Winter Weather Advisory issued for Jackson, Vinton Counties


The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Jackson and Vinton Counties.  The advisory is in effect from 9 p.m. tonight Monday, Jan. 30 to at least noon tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 31. Meteorologists are expecting mixed precipitation. Total snow and sleet accumulations of up to two inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Plan on slippery […]

Robert Vaughn “Bob” Kirby

Robert Vaughn “Bob” Kirby, age 75, of Wellston passed away Sunday, January 29, 2023, at his residence. He was born August 9, 1947, in Hamden, Ohio, son of the late James H. Kirby and Mary Ellen Bolar Kirby. Bob retired from Austin Powder, where he was employed for several years. He had a funny personality and always loved to joke […]

GOP Northern Caucus chooses Service Director Brenner for unexpired term of Wellston Mayor

Complete Story: The City of Wellston has a newly appointed mayor. The Northern Caucus of the Jackson County Republican Party Central Committee voted on Friday evening, Jan. 27, to appoint Anthony Brenner of Wellston to fill the unexpired term of Wellston Mayor. This story includes videos, more photos, and additional details.

City of Wellston changing hours of operations

FREE Open Monday through Thursday; trash schedule changes

Beginning the week of Monday, Feb. 6, the City of Wellston will move forward with new operating hours. Wellston Mayor Anthony Brenner, who previously served as Wellston City Service Director, had announced his plans for new operating hours during a Wellston City Council meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19. During that meeting, Brenner mentioned that the City of Wellston would be […]

4th Annual Quilt Show returns to Liberty Lane Quilting


Purveyors of an often-overlooked art concept will be delighted to hear that Liberty Lane Quilting’s 4th Annual Quilt Show is back for 2023! The exhibition is being presented in cooperation with the Wesleyan Quilters Group. The Quilt Show, which will run until Friday, Feb. 17 at Liberty Lane Quilting, is open to the public and will feature a People’s Choice […]

JHS Coach Max Morrow gains 100th career victory


Jackson boys’ basketball coach Max Morrow won his 100th career win in style last Friday night as the Ironmen defeated Greenfield McClain 70-39 before the largest home crowd of the season. Morrow, in spite of his youth, is second on the all-time wins list for Ironmen boys’ basketball coaches, trailing only the late Dave Fisher. After Friday night’s win, Morrow […]

Retired JHS Athletic Director Pat Stevens honored


Retired Jackson High School Athletic Director Pat Stevens (center) was honored by the Jackson High School and the Jackson Schools’ Athletic Department prior to the Ironmen’s boys’ basketball game against Greenfield McClain last Friday night. Jan. 27. Stevens retired at the end of December after a long career as an athletic director at Greenfield McClain (17 years) and the past […]

Keirsten Williamson art exhibit on display at Jackson City Library until Friday, Feb. 10


  The art of Hope Haven School’s Keirsten Williamson (pictured) is now on display at the Jackson City Library until Friday, Feb. 10. This exhibit, which was unveiled on Thursday, Jan. 19, features the delightful works of a local artist – one who has previously used her considerable abilities to benefit her fellow classmates and school. Handmade calendars were sold […]

Event aimed at addressing homelessness set for Jan. 31 at Jackson’s CUMC


Anyone experiencing homelessness in Jackson County – those sleeping in a car, truck, or van, living in a tent, or staying in an abandoned building – are encouraged to attend an event at the Jackson Christ United Methodist Church (CUMC) geared toward addressing the issue. The event will be held at 150 Portsmouth St., Jackson on Tuesday, Jan. 31 from […]

Sharon June “Mapes” Tipton

Sharon June “Mapes” Tipton, age 85, of Jackson, OH passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, January 28, 2023. She was born on November 22, 1937, on Wood Avenue in Jackson to the late Edwin and Jessalyn Mapes. Sharon graduated from Jackson High School in 1955 and began her career with the City of Jackson. She retired in 1995 […]