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Saturday, April 14, 2012 • D7


Early industry in Vinton County: The McArthur Brick Manufacturing Plant

Photos by Aprille Park

The McArthur Brick Manufacturing sign can still be seen from State Route 93, just south of McArthur.

Piles of bricks, likely from collapsed kilns, can easily be found at the site of the McArthur Brick Plant just south of the Village of McArthur. By Aprille Park Telegram Staff Writer

Each day, many area residents drive past the site just south of McArthur on State Route 93 where the McArthur Brick Manufacturing Plant previously operated. It has been more than 50 years, however, since the plant was in operation, and many people in the area do not know the rich history of the plant once dubbed “McArthur’s chief distinction.� The McArthur Brick Manufacturing Plant was founded April 20, 1905 through the

collective efforts of L.W. Sprague, Daniel McKeever, Aaron Will, Jr., O.F. Pilcher, D.A. Martindill, Henry S. Hamilton, John R. Freiner, and O.E. Vollenweider. According to an article published in the Republican Enquirer, March 22, 1961, McArthur resident John Ogan operated a “common brick yard� prior to the opening of the brick manufacturing plant. In 1911, the McArthur Democrat Enquirer boasted the works of the McArthur Brick Manufacturing Plant. The plant was called “McArthur’s chief distinc-

This wall is still standing at the site of the McArthur Brick Plant. Many buildings at the site have collapsed, leaving piles of bricks behind, but were once filled with busy workers.

tion� and try.� had become, The plant in just six also helped short years, boost the “well estabeconomy of lished in its McArthur as business.� the company The compahad a payroll ny was held of nearly in high $4,000 per e s t e e m month in across the 1911. The U n i t e d wages earned States and by employees Canada for filtered into producing the local mar“the finest� ket, thus benfacing brick. efiting the It was also entire village reported in and county. 1911, “every This brick, stamped “SAVAGE-1� The plant labor-saving is just one of many scattered did experid e v i c e throughout the site of the for- ence some known to the mer McArthur Brick Plant. heartache, business of however. In brick making� was used at August, 1911, plant employthe McArthur Brick Manu- ee E. Fenton Bolar, age 32, facturing Plant, and the nat- was killed on the job, at the ural resources such as shale, entry of a mine at the plant coal, and sand found near site. According to reports the plant made it the perfect from the event, slate fell location for such a business. from the ceiling of the mine, The McArthur Democrat crushing Bolar. Enquirer reported, “The This was a sad time for advantages...are easily plant employees as Bolar apparent and are not was a “highly respected� enjoyed by any other brick man whose brother operated making [plant] in the coun- the mine. Bolar had a wife and four young children at

The arched brick area is still intact on the inside of this beehive kiln. Several similar kilns operated on site.

enough to stretch around the world four and a half times. The plant had the capacity to produce 24,000,000 bricks per year. The bricks manufactured in McArthur were used in many different construction projects such as the building of schools, universities and colleges, post offices, churches, private homes, and apartment buildings throughout the United States and Canada. Some of the notable structures made of McArthur Brick Plant bricks include buildings at the Ohio State

coln-Mercury plants and buildings at the New International Airport in Philadelphia. In April, 1961 the 424-acre site was taken over by the Jackson Sand Mining Company. This new company manufactured concrete masonry units. Shareholders of both the McArthur Brick Manufacturing Plant, and the Jackson Sand Mining Company, came to this agreement. The McArthur Brick Manufacturing Plant terminated operations March 31, 1961. Beginning April 1, 1961 the plant was known as the

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This structure is the only building still standing at the site of the former McArthur Brick Plant. Although all sides are still erect, the roof has collapsed. Support beams can still be seen inside the building.


the time of his death. The McArthur Brick Manufacturing Plant was successful for decades, operating almost continually for 50 years and in 1955, celebrated its Golden Anniversary. At that time, it was reported by Plant President and General Manager, Herbert S. Hamilton, the company had manufactured approximately 900,000,000 bricks. Laid end-to-end, these bricks would reach about 114,000 miles,

University, Ohio University, the University of Michigan, the University of Cincinnati, and Wilmington College. The bricks were also used to construct many public schools in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Delaware, and other states as well. Ford Motor Company Plants in Michigan, located at River Rouge, Dearborn, and Willow Run, were made of McArthur bricks, as were several Lin-

“McArthur Plant of the Jackson Sand Mining Company.� Employees had to reapply for jobs through the mining company, and “every effort was made to utilize the experience of individuals previously employed by the McArthur Brick Plant.� Operations of the Jackson Sand Mining Company at the site were terminated in the mid 1960’s. The site, once a thriving business, now lies in ruins.


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DAFFODILS & DRAGONS A fine publication...Congrats By Mildred Bangert Telegram Columnist

Photos By Pete Wilson

Pictured are Hug Your Heart Day grand prizewinners Bob and Marie Rice just before they and other family members boarded a 33-foot stretch limousine Saturday afternoon, March 24, for a ride around Jackson. Pictured (from the left) are: Paul House, Fannie Bregant, Sue House, Pat Rice, Bob Rice (son), honorees Robert E. and Marie Rice, Cathy Rice, Kay Rice Bannen with Elayna Riggs, Sara Andrews, Charles Andrews, Wanda Rice, William Rice, and Michael Rice.

Couple awarded for 65 years of marriage By Pete Wilson Executive Editor

Saturday, March 24, was a very special day for Jackson area residents Robert E. (Bob) and Marie Rice. Not only did the Rices receive a free dinner at the local restaurant of their choice, but they also were given a free ride around Jackson in a stretch limousine. The Rices received the royal treatment for being the grand prizewinners in a contest conducted as part the recent Hug Your Heart Day at the Jackson Area YMCA. They were honored for being the local couple married for the most years -- in their case, 65 years. The Rices are long-time Jackson area residents, but Mrs. Rice now resides at Four Winds Community. In conjunction with Hug Your Heart Day, ABLE EMS stepped up and sponsored the first-place prize. ABLE EMS Marketing Director Fred Barney was on hand to greet the Rices and handle the arrangements. Four Winds Community Outreach Director Sandy Borden was also a facilitator of the event. The Rices and many of their family members enjoyed a late afternoon-dinner at Ponderosa Restaurant in Jackson, which was capped off with the serving of an anniversary cake, provided by Prosecutor-Elect Justin Lovett. The Rices left the restaurant to board a 33-foot stretch limousine for a 30-minute ride around Jackson, which also included some other family members.

Humane Society of Jackson County holding low-cost spay and neuter clinics

Honorees Robert E. (Bob) and Marie Rice (center) are pictured just before their celebratory limousine ride Saturday afternoon, March 24, in Jackson. Pictured with them are ABLE EMS Marketing Director Fred Barney (left) and Four Winds Community Outreach Director Sandy Borden (right). As grand-prize winners in the recent Hug Your Heart Day, the Rices won a free dinner at the restaurant of their choice (Ponderosa in Jackson) and a 30-minute ride in a stretch limousine.

LifeSource Clothing Pantry open Saturday, April 21; community welcome The Life Source Clothing Pantry, located at 822 South Michigan Avenue, Wellston, will be open Saturday, April 21 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. “We will be serving hot dogs and chips, and as always, everything at the LifeSource Clothing Pantry is free to the community,” a spokesman invited.



