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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 »

Jerry Lee Conley

Jerry Lee Conley, age 67, of Wellston, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe. He was born Jan. 20, 1952 in Chillicothe, Ohio. Jerry was a 1970 graduate of Wellston High School. He continued his education by attending Manpower Training Center in Jackson where he studied and became a… Read More »

Kaysey Lorinne Adkins

Kaysey Lorinne Adkins, age 29, of Jackson, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at her residence. She was born on Dec. 9, 1989 in Gallipolis, Ohio to Jeffrey Wayne Adkins and Melinda Lou (Haddox) Adkins. In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by a grandfather, Clarence David Haddox; and great-grandparents, Clarence… Read More »

Juanita Elizabeth “Lib” (Snyder) Warning

Juanita Elizabeth (Snyder) Warning (“Lib”), age 93, of Oak Hill, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 at her home. She was born Oct. 1, 1925 in Oak Hill to the late John and Opal (Crabtree) Snyder. She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Jeff) Moore; grandchildren, Kayla (Aaron) Sturgill, Karla (R.P) Roof, Troy Moore,… Read More »

June Radcliff

June Radcliff, age 96, a former resident of Wellston, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 at Heartland of Chillicothe. She was born June 15, 1922 in Jackson, Ohio, daughter of the late Harry Wiseman and Lunata Ritchie Wiseman. June was a homemaker and a former employee of Lake Rupert. She enjoyed being a musician and… Read More »

Glenn F. Orender

Glenn F. Orender, age 71, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born May 2, 1947 in Buenavista, Virginia, son of the late Rufus Glenn Orender and Gladys Irene Hartless Orender. Glenn was a former employee of Goodyear Tire and Rubber, where he was… Read More »

Warren Yerian

Warren Yerian, age 90, peacefully went to be with the Lord after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. He was born Aug. 1, 1928 in Jackson, Ohio to the late Rosa (Hayth) and Howard Yerian. He was employed by the City of Columbus and local foundries for short periods. He worked first as… Read More »

George Edward “Pete” Weber

George Edward “Pete” Weber, age, 81, of Jackson passed away peacefully in the arms of his sister and brother-in-law and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. He was born on April 1, 1937 in Jackson to the late Merritt and Fannie Mae (Preston) Weber. He is survived by… Read More »

Charles Samuel “Sam” Womeldorf

Charles Samuel “Sam” Womeldorf, age 78, of Hamden, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, following a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was born Feb. 3, 1940 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Erskin Erwin Womeldorf and Arvilla Emma Lindauer Womeldorf. Sam was a 1958 graduate… Read More »

Michael Edward Brunton

Michael Edward Brunton, age 64, of Columbus, passed away Jan. 23, 2019 at the OSU Wexner Center, after a brief illness. He was born Sept. 26, 1954 in Akron, Ohio to parents, Wendell Edward and Juanita Lee (Manier) Brunton. Michael graduated as valedictorian from Jackson High School in 1972, and then graduated from The Ohio… Read More »

Jane Lyn Ramsey Walther

Jane Lyn Ramsey Walther, age 77, of Westerville, Ohio, passed away on Jan. 23, 2019. She was born on Feb. 16, 1941, in Wellston, Ohio, to the late Howard Gooding Ramsey and Jean Kathryn (Neary) Ramsey. Jane is survived by, and will be greatly missed by, her sons, Sean Philip Walther and his wife, Kathy… Read More »

Dianne S. Swingle

Dianne S. Swingle, age 83, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at Heartland of Chillicothe. She was born April 3, 1935 in Barberton, Ohio to the late George H. Hill and Ritchie Ervin Hill. Dianne was a 1953 graduate of Wellston High School. She was a member of the Wellston Church of the… Read More »

Story Mason Cool

Story Mason Cool, age 89, of Jackson passed from this world on Jan. 24, 2019. Story was the third child born to parents Fred Harrison Cool and Gertrude Ellen (Story) Cool who preceded him in death, and was born at home on the farm in Pike County where he grew up. Story was preceded in… Read More »

Christopher Coll

Chris Coll, age 56, of Jackson, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. He was born on Dec. 20, 1962 to Tim and Mary (Foster) Coll. Chris was a graduate of Jackson High School in 1981. He loved fishing, football, basketball… Read More »

Lewis J. “Shorty” Holberg, Jr.

Lewis J. “Shorty” Holberg, Jr., age 93, of Wellston, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio. He was born Jan. 13, 1926 in Oak Hill, Ohio, son of the late Lewis J. Holberg, Sr. and Clara Johnson Holberg. Lewis was a veteran of the United States Army, who… Read More »

Betty Jo Cox

Betty Jo Cox, age 34, of Jackson, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 in an accident. She was born Jan. 25, 1984 in Athens, Ohio to Ada M. (Smith) Cox and the late Leo C. Cox. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her five children, Sartoria D., Severen C., Soren… Read More »