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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...

Buckeye Girls State delegates chosen

From left to right, JoAnne Newsome, Butch Blankenship, Hailey Blankenship, John Matson, Addalynne Matson, Lindsay Matson, Raeven Reede & Rhonda Rath...

Congressman Johnson visits Meigs High School

POMEROY, Ohio – Congressman Bill Johnson visited students at Meigs High School on April 21, 2017. Congressman Johnson spent time talking with students in Geography...

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...

Remembering the writing and accomplishments of W.G. Sibley

When someone thinks of well-known authors or famous journalists from Meigs County, usually two people come to mind: Ambrose Bierce and James Edwin Campbell....

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...

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 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...

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’...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Portman delivers remarks at 32nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) delivered remarks at the 32nd annual Martin Luther King Day breakfast in Columbus, one of...

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...

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