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Laura C. "Lola" Hill HOF

Laura C. "Lola" Hill

 

2005 HALL OF FAME WINNER Laura C. “Lola” Hill (1888 – 1981) Hill was born in Piqua, the daughter of Judge Walter D. Jones. She began her newspaper career in 1914 with the Piqua leader-Dispatch. She wrote all of her reports in longhand without the benefit of a desk, only a tall stool against a counter. She was one of the community’s earliest female reporters, in an almost exclusively male world. She served as the society editor for the Piqua Daily Call from 1926 through 1964. She wrote a regular column, Piquaisms, which ran for over forty-six years.