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Saturday, August 18, 2018

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

History of Harness Racing at the Meigs County Fair

Harness racing will once again return to The Meigs County Fair on Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17. The track at the fairgrounds...

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...

A bit of history on the Meigs County Fair

The month of August brings many familiar things to Meigs County. Soon, teachers and students alike will be returning to school; Friday night lights...

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...

50 years of Meigs Local and Marauder football recognized

POMEROY, Ohio – Proclamations were made in celebration of a milestone for Meigs Local School District, noting 50 years this fall. In 1967 Meigs Local...

Meigs County’s Coincidental Connections to Day of Infamy

What do the Meigs County village of Middleport, the city of St. Paul, Minn., a U.S. Navy warship, and the date Dec. 7 have...

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...

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...

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