As it were | By Ed Lentz


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).

Floods spawned wider Scioto

The Scioto Mile is one of the best things to happen to Columbus and central Ohio in quite some time. The effort to reconfigure the river to its original size as it passes through the downtown and to make the riverfront accessible to the public reminds us just how important the Scioto has been in the making of the city.

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