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Wayne County, Ohio Newspapers

The Advocate

American Eagle

  • 11 Oct 1851
  • 8 Nov 1851
  • 15 Nov 1851
  • 29 Nov 1851
  • 6 Dec 1851
  • 13 Dec 1851

Online Issues

The Central Ohio Fair Journal

  • 1889 Available at WCHS

Creston Journal

We have incomplete runs of this newspaper on microfilm.

  • 1904
  • 1907–1909
  • 1911–1922

Online Issues

The Daily Record

  • 26 Jan 1920–present
  • Off the Record by E. C. Dix
    • This is a series of articles written by E. C. Dix. Wooster Historian, Harry McClarran, extracted the articles.

Dalton Banner

  • Aug 1875 (single issue)

Dalton Gazette

  • 5 Oct 1875–31 Dec 1985

Dalton Gazette and Kidron News

  • 8 Jan 1986–25 Dec 2002


Democratic Republican

Doylestown Journal

The Electioneer

  • The Electioneer newspaper was published just a few weeks.


The Evening Journal

The Herald

Online Issues

Online issues of The Herald include the following issues:

  • 17 Jan 1885
  • 24 Jan 1885
  • 29 Jan 1885
  • 5 Feb 1885
  • 5 Mar 1885
  • 19 Mar 1885
  • 26 Mar 1885
  • 9 Apr 1885
  • 16 Apr 1885
  • 9 May 1885

The Institute Record

Online Issues

The Jacksonian (Wooster)

  • 11 Aug 1881–2 May 1895
  • 02 Nov 1899

The Kidron News

Online Issues


The Local Item

  • 12 Nov 1881 Available at WCHS
  • 19 Nov 1881 Available at WCHS

Ohio Oracle (Wooster)

  • 27 Apr 1826–27 Apr 1827
  • 20 Jul 1827–27 Jul 1827
  • 1 Jan 1830

Ohio Citizen

Online Issues

Orrville Courier-Crescent

  • 19 Jun 1903–Jun 1995

Orrville Crescent

We have incomplete runs of this newspaper from 1870-1887

Available OC newspapers from 1870-1871

  • 31 May 1870–27 Dec 1870
  • 24 Jan 1871–26 Dec 1871

Available OC newspapers from 1872-1887

These are listed in the order found on the reel of microfilm, 1872-1887.

  • 11 Jun 1872–16 Jul 1872
  • 2 Jan 1877 (out of sequence)
  • 18 Jul 1876–25 July 1876
  • 12 Sept 1876–3 Oct 1876
  • 17 Oct 1876–14 Nov 1876
  • 28 Nov 1876–19 Dec 1876
  • 8 Jan 1877
  • 4 Jul 1882–26 Dec 1882
  • 2 Jan 1883–9 Jan 1883
  • 4 Mar 1884–8 Apr 1884
  • 6 May 1884
  • 25 Jan 1887
  • 22 Feb 1887
  • 8 Mar 1887

The year 1886 is found on a separate reel of microfilm.

  • 5 Jan 1886–21 Dec 1886

Republican Advocate

  • 22 Nov 1828
  • 20 Aug 1831
  • 10 Oct 1835
  • 21 Nov 1835

Online Issues

Rising Tide

  • 6 Sep 1887
  • 13 Sep 1887
  • 27 Sep 1887

Rittman Press

  • 18 Sep 1912–27 Dec 1982

Online Issues

The School Record

Online Issues

Shreve Chronicle

  • 1962–1974

Shreve News

Incomplete runs of earlier issues are available

  • 27 Oct 1927–24 Dec 1942
  • 02 Dec 1943–31 Oct 1952

The Shreve City Weekly Mirror

Online Issues

The Sterling News

The Temple Court

  • Oct 1906
  • Nov 1908

Tri-County Weekly News (Doylestown, Ohio)

University Voice

  • 26 May 1886

Wayne County Democrat

We have incomplete runs of this newspaper from 1850-1913.

