The Telegram News
April 22, 2019
  • An Oak Hill man is accused of rape following a sexual misconduct investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.
  • A Jackson man and his daughter are facing felony-level indictments following their alleged illegal drug-trafficking activities.
  • (Editor’s Note: On behalf of the Rio Grande Community College Board of Trustees, Board Chair Paul Reed issued the following news release/statement to The Telegram regarding the serious issues currently facing the University of Rio Grande. These issues prompted a 41-12 “no-confidence” vote late last week by the University’s faculty expressing its lack of confidence in the ability of both the University’s Board of Trustees and the Community College’s Board of Trustees to effectively govern the institution.)

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  • Jackson County Primary Election Guide covers profiles of contested candidates - see Page A5 in April 20th edition of The Telegram

    The 2019 primary election in Jackson County is only a little more than two weeks away and due to “early voting”, some voters have already made their decisions. The primary election is a very limited one in Jackson County with only the municipalities of Jackson, Wellston and Coalton involved, along with Lick and Jackson townships. There are contested races on the Republican side in Jackson and Wellston while voters in Wellston, Coalton and the two township will be voting on tax levies. Today’s edition of The Telegram includes an “Election Guide” on Page A5, which features profiles of contested candidates in the primary election. 

  • 2019 Jackson Apple Festival royalty crowned Saturday night
    Three 16-year-old sophomores, two from Jackson High School and one from Oak Hill High School, will reign over the 2019 Jackson Apple Festival.
  • The 2019 Apple Festival Queens Contest and Little Queens Contest were conducted this weekend at Jackson Middle School, but the selection of the royalty members and finalists wasn’t the only news made. Jackson Apple Festival also announced this year’s grand marshal and theme.

  • In a strongly-worded rebuke, the University of Rio Grande (URG) faculty has taken and approved a “no-confidence vote” to express its official dissatisfaction with both of the separate boards which govern the university and its community college.

  • Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Friday announced the conviction and sentencing of a Jackson County man on two felony counts of retaliation. A jury found that Willie Summerville’s threats toward the judge and victim in a previous proceeding warranted another guilty verdict. 
  • The Jackson County Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) office and staff in Jackson have earned a major statewide award for its success in increasing the percentage of customers in 2018 who agreed to become organ donors.
  • Spanish teacher hired at Jackson
    Many personnel matters came before the Jackson City School (JCS) Board at its meeting last Tuesday, April 9.
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