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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 »

Emma Lou Blackburn

Emma Lou (Duncan, Campbell, Drake) Blackburn, age 76, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at home after a short illness. She was born May 25, 1941 to the late Ed and Evelyn Duncan of Jackson, Ohio. She is survived by four children: Carol McGinnis, Keith (Donna) Campbell, Bob (Tammy) Campbell, and Tony… Read More »

Kendra M. (Reed) Moore

Kendra M. (Reed) Moore, age 62, passed away Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at her residence. She was born March 20th, 1955 the second of three children. She was the daughter of Kenneth D. Reed and Mary E. Reed of Jackson, Ohio. Kendra grew up in Jackson and attended Jackson County Schools, but graduated her senior… Read More »

Melba Sue Evans

Melba Sue Evans, of Oak Hill, passed away at Heartland of Jackson on Oct. 12, 2017. Sue was born in Oak Hill on May 17, 1928, the daughter of the late Willard and Ella (Hughes) Snyder. She was a 1946 graduate of Oak Hill High School and retired from R.J. Reynolds. She is survived by… Read More »

Judy I. (Delong) Welch

Judy I. (Delong) Welch, age 70, of Oak Hill, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at Holzer Medical Center of Jackson. She was born Sept. 26, 1947 in Oak Hill to the late James and Lena (Angles) Delong. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Jason Stover; her… Read More »

Grace Louise Spriggs Martin

Grace Louise Spriggs Martin (“Granny”), 88, of Tuppers Plains, Ohio, entered Heaven’s gates on Oct. 2, 2017, at Overbrook Rehabilitation Center. She was born Nov. 20, 1928, in Jackson, Ohio, daughter of the late Clarence and Lora Mae Harrell Spriggs. Grace was a coach’s wife, married and devoted to Richard C. Martin. He preceded her… Read More »

Judy E. Brady

Judy E. Brady, age 74, of Wellston, was received into the loving embrace of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. She was born Jan. 24, 1943 in Logan County, West Virginia. Judy, a loving homemaker, was a member of the New Covenant Worship Center and she enjoyed spending time with… Read More »

Tonnie Fortner

Tonnie Fortner, age 70, of Jackson, originally of Oak Hill, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 at Four Winds of Jackson. He was born June 13, 1947 in Guyan, West Virginia to the late Jesse and Hazel (Browning) Fortner. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his twin babies, Rebecca and… Read More »

Eileen E. Spriggs

Eileen E. Spriggs, age 95, passed away peacefully at Meadow Grove Transitional Care, Grove City, Ohio, on Monday, October 9, 2017. She was born in Jackson, Ohio on August 1, 1922. She was preceded in death by her father, Redfern Evans Sr.; mother, Fredia M. Mossman, husband, Carl W. Spriggs; son, Michael L. Spriggs; sisters:… Read More »

Paula M. (McCann) Snow

Paula M. (McCann) Snow, age 69, of Ray, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 at her home. She was born Feb. 27, 1948 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Forrest and Thelma (Wade) McCann. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Bill Snow of Ray, Ohio; her children: Stacey (Richard) Clagg, Tracey… Read More »

Mary L. Johnston

Mary L. Johnston, age 94, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 at Four Winds Nursing Facility in Jackson. She was born Sept. 15, 1923 in Lenawee County, Michigan to the late Charles Raymond “R.C.” Johnston and Leila Mae Powell Johnston. Mary was a 1941 graduate of McArthur High School. She retired from Hercules… Read More »

Donald H. Bolen, Sr.

Donald H. Bolen, Sr., age 79, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at his home. He was born Sept. 13, 1938 in Jackson, Ohio to the late Herbert Bolen and Juanita Landrum Bolen. Donnie was a 1957 graduate of Jackson High School and a veteran of the United States Army. Donnie, a very… Read More »

Charles C. Marquis

Charles C. Marquis, 84, passed away peacefully at his home in Wellston on Oct. 4, 2017. He was born in Jackson on Nov. 5, 1932, son of the late Charles Z. Marquis and Barnetta Clark Marquis. He was employed as a construction worker, having helped build the Atomic Plant in the early 1950’s. He later… Read More »

Debbie Lois Richards

A much-loved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister, Debbie Richards, age 61, of Jackson, Ohio passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 with her family at her side. She was born Jan. 8, 1956 to the late Charles and Rowena (Crabtree) Barnhart and resided in Jackson County her entire life. She… Read More »

Martha L. Reedy

Martha L. Reedy, 91, of Idaville, Indiana, passed away at 9:42 a.m. (CST), Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at the Southlake Campus of Methodist Hospital Emergency Room in Merrillville. She was born on Saturday, July 24, 1926, in Wellston, Jackson County, Ohio, to the late Harry and Golda Merle (Woltz) Specht. On July 22, 1955, in… Read More »

James L. “Jim” Bragg

James L. “Jim” Bragg, age 76, of Coalton, passed away Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 at his home. He was born June 2, 1941 in Coalton, Ohio, son of the late Dwight Benjamin Bragg and Stella Catherine Gentil Bragg. Jim was a 1959 graduate of Coalton High School. He retired from Pillsbury, where he was employed… Read More »