Way Public Library’s Local History Librarian, Richard Baranowski, has written several articles since Governor DeWine’s stay at home order was issued. These articles have not only informed and educated, but also given badly needed perspective during this crisis.

Clicking on any of the following links will open a PDF version of his article.

His first article, “COVID-19 was not Perrysburg’s First Epidemic” takes a historical tour of the effects other Perrysburg epidemics. These include cholera, influenza, and polio. Read the article to learn about when these epidemics struck and the impact they had on our community.

His second article, “Perrysburg Persevering Pandemic” includes his observations about the changes in Perrysburg since the stay at home order was issued, and some historical reference about the last time this happened.