The Telegram 10 15 2022

JVCAI is currently giving out new coats through “Coats for Kids” program


Jackson-Vinton Community Action’s (JVCAI) “Coats for Kids” program is now underway. Working with the Governor’s office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, JVCAI is giving away new coats to boys and girls. Any child under 18 that is living in the Jackson County or Vinton County area who participates in WIC, HEAP assistance, Head Start, or medical cards, or who has […]

Coal Township home ‘total loss’ after Monday fire


A Coal Township residence was destroyed in a late-afternoon fire on Monday, Oct. 10. The Coalton Volunteer Fire Department was alerted to a residential fire at approximately 3:30 p.m. Monday at 46 Sand Hill Road. The name of the occupant or occupants were not available. The Wellston, Liberty Township and Hamden fire departments all provided mutual aid, but the home […]

Jackson Chamber announces awards for Annual Banquet

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of its special awards who will be honored at the Chamber’s annual Awards Banquet, which is set for Thursday evening, Oct. 20, at the ParksEdge Event Center in Jackson. The Chamber’s 2022 honorees are as follows: Business of the Year – Wagner Tool Rental and Supply. Entrepreneur of the Year […]

Foothills Art Festival this weekend at ParksEdge Event Center


There are a total of 200 pieces of artwork in the 2022 Foothills Art Festival and the judges chose this piece as being the very best. Ginger Back (right) of Lynchburg and Southern Hills Arts Council President and Festival Co-Chair Matt Wilson (left) stand alongside her award-winning piece entitled “Tye-Guyed.” The Festival is open to the public this Friday, Saturday, […]

Jackson County Health Department set to relocate sometime in 2023

Health Commissioner Aston announces new location at 102 Twin Oaks Drive

After occupying the same space inside the B.J. Allison Public Health Center at 200 E. Main St. in Jackson since the 1970s, the Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) is poised to move, according to Jackson County Health Commissioner Kevin Aston. “We don’t have a date yet for the move because there’s still a lot to be done, but we did […]

Tree trimming project to begin on State Route 278 Monday, Oct. 31


A tree trimming project is to begin in Vinton County on Monday, Oct. 31 on St. Rt. 278 between St. Rt. 56 and U.S. 50. The project will begin on the St. Rt. 56 end of St. Rt. 278. This will be a moving operation, and the road will be closed where work is taking place from 7:30 a.m. – […]

ODNR urges caution during Ohio’s fall wildfire season


 The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is urging Ohioans to learn about the state’s outdoor burning regulations and to take precautions if they are planning to burn debris this fall. Ohio law states that most outdoor debris burning is prohibited in unincorporated areas from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during October and November (Ohio Revised Code 1503.18). “A major […]

Jackson Walmart awards community grant to Jackson County Sheriff’s Office


Earlier this year, Walmart of Jackson awarded the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office with a $3,000 community grant. “We appreciate your contribution to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff Tedd Frazier to Walmart Manager Stefanie Runyon. These funds will be used to facilitate the many services that are offered to the community by the Sheriff’s Office. Pictured with Jackson Walmart […]

Jackson Board of Education updates public-participation policy

FREE Registration no later than three days prior now required

Following the recommendation of Superintendent Phil Howard, members of the Jackson City Schools Board of Education recently voted unanimously in favor of updating the district’s policy regarding the public’s participation in meetings. Previously, any individual wishing to address the board could simply sign up to do so right up until the start of the meeting. Now, however, individuals will be […]