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Curious Cbus: Gahanna’s Name Origin

Curious Cbus answers the question, “Is the city of Gahanna really named after hell?” Photos courtesy: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Franklin County Engineers

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From the Vault: Velma West

Discover the story of Velma West, one of the most notorious murderers in Ohio, and her days on the lam. We visit the Ohio History Connection archives to learn more.

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Infamous Columbus Characters

Historians Ed Lentz and Doreen Uhas Sauer discuss the villains who ruled the underbelly of Columbus. From a rich snake-oil salesman to the Lord of the Badlands, find out about the characters who skirted the law. Photos courtesy: The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Detroit Publishing Co., Library of Congress, Ohio History Connection

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Villains of Columbus

Infamous gangsters and legendary villains – take a look at the dark side of Columbus’ past. Plus, is Gahanna really named after hell? Curious Cbus investigates. Photos courtesy: The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Detroit Publishing Co., Library of Congress, Ohio History Connection, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Franklin County Engineers

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Villains of Columbus Preview

Infamous gangsters and legendary villains – take a look at the dark side of Columbus’ past. Watch at 8:30pm Thursday, April 4 on WOSU TV!

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