Over $287,000 in Vinton Township Funds stolen, abused

Criminal misuse leads to arraignment of former fiscal officer

Auditor of State Keith Faber’s Special Investigations Unit has announced the arraignment of Vinton Township Fiscal Officer CY (name changed from Cyril Vierstra in 2017), following an indictment on 13 counts, including engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity (F-1), theft in office (F-3), telecommunications fraud (F-2), theft (F-3), dereliction of duty (M-2) and eight counts of tampering with records (F-3).

Two arrested in connection with Oct. 13 JCCF inmate escape

Jackson County Sheriff Tedd Frazier’s investigators have filed charges on two men who they believe played a role in the escape and elusion of capture of 39-year-old Shannon Nichols.

Vinton County to hold public hearing to discuss ARPA application

Citizens encouraged to attend and voice opinions

Vinton County has announced that it intends to apply to the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for funding through the American Rescue Plan Act’s (ARPA) Travel, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation program by Friday, Dec. 31.

Roger Emmert

Roger A. Emmert, age 68, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at his residence. He was born January 20, 1953, in Gallipolis, Ohio, to the late Eugene J. Emmert and Dorothy P. Poling Emmert. Roger graduated from Wellston High School with the class of 1971. He was a former Wellston City Police Officer and was also known as a […]