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…

Boardman Arts Park

Background Boardman Arts Park is located in downtown Delaware, Ohio at 154 W. Williams Street.This 2.2 acre park started in 2017. Volunteers started organizing at the site, transforming this unused green space into an ongoing evolution of arts in the heart of Delaware. It is home to many festivals, concerts, events, activities and works of…

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…

Arnold Sports Festival 2020 – Disabled Strongman

Closing out our coverage of the Arnold Sports Festival 2020 is the Disabled Strongman competition. Sunday, we went straight to Hall C at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Back in the Strongman Arena, strength athletes with disabilities compete. They are pushing heavy weights in very similar competitions to the Pro Strongman competitions. The movements are…

Ohio Village Independence Weekend Festivities

The Ohio Village is a seasonally open section of the Ohio History Center that recreates life in the era of the 1890’s America. During the weekend of July 6th, the Ohio Village opens its doors to fun games and activities for the family, an opening ceremony, and an 1890’s era base ball game with period…

Arnold Fitness Expo 2019 – Guns and Hoses – One Shot!

Location: Voinovich Center, Ohio State Fairgrounds At the end of the third round, bloodied but still on his feet, this Guns and Hoses competitor showed strength and tenacity in all three rounds of his fight. The annual Guns and Hoses boxing exhibition is one of the highlights of the Arnold Fitness Expo. This year, it…

Spring Grove Cemetery

A full history from the Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum can be found HERE. Having a need to handle the internment needs of the city during the 1830/1840 cholera epidemics, city professional leaders and the Cincinnati Horticultural Society formed a cemetery association in 1844. The goal was to find a place for a cemetery that…

Ohio State Fair 2018 – High School Rodeo

Written by Dani and Andrew Livelsberger Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background: The 2018 Ohio State Fair has recently concluded with another successful year.  The standard events and fair type activities were present.  This year, we had the opportunity to cover the High School Rodeo competition. Impression: Within the dimly lit Taft Coliseum of the state…

Ohio History Connection’s March Through Time Event

Written/Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background: Quoted from the Ohio History Connections website:“Explore Ohio’s military history during March Through Time! Learn how the uniforms, weapons and gear of Ohio soldiers have evolved through time. Reenactors will be spread throughout the Village representing the various conflicts involving Ohio and its people.” Impression: To be totally honest, I totally…