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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 »

Garry Hall

Garry A. Hall, 71, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021, at the Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. He was born on November 23, 1949, in Wayne County, West Virginia to the late Raymond and Reda Bradshaw Hall. Garry was a retiree from the Wellston City Schools, teaching for over 30 years.… Read More »

Joshua Blevins

Joshua M. Blevins, age 36, of St. Augustine, Florida passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 16, 2021, after a car accident. He was born in Gallipolis, Ohio on July 31, 1985. Josh was a 2003 graduate of Oak Hill High School. At the time of his passing Josh was employed by Easterday Farms in Elkton,… Read More »

Eldana Stiffler-Taylor

Eldana Stiffler Taylor, age 82, died on Monday, Oct. 4. Born Mar. 5, 1939, she was raised in Jackson. Dana is survived by her husband, John; sons: Monte and Kirby; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; and sister, Beryl (John) Coons. She was preceded in death by parents: Charlie and Fanny Stiffler; and siblings: Mabel, Margie, Helen,… Read More »

Carol Sears

Carol Jean (Ross) Sears, age 81, of Jackson, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 26th, 2021. Carol was born July 5th, 1940, in Jackson, Ohio to the late Elba Ross, former Chief of Police of Jackson and Geraldine Ross. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Sullivan and granddaughter, Becky (Andrew) Sheldon all of… Read More »

Dennis Arthur

Dennis Edward Arthur, age 68, of Wellston, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio. He was born March 29, 1953, in Portsmouth, Ohio, son of the late David E. Arthur and Virginia A. Reed Arthur. Dennis was a 1972 graduate of Wellston High School. Following over 30 years of employment,… Read More »

Robert Jenkins

Robert “Bob” Jenkins, age 78, of Oak Hill, Ohio passed away on Sunday, October 10th, 2021, at Holzer of Jackson. He was born on October 10th, 1943, to the late George and Stella (Caldwell) Jenkins.  He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sherry (Cooper) Jenkins; mother-in-law, Easter Cooper; daughters: Ronda Jenkins and Christy… Read More »

James McDonald

James T. McDonald, age 78, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the Holzer Medical Center of Gallipolis. He was born on March 17, 1943, in Kentucky to the late Mary Jane Vance. He was a member of the Beagle Club. He loved to go hunting, fishing and especially the Tuesday shooting match… Read More »

Ruth Maloney

Ruth Naomi (Vance) Maloney, age 98, of Lancaster, Ohio passed away October 7, 2021, at Bickford of Lancaster, Ohio. She was born in Gallia County, Ohio to the late David and Elizabeth (Crabtree) Vance on September 20, 1923.  She was the youngest and last surviving of eight children. There were six boys and two girls.… Read More »

Sandra Adair

Sandra Richards Adair, age 74, of Jackson, passed away Friday, August 13, 2021, at her home. She had dealt many years with the trials and complications of Type 1 Diabetes. She was born April 18, 1947, to the late Dr. John Richards and Polly Richards. She was the oldest of 5 children. She is preceded… Read More »

Phyllis Stewart

Phyllis S. Stewart, age 90, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2021, at the Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio. She was born November 2, 1930, in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Clarence and Kathryn Simmons Graham. Phyllis was a 1949 graduate of Coalton High School. She was a loving homemaker who enjoyed traveling, line… Read More »

Marie Drummond

Marie Drummond, age 92, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021, at Edgewood Manor in Wellston.  She was born June 4, 1929 in Vinton, Ohio, daughter of the late Earl Oiler and Blanche Westenbarger Oiler. Marie was a homemaker as well as an ordained minister. She was a member of the Church of God of… Read More »

Charles Arthurs

Charles S. Arthurs, age 85, passed from this life to eternal life on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Charlie (as he was known to many) is survived by his wife of 64 years, Minnie (Rosie) Arthurs of Jackson, Ohio; daughter, Diana Wood of Jackson, Ohio; son, Randy (Beth) Arthur of Jackson, Ohio; niece Virgie (Tom) Reynolds of Circleville, Ohio; five grandchildren;… Read More »

Holly Essman

Holly M. Essman, age 38, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born June 1, 1983, in Gallipolis, Ohio, daughter of the late Arthur G. “Artie” Essman and Cathy M. Dalton Essman. Holly was a 2002 graduate of Wellston High School. She was a good-hearted,… Read More »

Paul Sites

Heaven gained a warrior of Christ on September 24, 2021. Paul Edward Sites went to his Heavenly home after 85 years of serving his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He lived a blessed life and was loved by so many. Paul Edward Sites was born on August 15, 1936, to the late Fred and Mary Elizabeth… Read More »

Diana Johnson

Diana L. Johnson, 63, of Wellston, passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021, at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. She was born on June 29, 1958, in Berlin Crossroads, daughter of the late Allison Ted and Dorothy Marie (McCumber) Coy. Diana enjoyed crafting, fishing, camping and going to flea markets. Most of all, she… Read More »