Coalton hires new utilities clerk

The Village of Coalton has hired a new utilities clerk as the village’s long-time water/sewer/court clerk is set to retire at the end of the month.

Jackson city union ratifies new 3-year labor contract

The City of Jackson and the union which serves members of Local 3619 of the AFSCME Ohio Council 8, AFL-CIO, Local 3619 have reached an agreement on a new 3-year labor contract. This union represents all unionized city employees except for the city’s supervisors and police department, each of which have their own unions and operate under separate contracts.

Lily K. Wilburn

Lily K. Wilburn, 81, of Sebring, Florida, passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, at her residence. She was born in Annapolis, Maryland, Oct. 5, 1940, to parents Royal Lee and Kathyrn (Alton) Sweeney and had lived in Sebring for 28 years. From 1973 to 1994, Lily and her husband Jim made their home on Bethel Ridge Road in Jackson County, […]

Eric Ousley

Eric Ousley, age 71 of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2022. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home of Jackson, Ohio   

Autumn Phillips

Autumn Nicole Phillips, age 23, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 13, 2022. She was born on February 25, 1999, to Sandra Peoples and Terry Phillips in Chillicothe, Ohio. Autumn was a 2017 graduate of Ironton High School. Autumn was a fervent reader who loved losing herself in the fantasy world of a good book. Autumn had a talent and passion […]

Michael Zinn

Michael Eugene Zinn, age 30, of Hamden, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2022, at his home.  He was born December 2, 1991, in Gallipolis, Ohio to Dale Eugene Zinn and Cindy Sue Martin Mullins.  Michael was a 2009 graduate of Vinton County High School.  He loved fishing and also enjoyed playing video games, drawing, and spending time with his family, […]

Fall Sports Preview inside today’s edition

Today’s edition of The Telegram will include a full section dedicated to preview coverage of the fall sports teams at Jackson, Wellston, Oak Hill, and Vinton County high schools.


Walter ‘Bub’ Norris chosen as new At-Large Wellston City Councilman

The vacancy on Wellston City Council has been filled, as Walter “Bub” Norris was recently selected via a majority vote of Council over Kathy Helm, who was the only other individual to express interest in filling the At-Large spot.


JHS senior Jade Winters is the newest student representative to the Jackson Board of Education

With the 2022-2023 school year now officially underway in Jackson, a new student representative to the Jackson City Schools Board of Education has been chosen.

Wellston Council meets in special session to address multiple items of legislation

On the agenda: Aug. 9, 2022

A special meeting of Wellston City Council was conducted recently to address several items of proposed legislation, including a much-needed resolution rectifying the fuel-budget shortfalls in various departments due to higher-than-anticipated price hikes.