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The Pathogen Less Traveled

In his latest column, Jay Gilbert shares the lighthearted lessons he's learned during quarantine and recognizes how fortunate he is to have his health.

Dr. Know: A Waving-Arm Balloon Man, A Traffic Helicopter Crash, and Ruth Lyons’s Alley

The good doctor holds forth on troubling issues, including what that flapping thing is doing atop Congregation Beth Adam, what happened after a traffic copter crashed, and naming streets.

Dr. Know: Cincinnati’s Mouseketeer, a Hidden Cemetery, and Ohio’s Weed Rules

We answer questions about Jimmie Dodd’s hometown, reconnecting with the United American Cemetery, and how to manage your medical marijuana in Ohio.

Dr. Know: Giant Robots, Commercial Timing, and Solid Cincinnati

The good doctor holds forth on troubling issues, including where the Jacobs Mechanical Tin Man went, why you're seeing snippets of commercials in late night TV, and city slogans.

Teens for Decency Wanted to Keep Things Clean in 1969

The 1960s were a turbulent time. Youth culture was in full swing, and so was the backlash to it. In 1969, dueling rallies came to town, but there was no clear winner.

Dr. Know: Burger Chef Bygones, Cancelling Charles McMicken, and Counting Turtle Lamps

The good doctor holds forth on troubling issues, including oddly-placed restaurant signage, what else we might erase, and a disappearing municipal fixture.

That Time I Gave a High School Commencement Speech

I once gave a high school commencement speech. Someone asked me to do it again 25 years later for his coworkers.

Dr. Know: Parking Without Meters, Defunct Signage, and Dangerous Merging

The good doctor holds forth on troubling issues, including how those meter-less parking spots work, when the Cincinnati Gardens sign will come down, and getting onto I-471.

Dr. Know: Snow Shoveling Scofflaws, When The Doors Didn’t Play Music Hall, and Fax...

The good doctor holds forth on troubling issues, including what to do when your neighbor won't clear a path, why Jim Morrison was too much for our delicate sensibilities, and a local maker producing fax machines—in the 1930s.

Dr. Know: Fancy Fire Hydrants, a Long-Lost Rock Venue, and Those Infernal Contraflow Lanes

The good doctor holds forth on troubling issues, including deciphering color coded hydrants, whatever happened to Panacea, and torturous road construction.
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