Ohio history

photo of Chris Esker

North Akron has been home to immigrants from Nepal, Italy, and – 200 years ago -- Ireland. So what happened to the area that was once known as Old Dublin?

Joe Hannibal, curator of Invertebrate Paleontology. Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences, Case Western Reserve University

“Cultural geology in my eye is the interface of geology and human culture,” Joe Hannibal said.

Joe Hannibal is curator of invertebrate paleontology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. He’s a fossil expert, but he’s also used his fossil and rock identification skills to track the movements of cultural materials.

Revolutionary War Graves at Fort Laurens
Tim Rudell / WKSU

Memorial Day weekend is for remembering those who gave their lives for the nation in military service. That incldues those who died in the Revolutionary War – and who died in that war in the remote wilderness of what is now northeast Ohio.  

It's 1778, and the Continental Army’s 8th Pennsylvania Regiment marches into the Ohio country to build Fort Laurens,