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Essay: Why We Love Cedar Point

H. John Hildebrandt worked at Cedar Point for 40 years. As the legendary amusement park celebrates its 150th anniversary, he looks back at our connection to Ohio’s summer playground.

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Essay: When Is Opening Day?

Why does baseball have such a hold on us? One writer delves into the roots of our eternal love for the game.

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3 Questions: Hanif Abdurraqib

The poet and essayist shares how Columbus shaped his writing and talks about staying focused in the face of success.

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My Ohio: Family Portrait

A mysterious painting stirs the imagination and shows the power of the unknown.

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My Ohio: Wild Reminder

A column of frozen water serves as a lesson in the unpredictability of nature.

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Essay: Apollo 11 at 50

On the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s famous first steps, one writer recalls the lead-up to that summer night that captured the imagination of people around the globe.

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My Ohio: Ringing True

The Salvation Army’s red donation kettles offer a look into the nature of generosity and hope.

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My Ohio: Travels with Charlie

Want to learn about life? Spend your boyhood riding around with your grandfather.

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My Ohio: Storm Warnings

Thunder and lightning remind us why bravery matters in the face of that which we cannot control.

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My Ohio: The Candy Man

Life can be hard, but it is never so hard that you cannot appreciate a little sweetness.

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My Ohio: Seeing Blimps

Living on the flight path of the Goodyear airship is an awe-inspiring experience.

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My Ohio: Jewels of the Night

Nothing brings back memories of summer like the sight of fireflies blinking signals in the dark.

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My Ohio: Respect the Book

A writer’s reverence for the printed page began with a crumpled library card and the admonishment of a stern librarian.

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My Ohio: Thinking Time

Skating alone on a frozen creek helped a teenager listen to herself.

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My Ohio: Lessons in Short Order

Money for college was just one of the rewards of working the grill at a lakeside diner.

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My Ohio: Bear Tracks

An encounter with a jogger leads to an eagle sighting that results in a lesson about wildlife.

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My Ohio: The Love Boat

A grandmother’s affections are shown through the unlikeliest of gifts.

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My Ohio: Competitive Nature

The Little Miami Triathlon’s sense of adventure draws a nonathlete from the sidelines.

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My Ohio: Experience Required

The real rewards from the summer jobs of our youth weren’t printed on a paycheck.

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My Ohio: A Quiet Place

Visits to southeast Ohio have given this suburbanite a new perspective on country vs. city dwelling.

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