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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

Michigan’s Great Leap Backward

The word “vagina” first brought national attention to Michigan’s conservative state legislature. It was uttered by Democratic state Rep. Lisa

On The Rouge

On The Rouge

Of all the fathers and sons I know, I’m fairly certain my dad and I are the only ones who would spend part of a hot spring Wednesday afternoon peering into a sewer grate. However, this is not just any

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Reading the Midwest: Mike Royko

Reading the Midwest: Mike Royko

By Mark Athitakis Old newspaper habits die hard. Across the country, papers still retain a local news columnist – Mitch Albom in Detroit or E.J. Montini in Phoenix – whose work is identified with an aging headshot and slightly zippier

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