ADENA – From its agricultural beginnings, through the coal-mining boon, to the pride of today’s Adena community, all this and more is featured on the Adena Community Page in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.

Adena’s coal mines were part of a vast expanse of valuable ore in Eastern Ohio, with the first mine opening in 1899 within one mile of its borders. That mine helped develop into one of the major bituminous coal producing districts in the state. Pictured left, miners regularly walked three to five miles to and from work along a single dirt road and often carried oil lamps on their heads bearing large cotton wicks to light their way through the dark earthen shafts.

Above, the Adena Wye was a point at the interface of the Nickel Plate Railroad and the main portion was used for coal transport. These photos were provided by the Adena News Web site.

Also included on the Adena page this week: “Women’s Club of Adena marks diamond anniversary”, “Community center getting update with Pugliese grant,” and “Golden Wave pride set in stone”.  Above, Adena Alumni Association President Ray Konkoleski, right, and committee member Mitch Toto showcase a new stone monument honoring the Golden Waves of the former Adena High School. The tribute depicts a design of the former building and the school’s alma mater engraved in granite.