Passionate Allman to lead Jackson County 4-H program

A young woman, who is following in the footsteps of her mentor, has been hired as the new Jackson County 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator. Maddie Allman, 22, of Wellston, has been hired to fill the position left open by former longtime Jackson County 4-H Educator, Erin Dailey. Dailey had resigned, after almost two decades involved with the Jackson County […]

Homegrown Happy Hour with Ben Davis, Jr. coming this October to 98.7 FM, MSTV


A collaboration involving Total Media, local musician Ben Davis, Jr., and Rowdy’s Smokehouse of Jackson is set to offer remote listeners/viewers and in-person event goers alike a live, one-hour music variety show every Thursday night throughout the month of October, which will be available on Pure Rock 98.7 FM as well as Main Street TV (MSTV). The shows are scheduled […]

Trial begins in attempted murder case

The younger of the two men facing numerous felony counts – including attempted murder – in connection with a shooting incident in the hamlet of Glen Roy in June 2021, saw his jury trial in Jackson County Common Pleas Court get underway this week. Larry Jason Farmer, 38, along with his father, Larry E. Farmer, 57, both of Middletown, Ohio […]

Jackson-Vinton Community Action, Inc. donates toward student hygiene in Jackson City Schools


On Friday, Sept. 9, Jackson-Vinton Community Action, Inc. (JVCAI) donated money to Jackson City Schools to purchase hygiene products for the student body. A total of $2,500 was donated and will be divided evenly between Northview Elementary, Southview Elementary, Westview Elementary, Jackson Middle School, and Jackson High School (JHS) – $500 for each school.  “We are very excited to receive […]

Public comment period opens for State Route 279 culvert replacement


As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation District 9’s Planning Department, the district’s Environmental Office is seeking public input for a project to replace a culvert on State Route 279 in Jackson County. It is proposed to replace the culvert on State Route 279 immediately east of Tommy Been Road at the 8.76-mile mark in Jackson County. The project […]

Another round of indictments returned by Jackson County Grand Jury

Another round of indictments have been returned against the following individuals in the third term of 2022 by a Jackson County Grand Jury: Reggie Alexander, of 1322 S. Vermont Ave., Wellston, is facing a fourth-degree felony count of possession of a fentanyl-related compound. According to the indictment, the alleged crime transpired on or about May 27, 2021, and involves approximately […]

FBP hosts Health and Safety Fair for site employees


On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth held a Health and Safety Fair for employees with a 70s theme in recognition of the 70th anniversary of the site. The event featured lunch, access to dozens of vendors, health screenings, question and answer sessions on retirement and opportunities to participate in fundraising activities for the annual employee giving campaign. Fluor-BWXT President and […]

Power of the Pen opens new 21-county region for middle school creative writing tournaments

FREE Southeast Region to invite new schools, 7th- and 8th-grade students for competitions to write short creative stories

 The creative writing program, Power of the Pen, is expanding its efforts on behalf of Ohio’s middle school students by forming a new Southeast Region composed of 21 counties, including Jackson County and Vinton County. As one of Ohio’s largest educational enhancement programs, Power of the Pen seeks to positively impact academic achievement of the state’s middle schoolers by helping […]

‘Harvest for a Heart’ raises $4,000 for heart, cancer patients


The Jackson County Heart Support Group conducted its annual “Harvest for a Heart Dinner and Auction” on Monday evening, Sept. 26 at the Family Life Center of the Christ United Methodist Church of Jackson. A total of $4,000 was raised at the event and all proceeds will help Jackson County residents with expenses they incur while undergoing treatment for cancer- […]

Jackson Elks Lodge #466 to host Annual Charity Dinner/Fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 8


Jackson Elks Lodge #466 will hold its Annual Elks Charity Dinner/Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Jackson Elks #466 Carl R. Dobbins Fidelity Hall at 6 p.m. Dinner will include homemade chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, a roll, and dessert for $9. A live auction will follow the dinner at 7 p.m. All proceeds from this event […]