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OCPL Digital Newspaper Archives: The Intelligencer and the Wheeling News-Register 

The Ohio County Public Library is now digitizing the microfilmed versions of our Wheeling News-Register and The Intelligencer newspapers. Click here to view our microfilm collections. 

We now have the entire run of the Intelligencer newspapers from 1852-present online. We are currently digitizing the News-Register and the years 1863-1920 are now online with many of the Sunday editions available to the present. More dates will be added to our collection as we continue to process our microfilm.

Digital newspapers from Wheeling preceding 1922 are also available through the Library of Congress's Chronicling America website (see below).

Start searching our digital newspapers
➤ View a tutorial on creating article clippings from our digital newspapers

NOTE: Bellaire Public Library in Bellaire, Ohio has also begun digitizing their microfilmed newspapers. Newspapers from 1873 to 1973 are now available, and include The Times Leader, The Belmont Chronicle, The Bellaire Chronicle, Bellaire Independent, and Bellaire Democrat
Start searching the Bellaire Public Library's Newspaper Archives

Chronicling America: Library of Congress Newspaper Archive

Newspapers on Chronicling AmericaSearch America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer is available through Chronicling America from 1852-1922, the Wheeling Daily Register from 1863-1897, theWheeling Repository (weekly) from March 1807 to May 8, 1808, the Virginia Statesman, (weekly) from January 1928 to June 1929, the Wheeling Compiler (weekly) from July 1829 to December 1830 (some issues missing), and the Wheeling Times and Advertiser from 1840-1848. To find Wheeling papers, click the "Advanced Search" tab and either select by state or by newspaper. 

For those doing research in Belmont County, Ohio, the Belmont Chronicle is also available through Chronicling America for the years 1853-1895. 

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 NewspaperARCHIVE Library Edition: Temporary Access During COVID

Newspaper Archive Library Edition is the world's largest online newspaper archive that spans more than 400 years of family history, small-town events, world news and more. Many newspapers from towns in West Virginia, Eastern Ohio, and Western Pennsylvania are available. Selected dates are available for The Virginia Statesman (1828-1829);
The Wheeling Repository (1807-1808); Wheeling Compiler (1829-1830); Wheeling Daily Intelligencer (1852-1900); Wheeling Daily Register (1863-1878); Wheeling Intelligencer (1911-1922); Wheeling Register (1878-1897); Wheeling Sunday Register (1882-1897); & Wheeling Times And Advertiser (1840-1848).

*PLEASE NOTE: Access to NewspaperARCHIVE is available only on computers inside the Library. 

NOTE: To access NewspaperARCHIVE, you must first log in to your account on our card catalog. You will only be able to access this from a desktop or laptop computer. From our card catalog, click the "Log In" button and enter your library card number and 4-digit PIN (first four letters of your last name all in lower case letters). Once logged in, click on the downward arrow at the top of the page next to your name. From the dropdown list, click on This will take you to an account summary page. Look for the link and click on it. This will take you to where you will be able to start searching newspapers. 

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➤ I am at the Ohio County Public Library and would like to start searching NewspaperARCHIVE Library Edition.

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