john glenn

Campaign stories: The “Right Staff” v. the “Amazing Metz,” plus mothers and scrubbers in Struthers

BY: - December 9, 2021

In my mailbox recently arrived a book, Jerry Austin’s “True Tales from the Campaign Trail, Vol. II,” and I don’t know by what strange voodoo the University of Akron Press knew to send it to me, but I’m an absolute sucker for these kinds of things. It’s a collection of stories from the trenches by […]

Nation honored Ohio native John Glenn after his famous flight

BY: - February 25, 2021

John Glenn’s “biggest boosters” in his orbit of the Earth were not on his rocket, one newspaper reporter wrote, but those from his hometown of New Concord. It was 59 years ago this week that Glenn piloted the NASA spacecraft Friendship 7 and orbited the planet three times before safely returning to Earth. The historic […]