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<p>The<em> ''Ohio State Journal</em> newspaper originally began publication '' was Ohio's paper of record for much of the 19th and early 20th centuries, delivering up-to-date news on a variety of topics to readers in central Ohio and beyond. Established in 1811 as the <em>''Western Intelligencer</em> in 1811. The paper '', it was initially published by James Kilbourne in Worthington, Ohio. James Kilbourne served as the original editor, but within a few months until 1816 when editors Joel Buttles and George Smith became its new owners.. Once moved it to Columbus became after that city had become the state capital of Ohio. The ''Columbus Gazette'', Buttles and Smith moved as it was then known, served as the paper to Columbus and changed its name to official reporting newspaper of the <em>Gazette</em>Ohio General Assembly. In 18261825, Philo Olmstead acquired the <em>Gazette</em> and entered into a partnership with George Nashee, Ohio's first State Printer. The two men paper changed titles to become the newspaper's name to the <em>'Ohio State Journal and Columbus Gazette</em>''. The journal became the official reporting newspaper of the Ohio General Assembly.. </p> <p>It ''Columbus Gazette'' was not until dropped from the title in 1840 and several additional owners that to become the paper became known as the<em> ''Ohio State Journal</em>''. During Until 1841 when it became a daily, the 1840s''Journal'' was largely issued as a weekly, but was also published in tri-weekly, semi-weekly or daily editions, in particular when the state legislature was in session. The paper supported was the Whig main voice of the Republican Party and its candidates. Its chief competitor in Columbus was central Ohio, competing with the <em>''Columbus Daily Ohio Statesman</em>'', which supported the Democratic Party platform's organ, during the 1800s. In 1854It provided coverage of both state and national politics, with extensive reporting on the <em>Ohio State American Civil War. After the war, the ''Journal</em> published '' became a call for a meeting driving force in the election of all several Ohioans opposed to the KansasWhite House: Ulysses S. Grant in 1868, Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876 and James A. Garfield in 1880. In addition to its attention to politics, the publication printed state and local business news and advertisements; reports on social and cultural events, such as temperance and anti-Nebraska Actslavery meetings, local music concerts and agricultural festivals; poetry; and other items of general interest. This convention was As is often the beginning case with newspapers of the Republican Party in Ohio. Beginning in 185419th and early 20th centuries, the <em>Ohio State ''Journal</em> became the Republican Party's main voice ' experienced multiple changes in central Ohio.</p> <p>The paper changed ownership a number and titles throughout its nearly 150-year lifetime. James M. Comly, brigadier general of times the Union Army during the late nineteenth centuryCivil War, edited the paper before and after the war, contributing to its position as one of the leading papers of the state. In 1902, it was purchased by brothers Robert F. Wolfe and his brother Harry P. Wolfe purchased the paper. In , and in 1950, the paper it became a part of the Dispatch Printing Company. The <em>Ohio State Journal</em> paper's last issue was published until in 1959, when it merged with the ''Columbus <em>Citizen</em>. The new paper was called '' to form the ''Columbus <em>Citizen-Journal<''. Part of this newspaper has been digitized and are available for research via [http:/em>/ohiomemory. <org/p>Ohio Memory]: [http://www.ohiomemory.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16007coll22 The Ohio State Journal, 1866]. 
==See Also==
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*[[James Kilbourne]]
*[[Republican Party]]
*[[Democratic Party]]
*[[Kansas-Nebraska Act]]
*[[Whig Party]]
*[[Ohio Statesman]]
*[[Ulysses S. Grant]]
*[[Rutherford B. Hayes]]
*[[James A. Garfield]]
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