OHIO STATE REFORMATORY

Built in 1886 The Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield is known for a heavy presence of paranormal activity, it is frequently rated as the single most haunted location in the state. Not only was the Ohio State Reformatory featured prominently in the film The Shawshank Redemption, it has been featured on countless ghost hunting shows…

JAKE LEG BLUES: THE RISE AND FALL OF ADULTERATED GINGER

Back in 1930, at the height of Prohibition, Cincinnati was ground zero for the Jamaican ginger epidemic. Jamaican ginger elixir also known as 'Jake' was a commonly used tincture available in pharmacies across the United States. It contained potent amounts of alcohol and when used in small doses, was a safe pain reliever. However with…

THE SPIRIT OF HUFFMAN

Last night I ventured up to Dayton, Ohio to check out the 'Spirit of Huffman'! It's a tour of nine historic homes in the Huffman neighborhood. The homes all date from the early to mid 1800's and have been painstakingly restored.The tour features Queen Anne, Italianate, and Eastlake Victorian homes but for me the real attraction…