609W - Recently remodeled inside & out. Nicely decorated, all lg. rooms, 2BR, lovely front porch, FA Gas, CA, det. garage. All appliances included. 611W-Extremely D well done! UCE Tastefully RED remodeled w/new appliances. Excellent condition, move in ready.









626W - 3 BR, 2 Bt ranch home, excellent condition. Fully equipp. kit., att. gar., nicely landscaped lot! Bonus income producing unit on property as 615W - 3 BD, 1 Bt, ready to move in, nice well. Call for details! $99,000 kit. w/appliances, garage. $60’s. 585W D Great family UCE RED home & lot w/plenty of r o o m ! Immediate possession-move in ready 634W - Charming, solid older home with beautiful woodworking. Detached garage. Double large lots.

500W - Own cheaper than rent! $39,900 for this 3BR, 1.5 story. Newly painted in & out, Move-in condition. Connecticut Ave., Wellston 471W - Cute home and in good condition. Commercial lot, located next to McDonald’s.

630W - Move-in condition, 3 BR, 1 Bt, beautiful 2.24 ac m/l lot, hardwood floors, spacious FR, 20x40 m/l garage. $115,000. ED


637W - Do you need a house with room? Come see this solid 3 or 4 BD home located on N. Vermont.

606W - 3/4 BD, lg. LR & DR, Lg. lot, det. block gar., charming kitchen! W. 2nd St.









214W - Owner Wants Offer! Extra lg/Master BR, LR w/fireplace insert, DR or FR, Nice Kitchen, Private 2nd BR, $82,900. D

641W - Very tasteful & impressive 2 BR, 2 Bt w/LR, DR, FR, fireplace, charming equipped kit. w/nook, cheerful sunroom, bsmt., garage & landscaped lot. N. Penn. Ave.



136WLKS - Well built brick ranch on 5 ac m/l 3 BR, 3 Bt, full bsmt, 32x28 bldg, mobile home hookup. Hawk Station Rd.

552C: 3BDR, 1 bath in excellent condition. Includes appliances. Very affordable at $65,900.

642H - Turn-key restaurant/bar, D1D2 liquor license, up to date equipment including pizza ovens, griddle, grill and fryers, seating capacity of 80, space for dining, dancing or just sitting at the bar. Must see!


647W - Lots of house for $48,500! 3 BR, newly remodeled inside, new windows, 104W - Just like new! 3BR, 1.5Bt, bsmt, plus security system! New Hamp- new kit., 24x30 garage, extra large shire Ave. corner lot, numerous upgrades. Call us for details.


645W - Rustic ranch on 1.44 AC m/l just off Sour Run Rd. on Raysville Rd. 3BR, 2bath, nice kitchen, additional small house. Call for details. 640W - Very attractive home, good condition, move in ready. New York Ave.

435W - 319W. 2nd St., Wellston, charmng colonial style on corner lot. 3 BR, 1.5 Bt, FA Gas/CA, partial basement. Excellent condition. Owners want offer.



652W -2.83 ac. m/l. with 2 BR ranch 186W - Completely remodeled ranch! home in located on St. Rt. 327, also Lg. LR has wbfp, 1 1/2 bt, lg. BRs, det. has a 16x80 mobile home in excellent garage w/overhead apt. This a must condition. Several outbuildings, barn & garage. Call for details!! see. Edge of town on 327. $85,000

The Humane Society of Jackson County will be holding a registration for low cost spay/neuter clinics at the Jackson City Library Saturday, April 21 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is not based on income. Anyone can get in on this great deal. “Please bring a $30 cash deposit with you; this will be credited back to you the day of the clinic toward the final cost,” said Carolyn Clarkson, President of the Humane Society. “Cash only, please. You do not bring your pet to the registration. You will be given a clinic date at the registration. Residents of any county may attend.” The cost is as follows: • Female cat or kitten - spay plus rabies shot, $54; spay plus all shots, $72. • Male cat or kitten - neuter plus rabies shot, $44; neuter plus all shots, $62. • Cost for dogs depends on their weight and gender. “Please keep this in mind - spaying and neutering your pets saves lives; there are not enough homes for all the kittens and puppies,” Clarkson added. “If you are not able to attend the registration, you may send someone else for you. For more information, call (740) 418-6630 or 288-7297.”

601W - 3 BD, 2 Bt, 2 FP, FA/CA, det. 629V - 2 BR, 1 Bt home, located 3 28x32 gar., 1 ac m/l, stocked pond miles outside of Wilkesville, on 15 ac 624J - Wonderful ranch house sits 620W - Lot of charm in this 3/4 BR, w/28x26 shelter house. 25 ac m/l. for $43,000 on 2 ac m/l on Pattonsville Rd. 1.5 Bt. Story and a half, full bsmt., lg. Nice open floor plan, full bsmt., 2 646W - Very nice 3 BR, 2 story, move- LR & Kit. Nice wood floors, full rear car att gar. plus det. gar. w/workin condition, nice carpeting throughout, deck, lg. fenced yard! $79,900 275W - Wellston, App. 5,000 sq. ft. shop. NOW ONLY $119,900 newer kitchen, new wiring, security masonary bldg., Excellent Condisystem! Illinois Ave. 514Mc - Very nice 3BR, 2Bt ranch in tion, 3 Phase Electric Service, 14 D E C U excellent condition, w/ 2+ car gar. on 3 lots all recently surveyed RED ac m/l, located on Martindill Rd. 618W - Newer 3 BR, 2 Bt ranch, fenced back yard, det. 24x24 m/l garage, easy CED REDU maintenance, immediate possession. S. Connecticut Ave. 632J - .732 ac m/l, 5 miles south of 580W - Well maintained 3BD ranch. Jackson on Rt. 93. close to JackCED Impressive new oak kitchen with son County Airport. Ready to build REDU Whirlpool appliance. FR, DR,LR, plus full 628W - Refurbished home, wood floors, on, new aeration system installed, outstanding bath w/jet tub, equipped bsmt & enclosed porch. Priced in 90’s. all other utilities available. Agent kit., newer windows & decking. Lg corowned. 449H - 6.8 ac m/l w/new aeration sys- 496W - Retail store bldg. at corner ner lot. $58,000 of N. Ohio Ave. & 1st St. this multem, builder ready. Carr Ridge Rd. 635W - Cute 3 BR ranch, newly painted ti-use facility offers over 5k sq ft interior, new floor covering in kit & bath. D m/l. $42,900 LR w/fireplace, rear deck, 2 car det. E UC garage. $45,000 RED

487W - 4 BR, 2 Bt ranch w/full bsmt in excellent condition, att. 17x25 m/l 556W - Lots of eye appeal and roomy former beauty shop, handicap accesinterior, 1 1/2 baths, lg. LR & FR, sible, entrance & restroom. $89,900 attached 2 car garage, equipped kit. Security system, located on #8 Pike. $104,500 639W Roomy 2-story w/4 BR, 2 baths, various updates, 3 lots $59,900

