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Ohio Icon: Boyd and Wurthmann Restaurant

Boyd and Wurthmann is one of the oldest continuously operated restaurants in Amish Country. Location: Main Street (U.S. 62/State Route 39) in Berlin, a Holmes County village in the heart of northeast...

Short line railroads: Movers and shakers

Engine 5255, a 100-ton locomotive christened in 1979, is Indiana Eastern Railroad’s "work-horse" that pulls cargo to and from New Haven, Ohio. Layhigh Road is a little-traveled ribbon of asphalt in rural...

Ice delivery: Frozen in time

Wagons like this one from the People’s Ice and Coal Company delivered ice in the 1890s. (Image courtesy Hancock Historical Museum, Findlay) Let's look to the future: It's mid-July and incredibly hot, just...

Ohio Icon: These Are My Jewels

Photo courtesy of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board Location: On the grounds of the Ohio Statehouse at the northwest quadrant of Capitol Square. Provenance: Created for an Ohio exhibit at the...

College Corner: A place on the map

West College Corner, Indiana, and its neighbor and sister city, College Corner, Ohio Maps make for good reading. In the names of places, you'll find some history, drama, romance, biography, and even some...

Farm girl with curls

Lauren Schwab Eyre is a member of Butler Rural Electric Cooperative. Lauren Schwab Eyre has carefully and intentionally cultivated her image as a "farm girl with curls." She not only works on her family's...

Snowy winter forecast

Photo by Chip Gross On Thanksgiving Day 2017, an uninvited guest arrived at an Amish farm just a few miles north of Berlin, Ohio — and decided to stay. It was a young snowy owl, and the bird hung around...

Ice Cream Empire: Young’s Jersey Dairy celebrates 150th birthday

Photo courtesy of Young's Jersey Dairy What's Cow Patty ice cream? According to Dan Young, CEO and chief ice cream scooper at Young's Jersey Dairy, that's customers' most common question. Folks need only...

Survivor story: These are the good old days for bald eagles

Photo by Chip Gross If you have a concern for wildlife, it's easy to get caught up in the plight of current endangered and threatened species — so much so that we sometimes forget to celebrate the...

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...