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Marblehead Lighthouse: Lake Erie Icon

Marblehead Lighthouse on the shores of Lake Erie (Photo by Chip Gross) What is it that attracts us to lighthouses? Could it be their immovable stability in an ever-changing world? Mute guides to somehow...

A matter of trust

Constant variety is one great thing about DeChant Farms, which boasts more than 20 crops and other delectables throughout the season. (Photo by James Proffitt) A card table laden with amber honey, a small...

Cruise-ins: Car shows near you

Photo by Damaine Vonada Baseball may be the national pastime, but cruise-ins are Ohio's obsession. From spring through fall, anybody and everybody — towns, museums, businesses, and even wineries —...

Sensational sunflowers

Music box sunflower (photo by Rick Wetherbee) With dazzling blooms that come in an ever-changing palette of sun-drenched colors, the once-towering native plant of the Americas is turning heads in a big,...

The Indian Art of Robert Griffing

Robert Griffing Where others see modern-day cities, he sees ancient Indian villages. Where others see today's crop fields, he sees vast virgin forests. In short, Robert Griffing sees Ohio as it was long...

Ohio Icon: The Ritz Theatre

The Ritz Theatre, Tiffin Location: Downtown Tiffin, south of the Sandusky River. Provenance: Opened on December 20, 1928, by owners Dan Kerwin and Adam Ritzler, The Ritz Theatre was known as "Tiffin's...

Hike, bike, or ride?

Blue Hen Falls at Cuyahoga Valley National Park (photo by Chip Gross) Ohio is privileged to have a national park within its borders: Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Lying between Cleveland and Akron, CVNP...

All aboard!

Carol and Tom Schlueter bring the Freedom Train to fairs, festivals, and other events around western Ohio. The couple purchased the former airport baggage train from its original creator, Gary Katterheinrick,...

Fun Ohio festivals!

Ohio Renaissance Festival Ohio Renaissance Festival Harveysburg Beginning Labor Day weekend, the woods at Renaissance Park become enchanted as the clock turns back to 16th-century England. Step into the...

Dog-friendly destinations

Photo by Jamie Rhein Ohio is generally a dog-friendly state — more than a third (36.6 percent) of the state's households include a canine resident — and research tells us that nearly two-thirds of dog...