Ohio Cooperative Living

Turning on the lights: Las Tortugas and San Jorge

Jobs ranged from setting poles and installing distribution line, to placing switches and bulbs in the homes. The group also delivered shoes, computer equipment, and water purification systems to the...

First aid for the mind

Steve and Debbie Terrill, founders of Mindful Minds (Photos by Jeffry Konczal) There's an idealistic nature about rural and small-town Ohio. People know their neighbors, they support their community, and...

Mother’s Day Brunch

Fried Egg and Black Bean Cakes Take a few steps up from plain old pancakes or scrambled eggs when you bring Mom her breakfast in bed this year; these delightful dishes will make her...

Ohio Icon: Cleveland’s West Side Market

West Side Market, Cleveland Location: Lorain Avenue and West 25th Street in Cleveland’s historic Ohio City neighborhood. Provenance: The last of three public markets that catered to Cleveland’s...

Exercising your privilege to vote

Pat O'Loughlin, president and CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives On Tuesday, May 8, Ohio opens the polls for registered voters to exercise the privilege of free selection in party primaries; to make your...

Give your gut a tune-up

Sauerkraut is one of the best-known probiotic-rich foods. (Photo by Getty Images) The gastrointestinal tract is one of the more important parts of your body to keep healthy, yet it's one of the easiest to...

Drive-thru birding: Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

For two weeks a year, the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge opens its gates for visitors to get an inside look at the refuge and its birds and other wildlife. (Photo by Chip Gross) Some of the best birding...

Black gold in West Virginia

Mike Naylor oversees the Volcano Museum in Waverly, W.Va. (Photo by Jamie Rhein) On August 4, 1879, before the sun rose over the craggy mountains in western West Virginia, the oil boomtown of Volcano...

Shipshewana, Indiana: Great food, great shopping

Shipshewana Trading Place Auction & Flea Market (Photo courtesy Shipshewana Trading Place Auction & Flea Market) It was 25 minutes past noon when I scored the last serving of the Friday lunch...

Aim for quality: Don’t cut corners with renovation contractors

Be sure to inspect energy improvements, such as replacement windows, to make sure they are installed properly before you make a final payment. Last month, I offered tips on how to hire a good contractor,...