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August 15, 2018 

Fire destroys Franklin Township residence
Fire destroys Franklin Township residence

A fire of an undetermined cause destroyed a house north of Oak Hill in Franklin Township on Wednesday night, Aug. 8. Jackson city firefighters were called at 9:03 p.m. to the residence of the William Tribble family at 7494 State Route 93, which is located next to the Strickland Sales and Service business several miles north of Oak Hill. The house was owned by Sandra Parsons of Reedsville, Tennessee. The initial calls reportedly came from several passing motorists who saw flames and smoke as there was reportedly no one home when the fire started. Mutual aid was immediately requested from the Madison-Jefferson Fire Department and the Bloomfield Township Fire Department. Jackson Fire Chief Dave Channell declared the house a total loss. There were no injuries reported. In addition to the fire departments, the Oak Hill Police Department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Jackson County EMS, the American Red Cross and AEP Ohio were all on the scene. Both lanes of State Route 93 were closed for almost three hours during the fire.



4-year-old's death is ruled accidental
The recent death of a 4-year-old girl in Jackson County has officially been ruled as an accidental death by Jackson County Coroner Dr. Alice Frazier.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Jackson man killed in collision at State Routes 32/139 intersection Monday evening
The Jackson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle crash involving a fatality which occurred at 7:09 p.m. Monday on State Route 32 at the State Route 139 intersection south of Jackson.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Step right up! Your news is right here!
The interesting stuff stuffed into Wednesday's print edition of The Telegram:
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Subway burglar gets nearly 5 years in prison
A Wellston man is due to spend nearly five years in prison after being convicted of stealing a cash drawer from the Subway restaurant in Wellston earlier this year.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Crime Watch for Aug. 11, 2018
Sunday, August 12, 2018
JCS awarded only one of five after-school grants
Superintendent Phil Howard has announced that Jackson City Schools (JCS) were only awarded one out of five grants meant to fund after-school programs, despite the grant-writing efforts of Dr. Debby Crabtree and Dr. Denise Shockley.
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Four suspects implicated in rash of thefts from autos
Three men and one woman have been implicated in a recent spree of thefts from unlocked parked vehicles, which according to one of the suspects, involved not only multiple cases in the city of Jackson, but also others in a four-county area.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Initiative will give Jackson voters another crack at city income tax
In the upcoming November general election, voters in the City of Jackson will be getting a third opportunity to have their say regarding a one percent income tax.
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Saturday, August 11, 2018
Speedway robber remains at large
The Jackson Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies remain on the lookout for the man who robbed the Speedway convenience store at 449 East Main St. in Jackson at approximately 6:51 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7.
Friday, August 10, 2018
Fire damages farmhouse on Pyro Road
A quick response by the Madison-Jefferson Fire Department likely limited damage when a fire struck a farmhouse near Oak Hill on Sunday evening, Aug. 5.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Ponderosa of Jackson set to close
After over three decades of serving the Jackson area, Ponderosa Steakhouse, located at 601 E. Main St. in Jackson, will be shutting its doors at the close of business Sunday, Aug. 12.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Step right up! Read all about it in Wednesday's edition of The Telegram
Stories in Wednesday's print edition of The Telegram: A bigger, better Belissio...Man gets 13 years for rape...Ponderosa Restaurant set to close...Fire damages Pyro Road farmhouse...Coal tipple destroyed in morning fire...Veteran Zaleski firefighter receives ultimate tribute...Coalton welcomes new administrator...Coal Festival royalty contest this weekend...Pig Iron Day has a silver lining...Jeepin' For Joy ride this Saturday...Ironmen golfers win Vinton County Invitational. And that's just a sampling.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018


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