• Local defense attorney C. Michael Moore will be arraigned in Jackson County Common Pleas Court Wednesday morning, April 21 at 9 a.m. Moore is currently incarcerated in an undisclosed out-of-county facility and is facing six felony-level charges alleging sexual conduct and contact with a child victim in incidents that are said to have taken place from June 2012 to December 2015. Jackson County Common Pleas Court Judge Christopher Regan recused himself from this case, and retired Morrow County Common Pleas Court Judge Howard Hall has been appointed to preside. Judge Hall served in Morrow County from 1999 to 2016.    

  • The regularly scheduled meeting of Coalton Village Council scheduled for this Monday evening, April 19 at 7 p.m. has been canceled, according to Mayor Kim Milliken as there is no pressing business which requires action. The next regular meeting is set for 7 p.m. on Monday, May 3 at the Coalton Community Building on Second Street.

  • A prominent Jackson defense attorney has been arrested and faces six felony level charges, alleging he engaged in “sexual conduct” and “sexual contact” with a “child victim” in incidents which allegedly occurred in the period from June 2012 to December 2015.

  • Cheryl’s House of Hope will conduct a Food Giveaway event at the Imogene Brunton Davis Memorial Building at 415 Front St. in Oak Hill, starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21. The event is open to the general public.

  • Cub Scout Pack 42 and Boy Scout Troop 42 will be conducting a Flag Retirement event on Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  in front of the Imogene Brunton Davis Memorial Building at 415 Front St. in Oak Hill. Members of the public are invited to bring their flags they wish to retire during this time period. For more information, call Barb Wasmer at 740-352-6221.

  • Holzer Health System, Jackson SPARC, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the Oak Hill Police Department, the Wellston Police Department, the Village of Coalton and Scioto Valley of Realtors are set to recognize National Drug Take-Back Day with an event on Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to noon.

  • The Ohio Benefits system, which manages Ohio’s Medicaid, SNAP and TANF benefits, will be unavailable from 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, through 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 27, so that a major technical upgrade can be completed.

  • Early voting began for the May 4 primary/special election in Jackson County on April 6 and will continue until Monday afternoon, May 3.

  • As the rules governing such events continue to change, Jackson City Schools officials recently announced their current plans for prom and graduation during a meeting of the Board of Education.

  • Deputies seize narcotics, cash following traffic stop

    A marked-lane violation resulted in a West Virginia man and his passenger facing criminal charges for trafficking drugs, according to Jackson County Sheriff Tedd Frazier.

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