Quick Clean Laundry in Jackson struck by fire Monday afternoon


This was the scene of a fire at the Quick Clean Laundromat on Morton Street in Jackson which occurred shortly at approximately 4:15 p.m. Monday. The fire was marked as under control at 5:26 p.m. The Jackson, Liberty Township and Coalton fire departments responded. Look for more information in Wednesday’s print edition of The Telegram, on this website and on […]

BULLETIN: U.S. Route 35 exit ramp to SR 32 closed due to semi rig wreck

Travel Notice: As of 4:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, the U.S. Route 35 westbound exit ramp to State Route 32 is closed due of a semi rig rollover wreck. Motorists are urged to seek an alternate route. The exit ramp will be closed for some time for cleanup and removal of the vehicle.  (Telegram Photo by Jeremiah Shaver)  

Easter Belle (Coon) Cooper

Easter Belle (Coon) Cooper, age 94, of Oak Hill, Ohio passed away on Friday, August 4, 2023, at her home. She was born April 1, 1929, in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Lewis and Mirtle (Brofford) Coon. Easter was a Christian most of her life and was a member of the Old Country Tabernacle Church in Oak Hill for […]

Lieutricia “Pat” Willis

Lieutricia “Pat” Willis, age 93, of Jackson passed away Friday, August 4, 2023, at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. She was born June 4, 1930, in Hamilton, Ohio. Pat graduated with the class of 1948 from Notre Dame Catholic High School in Hamilton. Following graduation, she went on to college and received several degrees in the field of […]

City of Jackson issues boil advisory ahead of temporary water interruption


The City of Jackson has announced that water service will be temporarily interrupted on Tuesday, Aug. 8, around 9 a.m. in the area of Athens Street from Crossin Street to the corporation limits. The interruption should last approximately 2 hours. Following the interruption, all Jackson water customers on Athens Street from Crossin Street to the corporation limits, including Owen/Mill/Summitt/Putnam and […]

Special Weather Statement issued for Jackson, Vinton Counties


The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for Jackson and Vinton Counties. The statement is through Monday, Aug. 7, at 2:15 p.m. A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of northwestern Meigs, northwestern Gallia, Jackson, Vinton, western Athens and northwestern Lawrence Counties. Winds in excess of 40 mph and pea size hail possible. Gusty winds could knock down […]

Police respond to ‘gunshots’ fired in Wellston

FREE Incident happened on Friday, Aug. 4

In the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 4, the Wellston Police Department (WPD) was dispatched to a call of “gunshots” being fired in the 200 block of South Minnesota Avenue in Wellston. The call came in at approximately 3:53 a.m. Officers responded and discovered that a car behind a residence had been shot. Officers began to investigate the incident and […]

Tornado Watch issued for Jackson, Vinton Counties (Aug. 7, 2023)


The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a tornado watch for Jackson and Vinton Counties. The watch will remain through at least 6 p.m. this evening, Monday, Aug 7. According to the NWS, tornado watches are issued for broad areas where conditions exist for the development of twisters, while tornado warnings are issued for highly localized areas where a tornado […]