Features

Dark sky destination

The sky above Observatory Park is often dark enough to catch a spectacular view of the Milky Way, and the park is a favorite spot for amateur and professional photographers alike. (Photo by P. Sisto...

The gamest fish that swims

The smallmouth bass has claimed a worthy space in Ohio lore. Ohio is one of only three states that does not recognize a state fish, but if ever our lawmakers should decide to name one, there’s but a...

All aboard the Potomac Eagle

Passengers have their choice of riding in an open-air viewing car or in a closed one that’s heated and air-conditioned. If a leisurely, relaxing train ride, combined with watching wildlife —...

Ohio Icon: Kewpee® Hamburgers

Kewpee Hamburgers, Lima Location: Besides the original Kewpee Hamburgers shop in downtown Lima, there are two other Kewpees on the city’s east and west sides. Provenance: The roots of Lima’s Kewpee...

Make your yard a dragonfly haven

A few tips and tricks can bring dragonflies to your backyard. Dragonflies have long been considered a sign of good luck — and it seems with good reason. Much like hummingbirds, dragonflies are quite...

Seasonings at the ready

Containers full of lush, green, fragrant foliage not only make a convenient, fresh pantry, they turn any open space into a conversation spot. You may have room to grow culinary herbs in your garden, but a...

Ohio Icon: The Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center’s Behalf

Holmes County’s Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center's Behalf Location: Inside Mural Hall at Holmes County’s Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center museum and library. Provenance: Completed by...

Think you’d like to be a fishing guide?

Fishing guide Dave Rose (left) and a client show off part of their catch of Green Bay walleyes during a day on the lake. For once, I was there “yesterday.” If you’re an angler, you know what I mean....

Walnut Creek Confidential: The cradle of Amish Country

Scenic Walnut Creek in Holmes County While many travelers regard Holmes County as the crux of Ohio’s Amish Country, few realize that Walnut Creek is its cradle. In 1809, Amish farmer Jonas Stutzman...

Thinking beyond the pot

Old boots can get a new life as planters in the right setting. The first containers Kathleen Killilea remembers planting were terra cotta window boxes with cherub embellishments. “My father lifted me...