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Cheng, Andrea

Born: September 19, 1957 Died: December 26, 2015 Ohio connection: Former Resident Cincinnati Children’s book author and educator Andrea Cheng was born in El Paso, Texas.  The daughter of Hungarian immigrants who grew up and lived most of her life in Cincinnati, Ohio, she and her two siblings grew up in an extended family, which Cheng once described …

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Read Ohio Book Talk with Author Robin Yocum on October 26, 2017

Read Ohio Book Talk with Author Robin Yocum on October 26, 2017

On Thursday October 26, 2017, Read Ohio continues with award-winning author Robin Yocum, who will read and discuss his book, the 2017 Edgar® Award-nominated, A Brilliant Death. Read Ohio is an author talk and book discussion series hosted by Literary Cleveland, in partnership with the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library. This event will take place on …

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Chesnutt, Charles Waddell

Born: June 20, 1858 Died: November 15, 1932 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Charles Waddell Chesnutt was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1858, the son of two free African Americans, Andrew Jackson and Ann Maria (Sampson) Chesnutt. The Chesnutts had moved from Fayetteville, North Carolina, in 1856. Charles’ grandparents were of mixed race, bringing a complexity to his life that was …

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Chatfield, Hale

Born: March 26, 1936 Died: November 23, 2000 Ohio connection: Former Resident Huntsburg Hale Chatfield was born in 1936 in Passaic, New Jersey, the son of Wilson Fritcher and Anne (Webster) Chatfield. He received a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University in 1957 and an M.A. from Rutgers University in 1963. He married Denise Zadeik in 1957, and they …

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Levandoski, Rob

(C. R. Corwin) Born: June 5, 1949 Died: September 8, 2008 Ohio connection: Birth Medina Rob Levandoski was born June 5, 1949, in the Bennett’s Corners area where Hinckley Township, Brunswick, Strongsville and North Royalton converge.  His father, Clyde was a storekeeper and Edna (Wildenheim) was his mother. Rob Levandoski, author of Fresh Eggs, tapped into his Medina …

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