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Jeffrey Stroup is your tour guide through ‘Abandoned Cleveland’

Photographer and urban explorer Jeffrey Stroup has spent the last 15 years capturing pictures of Cleveland’s abandoned factories, mansions, malls, churches, and more. He’s collected his best images in his new book, Abandoned Cleveland. Stroup visited us earlier this month to … Continue reading

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Author Jane Ann Turzillo talks true crime, ‘Wicked Women’ & westerns

Jane Ann Turzillo visited our library in October as part of our Mentor Mystery Month. After her program, we chatted with Turzillo about how she researches historic crimes, what motivates her “wicked women,” and her love of photography and westerns. … Continue reading

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James Badal & Mark W. Stone on the Cleveland Torso Murders

This month, we were fortunate to host two of the preeminent experts on the Cleveland Torso Murders. Those experts are: James Badal, author of “In the Wake of the Butcher: Cleveland’s Torso Murders,” the definitive investigation into the identity of the never-apprehended … Continue reading

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The Cuyahoga: A River Reborn

The Cuyahoga River is a lynchpin of Northeast Ohio. However, it’s most commonly known for the times it caught fire – 13 times, specifically, from 1868 to 1969. It’s this final conflagration, along with an article about the blaze in … Continue reading

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Travel to the Lake County’s posh, Gilded-Age past

Did you know that Lake County used to be the preferred vacation destination for the wealthy in the 19th century? Specifically, Little Mountain Road in Mentor and Concord Township used to be dotted with grand hotels, bath houses and extravagant … Continue reading

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