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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Fifty Years Later, Silver Bridge Disaster Remembered

MID OHIO VALLEY - Ten days before Christmas, residents from Gallia and Meigs Counties along with Mason County, West Virginia were preparing like the...

Loss leads to love and a life in Letart

Author Barbara Lieberman said, “One does not seek love . . . . It should find you all on its own.” That is most...

Remembering the Middleport-Pomeroy rivalry

Rivalry: (noun) competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field. Today the most active rivalry in Meigs County would easily...

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...

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...

The true story on Nelson Story

This week in my American History class at Southern High School, I started a chapter on settling the west. Topics include things like The...

The bridge of our past was once the bridge of our...

November 12, 1928, the Pomeroy Bend Bridge, or as it came to be known, the Pomeroy – Mason Bridge, opened to traffic and would...

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 James Wallace “Boone” Weaver and his skiffs

The earliest record of boatbuilding in Racine dates back to 1822. Larkin’s Pioneer History of Meigs County states, “Mr. Lucius Cross came from Marietta...

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...

Recalling Jenkins Raid and the Confederacy coming to Meigs County

  If you have lived in southeastern Ohio for any length of time, you have probably heard of Morgan’s Raid through Indiana and Ohio during...

History of Meigs County Townships, Part 2

In addition to the townships from Gallia County mentioned in last week’s article that helped to form Meigs County in 1819, Athens County also...

Harrisonville’s Man of Medicine and Masonry: Dr. Selim Day

This year Harrisonville Masonic Lodge #411 celebrates 150 years of Freemasonry. This past February, the Grand Lodge of Ohio gathered in Harrisonville for a...

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...

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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