The Telegram News
October 20, 2020
  • Those who meet the qualifications and wish to run for a director’s seat on the Jackson County Fair Board must complete signed petitions and turn them in no later than Monday, Oct. 26.
  • Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against a Michigan woman and an Ohio man and woman after a traffic stop in Scioto County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 240 grams of heroin worth approximately $24,000.
  • A timely return by the homeowner and the effective work of three fire departments helped to limit the damage in a fire Saturday night, Oct. 17, at a Scioto Township home located at 1930 Jisco West Road, approximately one mile west of Mountain Meadow Drive.
  • Due to a lack of federal-grant funds and the lack of available local staffing, the Jackson City School District will only be able to provide its after-school SUCCESS program at two of its five buildings this school year.
  • The week of Oct. 19-23 has been designated National School Bus Safety Week. This year’s theme, "Red Lights Mean STOP!" serves as a reminder for students, parents, teachers and the community to keep school bus safety in the forefront.
  • Mayor Randy Evans has issued a Proclamation that Saturday, Oct. 24 is Prescription Drug Take Back Day. 
  • Wellston Fire Department (WFD) Chief Ryan Pelletier recently told members of Wellston City Council that October is Fire Prevention Month in the U.S., a time that would typically involve local firefighters visiting schools and working with the public to provide education and tips on how individuals can prevent fires.
  • COVID-19 cases in Jackson County continued to rise this weekend as the Jackson County Health Department reported a total of 35 new cases in the two-day period covering Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16-17. This comes immediately after the county set a one-day record on Thursday with 16 new cases. In the past 15 days, there have been 134 new cases in Jackson County – an average of nearly nine new cases a day over that period

  • Jackson mayor retracts Trump Parade bill
    A “Trump Parade” honoring and promoting President Donald Trump made its way through downtown Jackson on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 20. It lasted approximately 18 minutes, but the issue over its attendant costs to the public has gone on much longer.
  • The third round of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding was recently released to Jackson County Auditor Tiffany Ridgeway, who then distributed the funding to the local entities claiming their share. All municipalities, including individual townships, were eligible to make application for their share of the total funding.
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