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Rio students step into history

RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College works to find new ways to create a hands-on learning...

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...

URG brings world history to the community

RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College are dedicated to keeping the history and heritage of Southeastern...

Solar eclipse safety and information

MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio - A rare solar eclipse will darken skies across the county, state and country on Aug. 21, 2017. The National Weather Service...

Tea and Topics to be held Oct. 7 in Pomeroy

POMEROY, Ohio - The Chester Shade and Wildwood Garden Clubs will be holding a special event Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. at...

Congressman Johnson tours Chester Courthouse

CHESTER - Congressman Bill Johnson visited Meigs County's first courthouse Thursday afternoon. Congressman Johnson toured the Chester Courthouse along with members of the Chester-Shade Historical...

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...

Hurricane Harvey could be the most costly natural disaster in US...

By Chaffin Mitchelle, Staff Writer for AccuWeather.com AccuWeather Global Weather Center - AccuWeather predicts Hurricane Harvey, which has wreaked havoc in Texas, to be the...

Flag Day history

MID OHIO VALLEY – It is Flag Day. Among other days of the year, it is customary to fly high the American flag on...

In the Open: Favorite deer cartridge going strong at 144

Although Ohio’s deer hunters are new to using straight-walled cartridge rifles, the most popular cartridge among those same hunters is 144 years old. This November...

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...

Buckeye Chuck says winter to ‘hang around’

OHIO - With media and fans looking eagerly watching, Buckeye Chuck, Ohio’s official state groundhog pronounced winter will continue six more weeks. Buckeye Chuck even...

Reflection on MLK and the Civil Rights Movement: Because of him...

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was originally published in the Meigs Independent Press for the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have...

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...

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center adds new displays for Black History...

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center has prepared new exhibits and programming for Black History Month and will feature student art...

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