Columbus

Quarantine blues: Ohio musician livestreams self covering all 214 Beatles songs

BY: - March 31, 2020

Joe Peppercorn played through all 214 songs The Beatles ever recorded in a webstream Sunday after showing a video Paul McCartney recorded for him, wishing him luck with the music marathon. How’s your quarantine going? Covering the iconic band’s entire discography has been an annual tradition for Peppercorn, 39, since 2010. Usually the shows are […]

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Civil rights in Columbus: The Vanguard League

BY: - February 27, 2020

Most of us have heard the national story of civil rights. But did you know that many cities and towns across Ohio had (and still have) incredibly active local civil rights organizations? The Ohio History Connection holds the papers of one of these local organizations: the Vanguard League. In May 1940, in the home of […]

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Study: Guy Fieri’s hometown named sixth-best state capital in America

BY: - February 18, 2020

Take that, Lansing. The website WalletHub has deemed Columbus the sixth-best state capital in America, beating out rivals in Michigan, Indiana and Pennsylvania. WalletHub, a personal financing site, tracked 49 separate “key indicators” among the 50 state capitals to determine its rankings. The factors included affordability, education and residents’ health.  Ranked No. 1 is Austin, […]

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Ohio is flat, rural, red and boring. Except that it’s not.

BY: - February 10, 2020

Ohio is flatland corn country. It’s rural and red and full of white people who drink mass-produced American lager and like football. Oh, and it’s boring, painfully boring. It’s not that these statements are entirely inaccurate, but the massive generalizations they represent are wildly off base.  In reality, while Ohio boasts plenty of flat corn […]

Jobs in Ohio cities, free speech on college campuses, and History Thursday on impeachment

BY: - January 30, 2020

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching Our Eye: History Thursday. Did you know that Steubenville’s Edwin Stanton, Lancaster’s William Tecumseh Sherman, […]

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Ohio Black Maternal Health Caucus sets 2020 goals for reproductive rights, health

BY: - January 14, 2020

Just weeks after the birth of her twin daughters in 2004, state Rep. Erica Crawley, D-Columbus, went to an emergency room with severe abdominal pain. At the time, she was breastfeeding her girls, and was still recovering from the trauma of their emergency C-section. She sat in the waiting room for hours in pain. She […]