The Telegram News
January 25, 2020
  • The Vinton County Commissioners are reviewing a revised version of a proposed Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolution for the county, which was prepared by Vinton County Prosecuting Attorney Trecia Kimes-Brown. 
  • Chief Matt Kight reports on busy 2019 for McArthur PD
    The 2019 calendar year was a busy one for the McArthur Village Police Department as the offices dealt with many different types of crimes and activities. During the McArthur Village Council meeting of Wednesday, Jan. 15, Police Chief Matt Kight provided many highlights of the written report he presented to each member.
  • Drugs, cash confiscated; arrest made
    On Tuesday, Jan. 21, around 9:44 p.m., the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a domestic disturbance at the intersection of State Route 50 and State Route 327.  Deputy Lewis Dundon arrived and spoke with both the male and female subjects.  During the investigation, permission to search the vehicle was received and two bags of suspected marijuana were found in the back seat of the vehicle.
  • Man charged with assault and domestic violence
    On Wednesday, Jan. 22, at around 9 a.m., the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a domestic disturbance on George Will Road in Ray.
  • Are you living with diabetes or pre-diabetes?  The Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) will soon be offering a special diabetes education program in McArthur that is available to individuals in the community at no cost.  

  • New councilmen on board for Village of McArthur

    The McArthur Village Council conducted its first meeting of 2020 and there was transition involved with a new mayor and several new Council members taking their places at the helm of village government.

  • Will Vinton County be a 2nd Sanctuary Amendment area?
    The rights of gun owners and how it relates to the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution were discussed Tuesday morning, Jan. 14, at the Vinton County Commissioners meeting.
  • Troopers from the Jackson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle, double-fatality crash that occurred on County Road 18 (Goosecreek Road), .3 miles north of Township Road 2 (Bray Hollow Road) in Jackson Township, Vinton County.  
  • The Vinton County Sheriff’s Office has announced that on Saturday, Jan. 12, several individuals were apprehended on warrants for their arrest.  
    Brian Dean Boyer, 51, of McArthur, was arrested on warrants issued after an incident on Dec 29. On that date, Boyer was arrested by McArthur Police for domestic violence but was able to get out of the cruiser and escape. Warrants for felony domestic violence and felony escape were issued through Vinton County Court.  Deputies were unable to locate Boyer but eventually made contact by phone.  Boyer turned himself in to the Sheriff’s Office and was arrested on the warrants without incident.  Boyer was taken to Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.
  • McManis, Strausbaugh to lead School Board
    The Vinton County Local Board of Education held its annual organizational meeting Thursday evening, Jan. 9, with some important ceremonial and transitional business taking place in conjunction with the new year. 
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