Ohio Cooperative Living

Co-op Spotlight: Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative

Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative's service territory is teeming with natural beauty. Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative (GMEC) serves 17,091 consumer-members in east-central Ohio. The...

Broccoli basics

Broccoli is one of the easiest of veggies to grow, but it takes a bit of finesse to finish with a cut that’s head and shoulders above the rest. Many of us gardeners have our vegetable favorites, but...

Ohio Icon: The Miamisburg Mound

Photo by Damaine Vonada Location: On a 100-foot-high bluff near the Great Miami River in Miamisburg Mound Park. Provenance: Originally measuring 68 feet or more in height, the conically shaped...

Squatcher gathering: The Ohio Bigfoot Conference

A carved Bigfoot family tries to look inconspicuous at the Ohio Bigfoot Conference. (Photo by Chip Gross) Do I believe in the existence of Bigfoot, a hair-covered, 8-foot-tall mysterious monster that...

Always on duty

Pat O'Loughlin, president & CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Across the state, Ohio's electric co-ops invest in new and updated equipment to bring electricity to your home or business on a...

Flavorful fungus

Simple mushroom salad High in fiber and vitamin-rich, mushrooms are a healthy and versatile way to enhance any...

Linemen: All in the family

Jake Wells and Frank Wells Electric cooperatives are often thought of as "family" — after all, they share common principles and a commitment to their communities that make for relationships that go...

Easy eggplant

Photo by Rick Wetherbee Years ago, I discovered that there is a lot to like about eggplant. Aesthetically captivating, the plant's gorgeous lavender flowers, followed by a glistening display of purple...

Southern flying squirrels: Swooping through the night

The most common type of squirrel in Ohio is one most of its citizens have never seen. (Photo credit: Getty Images) We're accustomed to sharing our outdoors with gray squirrels and fox squirrels, but the...

The Becks: Pedal pushers

Karen and Bruce Beck of Mount Gilead have ridden from sea to shining sea on their tandem bicycle and are preparing for a second cross-country trip later this year. Like many middle-aged married couples,...