The Telegram News
June 19, 2021
  • New mural brightens downtown Wellston
    The Wellston High School (WHS) Art Club completed its mural located in downtown Wellston on Broadway Street at the Ohio Avenue intersection. The project was designed and finished through the collaboration of students, community members, and the art teacher at Wellston High School, Jacob Dawkins
  • Local first responders complete mental crisis training

    First responders from Jackson County and nearby counties recently participated in a 40-hour training dedicated to providing knowledge and skills to handle situations where persons with mental health disorders are involved, also known as CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) training.

  • Jackson County BOE office to close briefly during upcoming location change
    After months of prepping and years of planning, the Jackson County Board of Elections (BOE) is officially set to move into its new home at 25 East South Street, Suite B, in Jackson, which is located at the rear of the Jackson County Job and Family Services facility.
  • The Board of Education of the Gallia-Jackson-Vinton Joint Vocational School District held its regular meeting on Wednesday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m.
  • On Wednesday, June 17, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that the state emergency in Ohio caused by the COVID-19 pandemic would be lifted on Friday, June 19. He has urged those who have not yet received the vaccine to find a clinic near them by visiting

  • Ladle of Love, a charitable food ministry of the Good Shepherd Wesleyan Church, will be serving a free Father’s Day Lunch on Saturday, June 19, from their location at 10595 Chillicothe Pike in Jackson, beginning at 12 p.m. Food is for take-out only. Meals are free, but donations are accepted. The church will be serving grilled chicken with BBQ sauce prepared by Kurt and Krista Doss, pasta salad, bread, and a dessert.

    For more information, contact the church at 740-688-1900 or leave a message through Facebook.

  • Day of decision nears for Main Street TV
    The decision regarding a new contract between the City of Jackson and Jackson County Broadcasting, Inc. (JCBI) for the operation of the City’s local-origination cable-TV channel has been put off until next Monday evening, June 21. That is when Jackson City Council will meet in special session to make a decision which is expected to determine whether the local channel will continue to operate -- at least for the current time.
  • Lt. Governor Husted to speak at Jackson Republican Party annual dinner
    Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted will serve as keynote speaker at the Jackson County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Thursday, June 24, in Jackson.
  • The June Board Meeting for the Jackson Metropolitan Housing Authority has been scheduled for Thursday, June 24 at 9 a.m. following the 8 a.m. public hearing. It will take place in the Cambrian Community Room in Jackson, located at 254 Main St.
  • Earlier last year, a theater group of young individuals was created through a joint effort by the Southern Hills Arts Council and the Apple City Players. Dubbed the Jackson County Children’s Theater, the group will be performing a virtual show with a special live ending, Dr. Evil and the Pigeons with Lasers, at the Markay Cultural Arts Center in Jackson.
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