April 28, 2012 |
MINGO JUNCTION, Ohio - Hope has been absent for so long from Appalachian Ohio that many people have forgotten what it's like. Idle steel mills run the length of several city blocks, empty and rusting on the thickly wooded banks of the Ohio River, like hulking tombstones for a past that died and the promise that died along with it. What optimism exists has little, if any, connection to the presidential campaign, which for all its import...
December 14, 2011 |
The American Queen, the largest steamboat ever built, will return to the Mississippi River with cruises starting in April. The re-created riverboat that had ended service in 2008 returns under new management and with onboard entertainment and historians to keep it lively. An added holiday gift: a $150 shipboard credit for those who reserve by the end of December. The Great American Steamboat Co. will offer three- to 10-day itineraries focusing on the Civil War, Southern culture, spring gardens, fall foliage, the Kentucky Derby and other themes.
June 28, 2009 |
Hundreds of gulls were killed or maimed in Cleveland after what investigators believe was cooking oil spewed from a sewer pipe into the Cuyahoga River. Investigators said Friday that several hundred gallons of the substance killed or disabled hundreds of gulls near the Kingsbury Run tributary. Most of the birds are just downstream from the site where environmentalists last week celebrated the Cuyahoga River's comeback since floating oil and debris caught fire on June 22, 1969.
January 8, 2009 |
One of this town's few successful entrepreneurs stood at the grill of his barbecue joint the other day, tending to half a dozen hamburger patties as he contemplated the central mystery of Cairo -- how could a vibrant American community tumble into such a blighted, broken-down condition, and why can't it pull itself back up? "I don't understand it," Darrell Shemwell said. "We've got rivers, we've got rail . . . we've got history.
August 30, 2008 |
Barack Obama and Joe Biden left the glitz of the Democratic Party convention in Denver for the shuttered mills of the Rust Belt on Friday, kicking off a campaign swing that will take them through Pennsylvania and several Midwest battleground states. The trip, the first that the two have taken together since Biden joined the ticket last week, brought the candidates to a region deemed crucial to Democratic hopes of taking the White House in November. And it underscored the Obama campaign's imperative to shore up support in traditional Democratic strongholds, even as the Illinois senator competes for red states in the South and Rocky Mountain West.
April 22, 2007 |
AMERICAN HISTORY Steaming down the Ohio River Take an eight-night tour of the American heartland aboard a vintage train from Chicago to St. Louis and a cruise aboard the American Queen steamboat. Dates: Aug. 3 to 11 Itinerary: Ports include Paducah, Ky., Madison, Ind., and Cincinnati Price: $2,495 to $5,195 per person, double occupancy ($900 to $1,800 single surcharge), including train to Chicago from Los Angeles (if booked by May 7), accomodations, meals, excursions and onboard entertainment.