• The young Vinton County man and former Ohio University football player who was charged with assaulting a Vinton County High School student in Athens last September, has pled guilty to a felony charge, but will not immediately face any major criminal penalties and will enter a diversion program.

  • Rio Professor Emeritus publishes 12th book
    A University of Rio Grande Professor Emeritus has recently published his 12th book. Former Professor of History Ivan Tribe has spent several years researching the history of country and folk music throughout Appalachia. Tribe’s latest book, Folk Music in Overdrive: A Primer of Traditional Country and Bluegrass Artists, is a collection of articles focusing on the history of lesser-known artists who were important in shaping the culture of their musical genre. Tribe said he first became interested in researching folk and traditional country music from research for graduate school.
  • McArthur Fire, Police Departments hold 2nd Annual Christmas Time Boot Drop
    Members of the McArthur Fire and Police Departments held a boot drop in downtown McArthur on Saturday, Nov. 24 to collect money for Christmas toys for local children in the county. A total of nearly $ 1,800 was raised.
  • In the past, many people have learned valuable skills through the pages of a book. While people can and do still read to learn today, Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library Director Diana Johnston explains the library’s new Lynda system is a modern way to learn about almost any subject. Lynda’s contemporary twist is the video instruction involved.
  • U.S. 50 turn lane completed in McArthur
    The U.S. Route 50 left-hand turn lane project providing access to the new Cherry Hill Lane Business Circle in McArthur is finished. The third lane was built to provide better access to the developing retail area, which includes Campbell's Market, the planned new University of Rio Grande Community College Center, and other lots for future development.
  • The McArthur Police Department has announced that the teenage girl who was recently reported missing had been found. Police announced last Friday, Nov. 30 that 17-year-old Kasey Daniels had been located on that same day.
  • Christmas in Downtown royalty crowned
    The first-ever Christmas in Downtown Queens Pageant was held at the Vinton County Community Building Saturday afternoon, Dec. 1.
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