Baseball tournament seedings unveiled

So, I might have jinxed things a little bit when I complimented Mother Nature last week. Must have been something I said, or how I said it, but the rain and cold weather came out of nowhere, and suddenly the cancellations came.  However, at this point in the season with only a week left of baseball, surely the players and […]

Vikings break three-game losing skid with wins over Paint Valley and Nelsonville-York

McARTHUR – Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Vinton County Vikings broke a three-game losing skid, winning back-to-back games against Paint Valley and Nelsonville-York over the weekend. On Saturday, Owen Hire had a dominating performance at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored, while Austin Faught, Jackson Walker, and Gavin Clark each drove in two […]

Nancy Scott

Nancy L. Scott, age 84, of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at Primrose Memory Care in Lancaster. She was born January 5, 1939, in Columbus, Ohio, daughter of the late Robert B. Rhodes and Margaret “Peg” Kessler Rhodes. Nancy was a 1957 graduate of Wellston High School. She was an educator who received her teaching certification from Rio […]

Lady Vikings run-rule Nelsonville-York with 11-1 win

McARTHUR – The Vinton County Lady Vikings defeated the Nelsonville-York Lady Buckeyes by an 11-1 count in a Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division home contest played Friday afternoon. The VCHS Athletic Department honored senior players Karis Caudill, Madison Fannin, and Gracie Peters before the game. It was also the last regular-season contest at home for the Lady Vikings. Vinton County improved […]

Ironladies secures second in FAC with 10-2 rout against Chillicothe

JACKSON – The Jackson Ironladies pulled off the season-sweep over Chillicothe to finish second in the Frontier Athletic Conference on Friday. The Ironladies combined to score 10 runs in the fourth, fifth, and sixth to win 10-2, for their eighth victory in the conference. “We came from playing against Hillsboro last night and we saw a lot of speed from […]

Vikings third, Lady Vikings fourth at Meigs Open

POMEROY – The Vinton County boys track and field team took third place while the girls finished fourth at the Meigs Open meet last Wednesday. Will Adkins took home the top finish for the Vikings, as he scored 10 points with a first-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 43-08.25. Ryan Bowers finished fourth with a throw […]

Lady Rockets finish fifth, Rockets 12th at Meigs Open

POMEROY – The Wellston boys and girls track & field teams competed at the Meigs Open last Wednesday. The Lady Rockets claimed fifth with 56 points out of 16 teams, while the Rockets collected 26 points for a 12th-place finish out of 15 teams. Kimmi Aubrey paced the Lady Rockets with a first-place finish in the 200-meter dash with a […]

Billy Joe Wright

Billy Joe Wright, age 91, of Jackson, Ohio, went to be with his Lord on Monday, May 8, 2023, at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington CH. He was born on June 30, 1931, in Ashland, Kentucky to the late Virgil Marion and Lucy Marie (Maddox) Wright. Billy obtained his GED and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during […]

Jackson to embark on $1.18-million paving project

With the awarding of a $1-million-plus contract, the City of Jackson is on track to conduct another major street-paving program this summer. During its regular meeting on Monday evening, May 8, Jackson City Council voted unanimously to approve the administration’s request to award a $1,178,835 contract to McKee Paving & Sealing of Nelsonville to carry out the City’s 2023 Street […]

Wellston officials remind residents of rules associated with yard sale signs


Wellston City officials recently issued a reminder to residents that garage/yard sale signs are, per the city’s codified ordinances, only allowed to be placed on the premises of the sale and for no longer than three consecutive days. “Please save yourself the time and money; these signs will be removed from public property,” says the May 8 post on […]