The Telegram News
June 25, 2019
  • D-Day veteran proud, but sad
    Appropriately, the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in World War II last Thursday, June 6, drew a lot of attention across the United States. Undoubtedly, it was one of the greatest and most meaningful military operations of all time and the Allies’ success led to the liberation of occupied Europe and the subsequent defeat of Nazi Germany.
  • I remember very well our first year in Jackson, Ohio; it was the fall of 1994. We had just moved into an old farmhouse on Beaver Pike, and the first warm day that followed a frost, introduced us to a horde of Asian Lady Beetles of Biblical proportions.  Most people call them Ladybugs, but they are actually Asian Lady Beetles.  This is our fourth summer in Melbourne, Florida and I had not seen anything comparable to those Lady Beetles until this spring.  
  • Oak Hill Festival of Flags thanks sponsors

    To The Editor:

    The 27th Annual Oak Hill Festival of Flags is in the history books, and a great year it was!  Attendance was up, weather was mostly cooperative, and the Village was looking its best, thanks to our great Village employees.  The Festival would not be possible without the continued support of businesses and individuals around Jackson County.

  • Tornado too close for comfort...
    The tornados which struck the Dayton area last week hit much closer to home for the Lee and Cathy Lord family of Jackson.
  • Passing the torch with flags waving…
    Back in 1993 when I was a much younger newspaper editor, I remember being very impressed by the relatively small group of community-minded residents in Oak Hill who came together to establish the Oak Hill Festival of Flags.
  • A grad’s blueprint for success…

    “A word of advice don’t give it.”A.J. Volicos.

    While I don’t discount the advice of A.J. Volicos, I’m prepared to ignore it in the spirit of the graduation season.

    The members of the Class of 2019 graduated last Friday night from Oak Hill and Vinton County high schools and those from Jackson and Wellston high schools will fly the coop this Friday evening. Of course, all the grads have been and will be bombarded with well-meaning words of advice, guidance, instruction, and enlightenment on how to live their lives.

  • Color it blue...

    We bought new phones the other day and they had a selection of different colors.  I picked white since I am in the sun so much, and my wife picked blue.  The sales associate said “is blue your favorite color?” and she said “yes.”  If you took a survey, blue is probably the most popular favorite color.  If not the favorite, then definitely it would be in the top three of most people you ask.  So, I started wondering why this is so.

  • A real-life lesson: Don’t always trust social media!
    A real-life lesson in not believing everything you read on social media outlets or the Internet hit fairly close to home this past week when many web surfers, including reputable news organizations, accepted as truth a post about an incredible con job which supposedly took place in Portsmouth and Scioto County.
  • Listen up, this is your business!

    “The business of the American people is business.” – President Calvin Coolidge.

    It’s hard to believe, but Cardo’s Pizza in Jackson is observing its 30th anniversary this year. In 1989, 22-year-old John Moore used his experience working at a pizza shop in his hometown of Waverly to open a small new pizza shop at 90 E. Broadway St. in Jackson, the current site of Tobacco Unlimited.

  • Earthlings...
    A couple of thoughts have been plaguing my mind recently.  First off, why is it that when we go into space, at the International Space Station, we seem to be able to peacefully get along with everyone in the world.  But when we come back down to Planet Earth, we start arguing and fighting like cats and dogs. Secondly, the same phenomenon seems to happen when we travel to the South Pole in Antarctica. We even agree to let Antarctica remain unclaimed by any one nation, and we share it with the rest of the world, for the benefits of science and nature. 
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