Available WCD newspapers from 1850–1861

  • 21 Mar 1850–13 Mar 1851
  • 12 Jun 1851
  • 05 Aug 1852–08 Jan 1857
  • 15 Jan 1857–07 Mar 1861
  • 06 Jun 1861–13 Jun 1861

Available WCD newspapers for 1862–1864

  • 13 Mar 1862
  • 08 May 1862
  • 22 May 1862
  • 26 Jun 1862
  • 30 Oct 1862
  • 25 Dec 1862


  • 08 Jan 1863
  • 05 Feb 1863
  • 19 Feb 1863
  • 26 Feb 1863
  • 19 Mar 1863
  • 02 Apr 1863–22 Oct 1863


  • 21 Jan 1864
  • 10 Mar 1864–17 Mar 1864
  • 28 Apr 1864–19 May 1864
  • 02 Jun 1864–09 Jun 1864
  • 17 Nov 1864

Available WCD Newspapers for 1865–1867

  • None

Available WCD Newspaper for 1868–1872

  • 13 Feb 1868–20 Feb 1868
  • 26 Mar 1868
  • 03 Sep 1868
  • 02 Dec 1868


  • 11 Mar 1869
  • 26 Aug 1869
  • 02 Sep 1869


  • 02 Mar 1870
  • 04 May 1870
  • 15 Jun 1870
  • 03 Aug 1870
  • 21 Sep 1870


Available WCD Newspapers for 1871–1913

  • 09 Aug 1871–23 Aug 1871
  • 27 Sep 1871
  • 27 Dec 1871


  • 03 Jan 1872–07 Feb 1872
  • 21 Feb 1872–20 Mar 1872
  • 03 Apr 1872–10 Apr 1872
  • 22 May 1872
  • 05 Jun 1872–12 Jun 1872
  • 03 Jul 1872–24 Jul 1872


  • 05 Mar 1873–25 Feb 1874
  • 20 May 1874
  • 5 Jan 1876
  • 01 Mar 1876–16 Feb 1881
  • 03 Aug 1881–31 Oct 1913

Known Missing WCD Newspapers on Microfilm

  • 20 Mar 1851–31 Jul 1852
  • 14 Mar 1861–31 May 1861
  • 17 Nov 1864–13 Feb 1867
  • 31 Jul 1872–28 Feb 1873
  • 25 Feb 1874–01 Mar 1876

Online Issues

Wayne County Herald

  • 11 Feb 1882–04 Jan 1898
  • 30 Jun 1898

Wayne County Standard

  • 25 Apr 1844

The West Salem Monitor

West Salem Reporter

Online Issues

West Salem Buckeye Farmer

Western Telegraph

Wooster Correspondent

Wooster Spectator

  • 22 Nov 1823 partial; pieces missing. Available at WCHS

Wooster & Wayne Spectator

  • 21 Sep 1822
  • 19 Mar 1825
  • 27 Aug 1825

Wooster Daily News

  • 30 Apr 1883–05 May 1883
  • 11 Mar 1885
  • 02 Jan 1906–24 Jan 1920

We are missing the following dates:

  • 01 Jul 1911–31 Dec 1911
  • 01 Jan 1914–30 Jun 1917
  • 01 Jan 1919–31 May 1919

Online Issues

Wooster Daily Republican

We are missing the following dates:

  • 01 Jan 1896–31 Dec 1916
  • 01 Nov 1917–30 Nov 1917

Online Issues

Wooster Democrat

  • 16 Sep 1840–19 Jul 1849

Wooster Journal

  • 12 Jan 1883 (German)

The following issues are available at the Wayne County Historical Society

  • 14 Jun 1888
  • 13 Sep 1888

Wooster Journal & Democratic Times

  • 28 Apr 1836–19 Jul 1849

Wooster Morning Republican

  • 27 Oct 1887–30 Jun 1888

Wooster Republican

We have incomplete runs of this newspaper from 1853 - 1872.
Scattered years may be found on a variety of reels.
These dates are listed as available on the reels.

