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Ironladies, Vikings earn memorable championships

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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 […]

TPC announces intent to move into IronOak Center

Many residents continue to express disapproval to Village Council


(Editor’s Note: This is the first of the two-part story about the Oak Hill Village Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13 in which the main topic was the proposal of The Phoenix Center to locate a treatment facility in the IronOak Center in Oak Hill.) Emotions were riding high again at the Oak Hill Village Council’s meeting on Tuesday evening, […]

Municipal Court’s Amnesty Day declared ‘wildly successful’



The Jackson County Municipal Court and Judge Mark Musick conducted an Amnesty Day last Friday, Feb. 2, designed to provide persons with non-felony warrants and driver license issues with a reprieve to hopefully get their lives back on a positive track. The event was also dubbed Groundhog Day due to the date. During Amnesty Day, warrants were recalled and new […]

Arbaugh Road Waterline Project discussed at OVRDC Caucus meeting



There is rising hope that the Arbaugh Water Project may receive funding which would connect 18 homes to the Le-Ax Water Co. in rural eastern Vinton County. The issues were discussed when the Vinton County Commissioners held their First Round Meeting of the Vinton County Caucus of the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC). OVRDC is based in Pike County […]

Grand Jury clears deputy in officer-involved shooting death



A Jackson County Grand Jury decided not to indict a Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputy in connection with the officer-involved shooting, which resulted in the death early last year of 31-year-old Jackson resident William Beach, Jr. The special session of the Grand Jury convened on Wednesday, Jan. 17 for most of the day at the Jackson County Common Pleas Court. […]

LaRose brings U.S. Senate campaign to Vinton County

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Ohio Secretary of State and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Frank LaRose was among the GOP candidates participating in a Meet-And-Greet event for candidates conducted by the Vinton County Republican Party on Thursday evening, Jan. 25 at the Vinton County Community Building. For the entire story and more photos, see page 5 of  today’s edition. LaRose told the local audience that […]

Jackson Ironladies complete 10-0 Frontier Athletic Conference run

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For the second straight season, the Jackson Ironladies girls’ basketball team was nothing less than perfect in putting the wraps on a Frontier Athletic Conference championship with a resounding 66-31 victory Saturday on the road against Chillicothe. The lopsided victory allowed the Ironladies of Head Coach Matt Walburn to finish the Frontier Athletic Conference schedule with a perfect 10-0 record […]

Bison Hollow becomes Ohio’s 146th State Nature Preserve

Territory includes land in both Vinton, Hocking counties

As snow frosted the trees and ice formed over the creek, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) joined the Appalachia Ohio Alliance to officially declare Bison Hollow as a state nature preserve last week. The 375 acres of land — etched in the rolling hills of Hocking and Vinton counties — is now permanently protected.  “State nature preserves play […]

Jackson County Sheriff Tedd Frazier hosts annual awards presentation for 2023

Jackson County Sheriff Tedd E. Frazier conducted his annual Awards Program and dinner on Wednesday evening, Jan. 17 at Rowdy’s Smokehouse in Jackson. The purpose of the Awards Program is to recognize actions performed by members under the sheriff’s command, including deputies, dispatchers, corrections officers and administrative staffers. Sheriff Frazier, along with his wife, Alice, have personally sponsored the event […]


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