Car, semi collide at intersection of State Route 32/139


Two local juveniles were transported to the hospital with “non-life-threatening” injuries Tuesday evening, Aug. 29, after a collision on the highway. At approximately 6:23 p.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash involving a 2003 Honda Civic and 2023 Peterbilt semi. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol report, Alexus Edwards, 17, was traveling northbound in the Honda Civic […]

Oak Hill announces some water shutoffs for Aug. 30


The Village of Oak Hill has announced that water customers on N. Bingham, Oak, North, Plum, and Norman Streets will have their water shutoff tomorrow morning Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 8-11 a.m. The village reports that those customer’s water is being shutoff due to water line work in that area.  

Section of High Street to be closed Aug. 30 for waterline repair


The City of Jackson has announced that High Street from Main Street to Wood Avenue will be closed on Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a waterline repair. The existing boil order is still in effect until further notice.  The Center for Disease (CDC) says if your local health officials issue a boil water advisory, you […]

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Card Shower requested for Oak Hill area resident Ervin Moore


A card shower is being requested for Oak Hill area resident Ervin Moore. Mr. Moore will turn 70 years old on Friday, Sept. 1 and is also recovering from colon surgery. Cards celebrating his birthday and wishing him a full and speedy recovery would be greatly appreciated. Cards should be sent to: Ervin Moore, 405 Gallia-Blackfork Road, Oak Hill, 45656.

ORCA announces expansion of service area

Regional collaboration to support Southeast Ohio’s outdoor recreation economy

The Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia (ORCA) is excited to announce Washington, Monroe, Noble, Jackson, Ross and Vinton counties and the City of Jackson have resolved to join ORCA as partners. As of last Aug. 3, the City of Wellston has also taken action to join the partnership. Although originally composed of jurisdictional members in Athens County, ORCA’s intent has […]

Contracts approved for Mill Street, Hammertown projects

The City of Jackson will be launching two major public-improvement projects as a result of action taken by Jackson City Council at its  meeting Monday evening, Aug. 28. First Council approved a $1,233,345 contract with Southern Ohio Trenching and Excavating, Inc. for Phase 3 of the Mill Street Sewer Replacement Project. Mayor Randy Evans said the project would involve installing […]

Case on hold against Thurman man who admitted to stabbing grandmother

The case against 26-year-old Dylan G. Watters, of Thurman, is essentially on hold, while he restores his competence to stand trial.  Back in April, the Jackson County Grand Jury met and returned an indictment against Watters. He is facing two second-degree felony charges of felonious assault after he admittedly stabbed his grandmother numerous times at their Madison Township home near […]

Dakota Williams protesters demonstrate outside courthouse


Friends, family members and supporters of the late Travis Dakota Williams demonstrated once again outside  the  Vinton County Courthouse last week demanding justice for the victim. The 28-year-old Jackson County resident died on July 27 following an alleged beating at a McArthur residence. On the following week, the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) charged 40-year-old James Daryl Coleman of McArthur […]

Woolum, McClurg inducted into Oak Hill Union Local School District’s Hall of Honor

Every other year, nominations are accepted for the Oak Hill Union Local School District’s Hall of Honor. This year, two Oak Hill High School graduates were inducted for 2023. To be considered for the Hall of Honor, a nomination has to be a former employee, board of education member, volunteer, patron, alumni, or others. The inductees are normally announced during […]