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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...

Ohio Icon: Lynn Auto Theatre

he Lynn Auto Theatre is both Ohio’s oldest drive-in movie theatre and the world’s second-oldest continuously operated outdoor theatre. Location: 2.5 miles west of Interstate 77 at the junction of U.S....

Fire towers: Artifacts of our conservation past

Fire tower at the Ohio State Fair (Photo courtesy of Ohio DNR) Our present days are an amalgam of all of our yesterdays: the past is prelude. That adage couldn’t be more true with respect to Ohio’s...

Fun and funny festivals

The parade at Peninsula Python Days Springtime can only mean one thing: It’s the beginning of festival season in Ohio, a time when there’s a celebration to honor just about any hobby, haute cuisine,...

Ohio History: Labor of love

Army Veteran Rudy Dalrymple constructs paper poppy flowers. Rudy Dalrymple leaves his room at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky between 5 and 5:30 a.m. most days, and settles into a comfortable padded...

The House that Jack Built

Shooters young and old enjoy some time on the range at Cardinal Shooting center near Marengo. Over the past decade, it has steadily grown to become the largest privately owned recreational shooting...

Ohio Icon: Broad Run Cheesehouse and Swiss Heritage Winery

Broad Run Cheesehouse, Dover Location: Eastern Amish Country between Sugarcreek and Dover. Provenance: Started in 1933, Broad Run Cheesehouse was a dairy farmers’ cooperative until 1977, when...