  • 16 Jun 1853–9 Aug 1855
  • 04 Dec 1856–31 Dec 1857
  • 16 Aug 1855–27 Nov 1856
  • 03 Jan 1861–26 Dec 1861
  • 07 Jan 1864–28 Apr 1864
  • 29 May 1862–31 Dec 1863
  • 04 Jan 1866–27 Dec 1866
  • 02 Jan 1868–30 Dec 1868
  • 05 May 1864–28 Dec 1865
  • 03 Jan 1867–Dec 1867
  • 06 Aug 1868–28 Dec 1871
  • 04 Jan 1872–26 Dec 1872
  • 1 July 1875
  • 4 Jan 1883
  • 29 Nov 1883

Online Issues

Wooster Weekly News

Wooster Weekly Republican

  • 06 May 1837–26 Apr 1838
  • 04 May 1864–29 Nov 1883
  • 02 Jan 1873–30 Dec 1875
  • 04 Jan 1877–30 Dec 1908

We are missing the following dates:

  • 01 Jan 1893–31 Dec 1893
  • 01 Jan 1898–31 Dec 1898

Holmes County, OH Newspapers

Der Deutsche in Holmes

  • 8 Jun 1854 (in German)
  • 15 Jun 1854 (in German)
  • 20 Nov 1856 (in German)

Holmes County Farmer

  • 23 Feb 1860–1 Feb 1866
  • 29 Jan 1880–8 Jul 1926

Holmes County Farmer Hub

  • 7 Jul 1926–14 Jul 1926

Holmes County Republican

  • 21 Aug 1856–17 Apr 1862
  • 5 May 1864–28 Dec 1865
  • 3 Jan 1867–Dec 1867
  • 25 Aug 1870–13 Aug 1874
  • 19 Aug 1875–18 Oct 1877
  • 1 Nov 1877–25 July 1895

Holmes County Whig

  • 21 Jan 1844–29 Apr 1853

Ashland County, OH Newspapers

Ashland Times

  • 6 Jan 1904–26 Dec 1917

Ashland Press

  • 24 Jul 1879–14 Jul 1881

Hayesville Journal

  • 2 Jan 1879–25 Dec 1879
  • 6 Jul 1882–16 Dec 1883
  • 13 Jan 1887–20 Jan 1887
  • 3 Feb 1887–7 Apr 1887
  • 27 Oct 1887–13 Sep 1888
  • 6 Dec 1888–31 Jul 1890

Loudonville Advocate

  • 20 Mar 1873–11 Mar 1875
  • 29 May 1873–22 Dec 1898
  • 24 Jun 1909–1 Jun 1911
  • 6 Jan 1916–9 Sep 1920

There are several issues of the Loudonville Advocate missing. On the reel that is labeled May 29, 1873 - December 26, 1884, the following newspapers are available for viewing:

  • May 29, 1873-June 5, 1873
  • June 3, 1875
  • July 1, 1875-July 15, 1875, July 29, 1875
  • August 12, 1875-August 19, 1875
  • September 2, 1875
  • September 30, 1875
  • October 14, 1875
  • July 17, 1880
  • May 27, 1881
  • July 8, 1881
  • September 9, 1881
  • October 7, 1881-October 21, 1881
  • November 4, 1881
  • November 25, 1881
  • December 9, 1881-December 23, 1881

Loudonville Democrat

  • 17 Mar 1887–14 Mar 1889
  • 27 Mar 1890–31 Dec 1914
  • 13 May 1915–9 Sep 1920

Ohio Union (Ashland)

  • 26 May 1852–16 Jun 1852
  • 25 May 1853–26 Dec 1860
  • 7 Jan 1863–25 Dec 1867

States & Union (Ashland)

  • 8 Apr 1868–24 Jun 1868
  • 8 Jul 1868–27 Dec 1871


Medina County, Ohio Newspapers

Medina County Gazette

  • The library has no issues of the Medina County Gazette on microfilm.

Miscellaneous Early News

  • 29 Oct 1832–18 Dec 1855
  • 20 Sep 1854–31 Dec 1869


Summit County, Ohio Newspapers

The Akron Beacon Journal

The Barberton News

  • 29 Jul 1892–17 Jul 1896
  • 05 Aug 1904–18 Dec 1929

Other Newspapers

  • One to two months of recent newspapers are kept on the lower level of the Main Library.