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Chugging along

The holiday train display at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums draws upon the 19th president’s well-known love of train travel to evoke a sense of nostalgia in young and old...

Winter blooms: Enjoy springtime splendor in the winter

Photo by Rick Wetherbee This time of year finds many of us looking to brighten up the cold and gloomy days of winter. And there’s no better way to jump-start spring than with flowering branches from your...

Raising Reindeer

Nathan Kleer (yellow jacket) and his wife, Brienna, are among the Kleer family members who help man the farm and manage the herd during the busy holiday season. By far, the question Kevin and Debbie Kleer...

White Pillars: The Christmas Experience

Keith Taylor and his wife, Yolanda, put final touches on one of the numerous displays in their Norwich shop. They pride themselves on providing a festive, personal experience for their customers. Keith...

Ohio Icon: Spangler Candy Company

Photo courtesy of Spangler Candy Location: Bryan, in northwest Ohio, the Williams County seat and home to about 9,000 people. Provenance: In 1906, Arthur Spangler used $450 he’d earned on a paper...

It’s Christmastime in the city

Ohio’s major cities host a variety of signature holiday events. Some are old favorites as nostalgic and treasured as a childhood Christmas stocking. Others are as shiny and exciting as a new toy. But all...

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Black Radish Creamery's fruit preserves are just one of many great ideas for Ohio-based holiday gifts. You won’t need to go dashing through the snow to do your Christmas shopping. We’ve searched the...

Toy Story: Ohio’s vintage toy shops

A ride-on horse with wheels was $395 at 580 Antiques in Columbus. (Photo by Margo Bartlett) No one ever went into the vintage toy business out of dreary obligation. In fact, many of the people we met...

Back in time at Berdine’s Five & Dime

Berdine's Five & Dime (photo by Becky Linhardt) Harrisville, West Virginia, boasts the oldest operating dime store in the United States. Berdine’s Five & Dime began as a general store in 1908 and...

Farmers and hunters: Feeding the hungry

(Photo by Chip Gross) Twenty years ago this fall, Rick Wilson was driving along a Virginia highway when he spotted a woman standing beside a car with the trunk open. “From the way she was dressed and by...