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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 »

Gerald Conley

Gerald D. Conley, age 70, of Jackson, Ohio passed away Wednesday, July 28 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He was born March 23rd, 1951, in Paintsville, Kentucky to the late Willard and Myrtle Conley. Survivors include his wife, Pat Conley; son, Josh Conley; sister, Kim Conley; stepson, Jason (Mindy) Gillum; grandson, Gibson Gillum;… Read More »

Juanita Parker

Juanita M. (Depue) Parker, 92, of Wellston, passed away on Wednesday, July 28 at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe. She was born on October 4, 1929, in McArthur, Ohio, daughter of the late Pleasant and Estelle (Starr) Depue. Juanita enjoyed being outdoors, planting flowers, reading her Bible and watching her favorite television programs,… Read More »

Roy McNerlin

Roy Rogers McNerlin, age 79, of Oak hill, Ohio passed away Monday, July 26th at his home. He was born January 4th, 1942, in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Danny and Sadie (Malone) McNerlin. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Karen (Henry) McNerlin; children: Debbie (John) Black, Tammy (Donald) Woods, Kathy… Read More »

Steven Bocook

Steven Alan Bocook, age 54, of Wellston, passed away as the result of a motorcycle accident on Sunday, July 25. He was born in Oak Hill, Ohio on May 31, 1967, to the late Thomas Bocook Jr., and Virginia May (Holberg) Bocook. He is survived by his daughters: Kayla Jackson and Stephanie Bocook; granddaughter, Mia… Read More »

Sharon Webb

Sharon Kay Webb, age 72, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, July 24 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born July 11, 1949, in Wise, Virginia, daughter of the late Warren C. Salyer and Iris J. Gilliam Salyer. Sharon graduated from Wellston High School with the class of 1967. She retired from the… Read More »

Samuel Howell

Samuel O. Howell, 89, of Wellston, passed away on Friday, July 23, at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. He was born on May 12, 1932, in Auglaize County, Ohio, son of the late Roy and Ruth (Yoder) Howell. Sam was a very simple, friendly man who never knew a stranger. A Christian by faith,… Read More »

Randolf Duffy

Randolf E. “Randy” Duffy, age 66, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, July 21 at his residence. He was born May 19, 1955, in Wellston, Ohio, son of the late Ambrose Emerson Duffy and Clara Martin Duffy Cheatwood. Randy was a 1973 graduate of Wellston High School and was also a graduate of the Hocking School of… Read More »

Doris Rayburn

Doris J. (Claar) Rayburn, age 83, of Jackson, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, July 15. The daughter of Clifford and Martha (Eisnaugle) Claar, she was born on November 23, 1937, in Jackson, Ohio, where she resided for her entire life. Doris graduated from Jackson High school in 1955. During high school she… Read More »

Paul Leach

Paul E. Leach, age 85, of Ocala, Florida, and a former resident of Wellston, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 17, following failing health due to being assaulted in March. He was born May 13, 1936, in Wellston, Ohio, son of the late Earl E. Leach and Edna May Gehring Leach. Paul was… Read More »

Bascum Hubbard

Bascum Hubbard, age 83, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, July 18 at Four Winds Community. He was born May 10, 1938, at home in Thurman, Ohio to the late Clyde Hubbard and Inez Addington Hubbard. Bascum was a 1956 graduate of Jackson High School and a veteran of the United States Army. He was the former… Read More »

Bari Hughes

Bari (Peoples) Hughes, 73, of Jackson, Ohio was called upon to join the most elite of all choirs after a long battle of declining health. Surrounded by her Earthly loved ones, she was welcomed into Heaven on Saturday, July 17, where she knew her son, Jeremy, would be waiting on her. She was born August 9, 1947, in Gallipolis, Ohio to… Read More »

Margie Waugh

Margie M. Waugh, 97, of Wellston, passed away on Tuesday, July 13 at Jenkins Care Community in Wellston. She was born on January 12, 1924, in Vinton County, Ohio, daughter of the late Arnold and Minnie (Leitch) Wilbur. Margie worked for the Hercules Trouser Co. in Wellston for several years. She was married to the… Read More »

Beverly Boggs

Beverly Jean Boggs, 74, of Wellston, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, July 12 at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis. She was born August 6, 1946, in Hinton, West Virginia, to the late Paul Miller Humphries and Mary Evelyn Akers Humphries. She was a 1964 graduate of Jackson High School… Read More »

William Sowers

William Edward “Bill” Sowers, age 76, of Wellston, passed away Monday, July 12 at his home. He was born September 3, 1944, in Vinton County, Ohio, son of the late Glenn and Margaret Allender Sowers. Bill was a 1962 graduate of Wellston High School and attended Ohio University. He was a veteran of the United… Read More »

Eloise Clay

Eloise Stewart Clay, age 91, a former resident of Wellston, passed away Saturday, July 10 at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was born August 19, 1929, in Coalton, Ohio, daughter of the late Turley I. Dixon and Stella M. Richards Dixon. Eloise was a homemaker for the majority of her life and… Read More »