It’s time for another report on Dayton, Ohio, subject of this introduction last month. A century ago, Dayton was known mainly for the things it created, from the Wright Brothers’ airplanes…
This is the first in a series of posts on the city of Dayton, Ohio. I’ve been there three times since August and am about to make another trip. Almost…
Connecting Ajo, Columbus, and Erie
Everyone knows about first responders. I've come to think of libraries as playing a crucial role as "second responders."
How a small, Midwestern town has changed over the decades—and where it aims to go
A big theme of our March issue cover stories (main story here; “11 signs of success” checklist; “Library Card“) is that one the bleakest aspect of modern America is the one…
Three 21st-century words that are driving the nation's most dynamic municipalities
How they serve the needs of their communities
Ohio State University may be the local titan, but Columbus State Community College has also become a formidable presence.
50 years ago, Jerrie Mock became the first woman to fly solo around the world.
It's not just Brooklyn and the Bay Area any more
A generation returns to build lives and a town.
The story of a business partnership that stands to boost the economy of Columbus, Ohio, and the surrounding region
America and Americans in the active, not passive, mode
In Columbus, Ohio, an innovative school has patched together state funds, work study, and grants to give at-risk kids a high-quality education.
A soft-power approach to hard economic and social problems