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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 »

Glenna Mae (Yates) Kelley

Glenna Mae (Yates) Kelley, age 69, passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 at Holzer Senior Care Center in Gallipolis, Ohio. She was born Nov. 25, 1947 in Blackfork, Ohio to the late Hazel Marie (Miller) Jones and Clarence Yates. Glenna was a 1965 graduate of Decatur-Washington High School and she was a former employee of… Read More »

Randy L. Pendleton

Randy L. Pendleton, 34, of Wellston, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. He was born on Feb. 1, 1983 in Athens, Ohio, son of the late Sheri Childers and Michael Pendleton, who survives. Randy was a 2001 Wellston High School graduate. A very smart… Read More »

Chad Sickles

Chad Eric Sickles, age 46, passed away Aug. 11, 2017 after a lengthy illness at Select Specialty Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born in Gallipolis, Ohio on Jan. 24, 1971 to Arnold and Karen (Sickles) Tripp of Jackson. Besides his parents, Chad is survived by his grandmother, Ruth Tripp of Jackson; sister, Kendra (Lonnie… Read More »

Dale Allen McGill

Dale Allen McGill, age 82, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 at his home. He was born March 30, 1935 in Washington County, Ohio to Leonard Dale McGill and Winnie Taylor McGill. Dale was a 1953 graduate of Rome-Canaan High School in Stewart, Ohio and was also a veteran of the United States… Read More »

Martin C. Mantz

Martin C. Mantz, age 64, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 at his home. He was born Dec. 27, 1952 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Joseph Mantz, Sr. and Alice M. Cartwright Mantz. Martin was a graduate and valedictorian of Wellston High School, Class of 1971. He went on to graduate with… Read More »

Juanita Marie Delaney

Juanita Marie Delaney, age 75, formerly of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 at her home in Jamestown, Ohio. She was born Oct. 22, 1941 in Jackson, Ohio, the daughter of the late Clifford Stephenson and Gladys Donaldson Stephenson. Juanita was a graduate of Bellefontaine High School and the Hocking Tech School of Nursing.… Read More »

Nancy Jane Cosby Davis

After a long and courageous battle with cancer (11 years), on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, our Heavenly Father summoned the earthly life of one of his angels, Nancy Jane Cosby Davis, calling her from labor to reward. Nancy was born on Dec. 31, 1958 in Jackson, Ohio and was the youngest child of the late… Read More »

Ronald Newsome

Ronald Newsome, age 77, of Jackson, passed away Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 at his residence. He was born Dec. 27, 1939 in Pikeville, Kentucky, to the late Harmon and Alfie (Dameron) Newsome. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter, Malinda Newsome McIntosh; son, Gregory Newsome; brothers, Conley and Denver Newsome;… Read More »

Norman Maynard

Norman Maynard, 83, of Jackson, formerly of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. Norman was an avid bluegrass musician who enjoyed playing guitar and singing with family and friends. He was a United States Army veteran and served in the Korean Conflict. Norman was dedicated to honoring veterans and their service and volunteered… Read More »

Robert Daniel “Bob” Pittenger

Robert Daniel “Bob” Pittenger, age 67, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 at his home. He was born May 2, 1950 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Everett W. Pittenger and Wilma Burke Pittenger. Bob was a former security guard for G4S. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and hunting, and was awesome at building… Read More »

Thomas Anthony “Tony” Conley

Pastor Thomas Anthony “Tony” Conley, age 63, of Jackson, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. He was born August 7, 1954 in Oak Hill to the late David Cornell and Merle Jean (Wheeler) Conley. Tony is survived by his wife of 36 years, Susan (Kemp) Conley, of Jackson;… Read More »

Larry Thomas Fisher

Larry Thomas Fisher, age 65 of Jackson, passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017. He was born in Jackson on February 8, 1952 to the late Glen Fisher and Verma (Whaley) Fisher, who survives. Besides his mother, Larry is also survived by his wife and best friend, Linda; grandchild, Warren “Scooter Bug” Chipps; brothers: Dennis… Read More »

Daniel “Allen” Griffith

Daniel “Allen” Griffith, age 85, of Wellston, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 3, 2017 doing what he loved most, farming. He was born April 16, 1932 in Coalton, Ohio to the late Daniel Arthur Griffith and Oleta Clark Griffith. Allen was a Korean War Veteran serving in the U.S. Army.… Read More »

Wilda V. Crabtree

Wilda V. Crabtree, age 94, of Jackson, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 at Four Winds in Jackson. She was born May 13, 1923 in Jackson to the late John and Irene (Berry) Crabtree. She is survived by her life-long friend of 64 years, Ruth McKitterick, of Jackson; special… Read More »

Richie Lee Wiseman

Richie Lee Wiseman, age 40, of Jackson, Ohio passed away peacefully on July 27th, 2017. He was born January 12th, 1977 in Gallipolis, Ohio. He is survived by his mother, Cynthia Williams; father, Thomas Williams; sisters: Julie Wiseman Jones, Amber Williams, Tammy Wiseman, Chan Wood, Nikki Wood, and Chewy Wood; brothers: Robert, Tommy, and Gary… Read More »