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Ohio at work

Plain City's Phoenix Bat Company (photo by Damaine Vonada) Manufacturers throughout the state open their doors to the public, offering tours to demonstrate how they produce everything from modern vehicles...

Ohio Icon: Madsen Donuts

Madsen Donuts, Geneva-on-the-Lake (Photo by Damaine Vonada) Location: On the famous "Strip" (a.k.a. State Route 531) of attractions, eateries, and entertainment venues clustered near Geneva-on-the-Lake's...

The Old Johnston Farm

The Old Johnston Farm and Indian Agency in Piqua takes visitors back to explore what life was like in 1800s frontier Ohio during John Johnston’s time as Federal Indian Agent. The historic site includes...

Barn artist

Co-op member and barn artist Scott Hagan (Photo by Damaine Vonada) When Scott Hagan remodeled his home, he and his wife, Amanda, picked reclaimed barn wood for the staircase and fireplace mantle. It was an...

Walking for the health of it

Credit: Getty Images You descend from a long line of walkers. Walking was a way of life for virtually all of your ancestors. Other forms of conveyance, from bicycles to jet propulsion, are, in the scheme...

The dairy life: Switch to organic keeps family farm in business

Transitioning to organic production has proved beneficial for Kyle Sharp and his family's dairy farm. (Photo courtesy of Chris Kick/Farm and Dairy) Dairy farming is not an easy life — the hours are long,...

First aid for the mind

Steve and Debbie Terrill, founders of Mindful Minds (Photos by Jeffry Konczal) There's an idealistic nature about rural and small-town Ohio. People know their neighbors, they support their community, and...

Ohio Icon: Cleveland’s West Side Market

West Side Market, Cleveland Location: Lorain Avenue and West 25th Street in Cleveland’s historic Ohio City neighborhood. Provenance: The last of three public markets that catered to Cleveland’s...

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...