422W - Very popular area, located at intersection of Lake Alma Rd. & Scenic Hwy. 29.2 ac m/l w/beautiful bldg sites 521W - This gorgeous property consists & woods. Call for details. of 17.45 AC m/l, 1 AC m/l stocked pond, 388W - Oak Ridge Addition, 1.515 ac barn, inground pool, very charming 3 m/l, beautiful lots, great for building, D BR, 2.5 bath, ranch style home in excel- agent owned. E C U D lent condition. RE 651W - 3 lots at corner of New York Ave. & 10th St. Listed at $19,000, has older mobile home & pole barn. 576W - 522 West “C Street, 2 story 529W - Newer 3BR on 8.8 ac. m/l. Cozy, with large lot, family size kitchen, rustic int. w/ fully eqpt. kit., pine floor in lg. D Now Only $55.000! UCE LR, beautiful location. RED R




Excellent condition,brick ranch, 3-4 BR, 3 full baths, LR, DR, beautiful great room, landscaped patio, fenced back yard. Walk-out bsmt., additional living space, full bath., 2 car att. garage on 3.206 AC m/l. N. Penn. Ave., Wellston


633W - 60x120 m/l, corner lot at 22 S. 631W - $45,000, 2 BR, double closWisconsin, utilities available, call ets, spacious LR, eat in kitchen, launoffice for more details. dry room, maintenance free siding, private back yard, excellent home!

I am pleased to be included in this special 7th Anniversary of the new version of The Telegram. The first issue was put out April 13, 2005 after a change in ownership, but the paper itself is many more than one hundred years of age. Those who had the idea for the “new” paper and all those who worked together to make it a reality are to be congratulated. During the seven years since it was first published in its new form, it has made a place for itself in the homes of people in a two-county area. The Telegram covers all aspects of news items for its readers, serving all of Jackson and Vinton Counties. Readers are kept up-to-date on public affairs, obituaries, and many special events such as the Apple Festival, the Coal Festival, and the Jackson County Fair. The paper reports on community and city news and public opinion and provides in-depth coverage for the area and keeps readers informed on law enforcement, city and county governments, church and school news, and more. The Telegram is a fine publication and has always been and has made a place for itself, not only in Jackson and Vinton Counties, but to all who read and enjoy. Happy Anniversary to The Telegram. ••• (Editor’s Note: Look for Nona Lee’s regular column, “Daffodils & Dragons,” the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.)

616W - Beautiful 3 BR, 2 Bt ranch in excellent condition. LR, DR, fully equip. kit., sunroom, 2 car att. gar., beautiful landscaping, fenced yard. Win-Mac Subdivision.

617W - Wooded hilltop beauty, 1.5 ac m/l, 6 yr old home, 3 BR, 2 Bt, open concept living, walk out lower level, located on Jack Vaughn Rd.


644W Fabulous Cedar home on 6.2 ac m/l. 4/5 BR, 2.5 Bt, beautiful WBFP in lg. FM. LR, DR, equipped kit, full finished bsmt., 2 car att. garage plus 24x24 det. garage. A must to see if you are looking for a fine home!

LAND & BUILDING SITES 393W – 360 Hayes Lane, 1 ac. m/l, city water, lovely building site. DRASTICALLY . REDUCED TO $10,500! 292W – 38 ac. m/l. Entrance off Grady Ln., beautiful building sites. $59,900 413W – Nice city lot, 60x120 m/l. S. Missouri Ave., Wellston w/ city water and sewer.


545W-Beautiful turn of the century home converted to duplex each w/several 614W - Stately brick colonial on edge BR's, LR, DR, finished attic, equipped of town. 4BR, LR, DR, FM, library 522W - 4BR, 2Bt Colonial Charmer! Lg. kitchens. Investors need to look! w/built in shelves, new kitchen. This LR w/ decorative FP, DR, breakfast nook, spacious and inviting home offers vinyl replacement windows, newer caramenities far beyond the list price of pet. 3 car det. gar. $69,900 $119,900. N. Penn Ave.

516W - 716 S. New Hampshire Ave. 60x120 m/l lot. Ideal for new home! 523P - Surrounded by Wayne National Forest, this 4BR, 2 bath ranch house sits on 1.38 AC m/l. Partially finished garage, barn. Located on Dry Ridge Rd, is priced to sell at $99,900.


517W - 728 S. New Hampshire Ave. 60x120 m/l lot. Ideal for new home! 528W - .98 ac. m/l on No.8 Pike. Call for details. 534W - 303 12th St., 50x140 m/l vacant corner lot w/ access to city utilities. $10,800. 535W - 2 city lots w/ available utilities. 60x120 m/l adjoining lot is 45x120 m/l. 564W - Building site at corner of N. Minnesota and W. “B” St. $10,000 565W - Vacant lot on W. Broadway close to park and recently surveyed. 0.159 ac m/l. 584W - Ideal building site, 1/2 ac m/l, 12th Street location.

648W - Gorgeous 3BR, 3bath 2-story. Impressive entrance leads to 333W - Attractive Home, 2 Lots, 643W - Spacious and clean 3 BR, 2 Bt 583W - 3 BD, 2 Bt ranch, 2,000 sq ft m/l., equipped kitchen, formal DR, LR, mfg home w/LR, DR, FR. Immediate multi-functional studio. 0.801 ac m/l, FR and large den. Rear covered Totally remodeled, 3 Br., FR, Kit, possession & priced to sell. S. beautifully landscaped. Located in Oak deck overlooks landscaped .811AC Bath, Like New Delaware Ave. Ridge. $149,900 m/l. Don't let this one get away.

636W - Charming & warm Cape cod, new kit., new appliances, beautiful wood floors, LR, DR, FR w/fireplace, bsmt., garage, deck. 145x150 m/l lot. Priced right at $57,500.

649J - Newer 3 BR, 2 Bt ranch on 3.5AC m/l. Beautifully decorated, Wbff, lg. equipped kit, covered rear deck, 2 car det. garage w/overhead storage. Amish Built. Buckley Rd. $175,000

650W - 46.3 ac m/l located on Finley Chapel Rd. Recently surveyed. Mostly Wooded w/ nice building sited. Call Donna for details. 654W - Located in Oak RidgeAddn. - 3 lots - total AC 1.181 m/l. Call for details!

Saturday, April 14, 2012 • D9

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Our Professional Staff Awaits Your Call!

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NOW $60K

5014 - Well maintained, Victorian Beauty on South Street. Now $292K! Call Sally 710-7633.

5078 - 3 BR, 2 Bt ranch with 2 car garage. Corner lot. $65,000. Call Carol 418-2178.

4995 - Just right for you! Corner lot, 4 BR, 1.5 Bt, LR, FR, DR, numerous updates. Call Carol 418-2178.

NOW $82,500

5090 - Beautiful brick, 3 BR ranch, Oak Hill, 2.5 Bt, 2FP, finished bsmt. NOW $199K! Call Ralph 418-3928.

5091 - New addition, 3 BR renovated, 24 Trenton. $168K. 3 stories + bsmt. 5095 - Gorgeous South St Victorian Natural Woodwork, custom kitchen updates galore. Call Nea 418-4135

5089 - Awesome renovated 4 BR, gorgeous updates, must see to believe. Call Nea 418-4135 4998 - NOW $255K! Beautiful 4 BR, 3.5 Bt brick ranch on Missouri with inground pool. Call Nea 418-4135.

