Larry Dunn

Larry David Dunn, age 83, of Oak Hill, went to his eternal home on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. He was born January 30, 1938, in Oak Hill to the late Edwin W. Dunn and Cordelia A. (Jenkins) Dunn.  Larry is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lois (York) Dunn; and daughter, Christa Dunn Jayjohn, both of Oak Hill; Jared […]

Winter weather results in cancellation of high school athletic contests

The late-afternoon snowfall has promoted the cancellation/postponement of all varsity athletic events scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 6, involving schools in Jackson and Vinton counties. This list includes:

Betty Dickerson

Betty Pettit Dickerson, age 81, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on January 3, 2022. She was born on August 31, 1940, in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Dave and Stella (Allen) Pettit. Betty is survived by her loving children: Yvonne (Eric) McFann, Allan and Shawn Dickerson; grandchildren: Mallory and Tyler Williams, Madison and Coty Lester, Dana Dickerson and […]


BULLETIN: Jackson County Sheriff Tedd Frazier issues Level 1 Snow Advisory. Roadways are hazardous. Motorists are advised to drive cautiously.

Jackson County GOP Committee to appoint city council vacancies Thursday, Jan. 13

Chairman Justin Lovett of the Central Committee of the Jackson County Republican Party has scheduled a meeting for Thursday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. in the City of Jackson’s Memorial Building Auditorium, of 145 Broadway St.

VC Emergency Management Agency to conduct outdoor siren testing and maintenance

The Vinton County Emergency Management Agency has announced that outdoor siren testing will be done on Monday, Jan. 31, beginning at 12 p.m.

Jackson County Common Pleas Court trial canceled Jan. 10; jurors need not report

The Jackson County Common Pleas Court has announced that a jury trial which had been scheduled to start Monday, Jan. 10, has been canceled. Therefore, prospective jurors need not report to the Court.


VC basketball games set for Thursday, Jan. 6 called off

The Vinton County Local School District has announced that the girls’ varsity basketball game scheduled for this Thursday evening, Jan. 6, between the Lady Vikings and visiting River Valley Lady Raiders has been postponed and rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 7.


Jackson County Health Department receives new supply of COVID-19 tests

Jackson County Health Commissioner Kevin Aston announced Thursday morning, Jan. 6, that the Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) now has a new supply of COVID-19 test supplies available to the public.

Jeffrey Simpson

On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, Jeffrey Linn Simpson, age 67, of Oak Hill, Ohio went to be with his heavenly father. Jeff was born on November 21, 1954, to Herb Simpson Sr. and Norma Jean (Kiser) Simpson. Jeff was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: James Vernon, Charles Vernon, Robert and Michael Simpson; one sister, Teresa Simpson; and […]