Ironmen Alumni to honor four anniversary classes on May 27

The newly named Jackson Ironmen Alumni Association Committee is already hard at work making plans for its long-awaited 144th Reunion Program, which will be held on Saturday evening, May 27 at the Jackson Middle School Auditorium. The event is open to the public, but a blanket invitation is being made to all Jackson High School (JHS) alumni and their guests. […]

Salt Lick Village furnace project underway in Jackson

In September of 1795, the first settlers made their camps at the same location where Salt Lick Village now resides on East Broadway Street in Jackson. Within 10 years, literally hundreds of workers were working at over 20 furnaces to provide salt for the ever-growing influx of new settlers to cure their meat. Shown in this drawing is an early […]

Entire Village of Coalton under boil alert


Coalton Mayor Kim Milliken has announced that the entire Village of Coalton is under a boil alert for the next 40-48 hours. Milliken reported that there was a waterline break on Dixon Street in Coalton on Monday, Feb. 20, around 12:30 p.m. The village is working to repair the leak. Even after the water comes back on, continue to boil […]

2023 Jackson Apple Festival Theme Contest entries now accepted


The Jackson Apple Festival will be holding its annual Theme Contest for the 2023 festival. This year’s festival will be the 82nd annual Jackson Apple Festival. Anyone wishing to submit a theme may mail it to Jackson Apple Festival c/o Theme Contest, P.O. Box 488 Jackson, Ohio 45640, or you can email it to [email protected] Be sure to include your […]

Chillicothe VAMC hosts Hiring Fair to fill current vacancies

The Chillicothe VA Medical Center in Chillicothe is now hosting a weekly Hiring Fair every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chillicothe VA campus in Building 9. These weekly hiring events focus mainly on screening applicants for three positions: Nursing Assistant (NAs), Licensed Nurse Practitioner (LPNs) and Registered Nurse (RNs). This Wednesday, Feb. 22, however, the Nursing […]

Local contestants place in Ohio State Elks Hoop Shoot


The two local contestants representing Jackson Elks Lodge #466 both placed in the Ohio State Elks Hoop Shoot competition held at Newark on Saturday, Feb. 19. Waylon Delong placed second in the boys’ ages 10-11 division while Mason Malone placed third in the boys’ ages 12-13 division. Both boys had advanced to the state level by winning in the local […]

Thelma May Ruth Boswell

Thelma May Ruth Boswell, age 88, of Jackson, Ohio passed away on Friday, February 17, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones. Thelma was born August 31, 1934, in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Harry and Osa Folden. Thelma raised five children on Price Switch Road (the holler) along with her husband, Cameron Duane Boswell. Anyone who knew Thelma knew she […]