All posts by Jon Ruggiero

A New Arcade Experience—Level 419

Video game arcades have enjoyed a cultural revival in the past few years. Most newer arcades, include a few rows of arcade machines paired with a nightclub vibe. Level 419 is open in Northwood with over 60 different games available in traditional arcade cabinets, making the venue one of the area’s biggest gaming selection.

Historical Home Run: Playing ‘Base Ball’ From The 1800s

Toledo has, and is close to, a lot of great baseball games in the summer. The Mud Hens are in the heart of Downtown, and the Tigers and Indians are a short trip away. For more baseball fun, instead of traveling to a different place,  travel through time and catch a historical base ball game.

Banana Mob Rule: Produce, Blackmail and the Mafia in Ohio

Weird historical tidbits like this fill the pages of Ohio’s Black Hand Syndicate: The Birth of Organized Crime in America, a new book published by Arcadia Press, that looks at the rise of organized crime in Ohio, thanks to the John Amicon Brothers and Company fruit store in Marion.