Trick-or-treat times announced for Jackson, Vinton counties


This year, trick-or-treat will be held in Jackson County the evening prior to Halloween, on Sunday, Oct. 30. The local mayors have scheduled “trick-or-treat” hours between 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. in Coalton, Jackson, and Wellston.  In Oak Hill, the time period will be extended by 30 minutes with trick-or-treating allowed from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., also on Sunday, […]

ODE releases 2021-2022 State Report Card data

Updated school district scoring system drops letter grade component

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) recently released its State Report Card data for 2021-2022, foregoing the overall letter-grade component in this latest installment. Despite that change, however, many of the main areas of focus for grading Ohio’s public-school systems remain the same. Individual districts were awarded up to five stars in each of the following categories: Achievement; Progress, Gap […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month observed at Holzer


This October, Holzer is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each location that provides mammograms will be giving a free t-shirt to each mammogram patient in October. In addition, Holzer Center for Cancer Care will be providing a Health Screening Event on Monday, Oct. 31 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Breast Exams and Education, Bone Density […]

Pink-clad JHS Cheerleaders promote breast cancer awareness


The dominant color was pink — not the normal red — for the Jackson High School cheerleaders on Friday night, Oct. 14, for the Ironmen’s football game at Alumni Stadium against Washington C.H. The fashion change was for a very good reason and cause as the cheerleaders were promoting October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with pink being the […]

Jackson County Dog Pound showcasing adoptable dogs


The Jackson County Dog Pound held a dog adoption event called “Paws on the Patio” recently at Happenings Bistro in Wellston. Restaurant Owner Jeff Plummer, who dressed as Scooby-Doo, is pictured with Grimm (dog) during the event. Grimm was one of many dogs up for adoption. Grimm was actually later adopted at the pound. Jackson County Dog Warden Jennifer Hughes […]

Geared Up for Christmas accepting applications for Christmastime assistance


Geared Up for Christmas began accepting applications for assistance on Friday, Oct. 14. This is the local program which provides Christmas gifts for needy children in Jackson County. Applications can be picked up at the Jackson City Library in Jackson. Completed applications must be mailed and received by Tuesday, Nov. 15. There will be no exceptions. Please read over the […]

Scouting For Food project set first two Saturdays in November in both Jackson, Vinton counties


Local Scout groups in Jackson County and Vinton County will be conducting their annual Scouting For Food program on the first two weekends of November. Some Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts will all be involved. The objective is to collect donated items for the local food pantries in both counties. On Saturday, Nov. 5, participating Scouts will be […]

Wellston Lions Club Halloween Parade set for Oct. 27


The Wellston Lions Club has announced that its Halloween Parade and Costume Contest will be held on Thursday evening, Oct. 27. The parade will start promptly at 6 p.m. near Wellston Depot. All participants will receive a candy bar and a dollar bill. Prizes will be awarded in different categories. For questions, call 740-418-5335.

Halloween Shindig is set in Oak Hill on Sunday, Oct. 30


Presented by the Oak Hill Festival of Flags Committee, a Halloween Shindig will take place on the lot of Oak Hill’s Aetna Park at the Oak Hill Village Building on Sunday, Oct. 30,  beginning at 4:30 p.m. Anyone in the community who wants to take part in the scheduled Trunk-or-Treat may set up from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. There […]

Kids’ Halloween Costume Dance to be held in Oak Hill on Friday, Oct. 28


The Oak Hill Festival of Flags Committee is hosting a Kids’ Halloween Costume Dance for grades 3-5 on Friday, Oct. 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Madison-Jefferson Firefighters Bingo Hall. Admission is $7 and includes drinks and treats. There will be costume and dance contests with prizes awarded. All children attending will be entered to win door […]