• The Ohio State Highway Patrol remains committed to removing impaired drivers from Ohio’s roads before senseless tragedies occur. During the first 10 months of 2018, troopers made 22,432 arrests for impaired driving resulting in 51 fewer OVI-related fatal crashes.
  • Coalton Chili Cookoff supports Rhodes Home
    The first-ever Coalton Historical Society Chili Cookoff went well Saturday afternoon, Dec. 8 at the James A. Rhodes Community Center.
  • Dr. Doug Jones appointed to the Jackson County Board of Health
    Dr. Doug Jones of Wellston was appointed to serve on the Jackson County Board of Health during a District Advisory Council meeting held on Tuesday, Nov. 27.  This appointment was made to fill a seat recently vacated by Dr. Greg Hawker when Dr. Hawker assumed the position and responsibilities of Medical Director of the Jackson County Health Department in October.
  • AAA East Central honored local police departments recently for their outstanding efforts to increase road safety for all motorists.  Fourteen Ohio departments received Platinum Awards, while an additional eight departments were honored with Gold and Silver awards, including three which cover Jackson and Vinton counties.
  • Dog tags for 2019 are on sale now according to Jackson County Dog Warden Deb Fout.
  • The Ohio State Highway Jackson Post is investigating a single-vehicle injury-related crash that occurred on State Route 93 near Clay Banner Road at approximately 3:28 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.


  • Coalton officials, residents muse options for grant funds

    In the quest for a huge state grant which could bring improvements to the village, Coalton government leaders and residents gathered for a public meeting on Saturday, Dec. 1 to discuss possible projects for funding and how the community can participate by doing its own projects.

  • Both the Jackson and Wellston school boards approved resolutions at their November monthly meetings urging the Ohio General Assembly to offer two additional graduation pathways for members of the high school classes of 2019, 2020 and 2021, which are the same two pathways approved for the members of the classes of 2018.

  • Despite enduring some poor weather, hunters in Ohio checked 60,557 white-tailed deer during the 2018 weeklong deer-gun season conducted Nov. 26-Dec. 2, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Last year, hunters checked 72,814 deer over the same period.
  • Taylor Rose resigns as Wellston councilwoman due to change in residency

    At the Thursday, Dec. 6 meeting of Wellston City Council personnel issues were in the headlines, including the resignation of a councilwoman.

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