Historians and genealogists looking for past issues of the Athens Messenger have several options.
Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to fulfill look-up requests, but we can hopefully point you in the right direction.
For articles and obituaries for the time period 2008 - present, check our website archives.
For articles and obituaries that published earlier, you have several options.
Ohio University's Alden Library on the Athens campus and the Ohio Historical Society Archives/Library in Columbus both have microfilmed copies of our newspaper.
You can use the Historical Society's Online Index to see which years are available in their microfilm room. Don't forget to check the index for publications that were produced in some of the smaller communities too. Many of those weekly papers are available on microfilm at the historical society. The link to the index is http://dbs.ohiohistory.org/newspaper/home.cfm.
For searchable digital archives, try www.newspaperarchive.com, www.ancestry.com and www.genealogybank.com. Those third party vendors have electronic editions of the Messenger for certain time periods that are searchable by name and keyword, not just edition date.
The Athens Messenger staff:
Amanda Montgomery, senior general manager of Southern Ohio for APG Media
740-592-6612, Ext. 301121
Allan Brown, editor
Eric Decker, sports editor
John Halley, photo editor
740-592-6612, Ext. 301133
Nicole Bowman-Layton, staff writer
Teresa Humphreys, advertising director
Paula Keplar, advertising account executive
Ann Blunt, director of distribution and audience development
Adam Calhoun, controller
740-592-6612, Ext. 301185
Cheryl Powers, webmaster
740-592-6612, Ext. 301151
For assistance with subscriptions and billing, contact our circulation department 740-592-6612, press "1" and then "5."