Neri hired as McArthur’s new fiscal officer

The McArthur Village Council hired Sue Neri to serve as the village’s full-time fiscal officer during its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday evening, Nov. 16, at the McArthur Fire Department’s Bingo Hall. Neri brings a long line of educational attainments and fiscal experience to the position. She holds an Associate degree in Business Management from the University of Rio Grande […]

Faces of Rescue offers Christmas Pics 4 Paws in support of Jackson County Humane Society


Faces of Rescue with Shutter the Wonder Mutt will be at the Tractor Supply in Jackson on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Christmas Pics 4 Paws Photo Event in support of the Humane Society of Jackson County. Portraits are donation-based, but a $20 donation is requested. Fifteen-minute time slots are still available, so make […]

David Long

David Long, age 72, of Jackson, Ohio passed away at his home on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, following a four-year battle with cancer. Mr. Long grew up in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He spent his career as a high school teacher and administrator, including 12 years at Red Bird Mission in Kentucky. He also served in the USMC Reserves. Additionally, he […]

Phillip Raymond Jacobs

Phillip Raymond Jacobs, 75, died unexpectedly Sunday, November 13, 2022, at the University of Louisville Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville, Kentucky. A native of Portsmouth, Ohio, he was the son of Edward Charles and Virginia Alice Mullens Jacobs. Phil graduated from Jackson High School’s Class of 1965 and Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio with a Master’s degree. He was a […]

John Thomas Kranyik

John Thomas Kranyik, age 82, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. He was born October 2, 1940, in Nelsonville, Ohio to the late Mike and Emma Belle (Pierce) Kranyik. John was a graduate of Chauncy High School where he was inducted as graduate of the year in 2014. He had […]

Fire destroys home in Wellston; smoke detectors alert occupant

A mother and her young son in Wellston lost their home, most of their belongings and their two pets, in a late-afternoon fire on Wednesday, Nov. 16. However, the presence of smoke detectors in the house may have prevented a much greater tragedy, according to a Wellston Fire Department official. Wellston city firefighters were called at 3:16 p.m. Wednesday to […]

Vinton County Senior Center makes triumphant return to public presence

The doors of the Vinton County Senior Center finally flew wide on Wednesday, Nov. 16 after well over two years of closure – but not inactivity. While the COVID-19 pandemic impacted all aspects of everyday life, none were more affected than entities centered around public gatherings and interaction. For the Vinton County Senior Center, a small organization serving mainly elderly […]