The Telegram 02 22 2023

Ondera’s move from Jackson prompts resignation from City Council

Jackson City Council is minus one of its members after the recent resignation of At-Large Councilman Jon Ondera. Ondera, who has served as an at-large city councilman in two separate stints covering a total of five years, announced his resignation during Council’s most recent meeting on Monday evening, Feb. 13. Ondera explained he and his wife, Bev, were in the […]

Wellston Service Director, Law Director positions remains vacant for now

The currently vacant Wellston city government positions of Service Director and Law Director were addressed at the most recent meeting of Wellston City Council on Thursday evening, Feb. 16. Anthony Brenner, who had been the Service Director under former Mayor Charlie Hudson, was appointed to serve as Mayor by the Wellston City Caucus of the Jackson County Republican Party’s Central […]

Tickets on sale for Markay’s Session 5 concert on Saturday, March 11


Tickets are currently on sale for Session 5 concert at the Markay Cultural Arts Center, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 11 at 7 p.m. Session 5 has premiered at the Markay in the past, including their headlining show at the 2022 Evening with the Arts event. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Advance tickets can […]

‘Treat Your Heart’ Event and Vendor Fair to be held Saturday, Feb. 25


Holzer’s “Treat Your Heart” Women’s Heart Event and Vendor Fair will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will take place at the Holzer Leadership and Innovation Institute at 254 Jackson Pike in Gallipolis. This is a free event, open to the public, with healthy heart information and fun activities held to celebrate […]

Jackson Visitors & Conventions Commission set for Monday morning, Feb. 27


The Jackson Visitors & Conventions Commission is scheduled to meet on Monday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. at the Jackson City Council Chambers (199 Portsmouth Street, Jackson). Applications for funding assistance for the purpose of attracting tourists and visitors to the city and surrounding areas are available at and shall be returned to the City of Jackson Mayor’s Office (145 […]

Two local city council incumbents have petitions rejected by BOE

With the filing deadline for partisan candidates in the 2023 Primary Election having passed, the Jackson County Board of Elections (BOE) has rejected the petitions of two local city council members. Following the Feb. 1 deadline, BOE Director Margaret Casey and Deputy Director Marsha Batey explained to The Telegram that the petitions of Republican incumbent 2nd Ward Wellston City Councilwoman, […]

Lowell Morris Lahrmer

Mr. Lowell Morris Lahrmer, age 78, of Mooresboro, NC went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 18, 2023. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Barbara Irvin Lahrmer of the home; his children: Michael Lahrmer (Bobbie) of Mooresboro, NC, Robert Lahrmer (Deanna) of China Grove, NC, John Lahrmer of Mooresboro, NC, and Elizabeth […]

Jackson Area YMCA leads community hikers to Opal Falls


The Jackson Area YMCA once again held another great community hike, this time venturing out with Joe Finch to the Coalton Wildlife Area to visit scenic Opal Falls last Saturday, Feb. 18 Special thanks go again to all who participated in the hike and to Dennis Reinhart for helping and taking pictures.

Planting callery pear trees no longer permitted in Ohio


It is now illegal to sell, grow, or plant Callery pear (also known as Bradford pear) trees in Ohio because of their invasive qualities and likelihood to cause economic or environmental harm. There is no requirement for the removal of existing plants, but the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry encourages control and removal to benefit native […]