Nowhere is as much money being spent on a Senate race this year as in Ohio, where liberal Democrat Sherrod Brown is seeking a second term, his fate to some degree dependent on how well President Barack Obama does in the state's tossup presidential contest.
Today on the Sandusky History Blog, we learn about a stalwart Dorothea Dix, who created a corps of female nurse volunteers after she noticed the severe lack of medical care for soldiers injured in the Civil War.
As a journalist, Maria Silva would sometimes spend weeks at a time traveling alone in remote jungle villages in southern Colombia.
There, she would record the stories of the native Indians, although more recently she has been active as a social worker, helping the natives learn farming techniques as an alternative to growing coca plants for Colombian drug cartels.
A man who pleaded guilty to stabbing, suffocating and dismembering his girlfriend in western Ohio has been sentenced to life in prison and must serve at least 42 years before being eligible for parole.