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Snowshoeing: Winter’s walk

Snowshoeing is fun, easy to learn — and good for you. If you think of snowshoes as those tennis-racket-looking things strapped to your feet, like in those 1960s adventure movies, you might want to give...

Is this the year to get a live Christmas tree?

Jim Lutz poses with his twin sons, Justin (left) and Johnny, in front of the family Christmas tree, circa 1990. Linda Lutz says the family enjoyed planting their live trees after the holidays, but they had to...

Dreaming of a Bright Christmas

The Browns reside at 5480 Requarth Road (at the intersection with Jaysville-St. John Road) near Greenville. Dick and Dianne Brown of Greenville welcome visitors by the thousands to their winter wonderland...

Ohio Icon: Hanby House

Hanby House, Westerville Location: In the Columbus suburb of Westerville near the western edge of Otterbein University's campus. Provenance: Built in 1846, Hanby House was the home of Rev. William Hanby...

‘Tis the season for holiday travel

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron Think mistletoe. Think holly. Think of Ohio as one big stocking, stuffed with cool Yule celebrations. We’ve selected eight close-to-home holiday destinations that...

Big Red: Cardinal population booms in Ohio

Cardinals mate for life and remain together even when it’s not breeding season. Published in 2016, The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Ohio is not a casual read. A true tome totaling nearly 600 pages,...

Ohio Icon: Moore’s Farm Toys

Moore's Farm Toys Location: About 2 miles north of Dresden near the intersection of State Route 16 and State Route 60. Provenance: The son of an agricultural equipment dealer in the Dresden area, Jeff...

Co-op People: Cutlery Craftsman

Artist Gary Hovey, his wife, Tonnie, and assistant Jim Perrine display a heron sculpted entirely of flatware. The tabletop on which the heron sits was made with more than 200 spoons. Gary Hovey has had to...

What’s up with wolverines?

Credit: Getty Images Later this month, when Ohio State University plays the University of Michigan in their annual football rivalry, the contest will be the 116th meeting of the two teams, with those pesky...

Alakazam: Ohio’s traveling magicians

Magician David Anthony wows the crowd. Who travels for a living? Truck drivers, certainly. Commercial airline pilots. The people who fix office copy machines. Also, magicians. Yes, magicians. Ohio is...