5072 - Beautiful 3BR 1Ba Brick/Large lot with garage. Move in ready with Appliances. Call Mollie 395-1578

4501 - 3 BR on CH&D, 2 ac m/l. Call Carol 418-2178 D UCE RED

5096 - The backyard you have dreamed of!. Ranch w/basement on South St., $109,900 Call Toria

4735 - 3 BR, 2 story, large rooms, some remodeling started. Priced at $47,500. Call Carol 418-2178.

5088 - Oh so sweet! 2 BR, 1.5 Bt, beautifully restored on corner lot. Must look at. Call Nea 418-4135.


5086 - Cozy 3BR 2Ba Unibuilt with Sunroom and Garage Now $89K Call Nea 418-4135 D UCE RED

5074 - Nice home on Lake Katharine 3 Bedroom 2 Bath on 3.18 ac m/l $179,900.00 Call Nea 418-4135 4380 - Country location 3BR 1Ba 2 ac m/l. Large Detached Garage $79,900 Call Carol 418-2178

4964 - Stunning 5BR 3.5 Bath cathedral ceilings/ stone FP Custom kitchen, heated pool. Call Nea 418-4135



5131 - 2BR Ranch attached garage on Payne Street. Super Price $25K. Call Ralph 418-3928

5141 - Only $49,500 for this 6-7 BR at 64 Church St. Call Nea at 740-418-4135

5062 - Nice Clean Quiet location. 3 BR Ranch/Air/Attached Garage NOW $77K! Call Mike 710-5808


4991 - Sweet 2/3 BR on Huron St. Natural woodwork w/additional bldg + garage. Call Nea 418-4135.

5039 - Nice 3 BR Farmhouse 2.38 ac m/l Detached Garage. Call Nea 418-4135


5067 - Nice contemporary 3 BR, 2.5 Bt, full bsmt. Make offer. Call Nea 418-4135.

4946 - Darling country ranch at edge of town. Beautiful cabinets and nice setting. Now $138K Call Nea 418-4135

5112 - Nice home on 1.79 ac m/l huge garage. Only $105K. Salem Cave. Call Ralph 418-3928

5036 - 132 acres m/l, on Standpipe with 2 BR home. Call Jeremy 710-1050.


4824 - Reduced to $209K. Newer 3BR 2Ba Ranch on 6.8 ac m/l with 2 car garage/pond Barn. Call Carol 418-2178

5136 - Cute as can be! 2BR 2Ba Full Basement. Secluded location on 4.3 ac m/l. $105K. Call Toria 418-6151

5139 - Best of in town & Country 4BR 2Ba 3lots $74,900 3 car garage. Call Harold 395-1971

5137 Super location 3BR Ranch w/partial basement. Large backyard only $75K. Call Carol 418-2178

5108 - Beautifully remodeled 3/4 BR-2.5 Ba. Priced to sell. Agent owned. Call Toria 418-6151

5138 - Very neat, clean home 2BR w/large rooms, FR, LR. Remodeled $89,900. Call Carol

4930 - Victorian Treasure Gorgeous woodwork/floors/leaded glass, updates galore. Call Nea 418-4135

5120 - Spacious Ranch w/Open Floor Plan + finished basement. Built in 2006. 4/5 BR 3Ba, Call Toria 418-6151

4971 - Corner South St. Location 2 Bedroom Cottage, Carport NOW $59,900 !. Call Carol 418-2178

4789 - Contemporary, 5BR, 3 Bt, w/ pool. Great room combo. Hardscrapple. Call Paul 978-7995


5063 - Neat clean home on 3 lots 3BR 1 Ba Garage + carport. Only $86,500. Call Carol 418-2178 5028 - 4 BR ranch 1 1/4 Bt, large rear deck, fenced back yard. $77,000. Call Carol 418-2178.

4957 - MOVE IN READY! Beautiful 3BR 2.5 Ba, new carpet, deck, pool w/security. Agent owned. Call Lovel 577-7919

4918 Beautiful 3BR, 2.5 bath Rustic, 19.97 ac m/l Pool, stocked pond. Fabulous, Call Nea 418-4135

5087 - NOW 199K! Nice horse farm 19 AC m/l 3 BR Ranch with barns, ponds, pastures. Call Nea 418-4135 4830 - $67,900, 3 ac m/l, 2BD, 1 Bt. on McGhee Lane, Call Ralph 418-3928.

4863 - Darling home on High St., 2BD, 1.5 Bt w/updates. Call Nea 418-4135

5038 - Stunning Country Cape 4BR Gorgeous Setting, Spacious 12 ac m/l Robin Hill Call Nea 418-4135


5107 - Well maintained country home on Four Mile Rd. 3Bd/2Ba 4 car garage Call Sally 710-7633 4907 - Spacious 3Br, 1.5 Bath, Garage. W Huron St., New Bath tub allow. NOW $79,900 ! Call Nea 418-4135 D UCE RED

4686 - Beautiful 3-4BR, 4.17 ac m/l 2 Car Gar.-Cherry,Granite, Marble Floors Amenities Galore, Call Nea 418-4135

5027 - Beautiful newer 3 BR, 2 Bt home with open floor plan. Some hardwood floors. $155K. Call Carol 418-2178.

0 7,50 $16 Now

5057 - Two homes on 57 ac m/l Mulga Rd. ponds/woods/great hunting scenery galore. NOW $174,500! Call Mollie 395-1578


4885 2350Sq Ft Brick Ranch on 1 ac m/l 3BR 2Ba. New cabinets, new carpet/tile. Huge Rooms. Call Carol 418-2178

5101 - Newer 3BR 2Ba on .92 ac m/l. Beautiful kitchen $149,900 Call Carol 418-2178

4979 - 4BD 2BA WBFP Fam Rm Formal LR/DR. Finished full basement. 2 car Garage. 2 ac. m/l. Call Jan 418-4006

,900 $58 Now


4847 - Duplex on Columbia St. Investment property. $46K.1bd,1ba, kit., Lr in each apt. Call Sally 710-7633

4901 - Nice 2 Bedroom home. In town location. Harding Ave. $79,500. Call Nea 418-4135

5016 Nice country 2BR home Russ Rd. 1ac m/l. Many updates $68,900 Call Nea 740-418-4135


5127-Secluded 2BR log cabin on 6.88 ac m/l but only minutes from 35. Only $99,900. Call Toria 418-6151 5082 - Great home at great price 3Br, 2 Ba, formal dining and 2 car garage. $144,500. Call Jan 418-4006

NEW PRICE 4661 - Now $299,999. 18.5 ac m/l, pool, Lake Katharine, woods, 3 BR, 3.5 Bt, 2 garages. Call Carol 418-2178.

5000 - Two homes and garage on Gay St., Now $89K! Call Nea today at 418-4135.

5080 - Beautiful Contemporary Ranch, 3BR, 2.5 Bath, trees, on 1 ac m/l Now $169,900. Call Nea 418-4135

4607 - 5 room, 2 Bt + bonus rm., 24x62 bldg w/rental apt., gar. w/ workshop, 1.26 ac m/l, $115,000. Call Jan 418-4006.


