U.S. Route 35 Rest Area restrooms closed this weekend due to water issues



Due to water issues, the restrooms at the Jackson U.S. 35 rest area will be closed this weekend. The rest area, parking, and vending facilities will all remain open to the public, but the restrooms will not be available until the water issue can be addressed. Repairs are anticipated to be completed Monday, October 4. 

Community Thanksgiving meal to be of the pickup variety

COVID-19 eliminates sit-down option

Due to concerns over COVID-19, and for the second year in a row, the traditional Jackson Community Thanksgiving Dinner will not be conducted at Jackson High School on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, Nov. 24. However, the Jackson Food Pantry, which organizes the event, will be able to provide a limited number of pickup-style uncooked Thanksgiving dinners prior to Thanksgiving.

JC Health Department schedules COVID-19 vaccination clinics



The Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) will be providing vaccinations at two local clinics in October.

Jackson Planning Commission meeting to consider rezoning of Pearl Street property



There will be a Jackson City Planning Commission meeting on Monday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers on Portsmouth Street in Jackson. 

Jackson County Colors of Fall Bike Ride set Oct. 9



Next weekend, the Jackson County Colors of Fall, Outdoor Pursuits, and Stockroom 601 will be hosting a scenic bike ride around Southeastern Ohio.

Chillicothe Cinemas reopening

New improvements promise entirely new cinema experience

It was announced Friday, Oct. 1, that the 10-screen Chillicothe Cinemas, also known as Danbarry Cinemas, located at 119 Pawnee Road in Chillicothe, will be reopening soon.

BHCC Appreciation Day set Oct. 30



The award-winning Buckeye Hills Career Center (BHCC) will be holding a Community Appreciation Day on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at their location at 351 Buckeye Hills Road in Rio Grande.

Crime Watch



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Op-Ed: Have you noticed?



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Trinity Wesleyan Church auctions fundraising pinwheel quilt



Trinity Wesleyan Church of Oak Hill has recently announced the beginning of a fundraiser auction for a queen-sized pinwheel quilt.