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Mr. Dawes and his maples

Dawes Arboretum in Newark Successful individuals often amass museum-worthy collections reflecting their interests — works of art, luxury cars, fine wines, even historic structures. While Libbey's glass...

Alpacas aplenty

Debbie Patonai of The Alpacas of Phantasy Pharm gives some love to one of her new, lighter-fleeced alpacas. (Photo by Damaine Vonada) While driving to an alpaca show in Kentucky a few years ago, Debbie...

Ohio Icon: Harpersfield Covered Bridge

Harpersfield Covered Bridge Location: Harpersfield Road, about a half-mile west of State Route 534 in Ashtabula County. Provenance: Constructed in 1868 to replace an earlier bridge lost in a flood, the...

Rooting out the rats

The Allegheny woodrat (Photo by Chip Gross) Not many people get excited upon seeing a rat, at least, not in a positive way. But there is a group of folks in southern Ohio who go absolutely giddy when...

2018 Midterm Election Q & A

Ohioans face some significant choices as they enter the voting booth next month — not the least of which are whom to elect as the next governor and which candidate will best represent the state in the U.S....

Pies worth the drive

Across Ohio, recipes for homemade crusts, luscious fillings, and meringue perfection are passed down through generations and attract travelers from all over. Here are some that are worth going out of your...

Shipwreck: The U.S.S. Shenandoah

Local residents flocked to the crash site in the days after the disaster, and many took home pieces of wreckage as souvenirs, as shown at the right of the above photo of the airship’s aft, or rear, section....

Close encounters: Humorous and unusual wildlife stories

Illustration by AnnMarie McCallister About a year ago, I shared a few true wildlife tales in this column, and I asked readers to send me theirs. Though I received more responses than we have room to share,...

Apples: Everybody has a favorite

Mark Thatcher takes a look at his yield in his family's Logan County orchard. (Photo by Margie Wuebker) Clusters of apples begin to decorate trees in Dennis Thatcher's orchard throughout each spring and...

Ohio Icon: Bishop’s Bicycles

Photo by Damaine Vonada Location: Historic downtown Milford near the Little Miami Scenic biking trail. Provenance: After customers kept asking him to make bicycle parts and repairs, blacksmith John...