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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 »

David Lambert

David Dwight Lambert, age 68, of Jackson passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at home, surrounded by love.  He was born November 1, 1952 in Gallipolis, Ohio to Wilma Jean Rasp Lambert and the late Arthur Lambert. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Brenda Ackerman Lambert; brothers: Larry (Barb) Lambert and… Read More »

Romona Denney

Romona J. Denney, age 77 of Jackson passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at the Jenkins Community Care Facility in Wellston.  She was born September 30, 1943 in Kentucky to the late Raymond Howell and Lillian Dillow (Franky) Gilkey.  She started her working career at the Hercules Pants Factory and at KFC. Throughout the years,… Read More »

Ella Daily

Ella Marie Daily, age 76, of Chesapeake, Ohio, and a former resident of Wellston, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.  She was born January 30, 1945 in Wellston, Ohio, daughter of the late Cleatus Bush and IO Cline Bush.  Ella was a Christian who loved the Lord and looked… Read More »

Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith, age 64, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio.  He was born October 21, 1956 in Wellston, Ohio, son of the late Ivan Earl Smith and Nellie Mae Brown Smith.  Bruce graduated from Wellston High School in 1975.  He retired from Southern Ohio Coal… Read More »

Ralph E. Anderson, Sr.

Ralph E. Anderson, Sr., born February 10, 1948 of Ray, Ohio, has come to his last storytelling days at the ripe age of 73-years-old on April 5, 2021. Ralph graduated from Jackson High School and joined the United States Navy. Ralph proudly served his country as a Machinists Mate aboard the USS Chipola (AO-63), USS… Read More »

Mary Balzer

Mary (Spriggs) Balzer, age 93, of Jackson, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021.  She was born September 17, 1927 to the late Lora Mae and Clarence Spriggs of Jackson.  She graduated Jackson High School in 1944. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren P. Balzer and one son, Raymond Balzer. She is survived by daughter… Read More »

Shirley Whitt

Shirley Mae (Davis) Whitt, age 74, of Oak Hill passed away peacefully Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Four Winds Community in Jackson. She was born October 14, 1946 in Oak Hill to the late Steve and Mae (Dunn) Davis. Shirley is survived by her two daughters: Julia (Ronnie) Johnson and Angie (Mike) Hill; grandchildren, Lacie… Read More »

Barbara Snedecor

Barbara Jane (Davis) Snedecor joined Jesus and her loved ones in heaven on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, at the age of 91. She was born May 25, 1929, in Columbus, Ohio, to the late William O. and Myrtle (Holcomb) Davis. Barbara was a 1947 graduate of Hilliard High School and a 1950 graduate of White… Read More »

Barbara Conn

Barbara Ellen “Barb” Conn, age 49, of Wellston, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 1, 2021, at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson.  She was born June 26, 1971 in Charleston, West Virginia to Donald W. Goodson and Sandra M. Sharp Goodson.  Barb graduated from Wellston High School in 1989.  She later received her nursing degree… Read More »

Janet Lou Wyatt

Janet Lou Wyatt, 77, of Wellston, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. She was born on August 12, 1943, in Jackson County, Ohio, daughter of the late Marshall E. and Grace E. (Morris) Hill. A Christian by faith, Janet was a truly kind, caring, and giving person.… Read More »

Verna Fulton

Verna Fulton, age 95, of Wellston, Ohio, went peacefully with her Lord on Tuesday morning, March 30, 2021, at Jenkins Care Community in Wellston. She was born in Letcher County, Kentucky, on December 26, 1925, to the late Creed Flannery McFall and Maggie Jane Bentley McFall. Verna and her late husband, Frank, operated the Fulton’s… Read More »

Kaye House

Kaye House, age 63, of Wellston, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio following a battle with a very aggressive type of cancer.  She was born December 5, 1957 in Chillicothe, Ohio to the late Homer Harold House and Mary… Read More »

John Aric Woods

John Aric Woods, age 50, of Oak Hill passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at his home.  He was born January 12, 1971 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Kenneth D. and Ruby A. (Fulk) McGuire. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Kimberly (Pelfrey) Woods; children, Justin (Samantha) White, Lacie (Jason) Hougland,… Read More »

Rita Ann Campbell Holstein

Rita Ann Campbell Holstein, age 61, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at her home.  She was born July 5, 1959 in Wellston, Ohio to Ronald A. Campbell and Rita G. Faught Campbell.  Rita was a loving caregiver to many and was also a former nurse’s aide at several area nursing facilities.  She… Read More »

Connie Lou (Sexton) Folden

Connie Lou (Sexton) Folden, age 75, of Jackson, Ohio passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at her home. She was born the 9th of 12 children to the late Ama Jane (Cain) Sexton and William Christley Sexton on May 1, 1945. She was born on Mitchell Street in Jackson and was raised and lived on Smith… Read More »