This February marks the 100th anniversary of an Ohio State tradition. Since 1915, the chimes have been part of University life, housed in one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. WOSU’s Tom Rieland has this profile on the Chimes of Orton Hall…
80-Year-Old Ohio Man Puts His Small Town In Focus
ASHVILLE, Ohio (AP) – An 80-year-old Ohio man is working to save old and odd pieces of history in his small town, from the transitional 17-star U.S. flag found in an attic to the futuristic traffic light that hung over an intersection for decades.
Charlie Morrison and a group of volunteers put together Ohio’s Small-Town Museum in Ashville, about 20 miles south of Columbus.
The exhibits include tidbits of times long past, like a 1902 Edison phonograph and a World War I helmet. One exhibit references entertainer Roy Rogers, who lost his job at a local cannery for singing instead of working.
Morrison welcomes more Ashville artifacts for the increasingly full museum space in what was once a silent-movie theater.