Oak Hill Public Library to remain closed until Monday, Nov. 7 due to COVID staff cases

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The Oak Hill Public Library will be closed until Monday, Nov. 7. Oak Hill Library Director Peggy Johnson told The Telegram that the library has four staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19.  

AEP Ohio schedules power outage for Wellston area Wednesday, Nov. 2

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The City of Wellston is reporting that AEP Ohio has scheduled an outage this week that will affect many, if not most, customers within the City of Wellston. Customers who can expect a disruption in service are receiving robo-calls from AEP; affected businesses can expect to receive calls from a representative. City employees have no access to the list of […]

Criminal charges pending for Jackson woman who reportedly struck a pedestrian and fled the scene



Preliminary reports from the Jackson Police Department (JPD) indicate a Jackson woman will likely be criminally charged after she reportedly struck a McArthur woman with her vehicle and failed to stop. The incident in question took place Monday morning, Oct. 24, at approximately 10:33 a.m. at 680 E. Main St., in the area of O’Reilly Auto Parts in Jackson. According […]

Children enjoy Wellston Lions Club’s Halloween Parade, Costume Contest

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The 67th annual Wellston Lions Club Halloween Parade and Costume Contest was held on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the intersection of First Street and Railroad Avenue in Wellston. Wellston’s John Pelletier emceed the event, while the Wellston Marching Golden Rockets provided music. The event showcased local children dressed up in costume. The children walked in a circle while they were […]

Wellston Rotary Club Senior Center Pancake Dinner set for Nov. 3

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The Wellston Rotary Club has announced that it Senior Center Pancake Dinner will be held on Nov. 3, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Wellston Senior Citizen Center. Tickets are $5 each. Presale tickets are available at the senior center and Lockard Insurance. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event.

Woman viciously attacked by three dogs in Moonville area Saturday

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According to reports from the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) and comments from the Moonville Rail Trail Association, a woman suffered serious injuries after being attacked by three dogs while biking on Shea Road between Lake Hope and Moonville on Saturday, Oct. 29. Once deputies arrived on Oct. 29, they were advised that the 64-year-old victim, who is identified as […]

Otto Crayton Weese

Otto Crayton Weese, age 96, of Steinbach, MB, passed away Monday, October 24, 2022, at Niverville Heritage Centre, Niverville, MB. He was born December 3, 1925. He is survived by one daughter and one son and their families. He is predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Violet Margaret Friesen Weese (1929 – 2018). The funeral service will be held […]

Donald Lee Welch, Sr.

Donald Lee Welch, Sr. passed away Friday, October 28, 2022, at his home. He was born October 14, 1947, in Oak Hill to the late Clarence and Mollie (Nickels) Welch.  Don was retired from SOCF and was a proud U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed hunting and working outside. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.    He […]