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Visit the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor

The former president’s Lake County home played a pivotal role in his campaign for the White House as the site of his front-porch campaign.

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Phantoms of the Field

From frightening to folksy, scarecrows have long stood as icons of the fall harvest.

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The Model Soldier

Col. Charles Young, raised in the Ohio River town of Ripley, was a military leader, diplomat and scholar.

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Cleveland, Alan Freed and the World’s First Rock Concert

On March 21, 1952, thousands of people crowded into the Cleveland Arena for the Moondog Coronation Ball, which was expected to go on for hours. Instead, the show was shut down before the end of the first band’s set.

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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.

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Toledo Hosted Golf's Longest-Ever U.S. Open in 1931

In 1931, one of golf's four major championships was held at Toledo's Inverness Club and finished with an epic ending that has never been repeated.

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The Butler Institute of American Art Houses a Collection of Our Nation's Masterworks

In 1919, Joseph G. Butler Jr. opened a Youngstown museum dedicated to American artists. Its collection now numbers in the thousands.

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Art for All

At the height of the Great Depression, artists banded together to offer hope through their work.

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The Legacy of Ohio's Clearview Golf Club

William Powell’s club is the first and only golf course designed, built, owned and operated by an African American. His kids now bring their father’s message to a new generation.

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Work of Faith

Nick America has spent his life repairing church steeples and bell towers across the nation.

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Step Inside Fremont’s Historic Dillon House

Charles Dillon began building this grand home in 1873. Michael Free II lives there today and has merged the property’s Victorian touches with his own creativity.

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Get a Taste of History at Ashtabula’s Rennick Meat Market

The building that housed Ashtabula’s Rennick Meat Market for decades fueled the creation of this butcher-inspired restaurant.

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The Ohio Town that Baseball Legend Cy Young Called Home

Cy Young’s name is synonymous with Major League Baseball’s most dominant pitchers. He was born in Tuscarawas County in 1867, and he lived there both during and after his career in the big leagues.

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Spirit Rooms, Seances and Ohio in the 19th Century

In the 1850s, Athens County farmer Jonathan Koons created a room where he claimed he could communicate with the dead, part of the burgeoning spiritualist movement that rippled across the nation.

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The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Air Races

The National Air Races came to the city in 1929, bringing a high-flying spectacle to the city’s new airport. The event returned for years, until changing times and, ultimately, tragedy spelled its end.

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Ohio and the Front Porch Campaign

Before whistle-stop tours and crisscrossing the country, presidential candidates spoke to crowds at their own homes. Here’s how three Ohioans used the approach to win our nation’s highest office.

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Revisit Ohio’s Bygone Amusement Parks

Here’s how dedicated devotees are keeping alive the spirit of three of Ohio’s bygone amusement parks.

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How ‘Hang On Sloopy’ Became Ohio’s Anthem

The McCoys’ 1965 hit is our state’s official rock song and a staple of halftime shows and sports-arena singalongs. Here’s how in the O-H-I-O that all happened.

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How Ohio Stadium’s Opening Ushered in a New Era of Sports

The Horseshoe was dedicated on Oct. 21, 1922. The moment marked the rise of both Ohio State Football and the construction of new stadiums across the nation.

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