervin.

Pig Iron Day in Jackson set for Saturday, Aug. 7

The 2021 edition of Pig Iron Day will be conducted Saturday, Aug. 7, at Manpower Park in Jackson.

Happenings Bistro opens in Wellston

Happenings Bistro of Wellston, resurrected from the old Lee’s Steakhouse restaurant in Wellston, opened its doors to the hungry public on Friday, July 30.

Wellston Schools on masks:

Face coverings not required for now, but ‘encouraged’

When the new school year begins in two weeks, students and staff members of the Wellston City School District will not required to wear masks or facial coverings in most situations and places, but are being “strongly recommended” to do so — especially if they are not vaccinated.

Charter Communications to expand broadband in SEO area

Service to be offered to over 3,000 locations in Jackson County

Recently, the Jackson County Commissioners hosted a meeting with Brian Young, a representative of Charter Communications, to talk about the company’s plans to expand broadband availability in the area.