VCNB groundbreaking: New facility ‘cements the promise’ into the future

“Cementing the promise” was the theme of the new Vinton County National Bank groundbreaking ceremony held Wednesday afternoon, May 31 at 203 West Main St. in McArthur — formerly the McClure’s Family Restaurant site. Vinton County Bank President Mark Erslan hosted an event complete with the ceremonial dirt shoveling and throwing by the bank and local government officials. The new […]

Margaret Ann Pool and Park of Oak Hill opens for summer fun


The Margaret Ann Pool and Park, owned and operated by and located in the Village of Oak Hill, has announced that it is open as of Thursday, June 1. The public pool will be open Monday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Admission prices will be $2 for students (ages 4-17); $4 for adults (ages 18-59); […]

Ella Mae Vaughan

Ella Mae Vaughan, age 83, of Jackson, passed away at her home peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. Ella was born to the late Benjamin and Sylvia “Smith” Imes on April 23, 1940. Ella is survived by her sons: Jerry Hunley, Jr., Atlas (Linda) Vaughan, Jr.; daughters: Barbara Sirback, Rose Vaughan, Cheryl Williams, Patricia (David) Williams; […]

Patricia Willis

Patricia G. Willis, age 66, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Monday, May 29, 2023, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. Patricia was born October 21, 1956, to the late Francis L. and Virginia E. “Adkins” Trapp in Oak Hill, Ohio. Patricia enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, tending to her flowers and loved watching her special great-great-nieces and nephews play […]

Leona Annetta (Parks) Wallin

Leona Annetta (Parks) Wallin, age 74, of Jackson, Ohio passed on to eternal life on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at Edgewood Manor of Wellston after a brief illness. Leona was born March 15, 1949, in Ray, Ohio to the late Orville and Nellie (Rodgers) Parks. She was a life-long resident of Jackson County and graduated from Jackson High School’s class […]

Heating assistance is available through Jackson-Vinton Community Action, Inc.


The Ohio Department of Development and Jackson-Vinton Community Action, Inc. (JVCAI) want to remind senior citizens in Ohio that assistance is available to help with their home energy bills. The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps Ohioans at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines pay their heating bills. Applied directly to the customer’s utility or bulk fuel […]

Oak Hill’s Margaret Ann Pool to open Thursday, June 1


The village-owned-and-operated Margaret Ann Pool in Oak Hill will open for the 2023 season this Thursday, June 1, at 315 Washington St. in Oak Hill. Operating hours will be 12 p.m. from 6 p.m. The daily admission costs will be $2 for students, $4 for adults and $2 for senior citizens. Season memberships are also available for purchase. Look for […]

Vinton County National Bank breaks ground on new facility


Vinton County National Bank representatives and other dignitaries and principals were on hand for a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the start of construction of a new $2.6-million bank facility at the site of the former McClure’s Restaurant on West Main Street in McArthur. This new building will house all retail employees and will be the retail center for […]

Oak Hill venerates honored servicemen with long-established Memorial Day ceremonies

Another round of Rockets turn their tassels

Grace Plummer and Shayla Rice, the Best of Class at Wellston High School (WHS) for 2023, led the way for the 137th Commencement Friday evening, May 26, remembering what was, and looking forward to what lies ahead. The event kicked off at 6:30 p.m. inside the WHS gymnasium with brief introductions prior to the Best of Class speeches. First up […]