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Battiste LaFleur Galleria

Since 1940, the Battiste family has been in the business of flowers. Now the next generation continues the family tradition at Battiste LaFleur Galleria, on the east side of Columbus.

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Florence Kenyon Hayden Rector

Florence Kenyon Hayden Rector (1882–1973) enrolled at The Ohio State University in 1901 and was one of the first female architects in Ohio. She was also the only female architect practicing in Central Ohio between 1900 and 1930. Kenyon Hayden Rector was active in the women’s suffrage movement on local and national levels.

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The History of LifeCare Alliance

LifeCare Alliance was established in 1898 as the Instructive District Nursing Association, and it’s the oldest visiting nurse association in the state. CEO and President Chuck Gehring talks about the organization’s history and mission in an interview at Carrie’s Cafe, a restaurant for seniors and low-income residents operated by LifeCare Alliance. Photos: LifeCare Alliance, Ohio […]

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Taking Off: Aviation at Ohio State University

Ever wondered about the aviation program at Ohio State University, or why an airport is named for Don Scott? Join us for a chat with Douglas Hammon, director of the Ohio State University Airport, to find out. Photos: Courtesy of Columbus Metropolitan Library, Ohio State University Airport, Ohio State University Archives

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Lockbourne Air Force Base

Now known as Rickenbacker International Airport, Lockbourne Air Force Base, just south of Columbus, was a bustling military operation during the Vietnam War. Author Robert Stroup II tells about the cargo plane and heavily armed gunship crews that trained at the base, and Ron Albers discusses piloting the massive KC-135 refueling tankers when Lockbourne units […]

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