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UPDATE: Barricaded suspect dies after being shot by deputy

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The identity of the male suspect who was shot during an “officer-involved shooting” has been released. The suspect and decedent has been identified as 31-year-old William E. Beach, Jr. of 1818 Jisco West Road, Jackson. Beach died Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 31, after being shot by a Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputy at his residence following a long standoff with law […]

Counterfeit money reportedly passed in Vinton County, City of Wellston

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Just one day following reports of counterfeit money being used at businesses in Vinton County, the Wellston Police Department (WPD) announced a similar situation had unfolded in its jurisdiction as well. A Facebook post from the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) on Tuesday, Jan. 31 states the agency had received multiple reports of fake money being used at local businesses […]

Barricaded suspect dies following ‘officer-involved shooting’ at Jackson area residence Tuesday afternoon

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The Special Investigations Unit of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) has been called in to investigate an episode in Jackson County Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 31, which resulted in a male suspect dying after being shot in an “officer-involved shooting.” Jackson County Sheriff Tedd Frazier, who was among the law enforcement officers on the scene, provided limited […]

Jackson Township Board of Trustees to meet Thursday, Feb. 2

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The Jackson Township Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. at the township house. This meeting is being held to discuss a fire protection contract and the purchase and financing of equipment.

David Avenue section in Jackson to be closed Wednesday to natural gas work project

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The City of Jackson has announced that David Avenue will be closed between State Street and Oak Street on Wednesday, Feb. 1, due to an ongoing project with Columbia Gas.

Travel Notice: Jisco West Road between Harrison and Pennington Roads closed

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The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that at this time (3:17 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023) a section of Jisco West Road between Harrison Road and Pennington Road will be closed for an extended period of time. Motorists are urged to seek an alternate route of travel and to avoid the area. The Telegram is working to obtain […]

Plea hearing set in Vinton County for double-murder defendant



Close to one year after a double homicide was committed in the Village of McArthur, one of the two defendants charged in the matter is set to appear in Vinton County Common Pleas Court for a plea hearing. Shania Nicole Jones, 27, of Wellston, is scheduled to appear before Judge James P. Salyer Wednesday morning, Feb. 1 at 9 a.m. […]

Mother of four-year-old who died of alleged drug overdose sentenced to 5 to 7 ½ years in prison



The mother of a young child who died of a drug overdose back in June 2021, was recently sentenced by Jackson County Common Pleas Court Judge Christopher J. Regan to a prison term of five-to-seven-and-a-half years in prison. Jasmine R. Musick, 24, of Wellston, was indicted by a Jackson County Grand Jury on Aug. 13, 2021, on charges of involuntary […]

Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce to host Bowling Night on Friday, Feb. 17

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Join the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce for their second annual Bowling Night tournament on Friday, Feb. 17, at 5 p.m.! The tournament will be held at LeEllas Lanes of Wellston, at 15 N. Park Ave. Entry will cost $50 per four-person team. Chamber members who are interested in participating may register their team by calling 740-286-2722, emailing [email protected] or […]

Bundy Elementary School Carnival to be held Friday, March 10

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Bundy Elementary School of Wellston will host a Bundy Carnival on Friday, March 10 at its location at 527 S. Missouri Ave. in Wellston. Games with prizes will be available from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A live auction will begin at 7:30 p.m.; a silent auction and a ticket auction will also be held. Food will be available for […]


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