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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 »

Melody Mae Moore

Melody Mae Moore, 53, of Lakeland, FL, passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 from a long battle with ALS.   Melody was born on June 9, 1967 in Portsmouth, OH to Herbert Moore and the late Evelyn Johnson.  Melody was a 1985 graduate of Oak Hill High School. Melody enjoyed dancing, music, visiting family, especially her grandbabies, and… Read More »

Margurite Malone

Margurite Malone, age 70, of Jackson, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020.  She was born in Jackson on April 30, 1950 to the late Henry and Freda (Porter) Wyant.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Donald Malone; brothers: Richard, James, David and Jay; sisters: Irene, Opal,… Read More »

Dana Boggs

Dana Boggs departed from this world on Nov. 22, 2020. She is survived by her husband, Gene K. Boggs and their family, daughter Robin Travis and sons John (Rob) Travis (Tammy) and Justin Travis (Teresa). Also surviving are grandchildren Lindsey Hensler (Jon), Nicholas Wolford (Janessa), Savannah Bell, Jaymen, Hayleigh, and Makenna Travis, Hannah Travis, and… Read More »

Mary Lou Montgomery Myers

Mary Lou Montgomery Myers, 89, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Wellston on Wednesday morning, Nov. 18, 2020. She was born in Wellston on Feb. 10, 1931, to the late Carl R. Gettles and Eula M. Fisher Gettles. She was a 1949 graduate of Wellston High School and in the 1960s, she owned and… Read More »

Doris L. Balzer

Doris L. Balzer, age 84, of Jackson, passed from this life into eternal life on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe. She was born on Feb. 21, 1936 in Jackson, Ohio. She enjoyed baking, spending time with family and attending Buckeye Community Baptist Church for 50 years – praising and… Read More »

Patty Jo (Wallace) Amorine

Patty Jo (Wallace) Amorine, age 49, passed away peacefully at her home on Nov. 15, 2020. Patty was born on June 22, 1971 in Columbus, Ohio. She grew up on her family’s farm in Oak Hill, Ohio. She was a member of FFA and 4-H Club. She moved to Columbus, Ohio and attended Linden McKinley… Read More »

Gwyn D. “Tic” Waulk

Gwyn D. “Tic” Waulk, age 60, of Jackson, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 at Holzer Medical Center-Jackson ER. He was born on Aug. 3, 1960 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia to the late James E. Waulk and Stephanie (McElfresh) Jarvis, who survives. In addition to his father, he was preceded in passing by… Read More »

Paul William May, Jr.

Paul William May, Jr., age 58, of Jackson, Ohio, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family after a brief battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 18, 1962 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Paul W. May Sr. and Shirley (Moore) May. He… Read More »

Kathryn Ann Hollback

Kathryn Ann Hollback, age 80, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 at Grant Hospital in Columbus after a short illness.  She was born Oct. 28, 1940 to the late Everett and Gertrude (Barnhart) Hollback.  Kathryn never had children; she graduated in 1958 from Decatur Washington High School in Blackfork.  Soon after graduating, she… Read More »

Mary F. Jackson

Mary F. Jackson, 91, of Wellston, formerly of Bellefontaine, Ohio, passed away on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at her home. She was born on April 10, 1929 in Nelsonville, Ohio, daughter of the late John and Orpha Forbes. Mary previously worked for General Motors as a machine operator and enjoyed spending time with her family.… Read More »

Carroll “Pete” Lee Roach

Carroll “Pete” Lee Roach, age 87, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Nov. 14, 2020 in Oak Hill, Ohio. He was born July 10, 1933 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Forrest Elwood and Ressie Marie (Johnson) Roach. Pete was a graduate of Jackson High School, Class of 1951. He then went into the U.S.… Read More »

Sherry Lee Kessler

Sherry Lee Kessler, age 73, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, at Hamden Nursing and Rehab in Hamden, Ohio.  She was born April 23, 1947 in Jackson County, Ohio, daughter of the late Edward L. Kessler and Margaret Ricer Kessler.  Sherry was a 1965 graduate of Wellston High School and a member of the… Read More »

Rita A. Ousley

Rita A. Ousley, age 82, of McArthur, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  She was born Dec. 1, 1937, in Wellston, Ohio, daughter of the late Harry E. Moshier and Edith Pauline Hutchison Moshier.  Rita was a former employee of the Pants Factory in Wellston, but her main… Read More »

Floyd Ronald Stiffler

Floyd Ronald Stiffler, age 80, of Jackson, passed away at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. He was born in Jackson on Oct. 30, 1940 to the late Lloyd and Eyota “Ivory” (Stratten) Stiffler. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane “Janie” (Caskey) Stiffler; sons: Corey A. Stiffler and Troy R. Stiffler… Read More »

Jerry E. Chandler

Jerry E. Chandler, age 45, of Jackson, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on June 3, 1975 to the late Jerry G. Chandler and Barbara A. (Burnsworth) Chandler who survives. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Dollar. He is survived by his… Read More »