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Judge Griffin and the Man Who Killed the Man Who Killed Kennedy | Part 1

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Judge Griffin and the Man Who Killed the Man Who Killed Kennedy | Part 1

The thing they tell you, if they were alive when it happened, is they remember exactly where they were and what they were doing that day. “I can remember vividly.” That’s Burt Griffin. Some Clevelanders might remember Griffin. He was a judge on the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court for 30 years. Cleveland Scene once […]

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How to Celebrate National Fossil Day in Columbus

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea How to Celebrate National Fossil Day in Columbus

This Wednesday, Oct. 17, is National Fossil Day in the United States, with the National Park Service, regional and local organizations hosting fossil events all over the country. The Park Service organizes National Fossil Day every year, “to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their […]

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Orton Geological Museum Mounts Antarctic Dinosaur Skeleton

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Orton Geological Museum Mounts Antarctic Dinosaur Skeleton

You know T-rex and raptors and Dilophosaurus, sauropods and theropods and Ankylosaurus. But do you recall the coldest dinosaur of all? Ohio State University geologist David Elliot was not looking for dinosaurs when he went to Antarctica in 1991. There wouldn’t have been much reason to — very few dinosaur fossils have ever been recovered […]

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To Study Global Warming, this OSU Team Hikes to the Ends of the Earth

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea To Study Global Warming, this OSU Team Hikes to the Ends of the Earth

This summer, an expedition from the Ohio State University set out to the ends of the Earth to study one of Earth’s greatest threats. The team of scientists from OSU’s Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center first flew from Columbus to Lima, then to Cusco, and then drove for a day to a place called […]

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Ohio History Connection Hosts “Monsters, Mysteries and Mayhem”

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Ohio History Connection Hosts “Monsters, Mysteries and Mayhem”

She was a model student at the Ohio State University. She was an athlete, cheerleader, beloved friend, neighbor and wife, and the top saleswoman at the Hobart Electric Manufacturing Company. By all accounts she was brilliant and charming, and on February 19, 1926, they found Frances Nesbitt murdered in her bathtub in Troy, Ohio. Nesbitt’s […]

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OSU Professor Discusses Ohio’s ‘Feathered Superhighway’ at Columbus Science Pub

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea OSU Professor Discusses Ohio’s ‘Feathered Superhighway’ at Columbus Science Pub

It was an unusually cool August day at COSI’s CityView Patio, a perfect reminder that the migratory birds of the Western Hemisphere will soon make their epic journey south for the winter. On their way to South America or the Caribbean, many of those birds will stop and recharge in Ohio, especially on the shores […]

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Columbus Science Pub Flocks to COSI for Bird Talk

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus Science Pub Flocks to COSI for Bird Talk

Once a month, Columbus Science Pub offers an opportunity to gather in a relaxed, casual space and learn about scientific topics usually reserved for the classroom. This evening, however, the science will move out of the pub and onto COSI’s plaza for a talk by Dr. Chris Tonra all about birds and bird migration. “2018 […]

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