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Source:  Lowell Daily Citizen and News
Date:  May 17, 1856
     The perils of greatness were illustrated in a melancholy manner by Elias Workman, of Holmes county, Ohio.  Having been elected assessor of his township, and given a heavy bond, and distrusting his abilities for the office, to avoid the mortification of being laughed at, he got up at four o'clock on Sunday morning and hanged himself with his bridle.
(Found at Genealogy Bank - Transcribed by Sharon Wick)
Source: San Jose Mercury News - California
Date:  May 3, 1887
A Wild Man in Ohio a Curious Creature among the Hills of Holmes Co. His Body with Hair and He is Apparently Devoid of Fear.
     A party of hunters, who have just returned from a hunt in the hills of Holmes County, Ohio, say they encountered a curious creature on their trip.  According to their description, a wild man or some other strange being is at large in Holmes County.  The party who report seeing this strange creature claim that he or it looked like a man, but acted like a wild beast.  The creature was encountered near a brushy thicket and willow copse near what is known as Big Spring, where General Buell rested on his march through Ohio, at a point a short distance south of the Wayne County line in Holmes County.  The hunters were beating the brush for pheasants when the attention of one of the party was attracted to an object that suddenly darted across an opening in the brush.  Later on the object was again seen along the edge of the brush.  By this time the hunters had reached open ground, and were surprised to see what they describe as a man, entirely nude, but covered with what appeared to them to be matted hair.  When seen he was some distance away, but on discovering the hunters he started toward them on a run, and gave forth queer guttural sounds.  On seeing the strange being moving toward them the party of hunters, which included four persons, all armed with shot guns, broke and ran.  The strange creature pursued tem for a short distance until the party had reached a public highway, when he turned back and was seen to enter Killbuck Creek, which he swam, and then disappeared in the brush again.  On approaching the water he dropped on all fours and plunged in like a dog, swimming in a manner similar to a canine.  The hunters did not have the nerve to return, but got away from the place as soon as possible.  They are emphatic in their assertion that they encountered a wild man and describe him as above, but they are of the impression that he is no relative of the famous wild man of Rockaway.
(Found at Genealogy Bank - Transcribed by Sharon Wick)
Source:  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)  Page: 1
Dated: Tuesday, Sep. 20, 1887.
AFFAIRS IN HOLMES COUNTY
A Splendid Peach Crop -Early Frosts - Accidents
MILLERSBURG, O. Sept. 19 [Special]  - E. E. Olmstead of Weinsburg, was nominated by the central committed to fill the vacancy made by J. H. Snyder, one of the infirmary directors, who resigned since the primaries last spring.
     Mrs. Laura Leadbetter, living west of town, while driving down street here on Saturday night was severely injured about the head by the team running away and throwing her out on the pavement.
     Andrew Kerr, a farmer west of town, was kicked by a vicious horse on Saturday, nearly severing one ear and badly injuring him about the head.
     The Holmes county fair will commence on Tuesday of next week and promises to be a very successful affair.  The entries are already very numerous.
     Severe frosts have occurred in this section within the last week, but it is thought that not much damage was done as the corn is about in the shock and things generally out of the way.
     It is estimated that not less than 60,000 bushels of peaches will be shipped out of this county by the end of the season.  The crop was never known to be so large, and hundreds of bushels will go to waste.  The apple crop is a total failure.
(Found at Genealogy Bank - Transcribed by Sharon Wick)

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