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October 17, 2017 

PCS holds open house in Wellston
The transition from JVAC to PCS was made official on Thursday, Oct. 12 when an open house event and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the Jackson Career and Life Enrichment Center, 221 E. 2nd Street, Wellston, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Numerous PCS employees and individuals were present for the event, as were a number of local dignitaries. Pictured holding the official ribbon for the event are (from the left) Jackson Mayor and Executive Director of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, Randy Heath; PCS Co-owner, Greg Wehr; Jackson Career and Life Enrichment Center Director, Karen Gilliland; Wellston Mayor, Connie Pelletier; and Jackson County Commissioner, Paul Haller. (Telegram Photo By Phillip Buffington)

The transition from JVAC to PCS was made official on Thursday, Oct. 12 when an open house event and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the Jackson Career and Life Enrichment Center, 221 E. 2nd Street, Wellston, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Numerous PCS employees and individuals were present for the event, as were a number of local dignitaries. Pictured holding the official ribbon for the event are (from the left) Jackson Mayor and Executive Director of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, Randy Heath; PCS Co-owner, Greg Wehr; Jackson Career and Life Enrichment Center Director, Karen Gilliland; Wellston Mayor, Connie Pelletier; and Jackson County Commissioner, Paul Haller. (Telegram Photo By Phillip Buffington)

As of Sept. 1, the Wellston-based facility formerly known as JVAC made the transition to what is now known as the Jackson Career and Life Enrichment Center, which is under the ownership of Person Centered Services, Inc. (PCS).
Friday, October 13, 2017

Inmate slips out of JCCF in Jackson Sunday, but captured about one hour later
A Jackson County Correctional Facility (JCCF) inmate who was scheduled to be released from jail in a little more than two weeks may find himself spending a lot more time in jail after he made a brief escape on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 15.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Ex-congressman plans run for state auditor
A familiar political figure in Southeastern Ohio who spent 4 years as a U.S. congressman would now like to head to Columbus to serve as the state auditor.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Crime Watch for Oct. 14, 2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
'Hope For Homeless' benefit set Oct. 21
The Jackson County Homelessness Committee (JCHC) will conduct its Second Annual Hope for the Homeless fundraiser on Saturday evening, Oct. 21 at the Family Life Center of the Christ United Methodist Church of Jackson, beginning at 6 p.m.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Walmart utility rates, councilmen's proposals, comments aired at meeting
The Jackson City Council meeting of Tuesday evening, Oct. 10 contained many other interesting revelations, proposals and comments. Here is a major sampling:
Friday, October 13, 2017
Audit finding, utility bills stir bad feelings at council meeting
The negative fallout and bad feelings resulting from the City of Jackson's state audit report were very evident Tuesday evening, Oct. 10 as Jackson City Council conducted its first meeting since the audit was publicly released last week.
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Friday, October 13, 2017
J. Floyd Dixon Memorial Fund announces grants to benefit Jackson County
The J. Floyd Dixon Memorial Fund of Community Foundations, Inc. has awarded grants totaling $44,000 to 10 nonprofit and local governmental organizations serving Jackson County.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Crime Watch for Oct. 11, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Early/absentee voting begins this Wednesday
Absentee and early voting for the Tuesday, Nov. 7 general election begins today (Wednesday, Oct. 11) throughout the state of Ohio.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Districts digesting latest Report Cards
Writer's Note: This story is the first in a series meant to take a closer look at the Ohio School Report Cards and what they entail. Each story in the series - following this first installment - will highlight how each of the school districts in Jackson and Vinton counties fared on the 2016-17 Report Card.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Two men injured in one-vehicle accident
Two Jackson County men were temporarily trapped in a Jeep sports utility vehicle after it crashed and overturned on Fairgreens Road between Jackson and Wellston on Tuesday morning, Oct. 10.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
OHPD Patrolman Dave Ward is Community Assault Prevention 2017 Officer of the Year
Community Assault Prevention Services (CAPS) would like to announce the recipient of its annual "Officer of the Year" Award.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Accomplished WHS student recognized with OSBA award
Grant Plummer, a sophomore at Wellston High School (WHS), was recently named as the Outstanding Male Student for the Southeast Region at the Ohio School Boards Association's (OSBA) Fall Conference.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Jackson SWCD to hold Annual Meeting and Banquet on Oct. 19
The Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will hold its 73rd Annual Meeting and Banquet on Oct. 19 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1384 Cove Road, Jackson.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Board approves contract, but bus driver has her say
At long last, the Jackson City School District and its classified, non-teaching employees have agreed on the terms of a new labor contract.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Audit brings bad news for Jackson
A finding in the City of Jackson's 2016 state audit has resulted in major financial implications for the police department and has city officials scrambling to find short-term and long-term solutions.
Monday, October 9, 2017


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