History Thursday: How the Ohio government nearly owned Cedar Point

BY: - December 24, 2020

In the 1950s, Gov. Frank Lausche pushed for Ohio to purchase Cedar Point and turn the area into a state park. Lausche even had the support of legislative leaders and other state officials. But the state never followed through. Frank Lausche knew an opportunity when he saw one. The year was 1956, and the Democratic […]


Trump visit to Clyde a reminder of what gets lost when a local newspaper closes shop

BY: - August 7, 2020

We began our reporting adventure at the local history museum, traveled to an ice cream parlor and ended up at a diner across the street from the newsroom.  The year was 2012 and I was interning at the Sandusky Register newspaper in northern Ohio. President Barack Obama announced he would soon be making a campaign […]

Man fishing on Cuyahoga River with Cleveland in background

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 […]