Beyond Rust: Part 3, “Mills and Malls”

In light of their efforts to attract the stores, restaurants, and vibrant night-life essential for remaking the downtown riverfront, Wheeling officials would have gladly changed places with Betty Esper, Homestead’s mayor ...

2015-11-06T10:34:01+00:00 November 5th, 2015|

Keep Us In The Loop, Rust Belt

I was intrigued when my old friend Bill told me he had gotten a new job as an editor at a magazine based in Cleveland. I was more intrigued when he told me the title of the magazine and its subject matter -- the “Rust Belt.”

2017-12-18T19:23:24+00:00 October 27th, 2015|

Physics From The Farm

The first thing that Ellen Vinson wanted to tell me about her aunt, physicist Melba Phillips, was that Phillips was the only person from Pike County, Indiana, to ever have an obituary in the New York Times.

2015-06-23T11:19:48+00:00 June 23rd, 2015|