The Telegram News
February 15, 2019
  • Based on testing by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA), the City of Wellston’s public water system recently violated the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). The average level of total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) over the last four quarters was 0.061 mg/L. The standard for total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) is 0.060 mg/L.
  • There was incorrect information included in a story published in the Feb. 13 edition of The Telegram regarding the Village of Coalton’s new contract with Rumpke Waste & Recycling for garbage-collection services in the village. That contract takes effect March 1.

  • A Wellston teenager sustained minor injuries in a two-car collision which occurred at 2:28 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the intersection of West Broadway Street and Illinois Avenue in Wellston.

  • This Monday, Feb. 18 is Presidents Day, a federal holiday, and many schools and governmental offices will be closed.

  • Municipal Court has first Oak Hill session
    On Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 13, Judge Mark Musick officially established the Oak Hill Branch of the Jackson County Municipal Court while also conducting its inaugural session at the Imogene Brunton Davis Memorial Building. The Branch Court will replace a magistrate system which the village had been utilizing in recent years.
  • The National Weather Service has extended a Flood Warning for parts of our local area until 3:45 p.m. Thursday. This applies to Eastern Jackson County, all of Vinton County, north-central Gallia County, northwestern Meigs County and southwestern Athens County.

  • Governor shows
great interest in
CASC proposal
    Jackson County officials who are seeking a local solution to the county’s lack-of-jail-space crisis have the attention of a very important person -- new Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.
  • MCEI Lester of Jackson earns State Inspector of Year Award
    Ohio State Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Inspector Anthony R. Lester has been selected as the 2018 Motor Carrier Enforcement Inspector of the Year for the State of Ohio.
  • Coalton Village signs 5-year
garbage pact with Rumpke
    Coalton Village Council has approved a five-year contract with Rumpke Waste & Recycling to pick up the village’s garbage, beginning the first week of March. This means the village will be outsourcing a service it had provided itself.
  • Guns and bath salts discovered at Jackson
residence during probation search
    Probation officers and law enforcement officers confiscated suspected illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia and firearms in a recent search at a Scioto Township residence, according to information released by the Jackson County Municipal Court’s Probation Department.
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