Ohio Cooperative Living

Apples: Uncommonly good

Snap pea and apple salad The crunch of a fresh apple eaten out of hand is one of the pleasures of early fall, but these recipes might inspire you to think of the luscious fruit in a whole new...

Ohio River monsters

Chris Rolph of Williamsburg and the 96-pound current Ohio state-record blue catfish, caught from the Ohio River in 2009. (Photo by Tom Cross) Stories of huge catfish — channel cats, flatheads, and blues...

Feeling ‘Rustacious’

Rusty Baker plays along with the ambient music during a tour of his barn in Holmes County, which is filled with a collection of various instruments and adorned outside with generations of music legends...

Co-op Spotlight: Butler Rural Electric Cooperative

Hueston Woods State Park, which lies in Butler's service territory, is a popular outdoor getaway. Located between Cincinnati and Dayton, Butler Rural Electric Cooperative (BREC) serves over 11,600...

So what exactly is a cooperative?

Pattycake Bakery in Clintonville, Columbus, is a worker-owned cooperative. The moment they open the door, Pattycake Bakery patrons are greeted with the smell of freshly baked Marry Me Blueberry muffins and...

Celebrating the cooperative business model

Credit: Getty Images People working together for a common cause is nothing new. For those efforts to be sustainable over time requires operating principles — tenets that guide our actions and decisions....

A bit about buckeyes

Photo: Getty Images The nasally call of summer insects has begun to fade away, and the shiny wax coating of tree leaves is beginning to lose its luster. As summer turns toward fall, buckeye seeds come to...

Fall fly-in fun!

Dewey Davenport stands on the wing of his red 1930 New Standard D-25 biplane while he awaits a passenger for a ride. Scattered across the rural landscape of the Buckeye State are hundreds of small, grass...

Hocking Hills: Birth and rebirth

Hocking Hills State Park Jim Schaefer is a northeast Ohio native who's dedicated his life to "improving Ohio." Jim and his wife, Joan, have a particular passion for Hocking Hills State Park, where their...

Soybeans, beef, bees, and battling the weather

(from left) Jessica and Tyler Basham, Josh and Cristen Fiebiger, and Jayne and Isaac Barnes Some members of today's younger generations — millennials and Gen Zers, if you will — favor a trendier, urban...