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New historic Ohio Newspapers now online at the Library of Congress

COLUMBUS— The Ohio History Connection is pleased to announce that 9 more historic Ohio newspapers have been digitized and uploaded to the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America website at http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov thanks to a $248,600 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio, part of the National Digital Newspaper Program developed… Read More »

Robert Russell Hayth

Robert Russell, D.J. Rockin’ Rob, Hayth, of Jackson, passed away on June 15, 2019. He was born on April 3, 1963 to Donna “Ruth” Hayth and the late Robert Hayth. Rob was a 1982 graduate of Wellston High School. He loved to cook and enjoyed the outdoors, landscaping, kayaking, and bicycling. He was also known… Read More »

Alta Eloise Rice

Alta Eloise Rice, age 87, of Gallipolis, and a former resident of Hamden, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019, at her home.  She was born Sept. 14, 1931 in Jackson County, Ohio, to the late Eura McWhorter and Mary Jane George McWhorter. Eloise was a loving homemaker, wife and mother, who enjoyed watching T.V. and… Read More »

Catherine L. Kisor

Catherine L. Kisor, age 95, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Edgewood Manor in Wellston. She was born June 6, 1924 in Wellston, Ohio to Earl C. Fair and Elsie Davis Fair.  Catherine was a 1942 graduate of Wellston High School.  In her earlier years, Catherine was employed at the E.E. Chambers… Read More »

MaryEllen Duda

MaryEllen Duda, 84, of Chillicothe, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019, at her home. She was born on June 5, 1935, in Wellston, Ohio, daughter of the late George and Rose (Martin) Spires. She retired as the personnel manager at J.C. Penny Co. She and her husband, Homer would often spend their winters in… Read More »

Steven Carl Meadows

Steven Carl Meadows, age 66, of Ray, passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 10, 2019 at his home.  He was born Jan. 11, 1953 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Vernon C. and Mary (Sharon) Meadows.  He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sandie (Wright) Meadows, of Ray; children, Gretchen (Steve) Nichting, of Durham,… Read More »

Gary J. Cheek

Gary J. Cheek, 77, of Oak Hill, and formerly of Portsmouth and Wheelersburg, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019 at SOMC Hospice. He was born April 19, 1942 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Kermit and Myrtle (Holbrook) Cheek. He was a graduate of South Webster H.S., Class of 1960. He first worked for Ideal Milk… Read More »

Marsha Lynn (Myers) Longberry

Marsha Lynn (Myers) Longberry, age 67, of Marion, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Marion General Hospital after a brief illness.  Marsha was born on Sept. 5, 1951 in Oak Hill, Ohio, to the late Hayden Dennis and Edna Maxine (McDonald) Myers. Marsha attended school in Jackson, Ohio where she graduated from Jackson High… Read More »

William “Bill” Hughes Jr.

William “Bill” Hughes Jr., age 72, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Holzer Medical Center of Gallipolis, surrounded by his beloved family. He was born Jan. 26, 1947 to the late William and Helen (Vititoe) Hughes in Gallipolis, Ohio.  Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the… Read More »

Vernon C. Young

Vernon C. Young, 94, of Wellston, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Jenkins Care Community in Wellston. He was born on Feb. 22, 1925, in Louisa, Kentucky, son of the late Henry and Bertha (Triplett) Young. Vernon was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, having served during WW II. He was… Read More »

Nick Summers

Jackson County businessman and entrepreneur Nick Summers, 69, lost his battle with cancer early Monday morning, June 10, 2019, at his home in Jackson. He was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, on Nov. 15, 1949, to the late Homer Summers, Jr. and Beverly King Summers of Wellston, who survives. Besides his mother, he is also survived… Read More »

Lehman Guywood Stiles

Lehman Guywood Stiles, age 87, died Saturday, June 1. A resident of Ashville, Ohio, Lehman passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, after a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 2, 1931 in Scioto Furnace, Ohio, to the late Wilbur and Evelyn Stiles. The family moved to Jackson when Lehman was a boy and he would… Read More »

Jack H. Parker

Jack H. Parker, age 66, of Wellston, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019.  He was born Sept. 24, 1952, in Hamden, Ohio to James Russell Parker and Juanita M. Depue Parker.  Jack was a 1970 graduate of Vinton County High School and was a veteran of the United States Army.  He was a self-employed truck… Read More »

Karen Ann Crabtree

Karen Ann Crabtree, age 63, of Thurman, Ohio, passed away June 7, 2019 at her home. She was born July 8, 1955 in Washington, D.C. to Louise (Chatfield) Stickley and Joseph Stickley.  Karen was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who loved spending time with her family. A graduate of Oak Hill High School, Karen… Read More »

Gary Lee Border

Gary Lee Border, age 82, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, Ohio.  He was born Feb. 24, 1937 in Wellston, Ohio, son of the late Dow H. Border and Lottie H. Clark Border.  Gary was a 1955 graduate of Wellston High School. He was a welder… Read More »

Dorothy Eloise Hutchison

Dorothy Eloise Hutchison, age 91, of Jackson, Ohio, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 6th, 2019 at Doctors Hospital West in Columbus. She was born July 7th, 1927 in Obetz, Ohio to the late Jesse and Thelma (Capper) Cunningham.  Dorothy was a retired clerk for the Jackson County Sheriff’s… Read More »