Jeffrey S. Howell, Jr. in custody following incident


At 2:03 p.m. the Jackson County Municipal Court Probation Department with assistances from local law enforcement, took 39-year-old Jeffrey S. Howell, Jr. of Oak Hill, into custody. Reportedly, Howard hadn’t fled from court, he’d been released from jail to rehab and fled at that time.    At 1:51 p.m. the Jackson County Municipal Court Probation Department, Oak Hill Police Department […]

Jackson County Board of Elections working to resolve current telephone difficulties


The Jackson County Board of Elections is currently experiencing difficulties with incoming calls. While some calls are going through, others are not. These technical problems are due to a phone system change that will expand the convenience of services the organization is able to offer, and these issues are expected to be resolved soon. The telephone number for the Board […]

Jackson County Common Pleas Court trial for Thursday, Feb. 22 canceled; jurors need not report


The Jackson County Common Pleas Court has announced that a jury trial scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 22 has been canceled. Therefore, prospective jurors need not report Thursday morning for possible duty.

Ironladies, Vikings earn memorable championships


Both the Jackson Ironladies girls’ basketball team and the Vinton County Vikings boys’ basketball team will forever be champions after earning recent victories. The Jackson Ironladies (top photo) followed up their perfect 10-0 record to claim a Frontier Athletic Conference championship by winning a Division II Sectional Tournament championship with a 74-63 victory over Hillsboro last Saturday evening at Chillicothe […]

Wellston Fitness Facility is under construction at Wellston High School campus

During the most recent meeting of the Wellston City School District Board of Education, the superintendent announced that the pre-engineered metal building for their new fitness facility at the track complex on the Wellston High School (WHS) campus has been erected. The school board has been working on this project for some time now but with many hiccups along the […]

Lillian Jones director named member of Ohio Museums’ Fellowship Program

The director of the Lillian Jones Museum in Jackson,  Ashley Aldrich, has been chosen to be a member of a new fellowship program announced by the Ohio Museums Association (OMA) aimed at providing professional development and improving communication between OMA and museum leaders across the state. Aldrich, a Jackson resident and a former high school teacher and librarian, was hired […]

Early in-person voting begins Wednesday, Feb. 21 for Primary Election

Early in-person voting for Ohio’s Primary Election on Tuesday, March 19, begins Wednesday, Feb. 21, and will continue through Sunday, March 17. During this period, county elections board offices will offer extended hours for the convenience of early in-person voters. Voters can also cast absentee ballots before March 19. This is in effect for all 88 Ohio counties, including Jackson […]

Sheriff’s Office K-9 find leads to alleged drug trafficker


A Jackson County Sheriff’s Office K-9, when deployed at the intersection of State Route 327 and State Route 32 near Wellston, led deputies to an illegal drug find on New Year’s Day. The Ohio State Highway Patrol requested K-9 Garka due on the suspicion of hidden drugs. A search of the vehicle in question resulted in the discovery of drug […]

Cub Scouts’ Chicken Noodle Dinner and Cake Auction to be held Saturday, Feb. 24


Cub Scout Pack 5058 will be hosting a Chicken Noodle Dinner and Cake Auction on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Wellston Hope Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall, located at 219 East First St. in Wellston. The dinner will be held from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., serving chicken noodles, green beans and a Gem beverage or water for $8; desserts will […]

Holzer Treat Your Heart event set Saturday, Feb. 24 at Gallipolis


The public is welcome to attend a Treat Your Heart event set for Saturday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holzer Leadership & Innovation Institute located at 254 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis. The event will feature cardiac testimonials, door prizes, food trucks, heart health information, vendor booth shopping and more! For any questions, call (740) 446-5901.

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