Ohio Cooperative Living

Stories of service

Tony Willis, Logan County Electric Cooperative Electric cooperatives across Ohio join the nation this month in honoring veterans of the U.S. armed forces — America's courageous protectors, defenders, and...

What we’re thankful for

Pat O'Loughlin, president & CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Almost daily, I find myself disappointed, even upset, with the words and actions of people in leadership positions — politicians,...

The root of the matter

Turn to trusted root veggies for hearty, savory meals this fall. These humble veggies spend the summer growing and maturing underground, developing to their hearty and flavorful best, so they can bring...

Ohio’s crime dogs

K-9 officer Mattis trains with ODNR officers Chris Gilkey and Jeremy Carter (in the "bite suit"). As hunting seasons open this fall, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Wildlife...

2018 holiday Ohio-made gift guide

Baum Pottery, Lebanon Make your list and check it twice. Then check out our annual selection of Ohio items that are ideal for Christmas gifting. Baum Pottery, Lebanon At their home's pottery studio and...

Mr. Dawes and his maples

Dawes Arboretum in Newark Successful individuals often amass museum-worthy collections reflecting their interests — works of art, luxury cars, fine wines, even historic structures. While Libbey's glass...

Cut the chill: Tips for winter comfort

While a fireplace may warm a small area of your home, it can also suck heated air from the room out through the chimney. Always close the fireplace flue when a fire is not burning. Also, during the winter,...

Alpacas aplenty

Debbie Patonai of The Alpacas of Phantasy Pharm gives some love to one of her new, lighter-fleeced alpacas. (Photo by Damaine Vonada) While driving to an alpaca show in Kentucky a few years ago, Debbie...

Ohio Icon: Harpersfield Covered Bridge

Harpersfield Covered Bridge Location: Harpersfield Road, about a half-mile west of State Route 534 in Ashtabula County. Provenance: Constructed in 1868 to replace an earlier bridge lost in a flood, the...

Rooting out the rats

The Allegheny woodrat (Photo by Chip Gross) Not many people get excited upon seeing a rat, at least, not in a positive way. But there is a group of folks in southern Ohio who go absolutely giddy when...