90 Years of Canton, Ohio, Newspapers Now Online

starkcountyThe Stark County (Ohio) District Library just added over 90 years of historical local out-of-print publications to its website.

Previously only available on microfilm, the digital archives include over 180,000 pages of publications dating back to 1840 and can be searched from anywhere via computer browser. All newspapers are available free of charge.

Publications include:

  • Canton Daily News
  • Canton Morning News
  • Canton Evening News
  • Canton News Democrat
  • Democratic Transcript
  • News Democrat
  • Stark County Democrat
  • Stark County Republican

You can access the newspapers free of charge by starting at: http://starklibrary.advantage-preservation.com. The advanced search is available at http://starklibrary.advantage-preservation.com/advancesearch.

My thanks to newsletter reader Ernest Thode for telling me about this new online resource.


I used this to search for my Italian relatives who emigrated to Canton from Sora, Italy. This search engine is very well done, and fast. Thank you, Stark County District Library.


I found it impossible to get anything out of the results because of the number of typos.


I just did a search and found something for my husband’s ggf


Thank you…was looking for articles on Reibestein and Schmidt families. I found quite a few, but some, which I thought would be there were not. I especially was looking for Anna Schmidt (born Reibestein) death notice in 1899.


Was looking for The Canton Economist, published by Morton Frank in the 1950s. His company was awarded Canton’s first UHV television license, circa 1953, but he did not take it forward.


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