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Ohio River Sternwheeler Festival Kicks Off This Weekend

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This Friday the 41st annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival will kick off in Marietta, opening the city up to an estimated 100,000 visitors for a weekend packed with free entertainment, festivities and, most importantly, historic antique sternwheel boats. Nestled next to the banks of the Ohio River, the festival’s director general and fireworks chairman Dennis… Read More

A Historical Fiction Thriller With A Splash of Sci-fi: ‘The Monster’s Daughter’

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Historical evils have a way of casting their roots deep, tainting the years following any number of events with a sort of undeniable blackness. In writer and Ohio University creative writing PhD student Michelle Pretorius’ debut novel, The Monster’s Daughter, (released on July 19 through Melville House,) such a theme is explored over a rich backdrop… Read More