September 26, 2018

Writer's note: In the last installment of this series, we provided a partial list of some of the names suggested in numerous editions of the Twin City News following the annexation of Basil to Baltimore in 1947. There were more than two dozen names proposed by both loc...

September 19, 2018

Writer's note: In Part 4 of the story of the Baltimore and Basil merger, we will complete the letter from the former resident with interests remaining in the community and an avid opponent of the name "Baseball." Then we will examine some of the suggested names offered...

September 13, 2018

Originally published in the

Cleveland Plain Dealer Magazine Section

July 29, 1934

Written by Lewis K. Cook

Basil and Baltimore, divided only by an imaginary line in Fairfield County, have warred over joint improvements but now they have to be satisfied with one water work...

September 5, 2018

Writer's note: In the last installment of the "Baseball, Ohio" story, we examined several reasons, according to one citizen, that "Baseball" was the wrong choice for a town name following the merger of Baltimore and Basil in 1947. The final three reasons – numbers 4, 5...

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