The Telegram News
December 5, 2019
  • Veteran Vinton County clerk of courts will not run for re-election
    A woman whose name and face have become a fixture in the Vinton County Courthouse for nearly four decades will be leaving her elected position at the end of 2020.
  • VCHS inducts four Hall of Famers
    Memories, gratitude, and honors were all part of the 2019 Vinton County High School (VCHS) Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony conducted Saturday evening, Nov. 30 prior to the Vikings’ home boys’ varsity basketball game against Miami Trace. The new class of hall of gamers consist of Caitlin Owings-Carper, Melody Graves, Josh Ousley, and Greg Powell. All were athletes who participated in and excelled in three sports.
  • Teachers in spotlight at V. C. School Board meeting
    Vinton County Middle School (VCMS) teachers Josh Olson and Megan Macke were honored by the Vinton County Local Board of Education for recent awards they had received from state and local organizations. The local recognition came at the Monday, Nov. 25 Board meeting. They were both presented certificates by board member Jason Radabaugh on behalf of the district.
  • A report from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) regarding a fatality-related helicopter crash which happened in Vinton County last January includes damning comments from employees of the helicopter company who alleged the company pressured pilots to take flights even in bad weather.
  • Health insurance plan, costs occupy McArthur Village leaders, Council
    The topics of health insurance, incentive payments for employees, warning sirens, firefighting, and storm sewers were all discussed when the McArthur Village Council met for its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday evening, Nov. 20.  
  • Vinton County Local School District officials have chosen to take legal action against the All American Tracks Corporation for its alleged failure to complete the high school track resurfacing project on time, along with possibly other issues. 
  • Vinton County Engineer Roy DePue has made the two following traffic-advisory announcements:

    -- County Road 46 (West Junction Road) is now open to traffic. The Landslide Repair Project is complete.

    -- Also, DePue has announced that County Road 12 (Kelly Road) is now open to traffic.

    The County Engineer’s Office would like to thank everyone for their cooperation during this time.

  • The Vinton County Local Schools will end the practice of using drinking-water jugs at South Elementary School -- but not until after the Village of Hamden begins getting its water from the Jackson County Water Co. (JCWC).
  • Moonville Trail to expand in county
    A significant $1.15-million investment into the Moonville Rail Trail will hopefully lead to an increase in overall Vinton County tourism -- particularly the Zaleski area.
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