Ohio Cooperative Living

Inland seas: National Museum of the Great Lakes

Photo by Chip Gross It was more than 60 years ago, and I was just 6 years old, rubbernecking from the back seat of my parents' red-and-white 1950s-era Ford Fairlane. As we neared our destination, my father...

Cheers: Dalton Union Winery and Brewery

Dale and Tonya Mabry deliver fun and flavor at Dalton Union Winery and Brewery. (Photo by Damaine Vonada) What's in a name? Dalton Union Winery and Brewery's name is packed with meaning. Owners Dale and...

Ohio Icon: Grandpa’s Cheesebarn

Photo courtesy of Grandpa's Cheesebarn Location: On U.S. 250, about 4 miles east of Ashland and a half-mile from Interstate 71. Provenance: Grandpa's Cheesebarn began in 1978, when Dick and Vera Baum...

Co-op Spotlight: Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative

Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative's service territory is a top tourist area in the Buckeye State. Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative (HWEC) sits proudly among beautiful rolling hills and amid the largest...

At their peak: Buckeye Power’s peaking generators

Nick Mascia, project engineer at Buckeye Power, uses a borescope to look for damage to a turbine at the Mone plant. During the year's milder periods, a peaking facility like the Greenville Generating...

Good stewards

Credit: Getty Images Ohio's Electric Cooperatives was gratified to see the Environmental Protection Agency finalize its work on the Affordable Clean Energy rule to further reduce carbon dioxide emissions,...

‘Get busy living or get busy dying’

The Ohio State Reformatory (photo by Damaine Vonada) When The Shawshank Redemption was released in 1994, no one predicted the movie would make Mansfield, Ohio, a tourist destination for fans. Filmed almost...

Winking at the moon in Wapakoneta

The futuristic architecture of the Armstrong Air and Space Museum was meant to resemble a moon base. The museum houses, among other artifacts, the Gemini 8 capsule that Armstrong flew in 1966. The whole...

Mothapalooza

Photo by Alice Kahn In Ohio, there are an estimated 2,500 species of moths, compared to fewer than 140 butterfly species. An enthusiastic group of Ohio "moth-ers" (people who enjoy moths, rather than a...

Showtime: The Country Concert

Country Fest in Shelby County Michael Barhorst never tired of standing near the covered stage in the natural amphitheater on his property in rural Shelby County, watching thousands of country music fans...