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Bouncing Back 2020

The 1974 Tornado That Destroyed Xenia and Prompted Changes to Weather Reporting

The 1974 super outbreak of tornadoes forced updates to weather technology, storm warning systems, and federal disaster recovery.

The 1937 Flood that Wreaked Havoc on Cincinnati

The Ohio River was boss on Black Sunday in 1937, but we’ve never given up trying to tame it.

Inside the Bouncing Back Issue: July 2020

We discuss how Cincinnati made it through past tragic events and explore how today's leaders are helping the city weather the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Virus Sweeps Through the City in 1918

The Spanish Flu pandemic shut down Cincinnati for three months, with later flare-ups, and killed nearly 1,700 adults and children.

Battling the Political Machine in 1884

An 1884 riot burned down the Courthouse to protest a rigged murder trial, putting Cincinnati’s crooked political machine on notice.

Editor’s Letter, July 2020: There’s Always Hope

We don’t know what the rest of 2020 will bring, but we do know where we’ve been as a community and how we overcame previous bleak times together.

A Letter from John Fleischman, Who’s Locked Down in Lombardy

He describes what it’s like to be a Cincinnati time traveler marooned in the epicenter of Italy's COVID-19 outbreak.

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