Ironladies advance to sectional finals with win over McClain

JACKSON – The Jackson Ironladies and McClain Lady Tigers split in their series during the regular season and on Monday, the Ironladies survived a battle against the Lady Tigers in a Division II sectional semifinal volleyball match. Needless to say, the match lived up to its billing, as the two sides combined for 31 ties and nine lead changes for […]

Lady Vikings defeat Wellston in three sets to advance to sectional finals

The Vinton County Lady Vikings defeated the Wellston Lady Rockets 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-12) in a Division II in a sectional semifinal on Monday night. Wellston ends the season with a 4-19 mark, including three losses to Vinton County. The Lady Vikings are 12-11 on the season and will now play in the sectional championship on Wednesday night at Sheridan […]

Jackson advances to sectional final in nailbiting victory

JACKSON — The third time truly proved to be the charm.  Jackson and Hillsboro squared off on the soccer pitch, but it was the first time that Jackson emerged victorious.  After tying the first time and taking a loss in the second matchup, the Ironmen rose up to the challenge and ended the Indians’ season with a 1-0 victory in […]

Ironmen cross country captures second at FAC Championships

GREENFIELD – The Jackson Ironmen cross country team finished in second place with 56 points at the Frontier Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday, hosted by McClain. Chillicothe won the team title with 30 points, while Corbin Winkle of Hillsboro captured the individual title in 16:40.00. Matthew Gibson and Griffin Peters were the first Ironmen to finish the race. Gibson placed […]

Vikings cross country team wins TVC-Ohio championship, girls third

STEWART – Vinton County’s Samuel Boyd was the first to cross the finish line and then he watched as his cross country teammates finished behind him at the Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division championship meet at Federal Hocking High School last Saturday. All five scoring runners for Vinton County had a top-10 finish to win the conference championship with 21 points. […]

The Telegram 10 19 2022

Ironmen turn in a championship performance

The Jackson Ironmen football players were a happy bunch immediately following the team’s 63-21 victory over the Washington C.H. Blue Lions in a showdown game last Friday night at Alumni Stadium. Both teams entered the game unbeaten in the Frontier Athletic Conference and the Ironmen’s victory assures them of at least a share of the conference championship. A win at […]

Jackson School officials address complaints that a student was denied a school lunch

Superintendent: Lunch denial allegation ‘simply not true’

Though officials with the Jackson City School District had already addressed the matter via a robo-call shortly after the incident took place, Superintendent Phil Howard and District Food Service Director Jackie Hughes offered further insight during a recent meeting of the Board of Education. The issue at hand stems from a Facebook post made by the parent of a Jackson […]

Wellston Council considering increased annual payment to JCEDP, offer to sell solid waste district property, updated agreement with MWB

On the agenda: Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022

There were several items of business addressed during the most recent meeting of Wellston City Council, including a resolution proposing an increased annual payment to the Jackson County Economic Development Partnership (JCEDP), an offer the city has reportedly received to sell the property along South New Hampshire Avenue that houses the Gallia-Jackson-Meigs-Vinton (GJMV) Solid Waste Management District office, and the […]

Halloween pumpkins on parade in Oak Hill Saturday night


The spirit of Halloween was alive last Saturday night at Central Memorial Park in Oak Hill when the Oak Hill Area Chamber of Commerce conducted its 10th Annual Pumpkin Walk. Pictured are the winners in the various pumpkin-decorating categories. From the left are Candas Pittman, who won Best Carved Pumpkin; Whitley Barry, who won Scariest Pumpkin; JoLee Miller, who won […]