Parents or Guardians of students in grades 9-12 are invited to attend the College & Career Nite at Vinton County High School on Tuesday, November 24th, starting at 3:30 pm.
For convenience, this event is being held in conjunction with Parent Teacher Conferences so parents/guardians and their students will be able to take advantage of both events.
This is an excellent time for students and their parents/guardians to find out about the many educational and training options available in our area, including short term career training for jobs in high demand. It’s never too soon to start planning; that’s why it’s just as important for Freshmen and Sophomores to learn how to prepare for what they want to do as it is for upperclassmen to do so.
Reps from our local colleges, careers centers, and the military will be at Vinton County High School to share information about their programs, majors, and admission requirements. A financial aid representative will also be available to answer questions about grants, scholarships, etc., no matter what type of higher education the student might be interested in.
Information about the new College Credit Plus Program may be picked up, and college reps will be available to about admission requirements for high school students who wish to take college courses through this option.
Nurses from the Vinton County Health Department will also be on hand to offer flu shots ($25 each, or billable through Medicare, Medicaid, or United Health Care), blood pressure checks, and health information.
The College & Career Nite will take place from 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm, so if you want to talk with any of these reps, please come during those hours. Parent Teacher Conferences will continue until 8:30 pm.
Parents and guardians are encouraged not to miss this opportunity to help their students plan for their future. If anyone has questions, they can contact Kellie Abele at the high school at 740-596-5258.
JACKSON – Two Florida men were apprehended after a high-speed chase Sunday afternoon.
According to a report from the Jackson Post of State Highway Patrol, the incident took place at 2:50 p.m.
According to the report, troopers from the post attempted to stop a vehicle on State Route 32 in Jackson County for a traffic offense when the driver failed to pull over. The driver allegedly led troopers on a high-speed pursuit that covered nearly 30 miles in a Cadillac sedan. The chase ended when the vehicle drove up an embankment and stopped on Buckeye Hills Road in Gallia County. The driver and passenger allegedly fled the vehicle on foot and were immediately apprehended next to Route 35 without further incident.
The driver was identified as Andrew Bryan, 33, of Florida and the passenger was James Nelson, 21, also of Florida. Nelson sustained minor injuries to his hand as he allegedly attempted to jump a barbed wire fence and Bryan was uninjured. Both were evaluated by EMS personnel on scene.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Rio Grande Police Department assisted in the pursuit. The cooperation among agencies ultimately led to the successful capture of both individuals.
The driver had a felony warrant out of Florida for felonious assault with a weapon specification and will be extradited back to Florida once he meets his obligations in Jackson County, Ohio for the patrol’s felony fleeing and eluding charges.
McArthur VFW Post 5299 will hold an all-you-can-eat fish fry on November 13 at the VFW located at 401 Veterans Memorial Drive in McArthur from 5-6:30 p.m. The cost is $8 with a drink and a dessert included. Both dine-in and take-out options will be available. Proceeds will be used for services to veterans.
The Vinton Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will conduct a Local Work Group (LWG) meeting on November 20, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. to identify resource concerns, discuss conservation priorities, and develop potential solutions.
The meeting will take place at the Vinton SWCD office, 31935 State Route 93, McArthur, Ohio, 45651.
While Local Work Group membership is limited to Federal, State, county, tribal, or local government representatives who are familiar with agriculture and natural resources interests, the meeting is open to the general public, who is invited to participate and provide input on local conservation issues and resource challenges.
LWGs support locally led conservation efforts by coordinating USDA programs with other conservation programs in an effort to provide an integrated solution to addressing natural resource concerns.
For more information, contact Cody Hacker at the Vinton SWCD office at (740) 596-5676.
COLUMBUS – Deer hunting is an extremely popular activity for sportsmen and women statewide and Ohio’s white-tailed deer continue to provide hunters across the state with excellent opportunities for success as they head out into the field. Ohio’s deer-gun season opens Monday, Nov. 30 and not only provides opportunities for outdoor sports enthusiasts, but hunting remains the most effective management tool for maintaining Ohio’s healthy deer population, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
Hunters and others who have questions about hunting can contact the ODNR Division of Wildlife toll-free at 800-WILDLIFE (945-3543). The white-tailed deer-gun hunting seasons occur typically at a time when many Ohio hunters have last-minute questions, and ODNR Division of Wildlife will be available to assist. Special call center hours include:
- 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 22, for youth deer-gun season.
