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Poof! When Giant Genies Appeared In Ohio

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Already among the rarest of giant roadside statues, the two-faced Carpeteria sign genies were in danger of becoming extinct.

Queen of the Air

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

The Wright Brothers were long codified as achieving the first powered flight, in 1903. Maybe. Other flying machines claim to have flown earlier, and the “Queen of the Air” may be the earliest.

Time To Crown A Champion Cuckoo Clock

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

It was axiomatic that the battle for the World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock would get a little bonkers.

Desk Dedicated to Comics Creator Harvey Pekar

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

A fitting tribute to Cleveland’s beloved bookish working class hero and uber-urban graphic novelist Harvey Pekar was unveiled in October at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights public library branch on Lee Road.

Inside the Temple of Tolerance House

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

If you’re visiting the Temple of Tolerance in Wapakoneta, Ohio, and temple master Jim Bowsher is around, ask politely if you can go inside his house.

A Peach Falls, A Savior Rises

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Call it serendipity, yin-yang, or an accident of timing, but on the same day that work began on the new Touchdown Jesus, the old Peach on a Pole fell.

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