The Telegram News
April 26, 2019
  • The Vinton County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday evening that a woman who had been reported missing and was the subject of a search, had been found safe and in good health.

  • The 2019 Wild Turkey Festival in McArthur is set for May 2-5, and following is a schedule of events.
  • 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.

  • Woman arrested on charge of violating civil protection order
    Vinton County Sheriff Shawn Justice reports the arrest of a Scioto County woman for making an illegal contact at a Wilkesville area residence last weekend.
  • Eight seek Wild Turkey Festival crown
    A large crowd attended the Queen’s Scholarship Pageant for the 35th Annual Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival, which was held Saturday evening, April 20, at Vinton County High School. 2001 Wild Turkey Festival Queen Dr. Cassie Rice-Spencer once again served as the host and emcee.
  • The McArthur Village Council will be gathering information to decide whether to place a one-percent income tax on the ballot in a future election.
  • Retired McArthur PD K9 Eva dies
    With great sadness, the McArthur Police Department has announced the death of its retired canine partner, Eva. 
  • McArthur seeks several fixes
    The McArthur Village Council took action to fix two water-runoff-related problems by approving two separate contracts at its meeting Wednesday night, April 17.
  • In an audit released on Thursday, April 11, Auditor of State Keith Faber issued a finding for recovery for $5,344 against Gayle Huff, the former high school secretary for Vinton County School District.

  • Arrest made for alleged domestic violence of disrupting public services

    A McArthur man was arrested and charged after an incident in McArthur late Tuesday night, April 16.

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