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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 08:25

Another great OLSSI has come and gone!

Thank you so much to our generous instructors and fantastic attendees for making OLSSI 2014 possible! We couldn't do it without you.

In the next few weeks we will be uploading any materials that instructors used in their classes and have given us permission to make available here.

Then, at our September 12 steering committee meeting, we will kick the planning into high gear for OLSSI 2015, which will be July 26-28, 2015 at Baldwin Wallace University. More details to come after that meeting!

Group photo of attendees and staff

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 08:46
What to Bring PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

You may have noticed the What to Bring page in the 2014 Institute info. We have been updating it as this year's planning progressed, so please take a look again even if you have already seen it. Particularly, take note of the items in orange that are specific to this year:

  • Chair or blanket to sit on at campfire
  • Chair to sit on in the shared courtyard between our apartments
  • E-reader(s) of your own (if taking the "Dedicated Readers: Different Ways to Read an E-book" class)
  • Exercise clothes, if you wish to use the recreation & fitness center
  • Payment for books from James Willis (complete details here), if you wish to buy any
  • S'mores sticks for campfire, if you have them, and
  • Yoga mat, blocks, and any other props (if taking the yoga class).
Books from James A. Willis PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 18 July 2014 13:35

On the Monday evening at OLSSI we will be joined around the bonfire by paranormal researcher James A. Willis, who will share ghost stories from around Ohio.

The last time that Mr. Willis joined us for OLSSI, some attendees were frustrated because they wanted to buy some of his books, but had not brought payment. So, if you are interested in buying any books, here are the titles that will be available and their prices:

The most popular titles:
Big Book Of Ohio Ghost Stories - $25.00
Haunted Indiana - $11
Weird Encounters - $20
Weird Hauntings - $20 (HC) / $15 (PB)
Weird Indiana - $20 (HC) / $15 (PB)
Weird Ohio - $20
Weird US - $20 (HC) / $15 (PB)
Weird US II - $20

Also available:
All About Ohio - $13
Armchair Reader Goes Hollywood! - $16
Haunted America - $16
Mammoth Reader - $16
Weird, Scary & Unusual - $16

If you are interested in purchasing any of the books in the second category, "Also available", please email Mr. Willis at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it so that he can be sure to bring enough copies.

Construction Warning PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 08:02

If you are travelling to OLSSI 2014 from the north on I-71, please note that Route 68 is completely closed south of I-71. Detour signs should be in place to guide you to the next exit, Route 73, which you can take east to 68 beyond the construction.

Whereever you're coming from, you can always check OHGO to look for traffic, construction, or weather delays along your route.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 08:09
Grand Prize PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2014 09:07

As our previous attendees will remember, we give away door prizes throughout the Institute, and then one big grand prize at the end. This year's lucky grand prize winner will receive a:

$300 gift certificate to Ohio State Parks!

This card can be used for all sorts of things, including:

  • Camping
  • Shopping at camp stores
  • Bike and boat rentals
  • Golfing
  • Renting a cottage, lodge, yurt, tepee, RV, and more!

You must be present at the closing ceremony on Tuesday in order to win!

Ohio State Parks Gift Card


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