- 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 28, to Saturday, Dec. 5, for deer-gun season.
- The hotline will be closed Thanksgiving Day.
Ohioans are encouraged to help enforce state wildlife laws by reporting violations to the division’s Turn-In-a-Poacher (TIP) hotline by calling 800-POACHER (762-2437). Established in 1982, the TIP program allows individuals to anonymously call toll-free to report wildlife violations. The 800-POACHER hotline is open for calls 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
Tips concerning wildlife violations can also be submitted at wildohio.gov. Tipsters may be eligible to receive a cash award.
Hunting Season Details, Dates, Hours and Bag Limits
Ohio’s annual youth white-tailed deer hunting season gives young hunters the opportunity to pursue the state’s most popular big-game animal on Nov. 21-22, and is open to hunters with a valid youth hunting license and a deer permit.
During the deer-gun seasons, deer can be hunted with a shotgun, a muzzleloader .38 caliber or larger, a handgun .357 caliber or larger, specific pistol-cartridge rifles or bows from Monday, Nov. 30, to Sunday, Dec. 6. Details about deer hunting rules are contained in the 2015-2016 Ohio Hunting Regulations, available where licenses are sold or at wildohio.gov. Only either-sex permits may be used after Sunday, Nov. 29, unless hunting in an ODNR Division of Wildlife authorized controlled hunt. Deer bag limits are determined by county, and a hunter cannot exceed a county bag limit. The statewide bag limit is six deer. Additional ODNR Division of Wildlife authorized controlled hunting opportunities do not count against county bag limits. Hunters may harvest only one buck in Ohio, regardless of method of take or location. Hunting hours for all deer seasons are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.
Ohio ranks fifth nationally in resident hunters and 11th in the number of jobs associated with hunting-related industries. Hunting has a more than $853 million economic impact in Ohio through the sale of equipment, fuel, food, lodging and more, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Hunting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation publication.
Deer Management Goals
The ODNR Division of Wildlife remains committed to properly managing Ohio’s deer populations through a combination of regulatory and programmatic changes. The goal of Ohio’s Deer Management Program is to provide a deer population that maximizes recreational opportunities, while minimizing conflicts with landowners and motorists.
Until recently, deer populations in nearly all of Ohio’s counties were well above goal. In the last few years, through increased antlerless harvests, most counties are now at or near goal. Therefore, to help stabilize deer populations, bag limits were reduced, and antlerless permit use has been eliminated in most counties for the 2015-2016 season.
The ODNR Division of Wildlife is in the process of resetting Ohio’s population goals and is asking hunters that receive the survey to help by completing and returning the survey as soon as they are done hunting or at the end of the season. Landowner surveys have already been distributed, and hunter surveys will be mailed later this month. Hunters for this year’s survey will be randomly selected from the list of hunters who purchased a license and deer permit by Nov. 16. Public input is an important part of Ohio’s deer management program, and survey participants are asked to complete and return their surveys.
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.
LOGAN — Two Logan residents were pronounced dead at the scene of a rollover crash on Route 328 late Saturday.
The crash occurred at approximately 11:38 p.m. near mile post 6.
According to a report from the Athens Post of State Highway Patrol, a green Ford F-150 pickup truck traveling northbound on Route 328 went off the left side of the roadway, struck an embankment and rolled three times before coming to rest on its top.
The occupants of the vehicle, Johnny R. Baker, 24, of Logan and Londus T. Barnes, 23, also of Logan were pronounced dead at the scene by Hocking County Coroner Dr. David Cummins. It was reported that neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt.
The driver of the vehicle remained unnamed at the time of the release of this information by the State Highway Patrol.
Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, Hocking County EMS, Starr Township Fire Department and the Hocking County Coroner’s Office.
The crash remains under investigation.
The unofficial 2o15 General Election results, with all precincts reporting, are as follows:
(If you do not see the results you are looking for, refresh the page and check again. We will be posting the results as they come in.)
