Teenage driver involved in consecutive wrecks on SR 93 near Wellston

The Jackson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle crash on State Route 93 near Wellston in which the involved teenage driver fled the scene and then crashed again a mile east of the first crash scene. Both crashes occurred on State Route 93 in Milton Township west of Wellston and occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. […]

Suspicious person taken into custody in area of Campbell’s Market in McArthur

The McArthur Police Department (MPD) took a male individual into custody last week who turned out to have an active warrant for his arrest. On Thursday, May 10, MPD Officers were dispatched to the area of Campbell’s Market on West Main Street in reference to a suspicious person possibly under the influence. Officers arrived on scene and located the male […]

Ell Arnett

Ell Arnett, 64, of Jackson, Ohio, formerly of Claypool, Indiana passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 14, 2023. He was born March 18, 1959, in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to the late Adam and Maria Johnson Arnett. Ell grew up in Prestonsburg, KY and was a manager of a grocery store. He moved to Indiana, where he owned and operated two convenience stores […]

Ohio House speaker, JCEDP honor Oak Hill’s sesquicentennial


Stacy Camp takes over as Wellston’s new Service Director

Wellston’s new Safety/Service Director, Stacy L. Camp, officially took the reins on May 8, less than one week after Wellston Mayor Anthony Brenner emerged victorious on the Republican ticket in the Primary Election over challenger Tom Clark. Camp is 49 years old and a native of Vinton County. He and his wife Melissa currently reside in Radcliff, which is an […]

Ironmen Clinic moves upward with new facility

Thanks to a continued partnership between Adena Health System and Jackson City Schools, the student-focused Ironmen Clinic has officially opened its new location. Formerly located inside the Jackson Middle School building, the clinic has moved to the unused portion of the Center for Student Achievement building, which can also be found on the middle school property. In December 2022, Jackson […]

JCEDP moves meeting in salute to Oak Hill’s sesquicentennial celebration

The Jackson County Economic Development Partnership (JCEDP) recently moved its April board meeting to the Liberty Theatre Community Center in Oak Hill to recognize and celebrate the  village’s sesquicentennial anniversary. The event, conducted on Friday, April 21 over the noon hour, included a business meeting and broadcast by WKOV 96.7 FM personality Matt McKee and Total Media’s Digital Media Director […]

Markay hosting paintings by Pamela S. Conley

FREE Exhibit: ‘Before They're Gone’ to be on display through May

The Markay Cultural Arts Center in Jackson held an opening art reception in the gallery for Gallipolis resident Pamela S. Conley on Thursday, May 4. Conley was born in Fort Wayne, IN in 1954. She grew up with an intense interest in learning especially about the wildlife in the surrounding woods and farmland. This led to a degree in Biology […]

Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing to be held Friday, June 23


The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce’s Golf Outing will return in 2023 on Friday, June 23 at 8:30 a.m. at the Franklin Valley Golf Course near Jackson. The cost will be $65 per golfer, which includes a catered lunch from Smokin’ Butts BBQ. Door prizes and skill games will also be available. If you are interested in becoming a hole […]

‘Ancient People in the Oak Hill Area’ program back on for May 25


The Oak Hill Public Library will be hosting Dr. Jonathan E. “Jeb” Bowen, an archaeologist with the Clarke-May Museum (Circleville), on Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m. The program was on, then postponed, but now it’s officially back on again. Dr. Bowen will be presenting a program call “Ancient People in the Oak Hill Area.” The program is in honor […]