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Studying the Midwest Just Became Cool

When Dr. Jon Lauck’s academic career led him down the path of Midwest history studies, he made an unexpected discovery — the field didn’t really exist.  “There's so much information,...

From Regulation to Recycling, Northeast Ohio Is Tackling the Plastic Pollution Problem

Plastic waste is everywhere.  From the bottle it’s sold in to the wrapper surrounding it, almost every product in stores has a plastic component, leading to over 350 million tons...

Who Are “Midwesterners” Anyway? 11,000 People Had Thoughts

Do you live in the Midwest? Do you consider yourself to be a Midwesterner? While seemingly similar questions, their answers are by no means one and the same.  A 2023...

C-R-O-S-S-F-I-R-E: The Battle Over Literacy Education in Ohio

As of 2022, 40% of Ohio's third graders were not reading proficiently.  Research has revealed that literacy also impacts development, poverty, health, behavior and community. In response, educators have called...

Children’s Authors Thriving in the Buckeye State (And Four You Didn’t Know Were From Ohio)

“I have everything here that I need.” Will Hillenbrand has been writing and illustrating children’s books for over 33 years. His bibliography, which includes the beloved Bear and Mole series,...

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