McArthur Village Mayor:
Kim C. Wortman 266
James F. Wooddell 196
McArthur Village Council:
David Bolender 295
Tammy A. Smith 211
Misty L. Napier 204
McArthur Board of Public Affairs:
Penny L. Grillo 352
Joshua A. Kirkpatrick 270
Hamden Village Mayor:
Charles Terry Wiseman 120
Michael K. Woodruff 118
Hamden Village Council:
Michael Browning 35
Bonnie Howell 104
Gary D. Miller 97
Ronald Ritchie 52
Vickie A. Wiseman 94
Wilkesville Village Mayor:
Catherine F. Bowles 29
Wilkesville Village Council:
Bonnie White 36
Wilkesville Village Clerk/Treasurer:
Joseph F. White 40
Zaleski Board of Public Affairs:
Ronald P. Molihan 89
Brown Township Fiscal Officer
Lisa M. Edinger 13
Tamara Sue Lee 14
Karen Martin 44
Christine Toney 22
Brown Township Trustee:
Heath Thompson 73
Clinton Township Trustee:
Charles D. Rogers 132
William W. Wellman 348
Clinton Township Fiscal Officer:
Carol Mae Brown 287
Jamie Chesser 189
Eagle Township Trustee:
Roger Channell Jr. 110
Eagle Township Fiscal Officer:
Tina Richendollar 83
Nicole Wax 46
Elk Township Trustee:
Terry Walker 627
Elk Township Fiscal Officer:
Marsha Collins 620
Harrison Township Trustee:
Gary A. Ashworth 61
Jeff Clary 193
Heidi M. Hamblin 67
Harrison Township Trustee UTE 12/31/2017:
Mark Fout 234
Harrison Township Fiscal Officer:
Bobbie Jo Harper 118
Jim Lambert 59
Brad Timmons 156
Jackson Township Trustee:
Kayle Teeters 176
Jackson Township Fiscal Officer:
Bonnie J. Betts 161
Leigh E. Davis 59
Knox Township Trustee:
Frank E. Perry 79
Knox Township Trustee UTE 12/31/2017:
Kirk A. Brown 70
Knox Township Fiscal Officer:
Faith Harkins 92
Madison Township Trustee:
Timothy Smallwood 183
Madison Township Fiscal Officer:
Judy Bartoe 180
Richland Township Trustee:
Richard Gardner 53
Austin Owings 179
Wilford Thomas Stevens Jr. 113
Ralph E. Scott 27
Richland Township Fiscal Officer:
Danny Mac Minton 311
Swan Township Trustee:
Roger Bentley 134
Rick W. Martin 66
Brent Webb 86
Swan Township Fiscal Officer:
Beverly L. Goheen228
Vinton Township Fiscal Officer:
Cy Vierstra 81
Wilkesville Township Trustee:
Samuel Lee Dummitt 13
Kenneth L. Napper 115
James D. Shifflet 51
George A. Thacker 79
Wilkesville Township Fiscal Officer:
Phyllis Mulholand 115
Kimberty Napper 134
Member of ESC at Large Athens-Meigs ESC:
Scott Walton 3
Member of ESC (Alexander LSD) Athens-Meigs:
Gary Dicken 3
Member of ESC Gallia Vinton ESC S1:
Jerilyn Dena Belcher 709
Member of District 3 Gallia Vinton ESC S3:
David G. Stiffler Jr. 796
Member of Board of Education Alexander Local S.D.:
Ralph Harvey Sr. 1
John Hutchinson 5
Patrick L. Lawson 4
Member of Board of Education Logan S.D.:
Betty Walsh Amnah 4
Scott J. Anzalone 2
Dave Baron 1
Stacey Gabriel 3
Pat Hosler 0
Kathy L. Krumlauf 1
John Woltz 4
Member of Board of Education Vinton County S.D.:
Jeff Thacker 2,594
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The Vinton County Sheriff’s Office has reported the investigation of an armed robbery that took place at the Wilkesville branch of the Vinton County National Bank in Wilkesville Friday.
According to a report from the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office, a call was received from the branch at around 12:01 p.m. Friday with report of a male individual between 5’7″ and 5’10” tall with a thin build wearing all black and a black ski-mask who allegedly walked up to the drive-thru window of the bank with a pistol and demanded money from the register. An undisclosed amount of money was taken and the individual allegedly ran from the scene before deputies arrived.
The sheriff’s office reported that no other information will be released at this time due to the sensitivity of the investigation. Residents are encouraged to call 911 or contact the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office if they have any information that may help with the case.
The Operation Christmas Presence program is coming to Vinton County.
The program is Vinton County based and was created to provide the underprivileged children of Vinton County with Christmas joy.
Applications for Operation Christmas Presence are available for pick up at the Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library and should be dropped off there when completed. Applications are due by November 13 and will be responded to on a first-come-first-serve basis depending on the funds that are raised.
The Giving Back Committee is participating in fundraising for the program.