Archives: ohio history

Earthworks: Preserving Ohio’s Ancient History

Nestled in the Columbus suburbs lie a series of earthen mounds built by ancient cultures who inhabited this region over 2,000 years ago. Their exact purpose is unknown, but their preservation is essential. This hour we’ll talk about what may have inspired a people to build the largest earthworks in the world, and what threats the sites face today.

Inside the Ohio Penitentiary

Before Columbus’ Arena District had an arena, it was home to the Ohio Penitentiary, and some of the most dangerous criminals in the country. Though the prison closed in 1984, legends of America’s first vampire, prison demons, and a Confederate jailbreak live on. This hour we’ll look back on the unseemly history of this notorious animal factory.

Earthworks: Preserving Ohio’s Ancient History

Nestled in the Columbus suburbs lie a series of earthen mounds built by ancient cultures who inhabited this region over 2,000 years ago. Their exact purpose is unknown, but their preservation is essential. This hour we’ll talk about what may have inspired a people to build the largest earthworks in the world, and what threats the sites face today.

Inside the Ohio Penitentiary

Before Columbus’ Arena District had an arena, it was home to the Ohio Penitentiary, and some of the most dangerous criminals in the country. Though the prison closed in 1984, legends of America’s first vampire, prison demons, and a Confederate jailbreak live on. This hour we’ll look back on the unseemly history of this notorious animal factory.