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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 »

Gerald David “Dave” Landrum

Gerald David “Dave” Landrum, age 64, passed away June 14, 2017 in Jackson, Ohio. He was born May 22, 1953 to the late Walter and Betty Landrum of Jackson, Ohio. Dave is survived by his wife, Penelope “Penny” Landrum whom he married June 28, 1971. To this union was born three children: David (Christy) Landrum,… Read More »

Carl R. Wooten, Jr.

Carl R. Wooten, Jr., age 70, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Carl was born in Jackson, Ohio to Carl Wooten and Elsie (Weese) Wooten on Dec. 17, 1946. Carl was a 1964 graduate of Jackson High School, a graduate of the University of Rio Grande, and a… Read More »

Paul R. Cales

Paul R. Cales, age 28, of Jackson, passed away suddenly Monday, June 12, 2017. He was born March 29, 1989 to Roger Cales and Saundra Haines. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Lilly Cales; fiancé, Renee Castello; sisters, Suzi Cales, Jodie Rininger and Crystal Wiece; brothers, David Cales, Daniel Cales,… Read More »

Kathryn Loxley

It is with profound sadness that the family of Kathryn Loxley announces her passing on the morning of Sunday, June 11, 2017, at the age of 99 years. Kathryn was born in Greenville, Ohio to Fred Harleman and Henrietta Harleman (nee Hosier) on March 25, 1918. She began her long and fabled teaching career in… Read More »

Kimberly Messer

Kimberly Messer, age 44, of Jackson, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 after battling cancer. She was born July 10, 1972 in Williamson, West Virginia to Nicky Bowen and Mary Roddy. She is survived by her mother, Mary Roddy; son, Shane Messer; husband, Rick Messer; sister, Nicole Bowen; brother,… Read More »

Bonnie J. Fitzpatrick Huston

Bonnie J. Fitzpatrick Huston, 75, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her family’s historic home near Wilkesville, Ohio, on June 1, 2017. She was born in Radcliff, Ohio, May 15, 1942, to the late Thomas W. and Opal Graves Fitzpatrick. She was a 1960 graduate of Allensville High School where she was a majorette… Read More »

Gregory D. Mills

Gregory D. Mills, age 63, of Oak Hill, Ohio passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. He was born August 18, 1953 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to the late Oran Dale and Narcissus (Wilson) Mills. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by… Read More »

Judith “Judy” Exline

Judith “Judy” Exline, age 62, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Edgewood Manor in Wellston, surrounded by her family. She was born January 26, 1955 to the late John and Irene (McFann) Boggs. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Everything Judy did was for her children and grandchildren and family.… Read More »

Vivian M. Gillem

Vivian M. Gillem, 90, of Wellston, went home with her Lord while surrounded by her family, on Sunday afternoon, June 4, 2017, at Jenkins Care Community. She was born on Nov. 18, 1926, at Cove, Ohio, to the late Wilford and Hazel Crabtree Allen. She was a nurse’s aide at long-term care facilities and private… Read More »

Ronald L. Hill

Ronald L. Hill, age 82, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Holzer Medical Center-Jackson. He was born on April 30, 1935 in Bellaire, Ohio to Stanley Earl Hill and Anna Hill. Ronald was an avid athlete in his younger days. He was a four-year letterman in track and football for the Bellaire… Read More »

Laura Jane Falcon

Laura Jane Falcon, of Jackson (formerly of Chicago), age 90, passed away Tuesday May 30, 2017 at Heartland. She was born to Orville Waverly Vaughn and Suda P. “Porter” Vaughn on March 26, 1927 in Fleming, Kentucky. She enjoyed spending time with her family, working jigsaw puzzles, and the Mardi Gras Casino. In addition to… Read More »

Bill Fox, Sr.

Bill Fox Sr., age 78, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus surrounded by his family. He was born May 21, 1939 in Summers County, West Virginia to the late David Fox and Lillian (Kirby) Sear. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Ida… Read More »

Bessie (Howard) Jenkins

Bessie (Howard) Jenkins, of Oak Hill, died at home on Monday, May 29, 2017. Bessie was born Sept. 15, 1920 in McGoffin County, Kentucky to the late Henry Ervin Howard and Bertha (Caudill) Howard, the third of 12 children. She married Grover Cleveland Jenkins on Nov. 8, 1938, who preceded her in death on Dec.… Read More »

Barbara Kay Dadey

Barbara Kay Dadey, age 80, passed away Sunday, May 8th, 2017 at Four Winds of Jackson. She was born October 2nd, 1936 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Charles and Kathryn (Oldfield) Dixon. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. Services will be at the convenience of… Read More »

Margaret A. Landrum

Margaret A. Landrum, age 60, of Jackson, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at Windsor Lane Health Care in Gibsonburg, Ohio. She was born April 6, 1957 in Jackson to the late William “Rosco” and Garnet (Rowland) Landrum. She is survived by her sister, Mary Harwick, of Tennessee; nephews, Roger Dale (Becky) Maynard and Kevin… Read More »