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“In the annals of American crime there has never been a woman quite the equal of Mrs. Chadwick as an exponent of frenzied finance,” the Lima Times Democrat opined on June 1, 1906 about Cassie Chadwick, perhaps Ohio's most legendary female con artist.
There isn’t a lot left of the famous rock garden at the Ohio State Reformatory — it looks like a broken memory; half-remembered fragments of something that happened long ago. That’s exactly what it is.
COLUMBUS -- “It is impossible to imagine a world without flowers. The most arid of urban landscapes, the driest of deserts, the most frozen of Arctic tundra is brightened with some kind of blossom at some point during the year.”
LOUDONVILLE — The Cleo Redd Fisher Museum in Loudonville continues its Speaker Series on Monday, Nov. 21 with a retrospective look at Operation Torch, the 1942 allied invasion of North Africa during the second World War.
Last week we looked at the Feast of Ceres in Mansfield, the grand celebration of the fall harvest and Mansfield's abundant industry. One other notable aspect of this celebration was actually a part of the Mansfield streetscape for many years: Mansfield's lighted arches on Main Street.
Mansfield’s charming Carnegie Library was built in 1908 on Third Street, and Mansfielders came to love it so much through the years that they refused to pass any library expansion levy until the plan was drawn that would keep the old building intact as part of the enlarged facility.
COLUMBUS -- Women have played football in Ohio for decades.
MANSFIELD -- About this time of year, 115 years ago, Mansfield was the scene of a unique and spectacular multi-day event called the "Feast of Ceres."
In June and July of 1920, two Ohioans were nominated as the presidential candidates of America’s two leading political parties: James Cox, governor of Ohio, for the Democrats, and Warren G. Harding, senator from Ohio, by the Republicans.
Last week, we explored the first marriage and divorce of the "well-known" Amos D. Norris, who apparently considered "lawing" a rather satisfying pastime. The first divorce was notable for his wife's Eliza's claims that Amos Norris practiced witchcraft upon her.
We are now inching closer to Halloween, and as Ohioans around the state stock up on candy and finalize their costumes, we wanted to take a look at a few of the supposed haunted sites included on Ohio Memory.