The Telegram News
March 25, 2019
  • The assistance of the public through social media has helped the Jackson Police Department to identify a female suspect in a theft which occurred last Tuesday afternoon, March 19, at the Jackson Handy Mart store, located at 33 S. David Ave.
  • The Jackson Police Department (JPD) has concluded its investigation of a recent major burglary at the Jackson Implement store in downtown Jackson and will be seeking prosecution against a suspect or suspects.
  • Village of Oak Hill plans to expand impound lot
    The Oak Hill Village Council is expanding and reorganizing the village’s vehicle impound lot. During the most recent Council meeting on Tuesday, March 12, Mayor Rob Leonard reported the project will cost an estimated $6,000 and will involve doubling the lot size and installing a six-foot-high fence  to match the current one. 
  • Sponsored by the Jackson County Health Department and the Jackson County Commissioners in cooperation with local veterinarians, local fire departments, and the Jackson County Fairgrounds, a series of Rabies Clinics has been planned in Jackson, Wellston, Oak Hill and Coalton.  The cost is $2 per animal. All dogs must be on a leash and all cats must be in a carrier. 
  • The poor appearance of some local properties, the mayor’s salary, and a project to improve Manpower Park were all discussed during the Jackson City Council meeting of Monday evening, March 11.
  • A protracted employment dispute between the City of Jackson and former Jackson Fire Chief Doug Reed has finally ended with the city agreeing to pay $17,500 in order to settle Reed’s wrongful-termination claims.
  • March set for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
    At the Tuesday, March 19 meeting of the Jackson County Commissioners, individuals from Hope Haven were in attendance as the commissioners proclaimed March 2019 as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. 
  • The Jackson County Dog Warden responded to a call on Monday, March 18 where there was a reported dog in a cage apparently dumped into Hammertown Lake. Upon responding, pound officials discovered that the animal was not a dog, but in fact a pot-bellied pig.
  • Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has declared a state of emergency in 37 Ohio counties that suffered serious highway damage following severe weather that started in February. The declaration includes both Jackson and Vinton counties.
  • Wellston Council addresses Post Office Café demo
    A massive downtown Wellston landmark is no longer standing and is now reduced to a pile of rubble; but Wellston Service Director Bill Shumate sees a bright future ahead for the soon-to-be-empty lot and hopes owners of other deteriorating structures within the city learn a lesson from what remains of the former Post Office Café.
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