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The Legacy of Redlining in Rust Belt Cities

In the 1930s, the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC) set out to evaluate mortgage lending risk in American cities. The

Long Lines at the Pantry: Hunger and Need on the Rise in Ohio

For the past five years, I’ve been a reliably imperfect member of a plucky church that serves a lot of

Introducing The Rust Belt Bestiary

I grew up in Akron in the 1980s – the decade the Rubber City lost 8,000 factory jobs and the

This Is a Place

This Is a Place

Like many teenagers, I could not wait to leave the place where I grew up, in western Pennsylvania. There, my family often took a walk on a nearby Rails-to-Trails path ...

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