5132 - Country Setting, close to town, 4BR, 2Ba Ranch home on 1.6 ac. Call Carol 418-2178

4772 - Remodeled 2BR, 2Bt upstairs apt. new roof, siding, windows. Now $85,000. Call Carol 418-2178


0 9,90 $12

5047 - 75 Church St. Agent Owned 2BR 2ba Call Nea 418-4135


5071 - Nice 3 Bedroom home only $49,900. LR/Kitchen/Bath Call Nea 418-4135

4727 - Like New 3BR 2Ba Ranch on 2 ac m/l. Enclosed porch. Now $135K! Call Nea 418-4135



5123 Country setting, 3BR, 1.5 bath Brick Ranch on 4.71 ac m/l only $139,500. Call Nea 418-4135

4470 - Edge of town, 3 BD, 2 Bt, .6 ac m/l, fireplace, deck. Reduced to $68,900 Call Nea 418-4135. D UCE RED

4647 - Motivated Seller! 3 BR, 2 Bt ranch, Grandview Ave., nice lot. Now $79,500. Call Betty 710-9647 5010 Nice 2 BR home near Middle School. Priced at $78,900 Call Greg Fields at 740-710-5351

4217 - 3BR 2Ba on 1 ac m/l. Nice country setting Large Garage. Call Jeremy 710-1050 D UCE RED

4864 - Victorian home on 30 ac m/l with mobile, barn,free gas, now $200K with add'l 29 ac.& Cabin $250K 4800 - Ranch on Franklin Valley, 4 BR on 10 ac m/l. Call Nea 418-4135.

4805 - 3BR 2Ba Beauty on Oak. Now $149,900. POOL. Call Nea 418-4135 for a showing 4460 - 3 BD, 1 Bt, laundry room, includes appliances, 5 lots, $64,500. Call Jan 286-1111.

2033 - 9 ac m/l, Remodeled 2 Bd, pond, across from Truck Stop on St. Rt. 35, commercial potential, high traffic. $128,900

4718 - REDUCED Attractive 3BR, 2Bt, Ranch wood trim, vaulted ceiling, 1 ac m/l. Now $119,000. Call Nea. 4890 - Histori- 5110 Commercial location on 93. cal home on Large building. Call Toria 418-6151. 788. 5 ac m/l 3BR 1.5 ba, gar. & barn. Now $79,000. Possible Lease Call Ralph 5098 - Coml Bldg 4400 sq ft building 3 418-3928 phase electric, on 2.682 ac m/l $225K. Call Jan 418-4006

5092 - Beautiful 40+m/l ac farm, nice home, 3 new barns. So much to offer. Call Toria 418-6151. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------4656 - 435.67 ac m/l farm with some fencing. Large stocked pond. 4 BR farmhouse and bldgs. Call Nea. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------5037 - 65 ac m/l 2 barns, 4 water devel. Homesite, septic, 2 water taps, fenced. Call Paul 978-7995 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------5130 - Prime development land. 186 ac m/l. 4050’ rail frontage adjacent to golf course. Call Nea 418-4135


Ash Point 5056 - Reduced Secluded Home Sites. One with 1.5 ac lake. call Greg 710-5351 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------5140 - Wooded 24 acres m/l on Jisco West Rd. Recreational land. $38,500. Call Carol 418-2178 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------5126 - 63.5 ac m/l. County water available. Great buy at $78,800! Call Jan 418-4006 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4956 - Hilltop setting. 57 ac m/l JacksonGallia county line. Well, electric.Call Greg ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4954 - Very secluded 40 ac m/l hunting land with some cleared land. Call Kris 286-7475 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4936 - Recreational land, abundant wildllife. Great building site. Nea 418-4135. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4894 - NOW $115K 48 ac m/l, beautiful wooded acres with area for home site. Callahan Rd. Call Nea 418-4135 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4865 -29 ac m/l on Pattonsville $90,000. Call Ralph 418-3928 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4868 - 5.6 ac of pasture on Harrison Rd. Only $19K. Call Carol 418-2178 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4867 - Reduced to $19,900 Bldg site on Jisco West .9 ac m/l w/Septic and Water. Call Carol 418-2178 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------3891- 67 ac. m/l on Dixon Run. Call Nea 418-4135 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4821- Reduced to $25K. 4.3 ac m/l Wooded Building site close to RT32 and RT35 on Pattonsville. Call Carol 418-2178 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4733 – Fabulous hunting, 205 ac. m/l near Rt.35 Call Nea 418-4135 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4600 – NOW $31K! 5.035 ac. m/l Aerator installed, McCartney Rd., agent owned. Call Jeremy 710-1050 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4773 - Owner wants offer on this 2 ac. m/l lot. Asking $13,500. Call Toria 418-6151. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4895 - 35.066 ac m/l of beautiful ac, woods, fields, Bethel Ridge, A-$25K, B-$90K, call Nea 418-4135. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------5019 - Nice building lot on Valley Chapel. 4.41 ac m/l. Only $32K. Call Nea 418-4135. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------5023 - Wooded 77 ac m/l, large pond on Sternberger Rd. Great Rd. frontage. Call Carol 418-2178. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------5068 - 2 to 3 ac m/l building lots on Pattonsville Rd., $25K to $30K. Call Nea 418-4135 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------5069 - Wooded 69 ac m/l on Pattonsville Rd. Only $150K. Call Nea 740-418-4135. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------5079 - Building lot, Abbey Lane & Jisco West, 2.44 ac m/l, NOW $55K! Call Nea 418-4135.


