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MILLWOOD -- Recent reports on the history of accidental drownings in the Kokosing River near Millwood have brought a lot of response from readers and a resolution from officials to increase the signage in the area to help warn people about the dangers of the river as it enters the hills of e…

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JELLOWAY -- Other than its odd name, there's not much about Jelloway to slow down the traveler on US Route 3 in northern Knox County. The hamlet features a few old shop buildings, one of them a service station from decades long past.

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MOUNT VERNON -- Kathy Gamble was startled to recognize a name when she read an article by Chuck Martin in the Mount Vernon News in January about a tombstone discovered in the foundation when the old bar known as The Office was torn down last fall. The stone was for Rachel Chambers (1803-1883…

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As settlers encroached further and further on Native American territory in what is now Ohio, hostilities kept breaking out. It finally flared up into an all-out war which ended with the Indian defeat at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in August of 1794 along the Maumee River in northwest Ohio.

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MOUNT VERNON -- It's a never-ending marketing game to try and claim superlatives, but Mount Vernon's Woodward Opera House earns its tag of being the nation's “oldest authentic 19th century theater.”

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MILLWOOD -- Charles A. Horton was only 23 years old. The World War II veteran was had recently married and had just a few months ago undertaken a new job driving a big rig for the R.E. Oesterling Company out of Butler, Pennsylvania, the nearest town to where Charles grew up in rural Donegal …

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A postcard stamped in 1944 and sent from Mohican State Park, shows the trestle bridge that crossed the Mohican River in Hog Hollow. That same view today, photographed from river’s edge just west of the Park Road, has a familiar skyline of timbered hills but a different bridge. In 1968, the old iron span was removed and replaced by the landmark Mohican Covered Bridge.

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This story came to me from the most unlikely source. Maybe that’s why I never forgot it, and why I feel compelled, all these years later, to pass it on down the line to generations who will doubtless find it even more amazing than I did as a young man.