What we learned while making the March issue, from the tiny Ohio town that once hosted an NFL team to the massive home automation market

As magazine editors, we write about an ever-changing array of topics each month, from crime to crème brûlée. Here are some of the most interesting things we learned while researching our March issue, with links to the full stories.

1 Fewer than five full-time members of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra are Ohio natives.

2 An all-Native American football team, the Oorang Indians, once played in LaRue, Ohio, the smallest town ever to host an NFL franchise.

3 Sammy Davis Jr.’s first performance was at the Lincoln Theatre, then known as the Ogden Theatre and Ballroom.

4 Rockmill Tavern’s burger bun is a hybrid of focaccia dough and ciabatta, created by Matija Breads especially for the restaurant.

5 During discussions about saving the Columbus Crew, new owner Dr. Pete Edwards sometimes took deal-making calls beside the operating table.

6 The home automation market is expected to generate revenues topping $53 billion by 2022.

7 The large corner medallion on the wall surrounding the Cultural Arts Center came from the Navy’s USS Ohio.

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