The Ohio Story Radio Scripts

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Siedel, Frank. The Ohio Story. Cleveland, Ohio: World Publishing Company, 1950.

Only in Ohio can you get the origins of the behind the scenes account of these stories: the first meeting of Harley Proctor and William Gamble, the man who gave his name to the Peltier comet, the building of the Ohio Canal, a female Confederate spy, Sherwin cheese making, hog breeding, Sherwin-Williams paint, sheet metal, and radiation treatment for cancer. This book highlights the long-running Ohio Story radio show whose scripts were digitized by the Ohio Genealogical Society in 2014.

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Seidel, Frank. Out of the Midwest: More Chapters in the Ohio Story. Cleveland, Ohio: World Publishing Company, 1953.

This is a selection of 31 stories based on the radio program, The Ohio Story. These anecdotes describe incidents occurring in Ohio's early years, including Cedar Point (Sandusky), Ohio State Penitentiary (Columbus), and Hezekiah Sperry's town (Mesopotamia). Some stories occur outside of Ohio but describe persons from Ohio such as Governor William Bebb and Senator Tom Corwin. Subjects of interest include Packard automobiles, squatters, and x-rays.

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