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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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...

Meigs County Teen Participates in 9/11 Memorial Climb

Hannah Smith, far right, poses along with her father, Shannon Smith, and others that participated in the annual memorial climb in...

First Hand Account of Ground Zero on 9/11 from a Meigs...

First Hand Account of Ground Zero on 9/11 from a Meigs County Resident

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 County Bicentennial schedule set for the weekend

POMEROY, Ohio - Meigs County will be celebrating this coming weekend with a celebration that includes Civil...

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...

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...

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 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 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 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...

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...

The Cross Family Business

"It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't." –President Martin Van Buren 

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