Mobile bear making rounds in Jackson County

There have now been at least five reported sightings of an itinerant Black Bear which paid a visit to Jackson and Jackson County late last week. The Jackson Police Department (JPD) received reports Thursday morning, June 1, of the bear being seen in two different locations – shortly after 12 a.m. on Mt. Zion Road near the Mt. Zion Animal […]

Motorcyclist killed in early-morning crash in Wellston

A young Wellston area man was killed when his motorcycle crashed in the early-morning hours of Sunday, June 4. According to the Jackson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, troopers responded to a one-vehicle, fatality-related crash at 1:14 a.m. involving a motorcycle on State Route 93 in the city of Wellston at or near the Driving Park Road intersection. […]

Jackson citizens can ‘bearly’ contain themselves

An unexpected visitor made at least two appearances in Jackson this past Thursday morning, June 1, and caused quite a stir. Seemingly, the visitor dominated conversations on the street corners, across the backyard fences, in the customer-service lines, and around the office coolers. Of course, social media blew up on computers and the cell-phones. No, the President did not stop […]

Teacher/coach, band director, news editor enter ‘Hall of Honor’

A charismatic music leader, a popular and hugely successful educator and coach, and a longtime and dedicated local journalist were inducted into the Jackson City School District’s Hall of Honor at the beginning of this year’s Jackson High School (JHS) Alumni Program on Saturday evening, May 27 at the Jackson Middle School Auditorium. The latest Hall of Honor inductees – […]

Wellston High School seniors turn their tassels


From high school students to graduates, members of the Wellston High School (WHS) Class of 2023 ceremoniously turn their tassels at the direction of Principal Shane Stevens at the closing of the WHS Commencement Program on Friday evening, May 26. For complete coverage, see pages B4 and B5 inside today’s edition. 

Wellston Main Street begins ‘Friends of Main Street’ membership drive

FREE Launches discount card involving Wellston businesses

Wellston Main Street has launched its first ever “Friends of Main Street” membership drive alongside a discount to 18 businesses in the City of Wellston as a perk for joining. Wellston Main Street President Tina Stroud, who is a business owner herself, told The Telegram that the 2023 membership drive is open to all individuals, families, and businesses. “When you […]

Lake Hope State Park plans weekend events


Lake Hope State Park of Vinton County will host several programs this weekend which are open to the public. Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4. On Saturday there will be an event called Roly-Poly Races that will take place from 11 a.m. until noon. Known as isopods, roly-polys or pill bugs, these ancient creatures have many fascinating secrets that […]

Correction: Kaydee Brown recipient of Dwight W. Jones Scholarship at Jackson High School


In a recent edition of The Telegram, it was incorrectly reported that Sarah Parks was the recipient of the annual Dwight W. Jones Family Scholarship which was received by Sarah Parks. Actually, the recipient was Kaydee Brown. The Telegram apologizes for the error.

TLC Ministries begins Free Summer Meal Program for kids on Monday, June 5


Transforming Lives thru Christ (TLC) Ministries will be offering free summer meals for kids from Monday, June 5 to Friday, Aug. 11. Families can pick up these breakfast and lunch meals on Mondays and Fridays only; families will receive four breakfasts and four lunches on Monday and will receive the remaining three breakfasts and three lunches on Friday. Children do […]

Buckeye Hills Career Center to host upcoming Broadband Listening Sessions


The Buckeye Hills Regional Council will host a series of broadband listening sessions across southern and eastern Ohio from Tuesday, May 30 through Thursday, June 22. “These listening sessions are an opportunity for all Ohioans to share the issues they face, as well as possible solutions, to accessing internet services whether those issues are affordability, access to services, access to […]

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