4960 - Building lot on Webb Pierce. Has septic, 0.942 ac m/l. $26,800. Call Nea 418-4135 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------5135 - Vacant lot on Wood Ave. Only $10K. Call Carol 418-2178 5129 Super 6500 Sq ft Com'l bldg nicely ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------5115 - Nice building lot. Only $13,000. Call finished on 8.7 ac m/l Only $187,500. Nea 418-4135 Call Nea 5125 - Sweetheart of a house. Great ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------5099 - 2 Ac m/l building lot. Corner 4923 22 ac m/l Prime Coml land location. Lots of updates. GlenRoy Rd/Finley Chapel. $19,500 frontage on 32. Great location by Call Nea 418-4135 Call Jan Gettles 418-4006 Noah's Ark. Call Nea, 418-4135 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------5114 - Great Commercial or Retail Loca5097 - Building lots 4-27 ac m/l. Beautiful tion in the heart of it all. Call Nea 418country setting. Must See! Call Mollie 4135 395-1578 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------5113 - Great Commercial Location. 4981 - 3 Wonderful 43’x140’ building lots Pennsylvania Ave. Call Nea 418-4135 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- for the price of one. Only $13,000. Call 5004 - Downtown established eatery Nea 418-4135. ready to go! Includes all equip. Call Carol ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4792 - Super spacious 3 BR, 2 Bt home 418-2178 or Nea 418-4135. 4982 - Great 1 ac m/l building lot close to ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------on 2 ac m/l, 24x32 pole garage wth con5053 - Great Commercial Building on Broad- town. Only $15K. Call Nea 418-4135. crete & electric. Call Carol 418-2178. way. Reduced to $119,500 Call Nea ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4924 - Building lot on Cross in Oak Hill. 418-4135 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $19,500. Call Nea 418-4135. 4816 - Great Commercial space conve5013 - Nice ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------located with home. Call Nea 4184500 Wooded resd lot on Exline St., 3BR on 5.5 ac nien-tly 4135 Coalton. Private, utilities, $9,900. Call m/l. NOW ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paul 978-7995 5054 NOW $84,900! Downtown Jackson, ONLY $74K. . ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------5 unit commercial complex. 3589 - 2 lots, both for only $15K. Corner of Call Mollie 395- Call Carol 418-2178 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maple and State St. Call Paul 978-7995 1578 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------5059 - Prime Development 4.6 ac m/l Wellston, Utilities on site, 10 yr tax abate. 4482 - REDUCED - Hidden Valley Call Nea 418-4135 Estates, 1.47 ac m/l. Lot #2. Now $14K. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Call Carol 418-2178 D 4993 - 95 ac m/l com’l land, adjacent to ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------UCE King’s Daughters, corner 93/4 mile. Call RED 4737 – Reduced to $34K, bldg lot on High Nea 418-4135 nice location, all utilities. Call Nea 418----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- St., 4135 4274 - Coml building, 11,700 Sq. Ft., Ben----------------------------------------------------------------------------------nett Ave., $149,000. Call Nea 418-4135. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4615 – REDUCED! Now ONLY 19K. 4855 -Fix me up-move in or rent me. 4660 - Fabulous Commercial Building Let me pay for myself. Reduced to Corner Lot. Highest Traffic counts in city. Building site, corner of Vine St. and ChilliSt. Call Nea 418-4135 Great 4 Restaurant. Call Nea 418-4135-- cothe $18,900! Call Jan 418-4006. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4985 - Terrific Commercial location. Next to 4639 - Now $29,900! building lots on Save-a-lot. Only $129K. Call Nea 418-4135 Parkview Ave. Call Toria 418-6151 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4984 - 2400 Sq Ft. Coml Bldg. Ideal for 4755 – REDUCED! 2 ac. m/l on Karr Rd. Automotive/Electrical Business. Only Nice lot w/ road frontage. Call Nea 418-4135 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------$119K Call Nea 418-4135 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5009 - Nice lot with city utilities available. 4939 - Excellent Commercial location, Wellston Priced at $26K. Call Greg Fields Ramp exit 327 S. Now $115K! Call Nea 418- 740-710-5351 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4135. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5008 - 5 ac m/l wooded bldg lot. Utilities 4938 - Great Commercial .9 ac m/l. on Rt. avail. $29,000. Cal Greg 710-5351. 93 by DW Homes $45K. Call Nea 418-4135 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5077 - Home site, 2 ac m/l, all utilities, 5128- 2BR on city lot in Jackson hurry! Call Jan Gettles 418-4006. 3779 - HUGE REDUCTION! Now $695K. $18K, ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Priced to sell--$19,000.00 Main St. Great location.Just off 32. Call 5093 - 4 lots in Coalton, utilities on 1 lot and Call Carol 418-2178 Nea 418-4135 all 4 lots only $30K. Call Carol 418-2178. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4247 - Prime! Prime! Prime! Main St. D E C 3.165 ac. m/l. Call Nea 418-4135 U ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------RED 4240 - 176.683 ac. m/l bldg site Rt.35, $995k. Call Nea 418-4135 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4731 - 90 ac m/l on Rt. 35, 3 ponds, roadbed through property. Great business 4943 - Peaceful country setting. 15 ac. m/l location. Call Nea 418-4135 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Nice 3BD, 2Ba w/FP. 791 Limerick Rd. 3994 - Fantastic commercial location! 5102 - Nice 2BR on 1.98 ac m/l (Next to Bob Evans) Call Now Call Sally710-7633 Call Nea 418-4135 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------3711 - 2 lots on Gay St., next to WalD E greens. Now $139K. Call Nea 418-4135. C U ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------RED 3739 - Terrific commercial location at highest traffic count in county. Great Potential. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------3349 - Now $210K! Commercial bldg. by General Mills. Attached garage, close to 32. Call Nea 418-4135. 5061 - 3 BR home built in 2009 located in ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------5076 - 3 BD, 2 Bt, located on 2 ac m/l, 3714 - Commercial development site Beaver. 3 Lots and home $140K. priced to sell. $28K. Call Jan 418-4006. near Wal-mart. 21 ac. m/l land next to Now $120,000! Call Ralph 418-3928 Arbys. Serious inquiries only! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4111 - Prime commercial location on St. Rt. 32, Wellston. Over 600 feet of road frontage. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------3683 - Fabulous commercial site w/all utilities on E. Main St. Near Wal-mart. Prime! Prime! 5065 - Investment Property. Two 2BR ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4707 - Two bldgs, .8 ac m/l, w/ 2BR apart mobile homes on 2 lots in Jackson. Priced w/ LR, Din, Kit, Bath, Garage w/ bath. at $34K Call Carol 418-2178 NOW $129,000 ! Call Nea 418-4135 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4977 - Custom home on Abbey Lane, 4 3755 - 3 ac corner of 93 and St. Rt. 32. BR, 3 Bt, hardwd/tile floors. Open floor Road frontage, $200K. Call Nea 418-4135. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------plan. Call Sally 710-7633. 4633 - Coml lots in Jackson, Veterans Dr., Acy, McCarty Ln., Call Jeremy 710-1050 5085 Gorgeous 5005 Very immaculate interior. Pretty 2 BR Victorian 6 ac 1 Bath. Must be moved. Ideal for hunters. m/l Enclosed Call Paul 978-7995 Endless Pool. 4685 - Mobile on 3 32' x 52 ' ED C U lots with garage. Only Garage 4BR RED 4712 - 222 ac m/l, 1 Family 100+ yrs $29,900 in Coalton. $179K Call Nea fenced pasture/water/hay/tillable land, 2 Call Carol 418-2178 418-4135 barns. 3BR, Call Greg 710-535.


5058 - Beautiful immaculate 3 BR 2 Ba on 5 ac m/l Nice Garage close to town. NOW $100,000! Call Nea 418-4135

4999 - Lovely ranch home with many updates. Only $89K. Call Nea 418-4135.

4750 - NOW $89,000 ! Nice remodeled Ranch 1.5 ac 2BR 2Bath at 140 Jackson Rd., Call Nea 418-4135





,500 $64

5050 - Beautiful 4 BR 3.5 Ba w/ basement. 1.5 ac m/l Great Setting. Call Nea 418-4135

5105 - Great home to fix up. Corner lot. Nice kitchen.Only $59K Call Nea 418-4135

4530 - Motivated Seller Reduced by $25K! 3BR 2Ba between Jackson & Chillicothe, Now $84,900. Call Toria 418-6151 D UCE RED

5001 - 3 BR, 2 Bt ranch on Dawson, tastefully updated & remodeled. Now $119K. Call Nea 418-4135.

5118 - Golf Course Location 4BR 3.5 ba, newer home.Full Basement 1 ac m/l. Call Carol 418-2178

5025 - Darling restored home on Water St., waterfall/pond 2-3 BR. $129K. Call Nea 418-4135.

