The Gift of a Public Library
A legacy that continues.
When Small Towns Take the Big Stage
Connecting Ajo, Columbus, and Erie
When Libraries are 'Second Responders'
Everyone knows about first responders.
I've come to think of libraries as playing a crucial role as "second responders."
Shifting Back to Better News: What's Happening in Ohio
A New Vocabulary for American Towns
Three 21st-century words that are driving the nation's most dynamic municipalities
A Field Trip to America's Public Libraries
How they serve the needs of their communities
When a Community College Transforms a City
Ohio State University may be the local titan, but Columbus State Community College has also become a formidable presence.
The Flying Housewife
50 years ago, Jerrie Mock became the first woman to fly solo around the world.
Hip in the Heartland
It's not just Brooklyn and the Bay Area any more
Going Home to Columbus
A generation returns to build lives and a town.
National Problems, Local Solutions: More Reports From Ohio
America and Americans in the active, not passive, mode
When 'Collaboration' Is More Than a Buzzword
The story of a business partnership that stands to boost the economy of Columbus, Ohio, and the surrounding region
A Creative Way to Educate Low-Income Students
In Columbus, Ohio, an innovative school has patched together state funds, work study, and grants to give at-risk kids a high-quality education.
Ingredients of a Better City: How Arts Play Their Part
A soft-power approach to hard economic and social problems
How to Attract Artists to a Down-and-Out Neighborhood
Columbus, Ohio, has figured out how to draw creative types to an area it is hoping to revitalize.
Not Your Mother's Library
How Columbus, Ohio, is building community spaces for the 21st century
Re-Knitting the Frayed Social Fabric: What Libraries Can Do
As Ohio goes, so goes the nation—or at least we can hope so in this case.
Urban Comeback Stories in 2 Swing States
Tales from two cities, plus the secret of the writing life
Remaking Columbus's Most Downtrodden Neighborhood
Franklinton long has been called "The Bottoms." But not for much longer.