Columbus' Pot Boom and Other Fun Facts

Chris Gaitten
A tour of a medical marijuana cultivation facility in Akron on Jan. 28, 2019.

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 May issue, with links to the full stories.

1 After New York City began providing free menstrual products in some schools, attendance rose by 2.4 percent.

2 Dummy Hoy, a pro baseball star during the late 1800s, was the youngest valedictorian ever at the Ohio School for the Deaf in Columbus.

3 The Clippers won the Governors’ Cup three consecutive years after establishing an affiliation with the New York Yankees in 1978.

4 Identical twins share identical genes at conception but not forever, due to small, cellular changes.

5 Columbus has more medical marijuana dispensaries and processors than any other city in Ohio.

6 There are 2.4 million unfilled STEM-based jobs in the U.S., according to COSI’s new strategic plan.

7 Comune, the city’s hottest vegetarian restaurant, is housed in a former adult bookstore on the South Side.

8 As of March, year-over-year median home values in Franklin County had increased 7 percent, and the average loan amount had increased 10 percent.

9 In the early 20th century, more than 100 passenger trains per day came through Union Station in what is now the Short North.