The Telegram News
August 17, 2019
  • This year, 2019, will be a year of “beginnings” for the Wellston’s Annual Festival. Wellston’s community celebration will be going back to its beginning and once again will be known as the Ohio Hill Country Festival. 
  • A midnight raid by law enforcement officers at a Jackson city residence resulted in two arrests, plus the confiscation of heroin and other drug-related items.
  • The following "Crime Watch" log was published in The Telegram on Saturday, August 17:
  • State Auditor Faber pays visit to Jackson County Auditor Ridgeway
    State Auditor Keith Faber paid a visit to Jackson County on Tuesday, Aug. 13, with his main stop being a visit to the Jackson County courthouse and a meeting with Jackson County Auditor Tiffany Ridgeway.
  • Model A cars to be on display at airport
    Antique cars will join aircraft in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the James A. Rhodes Airport on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    The Southern A’s Model A Club is centered in Gallipolis and draws members from surrounding counties, including a vigorous membership in Jackson County. Members gather for monthly breakfast meetings that conclude with a short driving tour in their immaculately maintained vehicles. There are also monthly dinner meetings with a “tech talk” as each owner is actively involved in upkeep of these vehicles manufactured between 1927 and 1932.
    The Model A was the second huge success for the Ford Motor Company, after the Model T. Nearly 5 million were sold by the time Ford replaced it with the Model B. The Southern A’s members from Jackson include Scott Davis, Chuck and Kathy Harley, Tim and Mary Henderson, Leonard Longo, Chip and Cathy Smalley, Alan and Jeanine Terry, and Paul and Penny Tucker.
  • Wellston Mayor Connie Pelletier announces that the Jackson County Health Department will be conducting spraying for mosquito control this Tuesday evening, Aug. 20, weather permitting.

  • A candlelight vigil entitled “Bring Michael Home” will be conducted Saturday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at Aetna Park in Oak Hill to “pray for the safe return of Michael Saylor.”

  • WHS track project ready to break from starting blocks

    The Wellston City Schools Board of Education has awarded contracts for the upcoming track construction project.

  • After 52 years, Wellston Kroger store closes

    Longtime Wellston resident Beverly Summers has been shopping at the Wellston Kroger Store at 2 East “A” St. since it opened 52 years ago. She was there again Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 14, on the store’s final day to say goodbye to the many friends and store employees she has known over the years.

  • In a continuing effort to control deer populations, specifically those affecting native plant communities, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will coordinate special deer hunts at eight state nature preserves across the state, including Lake Katharine State Nature Preserve near Jackson in Jackson County.

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