The Telegram News
April 20, 2021
  • Sheriff Ryan Cain welcomes new deputies to his staff
    Vinton County Sheriff Ryan Cain, who took office at the start of 2021 after being elected in the November 2020 general election, has welcomed new staff members since taking office. 
  • Commissioners approve change orders, discuss additional work for Coalton’s NRG project
    The Village of Coalton’s Neighborhood Revitalization Grant (NRG) project continues, and the Jackson County Commissioners recently approved two change orders and discussed some possible additional work, as roughly $197,000 in funding is still available to the Village. A total of six projects made up the village’s initial NRG project, which is part of the Jackson County 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
  • Fluor-BWXT donates $50,000 to Wellston’s Partnership Plaza
    Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth, LLC (FBP) is partnering with the City of Wellston, the Jackson County Economic Development Partnership (JCEDP) and the Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio (JEDISO) with a $50,000 grant toward the Partnership Plaza, a significant neighborhood revitalization project.
  • Hot dog(s)! JAN’s Weenie Hut open in Wellston
    The reviews are in and JAN’s Weenie Hut at 721 Pennsylvania Ave. in Wellston is a big hit. In fact, the new restaurant was forced to close on its first Sunday (Feb. 28) after seeing so many customers in the first two days of business.
  • Wellston’s Pride Park, Jackson County Fairgrounds to benefit from Capital Bill
    State Sen. Bob Peterson (R-Washington C.H.) announced earlier this year the introduction of the state’s Capital Budget, which he described as a $2.1-billion investment in Ohio’s schools, infrastructure, public services and local community projects. 
  • Longtime Southview Elementary principal Philip Kuhn chosen as new Superintendent of Gallia County Local Schools
    Philip Kuhn will begin his duties on August 1 as the new Superintendent of Gallia County Local Schools. He is a graduate of Oak Hill High School and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rio Grande in business education. 
  • Reflections on a grand season

    The 2020-2021 basketball season for the Vinton County Lady Vikings officially came to an end when head coach Rod Bentley and the staff recently held an Awards Program at the high school gym.

  • Apple Festival back on track

    Two former Little Queens and a candidate who made the most of a second chance will reign over the 2021 Jackson Apple Festival.

  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    The Jackson County Board of Commissioners recently adopted a resolution recognizing the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Also present for the meeting were Jackson County Job and Family Services (JFS) Director Tammy Osborne-Smith, JFS Children Services Supervisors Kristin Butts and Loree Walker, Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) Wellness/Safety Director Lindsay Pierpont, and JCHD Family and Children First Council (FCFC) Coordinator Megan Peters.

  • Jackson County Commissioners recognize April 4-10 as National Library Week
    The Jackson County Commissioners recently adopted a resolution recognizing the week of April 4 through 10 as National Library Week.
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