Tag Archives: Ohio

Explore the Urban Legends of Ohio

Ohio is stuffed with frightening folktales and chilling legends. Have you heard of Cry Baby Bridge? Helltown? The Melon Heads that were rumored to live in Kirtland? Our own Ms. Mollie introduces you to the stories behind the legends of … Continue reading

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Uncover the Hidden History of Lake County

Jennifer Boresz Engelking joins us for an interview and explains how an amusement park and shipwreck kindled her interest in local history and inspired her to write Hidden History of Lake County, Ohio. She also describes the research her book … Continue reading

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Akron during World War II

The city of Akron, Ohio, had an outsized impact during World War II. Its citizens served in Europe and the South Pacific. Goodyear built blimps that hunted Nazi submarines. And some of the city’s most renowned residents had a personal … Continue reading

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Test your knowledge of Ohio civics

How much do you remember about civics from high school? You and your friends can test your basic civics knowledge against other teams during the Ohio Civics Game Hour, a Jeopardy-like competition coming to our Main Branch at 6:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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‘Ohio’ author Stephen Markley lists his favorite writers from Ohio

Stephen Markley – author of the critically acclaimed novel Ohio – visited Lake County earlier this month. After his reading and author talk, he was kind enough to sit for an interview. In fewer than four minutes, he discusses: his … Continue reading

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