The Telegram News
June 25, 2019
  • The criminal case against Jackson Mayor Randy Heath has been transferred from the Jackson County Common Pleas Court to the Jackson County Municipal Court, and will be heard by a non-local judge assigned by the Ohio Supreme Court.
  • Gordmans invites community to attend Grand Opening Celebration June 27
    Apparel and home decor retailer Gordmans, a part of Stage Stores' community of stores, will debut 25 new Gordmans stores throughout Ohio this Thursday, June 27, including one in Jackson at the site of the former Peebles store at 532 E. Main St. in the Jackson Square Shopping Center.
  • Woman survives drive into lake
    A woman survived an unconventional immersion into the waters of Jackson Lake near Oak Hill on Monday morning, June 24.
  • Hero dog saves couple from burning home
    At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, Eddy and Tammy Williams, 3766 Vega Road, Thurman, woke to the sound of a hysterical dog and the smell of smoke. 
  • The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is investigating an episode which occurred on state-park property. The incident was reported at approximately 10:30 a.m. when emergency-services personnel responded to the report of a mostly submerged car well off the shore near the spillway area on the south end of the Jackson Lake. Check out tomorrow's edition of The Telegram for more details. (Telegram Video By Red Thompson, Jr.)
  • Jon Hensler commissioned as Kentucky Colonel
    Jackson County’s very own Jon Hensler has been inducted into a very elite group with the likes of Ronald Reagan, Fred Astaire, Winston Churchill, and even sitting President Donald Trump. After the June 4 meeting of the Jackson County Commissioners came to a close, Hensler was surprised by being commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel—the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Colonels are considered Kentucky’s ambassadors of good will and fellowship around the world.
  • NEWS BRIEF: Due to the July Fourth holiday, the next meeting of Wellston City Council will be on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the City Building at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

  • Kroger closing Wellston Store in August
    Long before superstores and the 24-hour society came along, the Wellston Kroger Store was one of the city's landmarks. Soon, an era will be ending as Kroger Officials in Columbus have told The Telegram; the store will be closing their doors for good on August 14.
  • The Jackson County Commissioners, along with County Engineer Melissa Miller, held their first hearing on June 18 concerning the shortfalls in funds and the poor conditions of the bridges which are under the county’s care. The solution, Miller explained is an additional license fee.
  • In response to the indictment which was filed against Jackson City Mayor Randy Heath on June 17, Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney Justin Lovett felt it necessary to clear his name. Many have accused Lovett of having his hands in initiating the investigation and/or having any involvement in this case—a claim which he denies.
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