Features

Stone Lab: Lake Erie’s little giant

Stone Lab, on tiny Gibraltar Island, sets the standard for Lake Erie research. Gibraltar Island is just 6.5 acres, yet sports a castle, a fleet of boats, and a small-but-mighty lab. Though tiny, it has a...

Bicycles built for YOU

Rody Walter started Groovy Cycleworks after searching in vain for a tandem bike that fit his needs. (Photo courtesy of Groovy Cycleworks.) To the casual cyclist who buys a ride off the rack, so to speak,...

Co-op People: Crop duster

Roger Trump helps farmers with a view from above. Roger Trump, owner of Trump Aviation Inc. in rural Darke County, expects to be busy this year doing his part to support agriculture from high above farm...

Where the bison roam

Bison bulls stand six feet high at the shoulder and can weigh a ton. (Photo by Chip Gross.) The year 1803 was pivotal in Ohio history. It was a year when what had always been — the frontier — was...

Flying high at Camp Ohio

Ohio cooperatives collaborate to bring Flying Squirrel to Camp Ohio. Summer camp means a week of adventure, and Camp Ohio does not disappoint. Every year, hundreds of 4-H’ers travel to Licking County to...

Going medieval in the garden

Bugle weed If you were to imagine a garden in A.D. 800, you might picture unusual and long-extinct plants, but in fact, gardens of the medieval period (or Middle Ages) were filled with plants that have...

That’s the ticket: Cedar Point’s 150th anniversary

Photo courtesy of Cedar Point Editor's note: The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the beginning of Cedar Point's 2020 season. As of mid-April, the park was tentatively scheduled to open for the...

Tales from the Hart

Living historian Chris Hart is a man of multiple personalities. (Photo by Damaine Vonada) Chris Hart dons a frock coat and sports a fancy walking stick as he prepares to portray John George Nicolay for the...

Timber rattlesnake: Species on the edge

A timber rattlesnake in hunting posture at the base of a log (photo by Chip Gross) Unlike many people, Doug Wynn likes snakes. He likes them so much that he began studying them decades ago, and has since...

Coming to terms: The Kent State shootings

Members of the National Guard advance on students on the Kent State campus shortly before firing on the protesting crowd. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University Special Archives Collection) Every May 4,...