Investigation continues: WCS teacher allegedly violates Title IX policy


The investigation into allegations of a Wellston City Schools (WCS) teacher making statements to a student that violates Title IX policy is continuing. The teacher, whose name has not been released, was placed on administrative leave on the evening of Monday, Sept. 12, after the district received a complaint regarding statements that the staff member allegedly made. WCS Superintendent Dr. […]

The Telegram 10 01 2022

Paving work continuing in City of Jackson


Crews from Shelley and Sands continue to work on paving projects in Jackson on both State Route 93 and State Route 139. There have been and will continue to be lane restrictions at times in multiple locations, but the roads should remain open to traffic at all times. The work will be taking place on weekdays during the daytime hours […]

The Telegram launches new website


The only locally owned and operated newspaper in Jackson and Vinton counties – The Telegram – has officially launched its new website as of Monday, Sept. 26. Though the web address remains the same (thetelegramnews.com), what readers can now find there has been upgraded, both aesthetically and functionally. This is especially true for news-seekers using their cell phones to visit […]

Commissioners facilitate discussion between OSU, SynerGen Solar regarding possible partnership

A little more than four months after the topic was initially addressed publicly by Jackson resident Patrick Ball, the prospect of utilizing around 30 acres of usable land in total – roughly 15 acres each from Ball and The Ohio State University (OSU) Agricultural Research Station – for a small-scale solar operation, was discussed in great detail during a recent […]

Fluor-BWXT donates $50,000 for new hangar at James A. Rhodes Airport

Thanks to a $50,000 donation from Fluor-BWXT, a new aircraft hangar is set to be constructed at Jackson County’s James A. Rhodes Airport. Jackson County Airport Authority President Erik Massie explained the project is currently in the design phase and gave a brief overview of what particulars are known to this point during a check-presentation ceremony at the airport Tuesday […]

Crime Watch


(Editor’s Note: All information in this report is obtained from law enforcement narratives. All persons listed in this report are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.)   Standoff with police ends in Jackson man’s arrest Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, at approximately 4:15 p.m. Location: 325 Summit St., Jackson. Suspect: Jimmy R. Holt, 64, of 325 […]

Fog Road of Pike County to close beginning Saturday, Oct. 1


Beginning Saturday, Oct. 1 the Northeast Bypass Road, also known as Fog Road, at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Portsmouth Site in Pike County will be closed to public traffic from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, until Saturday, Nov. 19. Drivers should seek alternate routes during this period. The closure is being implemented to ensure the safety […]

Reed-Powell named Director of Community Services at AAA7


Teresa Reed-Powell, LSW, was recently promoted to Director of Community Services at the Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7).  Reed-Powell has been with the AAA7 since 2004, joining as a PASSPORT Care Manager and serving as a PASSPORT Team Leader. Most recently, she was the Supervisor of the Specialized Recovery Services Program (SRS). PASSPORT is a Medicaid Waiver Program […]

Employee retires from DOE site after 46 years


When Charlie Beattie first began working as a janitor at the Department of Energy’s Portsmouth site, he didn’t know he would eventually find his way to Power Operations. During the in-between years, he worked in Converter Maintenance, Cascade Maintenance, and Feed and Withdrawal Operations. Beattie retired recently from Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth with more than 46 years of service. Beattie plans to […]