Ed Lentz's As It Were columns about local history are remarkably detailed and interesting. He does a real service in bringing to life “old Columbus” in unique ways.

To the Editor:

Ed Lentz’s As It Were columns about local history are remarkably detailed and interesting. He does a real service in bringing to life “old Columbus” in unique ways.

Its migration from the crossroads community of the early 19th century to the metropolis of the early 21st century is quite a story. His explorations of the city's evolving “roots and branches” are fine embellishments to that tale.

John A. Carnahan

Clintonville