Newspapers


Bellaire area newspapers now available online

The Bellaire Public Library is currently digitizing its microfilmed newspaper collection.

The following newspapers are already currently available - no library card need for access!

  • Bellaire Daily Leader (1913-1942); The Daily Times (1926-1942); The Daily Times and The Daily Leader (1942-1943); The Times Leader (1943-1962)
  • The Ripley Bee (2010-2011)
  • Belmont Chronicle (1966-1973)
  • The Bellaire Democrat (1928-1933)
  • Daily Independent (1914-1919)
  • The Bellaire Herald (1898-1899)
  • The Evening Times (1891-1892)
  • Bellaire Independent (1873-1873)

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NOTE: Wheeling area newspapers are available through the Ohio County Public Library.


For newspapers from across the United States, try Chronicling America:

Chronicling America provides access to historic newspapers from across the United StatesSearch 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.

Local papers available include:

  • Belmont Chronicle (1853-1895)
  • Wheeling Daily Intelligencer (1852-1922)
  • Wheeling Daily Register (1863-1897)
  • Wheeling Repository (weekly — March 1807 to May 8, 1808)
  • Virginia Statesman, (weekly — January 1928 to June 1929)
  • Wheeling Compiler (weekly — July 1829 to December 1830 [some issues missing])
  • Wheeling Times and Advertiser (1840-1848)

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