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Ohio Icon: Coons Homemade Candies

Coons Candies, Harpster Location: Adjacent to U.S. 23, about 14 miles north of Marion. Provenance: In 1917, Joseph Coons and his wife, Nellie, opened an ice cream parlor in the tiny Wyandot County...

Sugar, spice, and inns so nice

Hotels and inns across Ohio’s Amish Country dress up for the Christmas Cookie Tour each holiday season. Throughout the nation, baking — and eating — Christmas cookies is as time-honored a tradition...

Reindeer games

Dan and Linda Downs' reindeer conjure the Christmas spirit across Ohio. Dan and Linda Downs had an easy time scheduling this year's Christmas open house at Pine Acres Reindeer Farm for Dec. 22 — turns...

Gather ’round the table

The Golden Lamb is Ohio’s oldest continually operated business. Pumpkin pie may rule on Thanksgiving, but at Lebanon's Golden Lamb, Sister Lizzie's Shaker sugar pie gives it serious competition. The...

Cheer for Troops

The Ohio Christmas Tree Association provides holiday spirit to those serving abroad. Valerie Graham, executive director of the Ohio Christmas Tree Association (OCTA), counts among her managerial...

Ohio Icon: Crimson Cup Coffee and Tea

Crimson Cup Coffee and Tea Location: In addition to its headquarters and roasting and training facilities on Alum Creek Drive in Columbus, Crimson Cup Coffee and Tea owns and operates two coffee shops in...

Ohio’s crime dogs

K-9 officer Mattis trains with ODNR officers Chris Gilkey and Jeremy Carter (in the "bite suit"). As hunting seasons open this fall, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Wildlife...

2018 holiday Ohio-made gift guide

Baum Pottery, Lebanon Make your list and check it twice. Then check out our annual selection of Ohio items that are ideal for Christmas gifting. Baum Pottery, Lebanon At their home's pottery studio and...

Mr. Dawes and his maples

Dawes Arboretum in Newark Successful individuals often amass museum-worthy collections reflecting their interests — works of art, luxury cars, fine wines, even historic structures. While Libbey's glass...

Alpacas aplenty

Debbie Patonai of The Alpacas of Phantasy Pharm gives some love to one of her new, lighter-fleeced alpacas. (Photo by Damaine Vonada) While driving to an alpaca show in Kentucky a few years ago, Debbie...