GOP picks Dupree for Prosecutor

Central Committee prefers lifelong resident with prosecutorial experience

After quite a few years of paying his professional and political dues, Wellston attorney Randy Dupree achieved a major personal triumph Friday evening, Jan. 13, when the leadership of the Jackson County Republican Party made him their clear choice to serve as the new Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney. In a meeting conducted at the Jackson County Republican Party headquarters in […]

Jackson County GOP recommends reappointment of Newell to Elections Board

Jackson resident Kida Newell has won local support from the leadership of the Jackson County Republican Party to continue as a member of the Jackson County Board of Elections. On Friday evening, Jan. 13, the members of the Jackson County Republican Party’s Executive Committee voted to recommend Newell for a new 4-year term as a Republican-appointed member of the Jackson […]

12 years in the making, Wellston downs Vinton County in instant classic

WELLSTON — Cyan Ervin vividly remembered the last time Wellston took down its arch-rival Vinton County.  He was a ball boy that night the Golden Rockets escaped with a 54-53 victory…back on January 14, 2011.  Fast forward to his senior year, he’s the featured player that is breaking school records and on the verge of potentially becoming the school’s all-time […]

Top 10 games/moments from 2022 calendar season, part 2

We are officially a week and a half into 2023, which still seems bizarre. Is anyone still writing 2022 on certain things? I know I have a couple of times.  The turn of the calendar signifies a time for a new start and new memories to be made. But I’ll be the first to admit that 2022 was a pretty […]

Lady Vikings lose to Meigs in OT

POMEROY – The Vinton County Lady Vikings were outscored 12-4 in the overtime session as they dropped a 65-57 Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division girls’ basketball game at Meigs on Thursday night. With the score tied, 53-53 at the end of regulation-play ended, Meigs outscored Vinton County 12-1 the rest of the way. The Lady Marauders tied the game with 45 […]

Oaks drop non-conference contest to East

OAK HILL — Night in and night out, Oak Hill continues showing signs of improvement from where it began the season.  The effort is there, and the wins will come. But Wednesday was not the day.  Despite out-rebounding and taking more shots on the evening, the Oaks couldn’t connect enough times on their chances and suffered a 34-18 loss to […]

Rockets win second straight with blowout win over Athens

ATHENS – The Wellston Golden Rockets had a dominant first-half performance and powered its way to a 62-38 victory over Athens on Tuesday night. With the win, Wellston improved to 5-6 on the season and 2-3 in Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division play. The Rockets were the first to score on a three-pointer by Cyan Ervin, followed by a steal and […]

Vikings stay perfect in TVC-Ohio with 76-37 win over River Valley

McARTHUR – The Vinton County Vikings got off to a quick start against River Valley in a Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division matchup on Tuesday night and never looked back on the way to a 76-37 win. Bradyn Cain had only one conventional field goal in the game for the Vikings but drained six shots from three-point range, including five in […]