Arch City

The enduring, mysterious popularity of the Ohio State Spring Game

Why do so many people watch a football practice in April? A Spring Game newbie investigates Columbus’ most curious tradition.

How ageless golfer Gerry Baird stays young

The 91-year-old champion seeks another Senior Olympics victory.

Finding the forgotten hero of the Battle of the Bulge

How a Columbus filmmaker came to tell the story of heroic nurse Augusta Chiwy

James Thurber’s Forgotten Manuscript

How it was discovered—and why it went unpublished for so long

Scott VanDerKarr’s new job

The pioneering drug court judge is applying what he learned on the bench to a new kind of legal practice.
More Arch City

The enduring, mysterious popularity of the Ohio State Spring Game

Why do so many people watch a football practice in April? A Spring Game newbie investigates Columbus’ most curious tradition.

Top 5 for June

Buckeye Country Superfest, the German Village Haus und Garten Tour and more editors' picks

Norman Whiteside’s big break

After 31 years in prison, the Grammy-nominated inmate finally receives parole.

Jazz pianist Aaron Diehl comes home

The rising jazz pianist returns to his native Columbus to celebrate the youth orchestra that gave him his start.

A Sign of the Times: Erasing the Coleman era

Former Columbus Mayor Mike Coleman left his mark on the city—and now it’s time to remove it.
City Quotient

City Quotient: A relic of Samuel B. Hartman's legacy

Jeff Darbee on the city's railroads and the story behind a South Side schoolhouse

City Quotient: Water Towers That Look Like Giant Tube Socks

Those twin water towers on the north side of I-270—why are there two, and why are they painted to look like a pair of mismatched socks? And is there any truth to stories about utility tunnels running under Downtown Columbus?

City Quotient: German Village Castle’s History as Odd as its Appearance

That house with the big tower near Third and Livingston in German Village doesn’t look like anything else around it. It must have a story behind it.