Columbus Commons – The Latest Effort to Bring Parkland To The City

Downtown Columbus has a new park at the site of the demolished City Center Mall. WOSU Commentator Ed Lentz traces the history of parks in Columbus.
12:00AM
June
1, 2011

Downtown Columbus has a new park at the site of the demolished City Center Mall. WOSU Commentator Ed Lentz traces the history of parks in Columbus.

King Lincoln – A Neighborhood Rich in Diversity, History

King-Lincoln District, Tippie Dyer Orchestra
12:00AM
April
19, 2011

WOSU-TV airs the third documentary in its series – Columbus Neighborhoods. Tonight’s film tells the story of The King-Lincoln neighborhood, just east of downtown. WOSU commentator and local historian Ed Lentz looks back on the neighborhood which has been the center of African American culture in Columbus

Anniversaries Weren’t Always a Big Deal

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12:00AM
February
24, 2011

You may have heard that Columbus is gearing up for its bicentennial. Committees have been formed. They are planning a year’s worth of events. WOSU Commentator and local historian Ed Lentz says, it wasn’t always this way.

Snow in Central Ohio- Complaints Endure

12:00AM
January
18, 2011

After a couple days of rain, snow is back in the Central Ohio forecast for the end of this week. If you’re tired of winter, WOSU Commentator and local historian Ed Lentz says, previous generations shared your pain.

Central Ohio – Rivers Run Through It

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12:00AM
December 14, 2010

Columbus and other cities around Central Ohio are trying to reintroduce their residents to the rivers that run through them. Gahanna has its Creekside development; Columbus soon will have the Scioto Mile. Local Historian and WOSU Commentator Ed Lentz shares the stories of the Columbus Rivers.

Downtown Columbus – Change is Constant

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12:00AM
September 15, 2010

In Downtown Columbus lots of new buildings, bridges and parks are under construction. The work reminds WOSU Commentator and local historian Ed Lentz that no matter how much things change in Central Ohio, some things do not change very much at all.

A Dog’s Life – Worth Remembering, Celebrating

12:00AM
August
13, 2010

If you haven’t already noticed, these indeed are the dog days of summer here in Central Ohio. These lazy, hot days have WOSU Commentator Ed Lentz recalling some of his days with dogs.

4th of July in Columbus – A History

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12:00AM
July 2, 2010

The Independence Day celebration begins Friday with a bang. Hundreds of thousands of people will gather for Red White and Boom in downtown Columbus. WOSU Commentator Ed Lentz says while the crowds may be bigger, the fireworks more elaborate,the party has remained the same for decades

Welcoming Spring – Then and Now

12:00AM
April
12, 2010

After a winter filled with the sounds of snow plows, lawn mowers are once again humming in Central Ohio neighborhoods. WOSU Commentator Ed Lentz notes that while some signs of spring have changed over the years, other signs have not.