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Give your gut a tune-up

Sauerkraut is one of the best-known probiotic-rich foods. (Photo by Getty Images) The gastrointestinal tract is one of the more important parts of your body to keep healthy, yet it's one of the easiest to...

Drive-thru birding: Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

For two weeks a year, the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge opens its gates for visitors to get an inside look at the refuge and its birds and other wildlife. (Photo by Chip Gross) Some of the best birding...

Black gold in West Virginia

Mike Naylor oversees the Volcano Museum in Waverly, W.Va. (Photo by Jamie Rhein) On August 4, 1879, before the sun rose over the craggy mountains in western West Virginia, the oil boomtown of Volcano...

Shipshewana, Indiana: Great food, great shopping

Shipshewana Trading Place Auction & Flea Market (Photo courtesy Shipshewana Trading Place Auction & Flea Market) It was 25 minutes past noon when I scored the last serving of the Friday lunch...

Ohio Icon: Campus Martius Museum

Campus Martius Museum, Marietta (Photo by Damaine Vonada) Location: Second and Washington streets in Marietta, near the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers. Provenance: After he and other...

The tug is the drug: Hand-lining for walleyes on the Detroit River

Mark Martin with a typical Detroit River walleye. (Photo by Chip Gross) I admit it: I'm hooked on fishing. Like most addicts, I like to believe I can quit at any time — just walk away. But deep down I...

Equine Disneyland: The Kentucky Horse Park

Go For Gin, the second-oldest living Kentucky Derby winner, greets visitors daily to his home in Kentucky Horse Park. (Photo by James Shambhu, courtesy of Kentucky Horse Park.) The horse is Kentucky's...

Natural appeal: The Kelleys Island Audubon Club

The Kelleys Island Audubon Club attracts visitors to the island by showcasing its beauty and wildlife. Kelleys Island residents welcome the return each spring of their "feathered tourists" — songbirds,...

Ohio’s blarney fascination

Samantha Kuhn, associate editor of Ohio Cooperative Living, recently honeymooned in Ireland with her husband, where she kissed the Blarney Stone. St. Patrick’s Day festivities, embroidered pillows...

Jazz up your garden with interesting shapes

Cannas (Credit: Getty Images) Color and texture are tried-and-true ways to add interest to your garden, but gardeners may not always stop to consider shapes. Contrast feathery with bold, tall and slender...