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These walls can talk: Post office art

Richard Zoellner’s Tobacco Harvest adorns the wall at the post office in Georgetown. During the Great Depression, two federal programs — the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) and the Federal Art...

Scientist captains

Charter captain Dave Spangler (in yellow) practices a little citizen science aboard a Stone Lab vessel near Middle Bass Island. It's no secret that Lake Erie's recent algae blooms have a small army of...

Ramping it up

After a fortuitous find, South Central Power Company members David and Jane Kunkler specialize in aromatic agriculture. The pursuit of fortune often leads people far from home. Sometimes, however, Lady...

Giving vinyl a spin at Cleveland’s Gotta Groove Records

A newly pressed record comes off of the stamper at Gotta Groove Records. When Vince Slusarz and Matt Earley teamed up to open Gotta Groove Records in Cleveland, a casual music fan might have wondered if...

Broccoli basics

Broccoli is one of the easiest of veggies to grow, but it takes a bit of finesse to finish with a cut that’s head and shoulders above the rest. Many of us gardeners have our vegetable favorites, but...

Ohio Icon: The Miamisburg Mound

Photo by Damaine Vonada Location: On a 100-foot-high bluff near the Great Miami River in Miamisburg Mound Park. Provenance: Originally measuring 68 feet or more in height, the conically shaped...

Squatcher gathering: The Ohio Bigfoot Conference

A carved Bigfoot family tries to look inconspicuous at the Ohio Bigfoot Conference. (Photo by Chip Gross) Do I believe in the existence of Bigfoot, a hair-covered, 8-foot-tall mysterious monster that...

Easy eggplant

Photo by Rick Wetherbee Years ago, I discovered that there is a lot to like about eggplant. Aesthetically captivating, the plant's gorgeous lavender flowers, followed by a glistening display of purple...

Southern flying squirrels: Swooping through the night

The most common type of squirrel in Ohio is one most of its citizens have never seen. (Photo credit: Getty Images) We're accustomed to sharing our outdoors with gray squirrels and fox squirrels, but the...

The Becks: Pedal pushers

Karen and Bruce Beck of Mount Gilead have ridden from sea to shining sea on their tandem bicycle and are preparing for a second cross-country trip later this year. Like many middle-aged married couples,...