The Telegram News
April 24, 2019
  • In a recent interview with The Telegram, Wellston mayoral candidate and current Councilman Charlie Hudson laid out his plans for the city if he should happen to win the 2019 GOP May primary, followed by the 2019 mayor’s race. Those plans include creating greater transparency and public involvement, expanding on code enforcement efforts and even donating his mayoral salary back to the community.
  • A familiar face around Oak Hill will be taking over as the new police chief of the Oak Hill Police Department.

  • The Unclaimed Funds ad is being published in today’s edition of The Telegram, Wednesday, April 24. It can be found on Page B3.
  • ‘Sweet 16’ trio to reign at Jackson Apple Festival
    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 new royalty was selected in the Queens Contest held Saturday evening, April 20 at the Jackson Middle School Auditorium.
  • Vinton County woman missing

    According to the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office, on April 22 a call was received that a 67-year-old female was missing. Her vehicle was later found in Northern Vinton County with no sign of her.

    Crystal Lawhead, age 67, 5’ 2” tall, 143 lbs., no clothing description known, was last seen by a family member on Friday. The family arrived back at the residence yesterday and found her missing.

    “Please refrain from coming to the area at this time. K9’s, horses, etc. are currently searching the area. If it is decided that extra help will be needed, we will post the request to our Facebook Page. We are greatly appreciative for all the offers from volunteers,” said Vinton County Sheriff Shawn Justice.

  • 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.
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