Ohio Cooperative Living

A driverless future

It's a matter of when - not if - self-driving cars become commonplace on American roads. (Credit: Getty Images) In a few years, you may be able to spend your morning commute reading a book, checking...

Heat blockers: Radiant barriers for energy savings

In many homes, a radiant barrier can help owners save money. Homeowners are constantly looking for ways to help keep heat in a home during the winter and to keep heat out in the summer. One of the best...

Glorious and melty

Parmesan-crusted Italian grilled cheese (Photos by Catherine Murray) Cheese is that nearly perfect food ­­— equally appropriate for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, for the fanciest dinner party or a...

Long and short of it: Winter’s visitors from the north

The "ears" that give the long-eared owl its name are not ears at all, but tufts of feathers that help its camouflage. (Photo by Chip Gross) Each winter, Ohio is invaded by mysterious aliens that sail south...

Ohio Icon: Krohn Conservatory

Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati (Photo by Gary Kessler) Location: Cincinnati's Eden Park, a hilltop oasis that's also home to the Cincinnati Art Museum; the Presidents' Grove of trees honoring U.S. chief...

Eye in the sky: Drones help co-op improve service

The use of a drone has helped Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative diagnose issues on their 140-foot-tall communications tower. (Photo by Brett Ransome) There is a 140-foot-tall communications tower positioned at...

Keeping safe

Pat O'Loughlin, president and CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Safe, Clean, Reliable, and Affordable: I often use these words to describe the electric power supply that Buckeye Power and all of the...

Everybody loves Erma

Erma Bombeck Way in Dayton was named in honor of the city's famous native. Long before mothers were blogging about their daily lives, Erma Bombeck’s syndicated newspaper column — “At Wit’s End”...

No-fuss houseplants

Houseplants are a widely popular addition in many homes. For some people, though, the thought of growing a houseplant has them seeing only brown instead of green. They may think their indoor growing conditions...

Guess who’s coming to dinner

Dinner with the Presidents, Marion Attractions across Ohio host dining events throughout the year that feature more than just food — the guests of honor include historic figures (actors, impersonators,...