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Demolition Of Veterans Memorial Would Follow National Trend

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There's widespread speculation that the 57-year-old Franklin County Veterans Memorial will be demolished
4:15AM
July
3, 2013

The future of the Franklin County Veterans Memorial complex remains a mystery. Last month media reports suggested that the venue might be torn down in an effort to revitalize the surrounding area.

Commentary: After 20 Years, Time To Look At Ohio Constitution

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Opening of Ohio's last Constitutional Convention, Ohio Statehouse, January 9, 1912.
5:00AM
October 30, 2012

Had enough of the election yet? WOSU commentator and local historian Ed Lentz has had just about enough. But he takes time to teach us about an issue on the ballot that has gotten little attention – Issue #1 which asks if Ohioans want to hold a constitutional convention.

Commentary: Innovation Not New To Columbus

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A Columbus innovation - the Columbus Carriage manufactured by the Columbus Buggy Company
10:38AM
October 10, 2012

The City of Columbus has just wrapped up a week-long celebration of innovation called iDUs. WOSU Commentator and local historian reminds us that innovation is not new to Columbus.

Commentary: Who’s Blocking All The Good Views?

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Looking west from downtown Columbus.
10:34AM
June
29, 2012

There used to be plenty of places for the public to enjoy a good view of Columbus and Central Ohio. WOSU commentator and local historian Ed Lentz wants to know why those places are on the decline.

Commentary: Columbus – A City Where Dreams are Made

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Columbus turns 200 on February 14, 2012
6:00AM
February
14, 2012

Today Columbus celebrates its Bicentennial. It’s kind of like the Super Bowl for WOSU Commentator and Local Historian Ed Lentz.

Comment: Troubled Times – Nothing New

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Photos of immigrants at Ellis Island, New York. For many people immigrating into America in the 1800s and 1900s, Ellis Island was their first stop on U.S. soil.
8:43AM
August
22, 2011

The news has not been good lately. Headlines and newscasts are filled with stories of war, economic strife, political stalemates. WOSU commentator and local historian Ed Lentz reminds us. We’ve been there. And done that.

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.

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.