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Newspapers

What Are They?

  • Whole newspapers

  • Clippings

  • Bound copies

  • Microfilm

  • Digital

What CAN They Tell You?

Online Resources

  • News events

  • Announcements: birth, marriages, deaths

  • Local happenings

  • Advertisements 

Where Are Newpapers Located?

When looking for non-digital newspapers in the history one, one place to look in on microfilm which can be viewed on one of the 2 available readers. 

There is also an index available for the Ottawa County News in the card catalog. The corresponding sticker with a 3 goes along with the binders found on the shelf.

We also have a number of bound newspaper books and boxed up newspapers stored on the crank shelves in the back. They are as follows:

  • Elmore Community News 1926-1949 (incomplete)

  • Elmore Hayseed 1961-1966

  • Elmore Independent 1888-1890; 1896-1899

  • Elmore Tribune 1894-1895; 1900-1903; 1905-1913; 1916; 1918-1920; 1922-1923; 1926; 1935-1952

  • Genoa Gazette 1923-1924

  • Ottawa County Democrat 1857-1864;1895

  • Ottawa County Exponent 1945; 1960-1964

  • Ottawa County Journal  June 1857

  • Ottawa County News 1865-1873; 1877; 1879-1880; 1926; 1944; 1947-1950; 1954

  • Ottawa County News Democrat 1898-1902; 1925-1926

  • Port Clinton Herald 1937; 1940-1941; 1943; 1945; 1953-1955; 1957; 1961

  • Port Clinton Progressive Times 1928-1931

  • Port Clinton Republic Herald 1922; 1928-1929; 1946-1947; 1949

  • Suburban Press 1972-2013

  • Wood County Gazette 1887