Oak Hill’s McKinniss qualifies for State Track & Field Championships

Oak Hill’s Garrett McKinniss finished in the top four in the 400-meter dash to qualify for the Division III State Track & Field Championships later this week. McKinniss ran 51.12 seconds to finish fourth overall on Friday in the finals of the Division III Regional Track & Field Championships at Heath High School. Only the top four in each event […]

Ervin signs to play basketball at the University of Rio Grande

WELLSTON – From ball boy to becoming a standout player, Wellston’s Cyan Ervin made it official on Tuesday, May 9, putting pen to paper and committing to the University of Rio Grande to play basketball. Ervin said his choice to play basketball at Rio Grande was an easy one. “First of all, I thought they (Rio Grande) always believed in […]

Coaches recognized with OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Awards

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Throughout the 2022-23 school year, the coaches associations of the sports sanctioned by the Ohio High School Athletic Association selected one of their own for an OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award. Individuals selected reflect the values of sportsmanship, ethics and integrity through their professional responsibilities and are role models for student-athletes and others. The OHSAA congratulates […]

The Telegram 05 31 2023

175 Jackson High School seniors turn their tassels at Jackson


The 175 members of the Jackson High School (JHS) Class of 2023 officially became graduates during the Commencement Program on Friday evening, May 26, at Alumni Stadium. The program featured the speeches of the class’s four valedictorians. Pictured (from the left) are valedictorians Alexis Bragg, Kaydee Brown, Donald Cruse and Natalie Malone, along with JHS Principal Tyler Swackhammer. For complete […]

VCHS senior pens book to pay homage to Vinton County’s war dead

Memorial Day and Veterans Day are holidays which mean something to young Vinton County resident Alexis Hollingshead. She has put her respect and reverence for veterans into far more than lip service on those red-letter dates. As a Girl Scouts’ service project, Hollingshead has recently completed a book, entitled Fallen Heroes of Vinton County, commemorating the county residents who have […]

Wellston man charged with discharging firearm outside Corner Pub

A Wellston area man has been arrested and is facing charges following the discharge of a firearm outside the Corner Pub in downtown Jackson. On Friday, April 7, the Jackson Police Department, along with deputies of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and troopers of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a fight outside the front […]

A birthday bash to remember

30th-year Festival of Flags was one for history books

From all appearances and reports, the Oak Hill Festival of Flags experienced one of its best festivals ever this past weekend as it successfully celebrated its 30th anniversary edition Friday, May 26 through the Memorial Day afternoon on Monday, May 29. The ad hoc committee which plans and conducts the festival worked hard in advance to prepare for a special […]

Monetary donations for 2023 Jackson fireworks displays are being accepted


The Jackson Firefighters Association has once again accepted the responsibility for conducting fundraising campaigns for both of the 2023 fireworks displays in the City of Jackson. One display is held in July, while the other is in December. “As in the past, this event relies on donations from the community,” explained Jackson Fire Chief David Channell. “Any donations received this […]

Wellston Council members discuss municipal parking lot, possible billing change for water/sewer customers

Ordinance 2023-28, which proposes an appropriation of $10,000 in the City of Wellston’s General-Civil Fund for the purchase of the Louvee site and another $20,000 to fund concrete work by the city’s Infrastructure Crew in creating a new municipal parking lot at the corner of Broadway Street and Ohio Ave., recently received its third-and-final reading and was adopted in emergency […]