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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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...

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...

Meigs history groups host Ohio Local History Alliance Region 9 meeting

Meigs history groups host Ohio Local History Alliance Region 9 meetingMIDDLEPORT, Ohio -...

Bridgeman Family: Part 1

One family with a long, rich history in Syracuse is the Bridgeman family. This article is the first...

Big Mama Sprague and her Meigs County captains

“What I love most about rivers is you can’t step in the same river twice; the water’s always changing, always flowing...” – Judy Kuhn....

Early salt mining history in the Ohio Valley

Early salt mining history in the Ohio Valley"In 1794, when salt was worth from...

Buffington Island Battlefield Memorial Service set for July 20, 2019

Scenes from the 155th Anniversary Memorial Service of the Battle of Buffington Island. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.PORTLAND,...

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...

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...

Steamboats and Meigs County

“Here’s to you all, our sentiments are real, may your days be as brightand your hearts be as light as the spray from an ol’...

Remembering the architect of Rio Basketball, John Newton ‘Newt’ Oliver

RIO GRANDE, Ohio - John Newton "Newt" Oliver, the architect behind the Rio Grande College men's basketball teams from 1952-54 which were led by...

Meigs County Christmas in the Depression – 1933

December 1933. The most publicized romance of its day officially came to an end as...

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...

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...

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

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

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