- Editor’s Note
This issue of Ohio History represents a turning point in the journal’s recent history. For the first time in a number of years readers will enjoy a double dose of regional scholarship and reviews as the journal moves into semiannual publication. This issue also represents a changing of the guard so to speak as the journal transitions from my editorship to the able hands of my colleague, Donna M. DeBlasio. Over the past seven years I have had the pleasure of reading widely and deeply in the history of the Buckeye State and the surrounding region. Youngstown State University has been, and will continue to be, a supportive branch for Ohio History, providing both office space and time to engage in editing activities. I have also been fortunate to have the assistance of solid editorial board members, who are working to keep Ohio History a viable outlet for budding and established scholars alike. Sadly, this past December the journal, and the historical field, lost one of our most valued members with the passing of Andrew R. L. Cayton. Drew served on the editorial board for Ohio History during my entire tenure as editor and always gave generously of his time to provide advice and thoughtful comments to numerous contributors. The Kent State University Press remains a steadfast advocate for Ohio History. Press director Will Underwood, managing editor Mary Young, and design and production manager Christine Brooks are especially responsible for maintaining the quality and consistency of the journal. They transform our work into a professional journal that has maintained its scholarly reputation for more than a century.
I am certain that Donna DeBlasio will continue to bring readers quality scholarship, and I expect that with her applied history background, she will take the journal into new and important directions. I am grateful to all for allowing me the opportunity to be associated with Ohio History. [End Page 5]