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Treetop Adventure

Photo courtesy of Tree Frog Canopy Tours Jody Christiansen was into trees, and he enjoyed finding ways to get other people into them as well. In 2004, he discovered his dream. He and his wife, Anna Lee,...

Moo-ving experience: Ohio State Fair’s butter sculptures

Ohio State Fair butter sculptors work diligently to finish their creations before the opening of the fair. The five sculptors know how important their role is. Within their capable hands is a tradition...

Repeat? Why not!

The Butterfields Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude and want determine how well you do." Those words, adorning a motivational sign in the Butterfield...

Inland seas: National Museum of the Great Lakes

Photo by Chip Gross It was more than 60 years ago, and I was just 6 years old, rubbernecking from the back seat of my parents' red-and-white 1950s-era Ford Fairlane. As we neared our destination, my father...

Cheers: Dalton Union Winery and Brewery

Dale and Tonya Mabry deliver fun and flavor at Dalton Union Winery and Brewery. (Photo by Damaine Vonada) What's in a name? Dalton Union Winery and Brewery's name is packed with meaning. Owners Dale and...

Ohio Icon: Grandpa’s Cheesebarn

Photo courtesy of Grandpa's Cheesebarn Location: On U.S. 250, about 4 miles east of Ashland and a half-mile from Interstate 71. Provenance: Grandpa's Cheesebarn began in 1978, when Dick and Vera Baum...

‘Get busy living or get busy dying’

The Ohio State Reformatory (photo by Damaine Vonada) When The Shawshank Redemption was released in 1994, no one predicted the movie would make Mansfield, Ohio, a tourist destination for fans. Filmed almost...

Winking at the moon in Wapakoneta

The futuristic architecture of the Armstrong Air and Space Museum was meant to resemble a moon base. The museum houses, among other artifacts, the Gemini 8 capsule that Armstrong flew in 1966. The whole...

Mothapalooza

Photo by Alice Kahn In Ohio, there are an estimated 2,500 species of moths, compared to fewer than 140 butterfly species. An enthusiastic group of Ohio "moth-ers" (people who enjoy moths, rather than a...

Showtime: The Country Concert

Country Fest in Shelby County Michael Barhorst never tired of standing near the covered stage in the natural amphitheater on his property in rural Shelby County, watching thousands of country music fans...