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Remembering Wilbert Neal

Jason Floyd Williams Jason Floyd Williams Remembering Wilbert Neal

Most major American cities, at this rate, have a Poet Laureate floating through their streets & alleys. Not many American cities have a Nerd Laureate. Not just a recreational, Beta-Nerd capable of listing the Star Trek movies in chronological order. An Alpha-Nerd capable of speaking random Klingon, or quoting Greedo’s shit-talking speech to Han Solo. […]

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Remembering Bill Yerkes (1950-2020)

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Remembering Bill Yerkes (1950-2020)

The year 2020 has felt cruel in many ways, not the least of which was the quiet departure of Bill Yerkes. The Pizza Legend slipped away from this world on March 9, 2020.  For those who will never experience the wonders of a Bill Yerkes pizza, I am especially sorry. One of the many nice […]

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Shadowbox Live Founder Stev Guyer Has Died

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shadowbox Live Founder Stev Guyer Has Died

Stev Guyer, best known as the founder of local theatrical group Shadowbox Live, passed away this morning at the age of 63. The arts group announced the news this afternoon, noting that Guyer had endured a long battle with cancer. Earlier this year, Guyer stepped away from his duties as CEO and President of the […]

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Remembering the Life of Martha Marcom, Co-Founder of Yoga on High

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Remembering the Life of Martha Marcom, Co-Founder of Yoga on High

“She changed my life.” “She was my first yoga teacher.” “She taught me much more than yoga.” These are some of the many comments about Martha Marcom who passed away April 28, 2017 after a multi-year struggle with ovarian cancer. Jerry Marcom, her spouse, said that it was “a beautiful departure, full of power and […]


For The Record: George Michael’s “Faith”

Grant Walters Grant Walters For The Record: George Michael’s “Faith”

Remembering Michael's landmark album - and lifelong legacy - after his untimely passing on December 25

Columbia Records 40867 Produced by George Michael When news of George Michael’s passing surfaced on Christmas Day, I felt compelled to write about him. It took me almost a week to figure out what angle I could possibly take in paying appropriate homage to his legacy; but since I’ve spent much of the last year […]

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Photos: John Glenn Funeral Procession

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Photos: John Glenn Funeral Procession

Editor’s Note: Astronaut, Senator and Ohioan John Glenn passed away on December 8th, and a funeral procession was held in his honor on Saturday morning. Despite the freezing rain, hundreds gathered on High Street to see off the American icon and hero. For more information about Glenn and his legacy, visit glenn.osu.edu/about/john-glenn/. All photos by Jesse […]

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Forge Columbus Founder Reese Neader Passes Away

Walker Evans Walker Evans Forge Columbus Founder Reese Neader Passes Away

It was reported this afternoon that local community activist and entrepreneurial leader Reese Neader has passed away. “Reese died at 11:59 at Grant,” stated his father Jim Neader on Facebook. “Surrounded by loving family, friends and faith. May this gentle man be welcomed into gods heaven. Will update later with arraignments. He fought a long […]


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