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Monday, August 20, 2018

Recalling cholera epedemics in Meigs County

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana. How, you may ask? A fine example today is the...

Remembering the Battle of Buffington Island 155 years later

PORTLAND, Ohio - The summer of 1863 brought headlines of the Civil War including the Great Raid of General John Hunt Morgan and his...

Steamboats once a common sight on the Ohio River

On Thursday, July 17, 2018 my wife and I, along with our friend Gary Coleman, ventured to Huntington, West Virginia, and spent the afternoon...

Memorial event to mark 155th anniversary of the Battle of Buffington...

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The public is invited to join the Ohio History Connection and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War as...

Rio Madog Center celebrates Welsh-American history in Wales

RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College takes pride in the Welsh heritage of Southeastern Ohio. The Madog...

Ohio names state park for Jesse Owens

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The daughters of Olympic hero Jesse Owens were joined by Ohio officials including Gov. John Kasich at the grand opening of...

History of Syracuse as a Sundown Town

Any use of racial profanities or language of that sort in this article is used in quotations from articles on the subject and do...

The Great Kidnapping of Adam Smith of 1824

The year was 1824. John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, William H. Crawford, and Henry Clay are locked in a Presidential election where no major...

Levi Stedman, ‘forgotten pioneer’ of Meigs County

(This is a new weekly feature to the Meigs Independent Press. Each week a new topic of local history will be covered.) Whenever you look...

Remembering a servant: Robert “Bob” Byer

On June 21, 2018 the family and friends of Robert E. “Bob” Byer said their final farewells as he was laid to rest. More...

Big Bend Antique Tractor pulls scheduled

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio - Tractors are set to take the track at the Meigs County Fairgrounds this weekend. The Big Bend Farm Antiques Club is set...

Flag Day history, heritage and flying the Stars and Stripes

MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio - From the flags that fly at the county courthouse to the those flying on village streets to those that recognize...

Meigs Historical Society and Museum in Danger with Hill Slipping

POMEROY, Ohio - The Meigs Museum is in danger with the hill slipping behind it and countless items are needing to be moved. The Meigs...

US Wildlife Officials give up on the Eastern Mountain Lion

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week that it is removing the Eastern Cougar from its threatened and endangered species list. While in...

Meigs Courthouse Renovations Nearing Completion

POMEROY, Ohio – Meigs County Courthouse sees renovations near completion. According to Meigs County Commissioner Tim Ihle, renovations have been ongoing for the past three...

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