5029 - 5BR on 4.1 ac m/l. Nice Home, full basement, FP with 36’ x 64’ Barn. Call Toria 418-6151. 5124 - Attractive 5-6BR 3Ba on 10.27 ac m/l. Exposed beams with gorgeous stocked pond. Call Nea 418-4135

4988 - One of Jackson’s Finest Cattle farms. Only $1,750 per ac. 310 ac m/l. Call Nea Henry 740-418-4135.

4994 - 5 BR, 3.5 Bt custom home, in ground pool, many amenities, Abbey Lane. Now $360K. Call Sally 710-7633.

5094 - Unique brick ranch on 3 nice lots. Must see to appreciate. Call Mollie 395-1578

5022 - Beautiful farm on Rt. 93. 80 ac m/l, great rd. frontage, large barn/sheds. Call Carol 418-2178.



5051 - NOW $159,900! Beautiful Ranch 3/4 Bedroom 2 bath, great location, numerous updates. Call Carol 418-2178

5043 - Spacious 3 BR 2 Ba Fireplace/ Garage/ Natural Woodwork. Great FixerUpper. $99k Call Nea 418-4135


D10 • Saturday, April 14, 2012

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Boy Scout Camp building its future one brick at a time By Pete Wilson Executive Editor

The Chief Logan Boy Scout Reservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary of camping this year and a local family has taken the lead in a fundraising campaign that will assure the camp of many future years of service. Last year long-time Jackson Boy Scout member and leader Charles Bowman and his wife, Margaret, donated the funds to build a beautiful new patio in front of the O.B. Mason Dining Hall at the camp. The dining hall is one of the newest and most important buildings at the camp and a great addition, but Mr. Bowman felt it didn’t look quite right from the front. “The front of the building looked naked to me,” Bowman recalled. “It looked like a warehouse or something.” Bowman and his family had already committed many hours of service to Boy Scouting and to the camp, but this time, he and Margaret stepped forward financially and provided the money needed to build the patio. But Bowman also immediately saw more potential in the project than just the architectural value. Through a new donor program, the patio can be the quintessential “gift that keeps on giving.” Businesses, organizations, families, or individuals may buy commemorative engraved bricks which will constitute the floor of the new patio. The purchase price covers not only the cost of the brick, but also provides a donation for the camp. “We designed this as a moneymaker,” Bowman said, specifying that the money will be set aside and used to help pay for improvement projects at the camp. “This is something that will affect people down the road.” Ranger Kerry Campbell, who lives at the camp and works as a full-time overseer, says some of the initial money from the brick sale was used to help finance the construction of a 40-foot climbing tower. The tower should be ready for use this summer and should be a popular addition to the camp’s High Adventure area. Another upcoming project that will be boosted by brick fund money will be the rebuilding of a shelter along the waterfront of Sproat Lake. Also, the funds have already been used to enclose the back porch of the administration building. The bricks come in two sizes and prices. The larger brick is 8.25 inches by 5.25 inches and provides engraving space of four lines of 12 characters in each line. These bricks sell for $250 each. The smaller brick is 5.25 inches by 5.25 inches and has engraving space for four lines of eight characters in each line. These bricks sell for $150 each. First-year brick buyers have hailed from a wide area, including many from Jackson County. Local buyers thus far have included: Rick Billman, the Moore Family, Troop 48, the Brackman Family, NAPA of Jackson, and Callahan Hardware. There is enough floor space for bricks on the patio that the flow of donor income from this source could continue for quite some time. And this project would not have happened had it not been for the generosity and vision of Charles and Margaret Bowman, who have made the Boy Scout program a prominent part of their lives. After his own experience as a Boy Scout growing up in the Jackson area which began when he became a Cub Scout at the age of 5, Mr. Bowman became a Boy Scout leader as an adult. For 50 years, he has been a Scoutmaster and leader with Troop 48 and also has been a member of the Chief Logan Camp staff. He never misses marching with the Boy Scouts in Jackson County Apple Festival parades. Mrs. Bowman has been described as an “unsung hero” of the local Boy Scout program and the camp, helping in many ways behind the scenes and supporting the time Charley and her sons have spent in the program. Both of their sons, Mike and Kevin, earned Boy Scout’s top achievement award of Eagle Scout. A special engraved marker on the floor of the Bowman Family Patio recognizes the Bowmans’ contributions while a second marker is dedicated to the memory of Russ Henry, another long-time Jackson Scout leader and supporter of the Chief Logan camp. His widow, Sue Henry, is a past member of the camp’s board and remains an active supporter of the Boy Scout program and of the camp. The patio has become a focal point of the camp because of the heavy use of the dining hall. Also, flag-raisings take place on the patio and happy Scouts have grown accustomed to the tradition of ringing the patio’s large dinner bell to celebrate a good day or a notable accomplishment. Those who wish to purchase a brick or learn more about the program may call Ranger Kerry Campbell at 740-702-2279.

This map of the sprawling Chief Logan Boy Scout Reservation, which stretches over several hundred acres in Vinton and Jackson Counties shows the vast territory and manmade facilities set aside for the use of Boy Scouts during the summer months.


ABOVE/LEFT: Boy Scouts participating in summer camp this year at the Chief Logan Boy Scout Reservation will have a new challenge to tackle -- this 40-foot climbing tower, which is now under construction by Camp Ranger Kerry Campbell (pictured). ABOVE/RIGHT: This view shows the front of the Bowman Family Patio and the dinner bell in front of the O.B. Mason Dining Hall at the Chief Logan Boy Scout Reservation. Pictured standing on the patio (from the left) are long-time Jackson area Boy Scout volunteer Sue Henry, Bowman Family Patio donors Charles and Margaret Bowman, and Chief Logan Boy Scout Reservation Ranger Kerry Campbell.

Jackson County Trout Festival set for April 21 at Hammertown Lake

Photos By Pete Wilson Well-known Jackson area residents and long-time Boy Scout program volunteers Charles and Margaret Bowman are shown standing on the patio that bears their family name in front of the O.B. Mason Dining Hall at the Chief Logan Boy Scout Reservation. The Bowmans donated the patio not only as a beautification project, but also as a fundraiser through the sale of engraved bricks.

The Jackson County Trout Festival will be held at the Jackson Hammertown Lake on April 21, 2012. The gates will open at 5:30 a.m. and the final weigh-in will be at 4 p.m. at the shelter house. There will be trophies for the largest trout and largest game fish. There are two age brackets for these trophies. There again will be casting contests for the kids with three age brackets and a boy and girl division. There will be hourly drawings starting at 9 a.m. through to 4 p.m. when a boat will be given away as the final drawing. There will be food and fun all day for the entire family. The event is sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police #96.


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Photos By Pete Wilson ABOVE: The 12-acre Sproat Lake at the Chief Logan Boy Scout Reservation provides ample opportunity for fishing, swimming, and boating to summer campers. AT LEFT: Charles Bowman displays one of the commemorative engraved bricks which are now sold to raise funds for the Chief Logan Boy Scout Reservation. This particular brick was purchased by long-time Jackson resident and accomplished former Boy Scout, Dr. Richard (Rick) Billman II.

