Oak Hill High School announces 2023 honor graduates


Mr. Randy Layton, Principal of Oak Hill High School, has announced the honor graduates for the Class of 2023. The valedictorians of this year’s graduating class are Ms. Holly Barger, Mr. Garren Brown, Ms. Abby Donley, Mr. Aiden Hall, Ms. Abigail Hanning, Ms. Jordan Howard, Ms. Paige Hughes, Ms. Kaydee Johnson, Ms. Amelia Michael, Mr. Reagan Michael and Mr. Rylan […]

Wellston mayor’s race, levies highlight light Primary

New polling places for voters in Jackson, Wellston school districts

A contest for Wellston mayor, a countywide levy to benefit the Jackson County Health Department and municipal levies in both the City of Wellston and the Village of Coalton are main decisions local voters will make in the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 2  in Jackson County. The presence of the countywide Health Department levy means that all polling places […]

Wild Turkey Festival chooses Total Media as 2023 Grand Marshal

The Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival Committee voted to honor the Total Media staff as the grand marshals of the upcoming 2023 festival. The festival will take place Thursday through Sunday,  May 4-7 on the downtown streets of McArthur. Total Media/Jackson County Broadcasting is a Jackson-based company having several media platforms which fully serve Vinton County. These include The Telegram […]

ODNR to celebrate improvements of Wellston Recreation Complex


On Saturday, April 29 at 9 a.m., ODNR and numerous local dignitaries will officially celebrate the improvements made to the Wellston Recreation Complex with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Complex can be found at 700 N. Minnesota Ave. in Wellston. The Wellston Recreation Complex project is funded by the Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization (AMLER) Program provided by the U. S. […]

The Telegram 04 29 2023

Jury finds Nickell guilty of multiple rapes of juvenile

Judge hands down 43-year maximum sentence following jury trial

A Jackson County Common Pleas Jury has found a Jackson man guilty of multiple sex-related crimes and as a result has been ordered to spend 43 years in prison. According to Jackson County Common Pleas Court records, Robert J. Nickell, 50, formerly of Chillicothe Pike, Jackson was found guilty of three counts of rape, a 1st-degree felony; one count of […]

Shandi Cooper

Shandi Cooper, age 37, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2023, unexpectedly. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home.  

Hamden Spring Cleanup Day set Saturday morning, April 29


The Village of Hamden is conducting a Spring Cleanup Day this Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. Village residents and property owners can call the Village Office to arrange a pickup.

Jackson man accused of child-sex-related crimes released on OR bond; trial set for August

George Randall Carroll, 72, of 563 Cutlip Road, Jackson, who is facing three child-sex-related charges in Jackson County Common Pleas Court, was recently released on an own-recognizance (OR) bond following his arraignment proceedings. Jackson County Prosecutor Randy Dupree submitted this case to the Grand Jury for consideration on Feb. 17. Carroll is facing two counts of gross sexual imposition, fourth-degree […]

Open Rail puts on spectacular performance at Markay Cultural Arts Center


The Markay Cultural Arts Center would like to congratulate Open Rail for another fantastic show on Saturday night, April 22 and wishes a ‘thank you’ to everyone who came out to the show; the support of the community is paramount to the theater’s success! Upcoming shows at the Markay include: Apple City Players Presents: Play On, Fleetwood 2 The Max […]