State Auto Nativity Scene

Background Every year on the campus of the State Auto offices, Christmas Corner adorns the area with scene of the Christian nativity / birth of Jesus. There are plans for having a choir starting December 1 at 530pm. Lighting schedules are as follows for 2021: Through Jan. 3: Daily from 6 – 8 a.m.; 5:00…

Chalk The Block 2021

Background Chalk The Block is an annual event that showcases the temporary art of local talent.This is the 10th anniversary of the event. Held at Easton Town Center at the square. It was held Oct. 2-3, 2021 3993 Easton Station, Columbus, OH 43219Google Maps Address To Square Location Map below of the artists and their…

First Responder’s Park – Olde Hilliard

Background First Responder’s Park in Hilliard, Ohio is a place created for reflection and remembrance. It pays tribute to the 403 who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the attacks of 9/11. The park not only has their names, but also has metal sculptures made from the steel of the downed World Trade Centers. Google Maps…

Garden of Constants

Background Want to find something interesting while out and about on OSU campus by the Horseshoe? Just a short walk from the main entrance to the ‘Shoe, you’ll find Dreese Laboratories. Dreese Lab is home to the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Installed in 1994, this art piece was the idea of Barbara…

Shooting in Short North At N. High and 1st on 7/18/2021

A felonious assault report was files by the Columbus Division of Police on 7/18/2021 @ 3:49 am. Visual Ohio staff happened to be walking in the vicinity of that incident at 9:00 am. The Columbus Crime Scene Search Unit (CSSU) was still on scene wrapping up their phase of the investigation. According to the police…

38th Annual Doo Dah Parade

Background From the Organizer Since 1984 we’ve been Celebrating Liberty & Lunacy at the Annual Doo Dah Parade! You can too! Exercise your First Amendment right, through humor. Parade Line-up begins as at Noon on Park Street. Parade Steps Off @ 1 pm from corner of Buttles & Park St. Parade your stuff around Short…

Chadwick Arboretum

Background “Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens is an extensive, urban, green reserve of over 60 acres located within the 1,600 acres of The Ohio State University main campus in Columbus, Ohio. Take a virtual tour of Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens by exploring our website or YouTube Virtual Tour Playlist. Or, better yet, come visit our gardens…

State of Ohio Asylum for the Insane Cemetery

Background If you look up this cemetery on Google Maps, you’ll likely find 3 different locations represented. The one we are looking at today is adjacent to the City of Columbus Police Aviation complex. You’ll find it behind the buildings at 2130 West Broad Street, Columbus Ohio. This is in what is known as the…

Franklinton Cemetery

Background In the heart of downtown Columbus is it’s origin. The first settlement, in what is now called Franklin county, was established in 1797. As the city of Columbus grew, Franklinton was annexed and incorporated in 1859. Franklinton is now a neighborhood in west downtown Columbus known primarily for its art scene and micro-brews. The…

Say Their Names Memorial

Franklinton is always a favorite place for us. Never fail, upon the return there – it seems that there is something new. It has been a while since we have been in that area, so there was quite a bit different. Standing out the most was the Say Their Names Memorial. The text on the…