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Fish out of water: Ripple Rock Fish Farms

Traci Bell and her husband, Craig, moved from Los Angeles to Muskingum County, where they decided to raise fish. (Photo by Damaine Vonada) Along a narrow road that snakes through the woodsy hills north of...

History by the pint

The staff at Carillon Brewing Company put as much into the authentic period look of the brewery as into the period production methods they use. (Photo courtesy Dayton History) When people patronize...

The Vote: Ohio’s Edmund G. Ross

Edmund G. Ross (Credit: National Archives) The year 1868 was one of turmoil and uncertainty in this country, when the very Union itself was in crisis. One man's act of valor — not on a battlefield, but...

A driverless future

It's a matter of when - not if - self-driving cars become commonplace on American roads. (Credit: Getty Images) In a few years, you may be able to spend your morning commute reading a book, checking...

Long and short of it: Winter’s visitors from the north

The "ears" that give the long-eared owl its name are not ears at all, but tufts of feathers that help its camouflage. (Photo by Chip Gross) Each winter, Ohio is invaded by mysterious aliens that sail south...

Ohio Icon: Krohn Conservatory

Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati (Photo by Gary Kessler) Location: Cincinnati's Eden Park, a hilltop oasis that's also home to the Cincinnati Art Museum; the Presidents' Grove of trees honoring U.S. chief...

Everybody loves Erma

Erma Bombeck Way in Dayton was named in honor of the city's famous native. Long before mothers were blogging about their daily lives, Erma Bombeck’s syndicated newspaper column — “At Wit’s End”...

No-fuss houseplants

Houseplants are a widely popular addition in many homes. For some people, though, the thought of growing a houseplant has them seeing only brown instead of green. They may think their indoor growing conditions...

Guess who’s coming to dinner

Dinner with the Presidents, Marion Attractions across Ohio host dining events throughout the year that feature more than just food — the guests of honor include historic figures (actors, impersonators,...

Money on the shelf

Photo by Chip Gross Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) is considered the father of modern-day wildlife management in North America; his 1933 book, Game Management, is a classic. I’m fortunate to own a copy of the...