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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 »

Roger A. Lafleur

Roger A. Lafleur, age 61, of Oak Hill, passed away at the Four Winds Community on Thursday, March 8, 2018. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on Oct. 22, 1956 to the late Adron and Joan (Ferguson) Lafleur. Roger loved his grandchildren more than anything. He was a very free spirit and always had a… Read More »

Vivian M. Pelletier

Vivian M. Pelletier, age 93, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, Ohio. She was born July 16, 1924 in Malta, Ohio to the late Russell M. McDaniel and Stella Carr McDaniel. Vivian was a homemaker and provider for her family, and was an excellent cook. In… Read More »

Robert Gary McFarland

Robert Gary McFarland, age 71, of Jackson, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. He was born on Sept. 22, 1946 in Middletown, Ohio to the late Keith and Mary (Leach) McFarland. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: David, Greg and Randy McFarland. Robert is survived by his best friend… Read More »

Raymond “Jim” Doles

Raymond “Jim” Doles, 82, went home with his Lord on Tuesday morning, March 6, 2018, at his residence in Wellston. He was born at Ray, Ohio, May 19, 1935, to the late Ernie Vance Doles and Sylvia G. Brooks Doles. He was a 1953 graduate of Allensville High School and active in the U.S. Army… Read More »

Nita Alice (Matthews) Simmons

Nita Alice (Matthews) Simmons, 97, passed away on March 5, 2018 at Brookdale Senior Living in Springfield, Ohio. Nita was born May 1, 1920 in Gallia County, Ohio to the late John Edward Matthews and Verna Alice (Warner) Matthews. Her brothers, Glenn and Clare Matthews and her sisters, Nola Brabham and Helen Matthews preceded her… Read More »

Ronald Lee Ostrander, Jr.

Ronald Lee Ostrander, Jr., age 62, of Jackson, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018. He was born Oct. 31, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois. Ronald was a former truck driver, who in the past was employed by Waterloo Coal Company and Davis Trucking. He enjoyed being outdoors, camping and fishing. Ronald is survived by his mother,… Read More »

Jody Marie King

Jody Marie King, age 39, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018 at her residence. She was born April 1, 1978 in Gallipolis, Ohio to Michael King and the late Monica (Stout) King. In addition to her father, she is survived by her sons: Collin Hammond and Caden Dillinger; daughters, Kendall Hammond and… Read More »

Elizabeth “Betsy” Lewis

Elizabeth “Betsy” G. Lewis went to be with the Lord on March 6th, 2018 at the age of 83. She was born July 5th, 1934 in Reedsville, North Carolina to the late Henry and Ruth (Burton) Gibson. She is survived by her son, William “Bill” M. (Susan) Lewis of Jackson, Ohio; her daughter, Diane (Vernon)… Read More »

Myron S. Williams

Myron S Williams, 96, of Jackson, went to his heavenly home on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Four Winds Nursing facility. He was born March 1, 1922 in Gallia County to the late Chris and Ethel (Thomas) Williams. He is survived by his three children, Larry Kern, of Houston, Texas, Christy (Williams) Davis, of Hilliard,… Read More »

Dixie Lee Osborne

Dixie Lee Osborne, age 79, of Wellston, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018. She was born Nov. 1, 1938 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Walter Howard Woodruff and Evelyn Lucille Halterman Woodruff. Dixie was a homemaker and a full-time military wife for the majority of her life. She enjoyed playing bingo and watching TV,… Read More »

Eugene Webb

Eugene Webb, age 61, of Jackson, Ohio passed away Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at Holzer of Gallipolis. He was born June 5th, 1956 in Wayne County, West Virginia to the late Glenn and June (Ferguson) Webb. He is survived by his wife of eighteen years, Brenda (Parks) Webb of Jackson, Ohio; five children: Richard Webb… Read More »

Hazel E. (Landrum) Collins

Hazel E. (Landrum) Collins, age 85, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 at Holzer Hospital of Jackson from complications due to pneumonia. She was born March 21, 1932 in Jackson, Ohio to the late Walter Scott and Nellie (Foster) Landrum. Hazel worked at several factories around Jackson for years. Her last job… Read More »

Delrene “Rennie” Adkins

Delrene “Rennie” Adkins, age 54, of Columbus, passed away at OSU Wexner Medical Center on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. She was born in Oak Hill on April 10, 1963 to William Adkins and Beverly (Colby) Adkins. She was preceded in death by her father, William Adkins and a sister, Debra Nichols. Delrene is survived by… Read More »

James E. Keller

James E. Keller, age 81, of Jackson, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Signature Health Care in Chillicothe. He was born November 9, 1936 in Oak Hill to the late Max Arnold Keller and Mary Ann (Woods) Keller. He is survived by his son, Larry (Tammy) Keller, of Bidwell;… Read More »

Ruth Irene May Davis

Ruth Irene May Davis, 94, of Richmond, Virginia, and formerly of Wellston, Ohio, died peacefully at the Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center in Richmond on Friday morning, Feb. 23, 2018. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Aug. 20, 1923, to the late Bryan and Emma Loper May. She was a 1941 graduate of… Read More »