Ohio Cooperative Living

Keeping the connection: Co-ops find new ways to communicate

Credit: Getty Images Somewhere among the archives belonging to Pioneer Electric Cooperative in Piqua is buried a postcard from a member notifying the cooperative that the power was out at his...

The Cooperative Difference

Pat O'Loughlin, president & CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives There's plenty that separates an electric cooperative from a typical electric utility. Though we provide essentially the same service to...

Marblehead Lighthouse: Lake Erie Icon

Marblehead Lighthouse on the shores of Lake Erie (Photo by Chip Gross) What is it that attracts us to lighthouses? Could it be their immovable stability in an ever-changing world? Mute guides to somehow...

A matter of trust

Constant variety is one great thing about DeChant Farms, which boasts more than 20 crops and other delectables throughout the season. (Photo by James Proffitt) A card table laden with amber honey, a small...

Summer specialties

These four courses’ worth of seasonal specialties make a meal perfectly fit for a hot summer...

Cruise-ins: Car shows near you

Photo by Damaine Vonada Baseball may be the national pastime, but cruise-ins are Ohio's obsession. From spring through fall, anybody and everybody — towns, museums, businesses, and even wineries —...

Sensational sunflowers

Music box sunflower (photo by Rick Wetherbee) With dazzling blooms that come in an ever-changing palette of sun-drenched colors, the once-towering native plant of the Americas is turning heads in a big,...

The Indian Art of Robert Griffing

Robert Griffing Where others see modern-day cities, he sees ancient Indian villages. Where others see today's crop fields, he sees vast virgin forests. In short, Robert Griffing sees Ohio as it was long...

Ohio Icon: The Ritz Theatre

The Ritz Theatre, Tiffin Location: Downtown Tiffin, south of the Sandusky River. Provenance: Opened on December 20, 1928, by owners Dan Kerwin and Adam Ritzler, The Ritz Theatre was known as "Tiffin's...

Cool and refreshing summer drinks

Frosted creamsicle smoothie When summer’s heat hits, these bright drinks are sure to add some pep to your...