Jim McCormac is a “Natural” Philosopher

Jim McCormac is a “Natural” Philosopher

To be clear, a “naturalist” has nothing to do with nudity. Rather, a naturalist is someone who studies and unearths discoveries about natural history, and…

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Back In Print: BookMarx revitalizes bookstores, Steubenville

Back In Print: BookMarx revitalizes bookstores, Steubenville

Step inside BookMarx Bookstore, a double storefront property with event flyers plastered on its front windows, and one might recall a different time. The days…

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Monroe County is the Switzerland of Ohio

Monroe County is the Switzerland of Ohio

Driving around Monroe County’s jutting hills and past protruding cliffs of layered limestone, a world traveler might compare the region to Bern, Switzerland. In the…

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Ohio University Professor Turns Fear Into Art

Ohio University Professor Turns Fear Into Art

The Idea The idea for The Fear Project was inspired by a kitchen table conversation. After Ohio University Professor Julie M. Elman asked her husband…

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Portsmouth's Bypass Basics

Portsmouth’s Bypass Basics

The Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway, a concept first discussed 51 years ago, will bypass Portsmouth in Scioto County. According to the Ohio Department of…

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Region Pins Economic Hopes on Former Atomic Plant Site

Region Pins Economic Hopes on Former Atomic Plant Site

For nearly half a century the A-Plant, as it was known by locals, employed thousands of people in a region infamous for its chronic poverty….

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Ohio's Abandoned Schools Situation

Ohio’s Abandoned Schools Situation

A bright, red roof seems to float atop the condemned building’s ghostly aura. The windows, many of them broken, protect the desolate indoors with metal…

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