Stories

Long Before 2024, Eclipses Shaped the Fate of Nations

This story was written in tandem with a new podcast called “Eclipsing History,” produced by the department of history at Bowling Green State University...

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...

In Minnesota, Korean American Adoptees Are Reclaiming Their Identities

Born in South Korea, Wayne Berry was adopted by an American family when he was two years old. Decades later, in a search to...

Michigan Central Station, From Riches to Relics … to Riches Again?

In 1805, a fire razed Detroit to the ground. In a search for optimism during the aftermath of the fire, displaced Detroiters landed on a...

Madam C. J. Walker, America’s First Self-made Woman Millionaire, Lives On in Indianapolis

Decorated with a striking blend of Art Deco and African motifs on its interior, the Madam Walker Legacy Center is a testament to the...

In Toledo, Historic High Schools Shaped a Generation

Change is a hallmark of Toledo’s history. The city experienced a population influx during the late 1800s, then a gradual brain drain. It housed...

Every Super Bowl Football Is Handmade in Ohio

For many Americans, the Super Bowl might just be the most important event of the year. And that’s not just hyperbole — the 2024...

Teenager Samuel Cao Breaks Barriers for Asian Americans in Politics

While his classmates were busy studying and thinking about colleges, Sam Cao had his eyes on another prize: becoming the youngest-ever candidate to run...

Greater Indianapolis Hosts a Thriving Burmese Community

Just south of Interstate 465 on Indianapolis’s south side, clusters of brightly colored signs for Asian markets and restaurants reside as a testament to...

The American Studio Glass Art Movement Was Born in Toledo, Ohio — and Continues its Legacy There

In the summer of 1962, a group of curious artists gathered around a furnace in a garage at the Toledo Museum of Art. The...

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