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A People's History of St. Patrick's Day

Facts and myths about the great Saint Patrick, plus event listings

0 Comments · Friday, March 16, 2012
St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most celebrated, if not intoxicating, holidays in the United States. It’s steeped in both Irish and American history and commonly considered to be the first greening of spring. And while March 17 may be best known for its draughts and revelry, its history may surprise you.   

Leap Year Oddities

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Kim Martin is 13 years old, going on 60. The Liberty Township woman is a “leaper,” also known as a person born on Leap Year Day, Feb. 29. Leapers celebrate their true birthdays every four years, and 2012 is one such exceptional year.  

Ohio Presidential Anecdotes

The Buckeye State is second only to Virginia in number of presidents

{CommentsCant} · Monday, February 20, 2012
Ohio has sent so many of its own to the White House it’s almost second nature. With local boys like Taft, Grant and Garfield, we’re second only to Virginia in total number of presidents, and they had a 25-year head start. Maybe we don’t have the top spot, but we certainly have some of the most interesting presidents to date. Here’s a list recapping some of the best Ohio presidential anecdo...