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Frances Dana Gage, leading 19th century American reformer, returns home to Morgan County in previously unseen portrait

Great-great-granddaughter (Elizabeth) Dana Myers brought the portrait of Frances Dana Barker Gage back to the home where she lived in the 1800s. Myers is happy to loan the painting to Galen Finley who will hang it in the parlor, the same room where Frances’ books and a few Gage family furniture pieces remain.

As a young boy growing up in McConnelsville, Galen Finley had a part-time job before and after school to remove the ashes and fill the coal bin from what was then known as the Cochran Mansion. Little did he know that one day he would own the stately manor that overlooks the village at the base of Kennebec Hill and learn first-hand of the historic significance of its previous owners.
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Ohio First Lady’s passion project reaches Morgan County

The Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library (OGIL) is coming to Morgan County, giving children the literacy tools to excel in the classroom and beyond.

VFW Dinner Fundraiser

The Malta VFW Auxiliary will host the Jerry White Scholarship dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Post.

Morgan HS announces 2020 Homecoming Court

Morgan High School will be selecting its Homecoming King and Queen this Friday before the varsity football team takes on Meadowbrook at 7 p.m. Due to the current health restrictions, there wil…

  • Dr. John Thomas ‘Tom’ Johnson

    Dr. John Thomas “Tom” Johnson, 76, passed away early September 20, 2020, after a two-year battle with lung cancer.

    • icon posted: September 29
  • David L. Calendine

    David L. Calendine, 70, of Malta, passed away at 11:54 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at Highland Oaks in McConnelsville.

    • icon posted: September 29
  • Clarys Deem

    Clarys Deem, 86, of Zanesville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, in Columbus, while under th…

    • icon posted: September 29
  • Hanson Service

    Memorial services will be held for Clyde B. Hanson at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at Miller-Huck Funeral Home in McConnelsville.

    • icon posted: September 25
  • Charles G. ‘Sam’ Stewart

    Charles G. “Sam” Stewart, 79, of Zanesville, formerly of McConnelsville, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville.

    • icon posted: September 25

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