Ohio Cooperative Living

Fun and funny fall festivals

The Official Paul Bunyan Show (Photo courtesy of Charles Blocker) The Official Paul Bunyan Show Just as Paul Bunyan cuts an enormous figure in American folklore, the Paul Bunyan Show has carved out a huge...

The pawpaw king

Visitors enjoy the 2016 Ohio Pawpaw Festival, which included a walking pawpaw tree character. (Photo by Chip Gross) Chilled, it was President George Washington’s favorite dessert. Today, rural folk...

Marking History: Marietta’s Sewah Studios

Sewah Studios owner Bradford Smith with his company’s own marker. (Photo by Damaine Vonada) The ubiquitous historical markers seen on roadsides around the country have their own unique look, state by...

The benefits of air source heat pumps

Heat pumps generally are split systems, with the condenser situated outside the home. For most of us, heating and cooling accounts for the largest part of our household energy use. For someone wanting to...

Chicken: Delicious and versatile

Oven-barbecued chicken What’s the best thing about chicken for dinner? Everything! Fry it, bake it, stew it, roast it, grill it — the versatile bird is a do-it-all main dish that can be served plain...

Keeping it simple

Chad Snelling (left) and Jeff Wince have a successful farm and skin-care product business in rural Licking County. (Credit: Marilyn Jones) Greeted by four rescue dogs as I walk toward the 19th-century...

Ohio Icon: End of the Commons General Store

End of the Commons General Store, Mesopotamia (Credit: Damaine Vonada) Location: Intersection of State Routes 534 and 87 near the west end of Mesopotamia’s village green (a.k.a. the...

Our power: Generating electricity the co-op way

Cardinal Station, located along the Ohio River in Jefferson County, is the primary source of power for Ohio co-op members. Driving on Ohio Route 7 south of Steubenville near Brilliant, the first thing most...

Something for everyone at Farm Science Review

Farm Science Review features the latest and greatest farm equipment, but so much more, including the Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Education Center. The Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Education Center at...

Where do you get your power?

Credit: Getty Images Who among us, when we flip a light switch or turn on a fan, gives a second thought (or even a first thought) to where the electricity comes from to light the bulb or cool the room?...