For decades, Bill Hixson has been synonymous with this time of year, from designing his own line of glass ornaments to helping decorate the White House.
The Last Great Train Heist
In November 1935, Alvin “Creepy” Karpis and his crew robbed a mail car in Garrettsville, Ohio, scoring a bunch of cash and making a daring escape by both car and airplane.
1956: Colo Born at the Columbus Zoo
The first gorilla ever born in captivity arrived three days before Christmas and was a topic of fascination from the moment of her birth.
Ohio Finds: 19th-century Ladle & Fork
The maker of these hearth utensils marked “Cy. Crites” and believed to be tied to the Crites family of Allen County is not completely clear.
More Ohio Life
Here’s how America’s fall obsession took its initial steps in Dayton during the autumn of 1920. READ MORE >>
Harding at Home
In 1920, Warren G. Harding campaigned for president from his front porch in Marion. You can tour his home and visit the Presidential Library & Museum that puts his legacy in a new light. READ MORE >>
The Legacy of Master Carver Ernest Warther
Ernest Warther’s formal education ended in second grade, but his ability to make elaborate, hand-carved depictions of trains from the steam-locomotive era cemented him as a genius in his own right. READ MORE >>
Heritage Road Trips: Historic Bridges
These famous spans throughout the state offer insight into Ohio history, the evolution of travel and the role of waterfront industry. READ MORE >>