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“Columbus Is Surrounded” – When Spanish Flu Infected Ohio

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea “Columbus Is Surrounded” – When Spanish Flu Infected Ohio

It is October 16, 1918, and the National Dairy Show is in full swing. The Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus, Ohio is packed with spectators and exhibitors and many of them have come a long way from distant cities and states to see the great wonders of American agriculture. In one section belonging to the […]

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Columbus Religious Institutions Respond to Coronavirus

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus Religious Institutions Respond to Coronavirus

“I don’t know of anyone not experiencing stress, anxiety, fear, and frustration at the uncertainly of this time,” Rev. John Keeny, senior pastor at King Avenue United Methodist Church, told his congregation in an email last week. “We are accustomed to life being fairly predictable and manageable. We even tend to think the future is […]

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Urban Forestry Plan Needs Public Input

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Urban Forestry Plan Needs Public Input

Tonight, Columbus residents will be able to make public comments regarding the city’s long-term Urban Forestry Master Plan. Columbusites are encouraged to visit Wyandot Lodge between 6 and 8 p.m. to offer input on the city’s plan to reduce air pollution, stormwater damage and the urban heat island effect through the long-term planting of trees […]

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Multiple Film Series Showcase Environmental Cinema

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Multiple Film Series Showcase Environmental Cinema

In A River Between Us, a former Oregon state politician narrates the simmering disputes over the Pacific Northwest’s Klamath River. In Earthrise, the astronauts who first photographed our world from space discuss the images that eventually inspired Earth Day. The Devil We Know tells audiences the true story behind the polluting of Parkersburg, West Virginia, […]

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Fortified Hill Earthwork Purchased by Preservation Coalition

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Fortified Hill Earthwork Purchased by Preservation Coalition

It came down to the wire, but Fortified Hill Earthwork has been saved from potential development. A coalition of archeological and historical organizations, as well as community members concerned about the ancient Native site’s preservation, were able to buy all four parcels of land containing the earthworks at a Butler County auction Saturday morning. Fortified […]

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The Quest to Save One of Ohio’s Last Intact Native Sites is Underway

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea The Quest to Save One of Ohio’s Last Intact Native Sites is Underway

The next few days could mean either preservation or loss for the Fortified Hill Earthwork, an ancient site constructed by the people of the Hopewell culture about 2,000 years ago in what is now Butler County. Since it was surveyed by James McBride in 1836, Fortified Hill has fascinated and baffled archeologists, and by the […]

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‘Low-Hanging Fruit’: Dr. Rattan Lal on How Soil & Farming Can Help Save the Climate

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea ‘Low-Hanging Fruit’: Dr. Rattan Lal on How Soil & Farming Can Help Save the Climate

Dr. Rattan Lal’s world revolves around soil. And he understands, perhaps better than anyone, that every person’s world revolves around soil. Everything we eat, each and every day, begins with soil. There is, said Lal, a “direct relationship between human wellbeing and health of the soil and the land where they live… The fact is […]

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