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Library lines

Game stresses online safety

The Internet has drastically changed the way kids connect with the world. However, in addition to the benefits of access to people, information and ideas, the Internet also poses risks like cyberbullying, privacy and inappropriate material.
Village Notebook

Placemakers Lab tour to highlight plans, preservation

Have you registered for the Great Placemakers Lab, yet? What are you waiting for?
As it were

Newspaper history 'convoluted'

It was not the first newspaper to be published in Franklin County. Yet, The Western Intelligencer and its successors certainly had a long life.
As it were

1840s saw push for education

It is August and the public schools of central Ohio are open. This was not always the case.
As it were

Starling recalls 1840s Columbus

In July, 1846, a young man arrived in Columbus from Russellville, Ky. Starling Loving was 18 years old and a nephew of Lyne Starling, one of the four founding "proprietors" of the capital city.
As it were

Brooks built innovative prison

His mother was the first white child born on the site of what would later be Columbus. His father was a New England expatriate who, like so many others of his generation, went west to find a new life in a new land.
As it were

Township tales are complicated

Looking at a current map of Franklin County and its townships, it is easy to see the county is divided into 17 townships of various shapes and sizes.
As it were

Primitive remedies ruled frontier

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the College of Medicine at Ohio State University.
As it were

America's road comes to town

On Oct. 5, 1825, Jonathan Knight rode into Columbus at the head of a party of men. Some were soldiers in uniform. Among them was young Joe Johnston, a West Point cadet, who would later achieve some fame as a Confederate general.
As it were

1835 brought city's first theater

Much of our image of early frontier America is often described as the struggle of brave men and valiant women against the forces of nature, an endless wilderness and the dangers of attacks by vicious animals and people who did not like the newcomers very much.
As it were

July 4 feted even amid Civil War

As the United States approached the 88th anniversary of its independence in 1864, it might seem the country was not particularly in the mood to celebrate.
As it were

July 4 feted even amid Civil War

As the United States approached the 88th anniversary of its independence in 1864, it might seem the country was not particularly in the mood to celebrate.
As it were

First City Hall a sight to behold

Today when one talks about "City Hall" in Columbus, our attention is drawn to the impressive public building which has been part of the civic center along the Scioto River since it was completed in 1928.