October 21, 2021

Ohio: Cuyahoga County Public Library’s $110 Million Renovation Project Turns Branches Into Community Gathering Spots

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer: The Cuyahoga County Public Library, one of the busiest in the country, is in the midst of replacing and renovating 18 of its 28 branches. It began its design plans in 2011, revealing a project that would work to turn the atmosphere of libraries into something similar to bookstores, making […]

Ohio: Champaign County Libraries Continue Multiple Disputes

From the Springfield News-Sun: The three public library systems in Champaign County continue to dispute the distribution of state money and library district boundaries. The Champaign County, St. Paris and Mechanicsburg libraries met Wednesday with the Champaign County Budget Commission to discuss the current plan for dividing state dollars and possible changes. The current distribution […]

The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Foundation Receives $1 Million Gift

From WXIX (Fox Cincinnati): The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Foundation received a $1 million gift celebrating the life of Eva Jane Romaine Coombe that was announced on May 24th at the Foundation’s annual donor recognition. The gift, received from the Estate of Eva Jane Romaine Coombe through the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, will […]

State of Ohio Releases Online Fraud Database

From the Auditor of the State of Ohio: An online database of fraud complaints against public offices goes live today, according to Auditor of State Dave Yost. The web-based report system complements changes to Ohio law made last year by H.B. 66. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a case of fraud where no one […]

Reference Resource Update: Encyclopedia of Cleveland History Has a New Look

Via Newswise: Launched in 1998 as an online publication after more than 10 years in print, The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History’s home, http://ech.case.edu, has added many new articles but has kept a similar look. That all changed when the encyclopedia, run by Case Western Reserve University’s Department of History and the Western Reserve Historical Society, […]

"Missouri Governor Signs Law Repealing Teacher Social Media Restrictions"

From Government Technology: A portion of a controversial Missouri law that restricted the ability of teachers to interact with students on social media and websites has been repealed. Gov. Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon signed Senate Bill (SB) 1 last week, eliminating Section 162.069 of SB 54 — the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act — which […]

Cleveland History Goes Mobile With Official Launch of New App For iPhone and Android

Ohio history is hot! This is the third post in the past week having something to do with the topic Today’s News From the Cleveland Plain Dealer: The Cleveland Historical app,  [was] formally launched [Thursday] by the Department of History at Cleveland State University, so far contains 400 oral histories, 60 videos and more than […]

Newspaper Digitization: "Ohio Historical Society Receives National Grant to Preserve Historic Ohio Newspapers"

From the Urbana Daily Citizen: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has given $334,000 to the Ohio Historical Society to continue its digitization of Ohio’s microfilmed newspapers. The National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio, a part of the National Digital Newspaper Program developed by NEH and the Library of Congress, will digitize 26 Ohio […]