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Judge Griffin and the Man Who Killed the Man Who Killed Kennedy | Part 3

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Judge Griffin and the Man Who Killed the Man Who Killed Kennedy | Part 3

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 55 years ago this week. Retired Cleveland Judge Burt Griffin was part of the team that investigated what happened. Part 1 of this story can be found here, and Part 2 can be found here.  “It was superficial,” said Burt Griffin of the Warren Commission’s final report, presented to […]

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Judge Griffin and the Man Who Killed the Man Who Killed Kennedy | Part 2

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Judge Griffin and the Man Who Killed the Man Who Killed Kennedy | Part 2

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 55 years ago this week. Retired Cleveland Judge Burt Griffin was part of the team that investigated what happened. Part 1 of this story can be found here, Part 3 can be found here.  “We were all aware that if we had the wrong guy, if there was a […]

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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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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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How “Green” are the E-Scooters?

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea How “Green” are the E-Scooters?

It was the Summer of the Scooter, in Columbus and in cities across the nation, as dockless, GPS-tracked electric scooters appeared seemingly overnight. Plenty of opinions continue to fly around about whether the scooters solve any of the problems they’re ostensibly supposed to – traffic congestion, access to transit, the “first mile/last mile” challenge – […]

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