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Ohio University announces 2022 summer graduates

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The following local and area students graduated from Ohio University in summer 2022. Cole Sexton of Oak Hill, OH, graduated with an AA (Associate in Arts – Social Science Emphasis) from Ohio University’s University College. Brittany Brnjic of Jackson, OH, graduated with an AAS (Associate in Nursing) from Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions. Erin Poetker of Jackson, […]

Gary Keller notches his second career hole-in-one

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Longtime Jackson County resident Gary Keller (pictured) is smiling because he had just achieved every golfer’s dream — a hole-in-one — on Thursday, Nov. 10 on Hole #14 at the Jaycee Golf Course in Chillicothe. His feat was witnessed by Steve Brown and Monte Gilliland. Keller used a 6-iron club to ace the 160-yard hole, and it was actually his […]

Sylvester Memorial Wellston Public Library announces new additions

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Below is a list of books recently added to Sylvester Memorial Wellston Public Library.   Fiction Wyoming Homecoming – Diana Palmer A Christmas Deliverance – Anne Perry Clive Cussler’s The Sea Wolves Desert Star – Michael Connelly Christmas at the Amish Market – Shelley Shepard Gray Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine – Janet Evanovich Racing the Light – Robert […]

Wellston Public Library offering Gnome Ornament Take-and-make kits to visitors

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Visitors of the Sylvester Memorial Wellston Public Library can stop to receive a Gnome Ornament Take-and-Make Kit! The ornament kit will include everything that is needed to create a gnome ornament, including fabric, trimmings, and instructions. This is a craft for all skill levels, and best of all, it is free! The kit will be available at the Circulation Desk […]

Kid Kringle performances this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10, 11 at Markay Cultural Arts Center

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The Apple City Players will present their final two performances of Kid Kringle this weekend at the Markay Cultural Arts Center in downtown Jackson. Performances are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. Adult tickets are $15 and all youths 18 and under can attend for free with advance reservations. Please call […]

Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau to hold Annual Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 11

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The Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau is excited to host its 5th Annual Free Breakfast with Santa event at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, located at 96 Meadow Run Road in Wellston. This breakfast will take place on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Kids will see Mrs. Claus, have a free hot pancake, sausage and milk breakfast provided by […]

80th Annual D.M. Davis Carol Sing to be held Wednesday, Dec. 7

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The 80th Annual D.M. Davis Carol Sing will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 7 beginning at 7 p.m. at Jackson Middle School. This tradition is a night of music and singing for the holiday season, complete with carols, new holiday tunes, baked goods and more. More details and a link to livestream of the event will be provided soon via […]

Downtown Jackson Cookie Walk to be held Thursday, Dec. 8

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The Jackson Downtown Association is inviting the public to attend the 2022 Downtown Jackson Cookie Walk in historic Jackson on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are available to purchase at Apple City Artisans, located at 276 Main St. in Jackson for $7 each. You must have a ticket to get your one cookie from each […]

Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home to present ‘Christmas Cheer From Yesteryear’ this Thursday

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The Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home in Jackson will be hosting its 12th Annual “Christmas Cheer from Yesteryear” event on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. There will be free horse-drawn carriage rides through the downtown streets of Jackson, a live nativity scene, performances by the Jackson High School Choir, memorial ornaments, and luminaries. Free hot cocoa and candy […]

JHS Cheerleaders brave chill for charity

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On a very cold Saturday morning, Nov. 19, the Jackson High School Cheerleaders donated their time to collect donations for the Jackson County Homelessness Committee (JCHC) as their Giving Tuesday project. The donations will help JCHC serve many needy local families by providing emergency hotel stays, paying rent payments to prevent a homeless situation and by placing families in one […]


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