Here's a link to The Devonian and Mississippian Formations of Northeast Ohio by Charles S. Prosser, published in 1912.
It goes into detail about the local geology, which is probably only interesting to a narrow audience, but also contains lots of narration about local things that are long gone. For example, my yard was an active sandstone quarry in 1912. The author gathered information by interviewing locals. Some of the landmarks described in the book are still around today.