What we learned while making the April issue, from Julie Reichert's near-misses at the Oscars to Otterbein's contribution to Christmas music

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

1. Julia Reichert, who won an Oscar for co-directing “American Factory,” had been previously nominated for the top documentary award three times.

2. The lining of Pringles cans is made by fusing aluminum to packaging paper, a process that takes place at Noble County’s International Converter.

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3. The number of adults practicing meditation nationwide tripled in a five-year span, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

4. Uber and Lift drivers don’t know if customers are being charged surge pricing, and they don’t see any of that additional money.

5. In May, at the age of 73 years and 4 months, Mike DeWine became the oldest governor in Ohio history.

6. The Hanby House at Otterbein was once the home of the composer of the Christmas song “Up on the Housetop.”

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