The Telegram News
April 6, 2020
  • On Saturday, April 4, the Portsmouth City Health Department announced the first confirmed case of the coronavirus in Scioto County. No other details were released.

  • On a day when Ohio’s death toll from the coronavirus surpassed the century mark, Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton strongly encouraged Ohioans to wear face masks as another way to stem the tide of future cases.

  • Jackson County Engineer Melissa Miller announced Saturday morning that the Raysville Road bridge project has been postponed until at least May 4. Therefore, the road will not be closed on Monday, April 6, as had been planned. Engineer Miller will provide updates when she has more information.

  • Predictably, operations and facilities in the Village of Coalton have been affected by the coronavirus situation.

  • Mayor McNeal: Village getting through crisis a day at a time

    The Village of Oak Hill is getting through the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis one day at a time.

  • JobsOhio has announced that it has made a $2 million investment in Appalachian Growth Capital, LLC (AGC). This investment was made as a long-term, low interest loan to AGC that will allow AGC to help more small companies in Appalachian Ohio with financing during this economically difficult time.

  • The Jackson County Department of Job and Family Services recognizes the month of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This annual observation is dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse and neglect. Since 1983, April has been designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States.
  • Why social distancing is important
    This illustration from the Ohio Department of Health is meant to underscore the importance of social distancing in preventing and reducing person-to-person infections from the coronavirus. (Illustration Courtesy of the Ohio Department of Health)
  • Wellston Council declares State of Emergency
    In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Wellston City Council followed the lead of federal, state and county leaders in declaring a State of Emergency for the city Thursday night, April 2.
  • Demolition efforts nearly complete in Wellston
    Efforts to demolish two structures at the corner of S. Pennsylvania Ave. and 12th St. in Wellston were all but finished Thursday evening, April 2. The two structures in question, located at 1202 and 1204 S. Pennsylvania Ave., are the two-story brick building at the corner of S. Pennsylvania Ave. and 12th St. as well as the white garage that stood behind that building. 
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