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McArthur man injured in one-vehicle crash on County Road 16

August 18, 2014

A McArthur man was transported from the scene of a one-vehicle crash on County Road 16, near Township Road 13 Monday.

According to a report from the Jackson Post of State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a 2002 Chevrolet Impala, driven by Nathan D. Wright, 18, of McArthur, traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck an embankment, overturned and struck a tree prior to coming to a rest on its top.  The accident took place at approximately 11:46 a.m.

Wright suffered incapacitating injuries and was flown from the scene by Med-Flight to O.S.U. Medical Center in Columbus.

The Vinton County E.M.S and Laurelville Fire Department assisted at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

County Auditor receives Continuing Education Award

August 15, 2014
Vinton County Auditor Cindy Owings Waugh

Vinton County Auditor Cindy Owings Waugh

Vinton County Auditor Cindy Owings Waugh is a recipient of the “Distinguished County Auditor” award, presented by the County Auditors’ Association of Ohio (CAAO). The award recognizes County Auditors who have completed 100 or more hours of continuing education during their term of office. Ms. Owings Waugh will be recognized and receive the award from CAAO President George Kaitsa, Delaware County Auditor, during the CAAO Winter Conference in November. In recognizing this achievement the CAAO notes, that when you consider the time commitments on County Auditors in general, it is truly an accomplishment for a County Auditor to have over 100 hours of credit.

Section 319.04 of the Ohio Revised Code requires County Auditors to complete at least 24 hours of continuing education during their term of office. Ms. Owings Waugh obtained her training in topics such as Recent Trends in Real Property Value, Financial Audits, Budget Commission and Tax Levies, and two mandatory classes in ethics and substance abuse.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary to hold baked steak, chicken noodle dinner

August 15, 2014

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 5299 will hold a Baked Steak/Chicken Noodle Dinner on August 22 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Post located at 401 Veterans Memorial Drive in McArthur. Cost is Baked Steak $7.50 and Noodles $6.50. Drink and dessert will be included.

New Plymouth man arrested after methamphetamine components found at residence

August 15, 2014

A New Plymouth man was arrested after deputies with the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team executed a search warrant and found components to make meth and suspected methamphetamine at his residence.

According to a report from the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office, the team executed the search warrant on August 10 for a possible meth lab at the New Plymouth residence.

Wayne A. Corbin, 43, of New Plymouth, was arrested after he allegedly tried to purchase pseudo products from two different businesses in Logan. Lithium batteries were also found on Corbin. This information and information obtained from members of the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office Drug Taskforce lead to obtaining the search warrant.

After the warrant was executed, components to make methamphetamine and suspected cooked methamphetamine were found inside the residence. Corbin was taken to Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville after the arrest. A bond hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in Vinton County Court.

Members of the Vinton County Special Operations Team include LE from the Vinton County Sheriffs Office and McArthur Police Department.  Other assisting Agencies include Logan Police Department, McArthur Fire Department, Vinton County EMS, Gallia County Sheriffs Office, and Gallipolis Police Department.

Hamden man arrested on drug trafficking, corrupt activity charges

August 15, 2014

A Hamden man is facing a maximum of just over 12 years in prison after he was arrested on charges of trafficking drugs and acting in a pattern of corrupt activity.

According to information from the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office, on July 31, Paul Scarrett, 34, of Hamden, was arrested on three counts of trafficking in drugs and the acting in a pattern of corrupt activity charge. An arrested warrant had been issued by the Vinton County Grand Jury after a lengthy investigation by Sheriff Shawn Justice and Detective Ryan Cain.

Scarrett could receive a maximum of 12.5 years in prison if convicted.

A bond hearing was conducted in Common Pleas Court. Judge Jeffrey Simmons issued a $100,000 OR bond and Scarrett was released.


Wellston residents ejected, injured in Jackson County rollover accident

August 9, 2014

Three Wellston residents were injured and transported from the scene of an accident after the car they were in rolled over several times on Pleasant Grove Road.

