CLEVELAND — Like pretty much everything else this week, Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel’s speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday was not glaringly evil but mostly...pretty boring. “When Donald Trump asks us to Make America Great Again, he’s not suggesting a return to the past,” Thiel told the…
Of the seven cities chosen as finalists for the US Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, Columbus, Ohio may have seemed like the underdog. (It was the only finalist that has no rail system whatsoever.) But today, USDOT announced Columbus as the winner of over $50 million in cash that will transform its…
Those planning a road trip to see the Newark, Ohio headquarters of the famous Longaberger company might be disappointed. The company is downsizing and abandoning its famous basket-shaped HQ. Not to worry. We have 12 great ideas for who should move in next.
Life’s a picnic, or at least that’s what Ohio basket manufacturer Longaberger believed when it custom-built this headquarters for the company in the shape of its “Medium Market Basket.” Now the picnic’s over: The business is moving out, and the building is in danger of foreclosure.
New Jersey’s eerie “Watcher” mystery has a precedent: In 1976, the citizens of Circleville, Ohio began receiving sinister handwritten letters. The anonymous author knew many personal details about each resident and claimed to be watching them. They were postmarked from Columbus, without a return address.
From our smug (though extremely temporary) perch atop history, we can safely say that we know exactly where the U.S. city of Toledo is: It’s in Ohio, of course. But in the 1800s, the answer wasn’t so easy — and the resulting battle was incredibly bitter.
Urban Land Institute has announced its Open Space Awards, celebrating five exceptional new parks and public spaces across the U.S. But what's even more exciting is what these green spaces replaced: A freeway, a mall, a truck-loading facility, a rail yard, and a cemetery.
Last night, a meteoroid hit Earth's atmosphere over Ohio, exploding in a fiery flash of light.
At this point, I think we can all agree it doesn't really matter whether Neil Armstrong said "one small step for man" or "one small step for a man" when he set foot on the Moon's surface. Sure, semantic accuracy would have been nice, but again: he was the first person to set foot on the Moon. That's kind of the…
Just last month, Ohio's Republican Secretary of State okayed the installation of software updates to electronic voting machines. Nobody is entirely sure what the patches do. But they're located in perhaps the election's most crucial state. This is worrying.
The Space Environment Simulation Lab is a big vacuum chamber. Like, "able to swallow a Space Shuttle" big. Impressive, sure, but NASA's Space Power Facility is an even bigger one. Like "can accommodate the entirety of the SESL with room to spare" sort of bigger.
The January 18, 1925, Zanesville Times Signal (Zanesville, Ohio) ran an article about a proposed 88 story skyscraper in New York. Titled "How We Will Live Tomorrow," the article imagined how New Yorkers and other city-dwellers might eventually live in skyscrapers of the future. The article talks about the amazing…
Buckminster Fuller only designed about a dozen of domed structures to begin with, and many have either been torn down in lieu of new construction or simply left to rot. But not the dome at Materials Park in Ohio, it just received a $7 million facelift and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places…
Yesterday, we regaled you with the mystery of the Maine blot. Today, even more incontrovertible evidence of the supernatural comes to us from an Ohio Fox affiliate investigating a woman whose house is plagued with amorous ghosts.
Eastern Ohio is shut down right now because exotic wild animals—bears, tigers, lions, cheetahs, wolves and other wildlife—are running amok. Police have been hunting down these animals throughout the night and have killed about 30 out of the 48 animals on the loose.
A Greyhound bus was on a slightly-less-than normal trip to Texas this morning. Along with its passengers, it was carrying bull spunk. Bull spunk it dumped on a Tennessee highway. HAZMAT suits were called in. It was a serious mess.
Are you from Ohio? Have you ever fantasized about being that poor sap who accidentally wanders into Iron Man's repulsor blast? If you've ever wanted to be one of the Marvel Universe's many doomed citizens, now's your chance.
Call it a photocopier or a generic xerox. We all know exactly what we're talking about. Unless you're Ohio state employee Lawrence Patterson, who last year, in one of the most bizarre legal arguments ever, claimed to have no idea.
Meet Paul. The physiology professor is an avid fan of the Ohio Stadium, and like the German Lego stadium-builder from a few years back, he used over a million bricks to create the 1:100 scale build over two years.