Historical markers arrive in Mineral Ridge

WEATHERSFIELD– The Mineral Ridge Historical Society has received two Ohio Historical Society markers that have been placed near the gazebo off state Route 46 and at Kerr Cemetery off Salt Springs Road.

Marcy Buchanan, president of the society, said one marker is about Salt Springs and the Western Reserve in Kerr Cemetery and the second on the black ban ore found in sections of Mineral Ridge.

She said dedications will be planned by the society, but no official dates have been set.

Society members have discussed possibly seeking additional markers for sites throughout the township.

The society meets 7 p.m the third Tuesday of the month in April, May, September and October in the Seaborn Elementary School media center.

Members suggested holding informational talks and demonstrations as a way to generate awareness and interest of the local history.

The society also showcases many historical items at the historic Moss Ancestral Home, 1499 Burnett St., holds open houses April to November.

The society has a few calendars of local sites in the township available by calling 330-544-1931. The society received drawings of different scenes of Mineral Ridge featured in the calendar.

Besides Buchanan, Linda Ference serves as treasurer for the group and Mary Lou Godleski as curator of the home.

bcoupland@tribtoday.com

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