Strong winds knock out power, take down trees across Jackson, Vinton Counties


At this hour, 12 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, there are a number of people in the dark after strong winds moved through the area. The wind has taken down a number of trees across Jackson, and Vinton Counties causing power outages and impassable roadways. There are 1,927 AEP Ohio customers in Jackson County without power, while neighboring Vinton County […]

Local weather alerts issued for Jackson, Vinton Counties


The National Weather Service has issued a number of weather alerts for Jackson and Vinton Counties. Jackson County:   – High Wind Warning until Saturday, March 4 at 3 a.m.. Winds will be southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will […]

The Telegram 03 04 2023

Osborne-Smith named President of OJFSDA

Jackson County Department of Job and Family Services Director Tammy Osborne-Smith was recently elected President of the Ohio Job and Family Services Directors’ Association (OJFSDA) Executive Board.   OJFSDA’s mission is to communicate key issues and solutions regarding the delivery of social services to Ohio policymakers, legislators and other decision makers. As President, she will lead the board as they oversee […]

Jackson County’s new Emergency Dispatch Center nearing completion

Sheriff Tedd Frazier says the site will be operational by June

A few of Jackson County’s first-responder leaders recently gathered with the Jackson County Board of Commissioners inside what will soon be the new Emergency Dispatch Center, located on the top floor of the B.J. Allison Public Health Center on Main Street in Jackson, to cut the ribbon, so to speak. Commissioners Donnie Willis, Paul Haller, and Jon Hensler were joined […]

Wellston Council presented legislation to purchase Louvee

Members of Wellston City Council were faced with an item of legislation Thursday night, March 2, that would result in the city purchasing the former Louvee Theater at 103 Ohio Ave. for $10,000. Despite there being an emergency clause attached, the decision was ultimately made to only conduct a first reading to allow input from the public at future meetings. […]

106 guns seized at Wellston area residence

What began as a call about an accidental shooting at a rural residence near Wellston last weekend turned instead into a major criminal case involving what is surely one of the largest confiscations of firearms in local history. Jackson County Sheriff Tedd Frazier reports that Michael S. Keck, 71, of 275 Frank Smith Road, Wellston, faces possibly multiple charges after […]

Commissioners, Holzer renew agreement regarding treatment for low-income individuals

Holzer Medical Center-Jackson and the Jackson County Board of Commissioners recently renewed an agreement regarding the availability of healthcare services for those unable to pay. This agreement is required to be revised and updated every two years. The agreement, addressed during the March 1 Commissioners’ meeting, says the Board of Directors of Holzer Health System have made a commitment to […]

Young Jackson man sentenced to 8 years in prison for pandering obscenity


Jerico Wiseman, 21, of 36 Payne St., Jackson, has been sentenced to a total of eight years in prison by Jackson County Common Pleas Court Judge Christopher J. Regan. He had previously waived his right to a jury trial and entered guilty pleas to four of the 20 felony counts facing him. Wiseman was one of four local men indicted […]

2023 Jackson Apple Festival Theme Contest voting underway


The Jackson Apple Festival is currently conducting its annual Theme Contest for the 2023 festival – and the contest has now entered its second stage. Earlier, the public was invited to submit themes and that deadline passed on Tuesday, Feb. 28. All entries were narrowed down and a live vote of the finalists began on Friday, March 3 on the […]