David Jones



David Brian Jones, age 60, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday, November 6th, 2021. He was born April 19th, 1961, in Gallipolis, Ohio to Juanita (Snyder) Parker and the late Evan Thomas Jones. David is survived by his wife of 42 years, Debbie (Cameron) Jones; his children: Candy Jean Jones (Jamie Mansel), David (Amanda) […]

Sally Close



Sally Faye Close, age 84, of Ray, Ohio, passed away Saturday, November 6, 2021, at her home. She was born June 12, 1937, in Magoffin County, Kentucky, daughter of the late Woodrow Hale and Perlia Shepherd Hale. Sally Faye was a former employee of Kuppenheimer Manufacturing Company, and then later retired from Kenworth, where she was employed for 25 years. Sally […]

Joe Evans Road section to close Wednesday, Nv. 10 for culvert replacement work



A section of Madison Township Road 122 in Jackson County (Joe Evans Road) at 1726 Joe Evans Road will be closed at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, due to a culvert replacement project.

Lori Turner



Lori Lynn Turner, 55, of Portsmouth, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at the Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. She was born July 30, 1966, in Lucasville, Ohio to the late Ray and Mary Skaggs Turner. Lori was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Sharon Smith; and four grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters: Heather […]

Rhonda Bailey



Rhonda Lee Bailey, 58, of Jackson, passed away Friday, November 5, 2021, at the Holzer Medical Center of Jackson. She was born December 9, 1962, in Cherry Point, North Carolina to Ronald (Lynn) Speakman and Gloria Jean Brown Speakman. Rhonda was loud, strong and at times, and was even a little mouthy. She enjoyed crocheting and word puzzles, loved animals, […]

Ronald Evans



Ronald Keith Evans, 84, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family Thursday, November 4, 2021. He was born October 27, 1937, in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Vinton R. and Mary M. Davis Evans. He was a 50-year member of the Masons, serving as the Past Master of the Portland Lodge F&AM #366 and as the […]

Jeffrey Grimes



Jeffrey Layne Grimes, 63, of Jackson, passed away Friday, November 5, 2021, at the Adena Regional Medical Center of Chillicothe. He was born November 4, 1958, in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Jack and Maxine Brunton Grimes. He was a 1977 graduate of the Jackson High School and was a member of Pastor Barry Benson’s Church of God in Wellston. […]

Health Department, school district partnering for youth COVID vaccinations



The Vinton County Health Department (VCHD) is partnering with the Vinton County Local School District to provide Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to students ages 5 to 11. 

Sharon Beatty



Sharon Lynn (Hughes) Beatty, 50, of Jackson, formerly of Oak Hill, passed away Thursday, October 28, 2021, at her residence after battling COVID. She was a 1989 graduate of Oak Hill High School and the Buckeye Hills Career Center. She was born June 2, 1971, to Katherine Sue Hughes and the late William Hughes in Ft. Campbell, Ky. She was […]