According to a report from the Jackson Post of Highway Patrol, Lawrence F. Roy III, 24, from Wellston, was driving a 2000 Chevy Cavalier eastbound on Pleasant Grove Road with two passengers, Jessica Yates, 19, and Sarah Thacker, 19, both also of Wellston. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a mailbox, ditch and a second mailbox. The vehicle then rolled numerous times and came to rest upright at 626 Pleasant Grove Road in Jackson.

Roy and his front passenger, Yates were both transported by air to Cabell Huntington Hospital. The rear passenger, Thacker, was transported and treated at Holzer Medical Center in Jackson.

Seat belts were not in use as all three occupants of the vehicle were ejected. Investigation is still pending by the Jackson Post of Highway Patrol.


Chinese Auction to be held for late McArthur resident

August 8, 2014

A Chinese Auction will be held on August 10 at the Community Building in McArthur for the late Barbara Jean McManis Stouffer. Doors will open at 1 p.m. and drawings will begin at 3 p.m. There will be a 50/50 drawing, raffles, food and drinks.

Money raised at the event will be used by the family to help pay for funeral expenses.

For more information or to offer a donation, contact Angie at 740-279-6753 or Amber at 740-279-6790.


McArthur VFW to hold all-you-can-eat fish fry

August 4, 2014

McArthur VFW Post 5299 will be holding an all-you-can-eat fish fry on August 8 at the VFW Post located at 401 Veterans Memorial Drive in McArthur.

Cost will be 7.50 and children under 12 eat for half-price. A drink and dessert is included with the meal.


Airport cancels August event Big Boy Toy, Ridgetop Music Festival

August 4, 2014

An event scheduled for Saturday, August 16 at the Vinton County Airport has been cancelled for that date, but moved to a later date during the airport’s event season. The Big Boy Toy/Ridgetop Music Fest has been moved to Sunday, October 19 as part of the Leaf Peep/Young Eagles event where those taking airplane rides can enjoy the colors of the changing leaves.

According to Vinton County Pilots and Boosters Association President Nick Rupert a number of conflicts caused the cancellation. The August 16 event included a car show and an afternoon of music.

Those activities will be held, but later in the season.

Now, the October 19 event will not only offer Leaf Peep/Young Eagles activities, but also music, a big car show, airplane rides, and other Big Boy Toy activities including free airplane rides for youngsters 17 years of age and under. There is also the possibility of garden tractor pulls during the day.

Rupert said he regrets canceling the event, but the conflicts would not have been good for revenue which is necessary when it comes to maintaining and operating the airport.

Now the focus of the airport staff will be aimed at finalizing details for the airport’s major event, the Vinton County Air Show to be held Sunday, September 21 with its BBQ chicken dinners and aerobatic performances by some of the nation’s best air show performers.

For more information on any of the planned airport events contact Nick Rupert at 740-357-0268 or Steve Keller at 740-418-2612.

The Vinton County Airport is located about 6 miles north of McArthur just off St. Rt. 93 on Airport Road. Follow the signs to the airport.

Republican Party announces upcoming events

August 4, 2014
  • The Republican Headquarters’ Open House will be help September 6, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. The location is 116 W. Main St. McArthur, Ohio 45651 across from Wesbanco (formerly the VC Courier Office). Doughnuts and coffee will be served.
  • On the same day as the Headquarters opening (September 6), the American Legion Annual Bean Dinner at the American Legion Grove will be held. Most events are in full swing by noon. From Wilkesville, follow Rt. 124 east of Wilkesville and look for signs, you will pass the Vinton/Meigs line but keep driving, the entrance is on the right.
  • The date of the Republican Dinner has been changed, it will now be held on September 27 at 6:00 p.m. at the Vinton County Community Building, locate on Route 93, north of McArthur. The original date of September 20 conflicted with the Apple Festival Parade in Jackson Ohio.