Ohio Cooperative Living

Can solar work for my home?

Photo by Gray Watson Home photovoltaic systems have gained popularity in recent years — people are becoming more environmentally conscious at the same time PV technology has improved, costs have dropped,...

Farm bill front and center

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan listens to a point during a meeting with leaders from Ohio electric cooperatives during the 2018 legislative conferences in Washington, D.C. Ohio electric cooperative leaders joined...

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...

Cooperative interns: Building a career

Everyone has to start somewhere, career-wise. Many times, that means internships for those who are trying to sort out possible paths. For decades, explorers who have come into an internship at an electric...

Broadband and prosperity

Pat O'Loughlin, president & CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives The internet has changed the way people live and work around the globe. Access to the internet is the emerging essential utility service....

Play it cool this summer

Credit: Getty Images As summer approaches, it's time to think about ways to make your home more comfortable when the sun beats down. Some of the solutions are low-cost, while others require a bigger...

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,...