BOY SCOUT CAMP From D10 About The Camp The sprawling Chief Logan Boy Scout Reservation is located on approximately 350 remote acres which includes land in both Jackson County (Jackson Township) and Vinton County (Harrison Township). The majority of the territory is in Vinton County and the county line splits the 12-acre Sproat Lake. The camp is accessible via Boy Scout Road off U.S. Route 35 in western Jackson County. It’s a remote location and more than once campers joke the posted distance from the highway to the camp is the longest 5 miles anywhere. The camp was established in 1962 after the former Chief Logan Boy Scout Council acquired the land from the Mead Corporation in what amounted, in part, to a land swap. In return for the land that was to become known as the Chief Logan Boy Scout Reservation, the Boy Scouts traded its old

camping area in Coal Township of Jackson County known as Ophir Falls. While the Chief Logan Boy Scout Reservation is already huge, the camp is surrounded by more wooded land owned by Meadvesco (the successor company to Mead Corporation). Not only does the Meadvesco land serve as an appropriate wilderness buffer to the camp, but the Boy Scouts have been given permission to use some of this land for their activities. The camp serves the Simon Kenton Council of the Boy Scouts, which covers a large portion of Central and Southern Ohio and also including three counties in Kentucky. The former Chief Logan Council was merged with two other councils in 1994 to form the Simon Kenton Council. While Boy Scouts from this large service area often participate in a summer camp at the Chief Logan Boy Scout Reservation, the camp also hosts many Boy Scouts who live outside the Council area and even in other states. Last year, Campbell says a total of 1,940 Boy Scouts participat-

ed in the weeklong summer camps. The objective, he said, is both educational and recreational. The camps are planned so Boy Scouts not only have a good time, but also learn a wide range of outdoor skills and have the opportunity to earn 53 different merit badges. Campers sleep in tents, but have shower facilities and eat most of their meals in the dining hall. The staff is always highly trained and experienced and returns year after year to see their old friends and make new ones. All campsites are located in the valley, leaving the ridges for outpost camping and high-adventure activities. While the Boy Scouts use Chief Logan Reservation during the summer months, the facilities are available for rental other times of the year. Athletic teams and 4-H Clubs are among the groups which have rented the camp. And with strong traditions and a new patio that keeps on giving, it’s a good bet that the Chief Logan Boy Scout Reservation will be around for at least 50 more years.

Local veteran benefits from Troops to Teachers Program By Todd Compston Telegram Sports Editor

After a 32-year military career, Wellston resident Kevin Compston has been transformed from Captain Compston to Mr. Compston, through the federally funded Troops to Teachers program. One way the Obama administration aims to attract more veterans into schools to fill the demand in the fields of math, science, and special education is through the Troops to Teacher program, which launched in 1994. Compston, who teaches in the Trimble School District, is currently earning his certification in special education through the Masters of Arts teaching program at Liberty University. “The Troops to Teachers program not only provides a way to get into the classroom to teach, it provides a stipend for training in support for veterans to go back to school,” Compston said. “It also provides experience that's been gained by cultural and diverse backgrounds. “Military veterans, who come into this program, already have a wealth of information. They've traveled the world, they've seen different forms of government, and they've had to deal with those different forms, as well as experiencing different cultures.” Because of a vacancy on the staff, Compston is a permanent substitute in the special education class, teaching special needs students at Trimble Middle School in Athens County. Recently, he conducted a fundraiser and raised $1,645 to take his 19 students to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton to tour the Air Force Museum. “It was great opportunity for these kids to be able to see the aircraft, both past and present, used by our military and to see first-hand how the aviation field has advanced,” said Compston. “As a military retiree and chaplain and now teaching, I thought what better way for our kids to learn, than to see it first-hand. “I think several of my students were really impressed with the relics and the artifacts on display at the museum.” Those, who donated to make the trip possible were: Jacksonville VFW ($100), Jacksonville Eagles ($100), Mr. James Dunlap (Two bags of ice); Glouster Kroger (Two cases of water), Glouster Eagles ($100), Glouster Dairy Queen ($100), Chauncey AMVETS and Sons of AMVETS ($200), The Plains Foodland ($50 Gift Certificate), Nelsonville VFW ($120), Nelsonville VFW Auxiliary ($100), Athens American Legion ($100), Athens AMVETS ($100), Athens Sons of AMVETS ($100), Athens Wal Mart (Two coolers and soda pop), Albany VFW ($100), Jackson DAV Chapter 45 ($200), Wellston American Legion Post 371 ($100), Coalton Freewill Baptist Church ($100), and Wellston VFW ($25). Teaching is certainly a special calling and in the 1984 movie Teachers, Nick Nolte told the principal during a fire drill, “These buildings were not built for the teachers or the administration, they were built for the kids and they are not here for us, but rather, we are here for them.” He went on to say, “I think they are worth it.” Compston is certainly in it for the children. “It's all about the kids and I am in it for them,” he said. “I think teaching is an honorable profession and I find it inspiring when I see a student succeed. “I would like to thank Dr. Kimberly Jones (Trimble Local School District superintendent) and Mrs. Debbie Koons (Trimble Middle School principal) for their support of the Troops to Teachers Program.”

Wellston resident Kevin Compston (front-center) raised $1,645 to take his 19 students from Trimble Middle School to tour the Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.

Compston joined the military in 1978, serving in Operation Desert Storm in 1991, and had several other deployments, including Honduras and Japan. He began working toward becoming a teacher before he was deployed state-side for a one-year tour at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. He is now headed toward the completion of his education with the help of the Troops to Teachers program. “It is a blessing to teach in the classroom and give some of that experience back to the children,” Compston said. “They are our future and the next generation that is going to make this country great.” Compston is a 1995 graduate of the University of Rio Grande with a Bachelor of Science in History, with a minor in Political Science. He also holds an Associate of Arts in Psychology from Rio Grande Community College. He is also a 1998 graduate from the Asbury Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity. He and his wife Angie have two children, a daughter Elizabeth and a son Andrew. To learn more about the Troops to Teachers program, visit

AROUND WELLSTON A busy Easter for all; Chamber Banquet honors two of its finest By Barbara McKinniss Telegram Columnist

Congratulations to all the folks associated with The Telegram as another year of outstanding and award-winning local news service to our area is observed. Busy Easter Weekend: Sure was a busy weekend in our town, from the Easter Egg Hunt by the American Legion, to the many church-related activities and the Senior Citizens Spring Fling, plus family gatherings; a lot was going on. It looked like most of our churches had a good crowd for the celebration and that was good. I attended the Senior Citizen Spring Fling Saturday and had a fine lunch. Earlier in the day I was at the Historical Association meeting where plans were made for the Harvey Wells Birthday Party to be held Memorial weekend. Plans were also made to begin landscaping the area around the Harvey Wells House on “A” Street, with the goal of having much of it done by the end of May.

The Wellston Chamber Banquet was set for Friday at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Hall. This year the Wellston Chamber chose to honor some outstanding men who have contributed much to our community. It is always good to see a good crowd there. Help us to congratulate Tom Brenner and Bob Frazee and also to support our local Chamber of Commerce. Carriage Rides: For a slower paced activity, down at Bob Evans Farms in Rio Grande they are offering leisurely carriage rides Saturdays and Sundays. It is a brief glance of the past. There is a small fee. For more information about this, call the farm in Rio Grande. --B. McKinniss ••• (Editor’s Note: Look for Barbara McKinniss’ regular column, “Around Wellston,” the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.)

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