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Oak Hill Superintendent Jason Mantell addresses football concerns

Parents: ‘We are tired of watching our children get beaten up’

Several parents whose children are football players for the Oak Hill Oaks were at the Oak Hill Union Local School District Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The Oak Hill Oaks have canceled two varsity football games this season due to the number of injuries on the football team. The first canceled game occurred earlier this season, when […]

Jackson County Commissioners make generous investment toward local youth literacy

One organization’s visit for aid to the Jackson County Commissioners has shown how much an investment in our growing residents is valued by the county’s elected officials. Both Debby Canter and Lisa McCarty of Easterseals of Central and Southeast Ohio were welcomed to the Wednesday, Sept. 27 meeting of the Jackson County Commissioners. Easterseals, a 31-county organization founded on the […]

82nd Apple Festival was a winner

Ohio University Band, BlackHawk, big parade provide climax

The 2023 Jackson Apple Festival is now in the history books as the 82nd edition ended its five-day run late Saturday night, Sept. 23. The festival benefited from near-perfect weather during its entire run without one drop of rain falling. Overall, temperatures were warm under clear, sunny skies, but it never seemed too hot or humid and the evenings were […]

Oak Hill gets MLB/Scotts grant to renovate field

The Oak Hill Recreation League Board, Inc. had much to celebrate during a recent meeting at the Oak Hill Elementary School Media Center – and the community will get the opportunity to share in that celebration at a special event Monday, Oct. 2 on the grounds of Oak Hill Elementary School. During the Sept. 12 meeting, Board President Corey Ruby […]

Welsh heritage night celebrated at Oak Hill football game


Oak Hill High School Head Football Coach Tyler Kratzenberg (left) presents the special Oak Hill High School Welsh/Red Dragons Jersey to Oak Hill Area Chamber of Commerce President Kurtis Strickland (right) Friday evening during Welsh heritage celebration at Davis Stadium. The presentation was held during pregame ceremonies of the Oak Hill and Wavely football game. Joining them representing the Village […]

Jackson Apple Festival to wrap up 82nd year today

The 82nd Annual Jackson Apple Festival will conclude today, Saturday, Sept. 23, with a number of events and activities throughout the day. The highlight of the final day is always the Grand Finale Parade at 7:45 p.m. It is considered the largest lighted parade in Ohio. Prior to the Grand Finale Parade, Heroes 4 Higher’s Batman and his Batmobile are […]

Better days ahead for Vinton County EMS

Grant will fund move to former County Highway Garage

The Vinton County Development Department received good news Friday afternoon, Sept. 15 when Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s office announced the awarding of a $500,000 Critical Infrastructure Grant which will help fund the move of Vinton County EMS to the former County Highway Garage property at 208 Walnut St. in McArthur. One of the main benefits of the change of locations […]

Longtime board president memorialized at Lillian Jones Museum

Apple tree, plaque in front yard honors the late Janet Riegel

Many dedicated persons have stepped up over the years as directors, board members and volunteers to operate and support the Lillian Jones Museum in Jackson. Arguably, no one has given as much or played a more important role in leading and directing the museum than the late Janet Riegel of Jackson. Mrs. Riegel, who died at the age of 90 […]

24/7 view of 82nd Jackson Apple Festival

FREE Theme: ‘The Apple Butter is Churning, as the Fall Leaves are Turning!’

Total Media and the City of Jackson Visitors and Conventions Commission Board have teamed up this year to bring everyone a 24/7 live video stream (street view) of the 2023 Jackson Apple Festival. Additionally, The Telegram will be providing daily news updates/photos throughout the week on this page. A schedule of events is available on this page as well.

Driver, passenger ejected during single-vehicle crash on State Route 327

Patrol: ‘Speed appears to be a factor’

A Portsmouth man lost control of his vehicle on the morning of Monday, Sept. 18. His vehicle ended up overturning multiple times during the crash, before he, along with a passenger from Wellston, were ejected. The single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 9:18 a.m. on State Route 327 near Pattonsville Road in Jackson County. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol […]

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