• A group of Vinton County High School Viking varsity football players came to the Vinton County Board of Education meeting earlier this week to speak on behalf of Head Coach Jeff Downs. The meeting was held Tuesday evening, Nov. 20 at Central Elementary School.

  • Vinton County Home Health Agency named 2018 HHCAHPS Honors Elite recipient
    The Vinton County Home Health Agency, a division of the Vinton County Health Department has been named a 2018 Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) Honors Elite recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys and advanced analytics. This prestigious annual review recognizes agencies that continuously provide a positive patient experience and high-quality care as measured from patient’s point of view. It acknowledges the highest performing agencies by analyzing the performance of the Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) survey satisfaction measures.
  • McArthur Village Council received some bad news when it came to the village health insurance group rate at its regular monthly meeting Thursday afternoon, Nov. 15, which was part of a marathon 3-½-hour meeting.
  • McArthur P.D. to get new police vests
    McArthur Police Chief Matt Kight displays the police vests the department is buying with a $539 appropriation from council, which serves as match money for the grant-funding package.
  • McArthur village hears proposal for single garbage collector contract
    The idea of the Village of McArthur contracting for a single-garbage collector once again came before Village Council members when they met Thursday afternoon, Nov. 15.
  • Library enhanced by parking lot
    A new 40-vehicle parking lot behind the Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library in McArthur has been completed. It is the second significant addition to the library facilities in the last three years. The first one was a major building expansion nearly doubling the building size.
  • Hamden Police chief brings much experience to position
    Hamden Police Chief Joseph Hewitt may be a first-time police chief, but he brings a great deal of experience to the post as he has previously served as a Vinton County Sheriff’s Office deputy and as the Laurelville assistant police chief. 
  • McArthur’s ‘Christmas in Downtown’ is Dec. 8
    Kick off the Christmas holiday season Saturday, Dec. 8, when the Vinton County Chamber of Commerce hosts its 15th Annual Christmas in Downtown. This one-day event will feature free activities, crafts, a parade, Santa Claus, a $100 giveaway, and more. This year’s theme is “A Disney Christmas.”
  • On Nov. 8, School Administrators and the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer conducted a routine K9 narcotics search at the Vinton County High School and Vinton County Middle School.  K9’s from the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office, McConnellsville Police Department, and Ohio State Highway Patrol, were involved. 
  • South Elementary offers salute to veterans
    A patriotic program mixed with a show of respect and dignity to veterans unfolded Friday morning, Nov. 9 at Vinton County South Elementary School.
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