The Cave is held in an old limestone mine and uses 4
square miles of its tunnels-it's listed as the World's Longest Haunted
House in the 2010 Guiness Book Of World Records. It wastes no time
dragging you in-literally, as amphibious creatures pull at your legs
from the dark waters of an indoor lake. There are over 100 actors
inside, often hidden in plain sight or above-and they WILL grab you.
Sometimes it seems like gluttony is the
goal of Halloween. Mountains of candy glommed by little door-to-door
ragamuffins are the proud trophies of the spooky night prowl. And this
is consumed by sugar-crazed mouths within a day or two. Sick bellies and
glazed eyes are the leftovers from the party.
It was never
close to becoming an Ohio
version of Inherit the Wind, but a recent effort to bring a
creationism class to public school students in Springboro has been
quietly dropped after it received widespread criticism and a threatened
lawsuit by the ACLU.
Smarmy, round-shouldered and sporting a
haircut that makes his head look just a little asymmetrical, Ohio Gov.
John Kasich cuts a striking pose in his weekly video addresses. Checking these out
gets you close to the Governor’s mansion in that way that Facebook gets
you close to your friends — that is to say, very and not at all.
The usual narrative of America’s Dust Bowl years goes something like this: Midwestern farmers, driven by greed, recklessly and ignorantly wrecked the land to such a point that it became worthless. They essentially ate themselves to death. But Raj Patel, author of "The Value of Nothing," says it wasn’t some innate, every-man-for-himself style of greed that raped the land; it was the dominant capitalist construct that was to blame.