The Telegram News
February 18, 2019
  • The Jackson County Commissioners have declared that a “State of Emergency” exists in Jackson County due to damages which occurred in the recent flash-flooding event.

  • The Jackson County Fair Board will be conducting a groundbreaking/fundraising kickoff ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 in the barn area of the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Wellston to celebrate the Fair Board’s major construction plans for this year. Those plans call for the construction of a new livestock barn, which will also house a junior fair office. The new building is to be completed in time for the 2019 Jackson County Fair, which is set for July 12-20.

  • In the continuing debate regarding the salary of the Jackson mayor, three city councilmen have stated they would support a compromise figure between the current $50,000 a year and the proposed reduction to $25,000 a year.


    The Telegram is now able to disclose additional information and details regarding a recent double-shooting episode at a Jackson residence which resulted in one man shooting and wounding another man, then apparently shooting and killing himself.

  • 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.

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