About Ed Lentz

Ed Lentz has been teaching, writing and exploring the history of central Ohio for more than 40 years.

When he isn’t doing that sort of thing, he teaches history in general and Ohio history in particular at various local colleges and universities.

He writes for local newspapers, consults in history and historic preservation and keeps company with his wife, three cats and occasionally resident two children.

Lentz holds degrees in history from Princeton University and Ohio State University. He is the author of several books, including Columbus – The Story of a City (2003), A Home of their Own (2010) and Historic Columbus (2012).

WWI didn't dampen Halloween

The fall of 1914 saw what many believed would be a small war rapidly becoming what would come to be called the Great War. We would call it World War I.

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