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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 »

Frank William Leedy

Frank William Leedy passed away peacefully on February 24, 2021. Frank was born on April 21, 1931, in Jackson, Ohio to the late Vance & Bertha (Snyder) Leedy. Beloved husband of nearly 70 years to Marian, who passed away January 23, 2021. Frank is survived by his sons; Jeffery (Cyndi), Douglas (Joan), Kevin (Laurie), and… Read More »

Robert Duane Plymale

Robert Duane Plymale, age 77, of Jackson, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at home on his family farm. He was born Nov. 11, 1943 in Huntington, West Virginia to the late Dwight and Ruth Plymale. He did his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University and received a master’s degree in Animal Science and… Read More »

Marvin “Gene” Bates Jr.

Marvin Eugene “Gene” Bates Jr. age 57 of Coalton passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 at Grant Medical Center. He was born August 7, 1963 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Loretta Elvene (Van Sickle) Bates and Marvin Eugene Bates Sr. Gene was a graduate of Southwestern High School class of 1981. He graduated from… Read More »

Beverly Arlene Swaney

Beverly Arlene Swaney, 79, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away early Monday morning, March 1, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was born on January 22, 1942, in Coalton, Ohio, to the late Arthur and Oleta (Clark) Griffith. In addition to her parents, Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Swaney; her sons, David… Read More »

Ruth E. Campbell

Ruth E. Campbell, 88, born Feb. 28, 1933, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 28, 2021 at the New Albany Care Center, New Albany, Ohio. Ruth was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who touched many people’s lives during her 30-plus-year career in the Jackson banking community. She is survived by her sons… Read More »

Donald L. Walton

Donald L. Walton, age 81, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2021 at his home.  He was born December 31, 1939 in Puritan, Ohio, son of the late Earl Walton and Bessie M. Tolbert Walton.  Don was a 1957 graduate of Wellston High School.  He furthered his education by attending the University of Rio… Read More »

Thomas E. “Tom” Bartlett

Thomas E. “Tom” Bartlett, Sr., age 60, of Ray, and a former resident of Byer, passed away at his home surrounded by his family Saturday, February 27, 2021, following a 2 year battle with cancer.  He was born October 22, 1960 in Chillicothe, Ohio to the late Danny L. Bartlett, Sr. and Marlene A. Jenkins… Read More »

Jerry Wayne Smith

Jerry Wayne Smith, age 88, of Jackson, Ohio passed away Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 at his home. He was born Sept. 10, 1932 in Jackson, Ohio to the late Adolph and Gladys Smith. Jerry was a veteran of the U.S. Navy for four years and actively served in the Korean War. He was employed at… Read More »

Jerry Lee Lowry Jr.

Jerry Lee Lowry Jr., age 50, of Gallipolis, Ohio passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born Aug. 8, 1970 in Coalton, Ohio to the late Jerry Lee Lowry Sr. and Sharon Ann Meacham Lowry. He was an avid NASCAR fan and loved to fish in… Read More »

Ronald Duane Fields

Ronald Duane Fields (75) passed away, unexpectedly, on Feb. 16, 2021 in Sanibel, FL. He was born June 27, 1945, in Knott County, KY to the late Melvin and Imogene Pigman Fields.  On Nov. 12, 1964, he married Georgia Shelton, who survives. Ron graduated from Jackson High School in 1963, and The University of Kentucky… Read More »

Rita Marlene (Sheward) Miller

Rita Marlene (Sheward) Miller, age 78, formerly of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 at The Kemper House in Worthington, Ohio.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Michael “Mike” Miller.   She was born Aug. 20, 1942 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Edward Delaney, and… Read More »

Dennis L. Whetstone

Dennis L. Whetstone, age 66, of Jackson, passed away early Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 at his home after a brief battle with cancer.  He was born June 4, 1954 in Chillicothe to the late Ona Mae (Detty) Whetstone and Arthur Sherman Whetstone. He was a graduate of Wellston High School, Class of 1973.  After high… Read More »

Nora M. (Coon) Shephard

Nora M. (Coon) Shephard, age 79, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 at her home.  She was born Feb. 3, 1942 in Oak Hill to the late Wilfred and Irene (Radabaugh) Coon. Nora attended Oak Hill schools.  After school she met Ronnie Shephard, Sr. and together they started their family and owned and operated the family logging… Read More »

Jennie Ruth Colegrove

Jennie Ruth Colegrove, 82, of McArthur, passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, at her residence.  She was born Oct. 23, 1938, in Jackson, Ohio, daughter of the late William B. and Margaret Moore Boyd.  Jennie was married to the late Harvey T. Colegrove. She is survived by one daughter, Brenda Delaney of Radcliff; granddaughter, Tonya… Read More »

Patrick Wayne Stiltner

Patrick Wayne Stiltner, age 52, of Jonesville, North Carolina and formerly of Jackson, Ohio, died suddenly on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. He was born April 22, 1968 in Grundy, Virginia. He is survived by his son, Ryan Stiltner of Hamptonville, North Carolina; grandson, Brayden; mother, Sue Stiltner of Jackson, Ohio; sister, Kathy (John) Rosenbergen of… Read More »