Features

What’s in a name?

Alice Hoover of Coshocton portrays a full cast of women as a historical reenactor. Her repertoire includes Mary Harris, who likely was the first person of European descent to live in the Ohio Country....

Dogs’ best friend

Zanesville's Greg Mahle goes a long way to connect homeless dogs to loving families. (Photo by Larry Crawford.) On 28 Mondays a year, Greg Mahle climbs into his semitractor-trailer in Zanesville and heads...

Cutting edge

New Bremen-area sculptor Tim Kuenning produces art with a roar and a cloud of dust. Tim Kuenning looks at a bark-covered log and envisions a design — a majestic eagle, a plump jack-o'-lantern, a...

Trophy Collection: Buckeye Big Buck Club

Merrill Gilfillan, founder of the Buckeye Big Buck Club It was 1977, and as a young state wildlife officer, I had just been assigned to duty in Morrow County in north-central Ohio. Also living in the...

In the DogHouse

Hotel in a brewery? At BrewDog, it makes perfect sense. (Photo courtesy of BrewDog.) It wasn't too long ago that the area along Gender Road, south of Route 33 near the Franklin-Fairfield county line, was...

Healing inside

Horizon Prison Initiative promotes growth and community-building among those who are incarcerated, like Silas Galdamez, right. Marcus Freed climbs the steps to London Correctional Institution, a...

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...