We had too many mysteries to fit in the April 2013 issue–so enjoy this bonus tale.
There are times when the crime lab at the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office functions like an episode of CSI: NY. Take, for instance, the case of the Hilton Netherland Plaza security guard who was stabbed to death December 7 in a stairwell of the hotel.
A cool December drizzle dampened the fallen leaves on a trail through the woods in Thornton Park at the edge of Morrow, Ohio. It was early afternoon and we were heading to the bank of Todd’s Fork, to a spot on the tributary where several months before, according to a fisherman, a large, hairy, two-legged creature threw rocks in his direction, scrambled up a steep knife ridge, and vanished into the forest.
What if we told you that a made-up band with a make-believe name concocted one of the most out-there records you never heard right in Cincinnati with the Godfather of Soul himself? Well, sit down, and experience the slow rise of The Grodeck Whipperjenny.
As Jim Neil settles in, the county sheriff’s office steps to the beat of a different drummer.
Tod Swormstedt is the founder and executive director of the American Sign Museum, featured this month on Antiques Roadshow.
There is a light that never goes out.