History & Tourism, Schools

Interactive: See the Lands Sold to Fund Ohio’s Land “Grant” Universities

7 Aug , 2020  

Native Americans Demand More Recognition From Universities They Funded, Sometimes Unwillingly

By Caitlin Hunt

This story was funded by a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. This article provided by Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism. Please join our free mailing list or text us at (216) 867-6327 as this helps us provide more public service reporting.

Growing up in Cleveland, Cherokee tribal member Nicole Doran said Chief Wahoo always made her uncomfortable. 

“I remember growing up and seeing this caricature of Native Americans that I knew wasn’t true,” Doran said. 

Later she earned a biology degree at the Ohio State University. Doran loved the campus and appreciated the opportunities given to her, but she was not happy about the lack of Native American acknowledgement on campus. Instead, she found the university took pride in their status as a “Land Grant” university. The school sits in the heart of Columbus, home to the best-selling Land Grant beer. More…

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trip: Ohio: An Unnatural History

29 Jul , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse; Hayes Presidential Library and Museums

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique events and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of Richland County. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

  • A monster that appeared to be half-man and half-dog wielding a 2-by-4 terrorized a small Northwest Ohio town during the summer of 1972.
  • A mysterious creature resembling a sea serpent has been sighted throughout the centuries on Lake Erie.
  • Grassman, known in other parts of the country as Bigfoot or Sasquatch, continues to be sighted in parts of Ohio.
  • And the light of the headless rider’s motorcycle has startled teens looking for a scare near Oak Harbor for decades.

More…

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Celebrate The Birthday Of A First Lady

8 Aug , 2018  

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of the Mansfield area. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard. More…

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History & Tourism

Ohio Digital Network Launched; Richland County Items Included

7 Mar , 2018  

Last week, the State Library of Ohio announced the launch of the Ohio Digital Network.

Vintage photos of the Kingwood Center mansion’s interior are just some of the over 90,000 new materials from Ohio Digital Network which are now discoverable in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Led by the State Library of Ohio and in partnership with Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK)Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN), and Ohio History Connection, the Ohio Digital Network builds on strong digital collection efforts across the state including Ohio Memory and the Ohio Digitization Hubs project. More…

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