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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 »

Barbara Lynn Davis Thomas

Barbara Lynn Davis Thomas passed away suddenly Monday morning, Oct. 7, 2019 at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia.  She was preceded in death by husband: Fred Steven Thomas; father: Malchom Davis Sr.; grandparents: Oscar and Alberta Stapleton; and paternal grandparents: Roscoe and Mary Davis. She is survived by one son: Fred Thomas II… Read More »

Joann Michael

Joann Michael, age 88, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at her home in Jackson, Ohio.  She was born Sept. 29, 1931 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, daughter of the late Donald Cahill and Margaret Vannata Blue. Joann retired from the West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2010 following 35 years of service. … Read More »

Jason Matthew Cook

Jason Matthew Cook, age 47, of Jackson, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. He was born Oct. 25, 1971 in Gallipolis, Ohio to Larry and Bonnie Leffler Cook.  Jason was a veteran of the United States Army, and attended The Rock Church in Parkersburg where he also worked part-time. In his free time, he enjoyed… Read More »

Terry R. Miller

Terry R. Miller, age 55, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away in a car accident on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019.  He was born Nov. 28, 1963 in Columbus, Ohio to Anna Marie (Wallace) Miller and the late Dennis Dale Miller, Sr.  He is survived by his mother, Anna Marie; his wife, Jonita; daughter, Cindy; and… Read More »

Richard Allen Berry

Richard Allen Berry, age, 71, passed peacefully into the arms of his Savior on Sept. 19, 2019, at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD, surrounded by family and medical staff due to an automobile accident in the Baltimore area. He is survived by wife of 50 years, Janet L. (McClure) Berry; sons,… Read More »

Herby E. Conn

Herby E. Conn, age 85, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at Edgewood Manor in Wellston.  He was born March 1, 1934 in West Union, Ohio, son of the late Estil and Eliza (Stewart) Conn. Herby was a veteran of the United States Army, who served overseas in Germany from 1956-1958. He was… Read More »

Harold R. Gilliam

Harold R. Gilliam, 84, of Richwood, Ohio, formerly of Jackson, died peacefully Friday evening, Oct. 4, 2019 at the Prestige Gardens in Marysville. He was born Dec. 10, 1934 in Minford to the late John and Donna (Wheeler) Gilliam. He was also preceded in death by his first wife Jill (Weberly) Gilliam; two brothers: Ervin… Read More »

John E. “Johnny” Womeldorf, Jr.

John E. “Johnny” Womeldorf, Jr., age 53, of Wellston, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.  He was born April 13, 1966 in Columbus, Ohio, to John E. Womeldorf, Sr. and Charlotte A. “Sherry” McIntire Womeldorf.  Johnny was a 1984 graduate of Vinton County High School and Buckeye Hills Career Center.  While in school, he… Read More »

Weldon Thomas Belcher

Weldon Thomas Belcher, age 77, of Jackson, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born in Lawrence County, Ohio on July 12, 1942 to the late Wendell P. and Blanche Anne (Smith) Belcher. He is survived by his wife, Vivian L. (Fox) Belcher; sons: Tom Belcher… Read More »

Debbie Ruth (Goodrich) Betts

Debbie Ruth (Goodrich) Betts passed away Sept. 30, 2019 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Florida. Debbie, daughter of the late Wilbert and Flora (Skeans) Goodrich, was born April 7, 1958 in Wellston, Ohio. Debbie was the fourth child for Wilbert and Flora. She brought much joy and love to her siblings — brother, Dwight… Read More »

Thomas J. “T.J.” Henry

Thomas J. “T.J.” Henry, age 69 of Jackson, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. He was born in Gallia County on Nov. 16, 1949 to the late Fred and Frances (Patterson) Henry. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Thomas James Henry and a brother, Omar Russell “Rusty” Henry. He… Read More »

Nathan Dean Tilley

Nathan Dean Tilley, age 26, of Jackson, Ohio, lost his battle to cancer at home surrounded by his family. He was born at Holzer Medical Center on May 3, 1993 in Gallipolis, Ohio. Nathan knew how much his family loved him and never gave up hope. They were by his side every step of his… Read More »

Anna Mae Stiffler

Anna Mae Stiffler, age 92, of Jackson, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 at Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. She was born in Oak Hill, Ohio on Aug. 19, 1927 to the late Daniel and Minerva (Leonard) Wallace. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Ray Stiffler; a daughter,… Read More »

Floria Sue Smith

Floria Sue Smith, age 60, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Four Winds Community in Jackson, Ohio.  She was born January 15, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio, daughter of the late Ernest Huston Stacy and Mae Smith Stacy. Sue is survived by her husband, Alan R. Smith; children, Leslie Stacy, Carl Roush and… Read More »

Judy H. Neal

Judy H. Neal expired on Sept. 23 in Williamsburg, VA. She was born Jan. 3, 1928 to James A. and Prince Anne Haley in Pulaski, VA. Preceding her in death was her husband of 66 years, Wayne R. Neal; five older siblings and five younger siblings; and daughter, Linda L. Haley. Judy lived in Jackson,… Read More »