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February 24, 2018 

Jackson County among 17 counties included in governor's disaster declaration
On Saturday, Ohio Governor John R. Kasich issued an emergency declaration for 17 counties along the Ohio River and in Southern Ohio due to dangerous conditions resulting from severe storms and heavy rain. An emergency declaration allows the governor to use state resources, including activating the National Guard, to help local officials keep Ohioans safe.
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Congressman Johnson believes air traffic control provisions won't fly
During a town hall-style meeting at Jackson County's James A. Rhodes Airport earlier this week, members of the Jackson County Airport Authority, members of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and others in the local aviation field were joined by Congressman Bill Johnson (OH-6) to discuss a controversial bill currently in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Friday, February 23, 2018
Look before you leap...
A young Wellston man sustained serious injuries, but survived a long jump or fall over a steep embankment while trying to flee on foot at night from pursuing Jackson Police Department officers on Tuesday, Feb. 13.
Friday, February 23, 2018
Jackson County commissioners issue State of Emergency declaration
Jackson County Commissioner Paul Haller issued the following press release in regard to the Jackson County Commissioners declaring a State of Emergency in relation to the current flooding situation:
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Flooding impacts local area; but is the worst yet to come?
Nervous residents, public officials and emergency-services personnel continue to keep anxious eyes on the skies and on the ground this weekend as past rainfall has resulted in flooding conditions throughout the area, including in Jackson and Vinton counties.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Ambulance, pickup truck sidewipe
Emergency responders were on the scene late Monday afternoon, Feb. 19 of what turned out to be a very minor wreck involving an ambulance and a pickup truck.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Council conducts first reading on budget ordinance
The 2018 budget and the massive projected shortfalls therein for the City of Jackson has been a major talking point in recent months for Jackson City Council.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Update given on Make Wellston Beautiful for 2017
Members of Wellston City Council were given an update recently on the progress made last year by the Make Wellston Beautiful (MWB) group, which is a privately-funded, non-profit organization with the goal of improving recreation activities, youth sports and parks in Wellston.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
WHS gridders make the grade
A major honor has been bestowed to the Wellston High School football team due to their excellent work in the classroom.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Airport Authority lobbies Congressman Johnson to oppose HR 2997
U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson (OH-6) is set to make an appearance at Jackson County's James A. Rhodes Airport on Wednesday, Feb. 21 in order to meet with Jackson County Airport Authority members, local pilots, aircraft owners and others to discuss the proposed 21st Century Aviation Innovation Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act which has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
First-half Jackson County real estate taxes are due
Lee Hubbard, Jackson County Treasurer, is reminding taxpayers that Feb. 23, 2018 is the final date to pay the first-half real estate tax bills in Jackson County. This is the final due date -- there will be no extension.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Tax issues set for May primary ballot
Local voters will decide the fate of two tax issues and two liquor options in the May 7 primary election in Jackson County.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Telegram brings home five awards in state-level contest
For the 12th consecutive year, The Telegram continued its winning tradition at the Osman C. Hooper Show, sponsored by the Ohio Newspaper & Media Association (ONMA) at its annual convention in February.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Ex-boyfriend charged in pair of burglaries in Jackson
A local man has been charged after he allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend's house in Jackson and stole two televisions and some cash.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Liberty Township house fire under investigation by State Fire Marshal
A fire of undetermined cause destroyed an unoccupied house in Liberty Township in the early-morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 14.
Saturday, February 17, 2018

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