Ohio Cooperative Living

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...

Cost factor: Energy efficiency and home buying

The energy efficiency of your new home will impact your energy bills and comfort for years. Many times, prospective homebuyers are so caught up examining other aspects of the houses they see, they don’t...

Raise a glass to Ravenhurst

Ravenhurst Champagne Cellars When the Directors Guild of America recently presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Ridley Scott, the Hollywood banquet featured wines from Ohio’s Ravenhurst Champagne...

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...

Saving power, saving money

Teresa Harshbarger of New Concord, daughter Alexa, and the family’s puppy, Ashley, say they never notice that their home’s water heater is cycled on and off with a remote switch from a radio tower at the...

Times, they are a-changing

Pat O'Loughlin, president and CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives I began writing about industry issues in this magazine two years ago, shortly after I became president and CEO of Ohio’s Electric...

Blue-Ribbon Baking

Blue-Ribbon Cherry Pie The summer months mean fair season is underway throughout Ohio, bringing with it the colorful midways, amusement rides, and food stands selling all kinds of festival fare. Fair...

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...