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Blog: A Biker’s Blessing

Blog: A Biker’s Blessing

by Amanda Weisbrod   I don’t really know what I was expecting when I arrived at Rushing Wind Biker Church. I spoke to Pastor Michael McGuire on the phone briefly before driving the hour and a half from Athens to Zanesville, and he seemed nice enough, […]

Blog: Panic in Pickaway 

Blog: Panic in Pickaway 

It starts with a small orange mini-cooper. The car belonged to my photographer Ying, she was driving me to Circleville, Ohio to write a story about the historic murals in Pickaway County. As we rode along the US- 33, our destination was only an hour away. […]

The Well: A Restaurant Café Rooted in Wellness

The Well: A Restaurant Café Rooted in Wellness

After working on several projects and businesses together, brothers Adam and Aaron Leu came together to open The Well, a café restaurant that serves the people of Fairfield County and beyond. The Well is a self-described modern gathering place for the whole family to eat, […]

Coffee Brewers Go from Hobbyists to Wholesalers

Coffee Brewers Go from Hobbyists to Wholesalers

The Walkers broke into the coffee industry after humble beginnings as coffee enthusiasts.   Lorraine and Phil Walker started their coffee business off about as local as possible. They began roasting coffee beans in a popcorn maker and selling it to their friends in Gallipolis in 2008.   […]

Yarn Lovers Unite in Logan 

Yarn Lovers Unite in Logan 

Yarn Lovers Unite is a weekly knitting club that meets at the Logan-Hocking County District Library. Nancy Wright, the program and events coordinator at the library, founded the group in January 2015.  The yarn enthusiasts meet on Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the library’s meeting […]

New Lexington’s Caring Bookstore 

New Lexington’s Caring Bookstore 

Along with selling books, a small bookstore wants to help create awareness for Ohio’s growing problem.   The little book store in the middle of Main Street in New Lexington might not seem like much at first. But among the small stash of books that line the 5-foot-tall shelves in Twice Turned Bookstore lies real gold and a […]

Preserving Shenandoah’s History

Preserving Shenandoah’s History

Nestled in Noble County is a piece of United States history.   Back in 1925, the USS Shenandoah crashed in Ava. The crash’s history lives on at the Shenandoah Air Disaster Museum.   The museum is in a camper and is packed with artifacts detailing life aboard the airship. Theresa Rayner opened the museum with her […]

Wheatberry Books: Downtown Chillicothe’s newest independent bookstore

Wheatberry Books: Downtown Chillicothe’s newest independent bookstore

In the growing heart of Chillicothe, a former tattoo parlor is now an independent bookstore. In December, Wheatberry Books, a community-oriented business opened to sell new and used books to the people of Ross County. “We have a small store, but we like to cover […]

Wayne National Forest to construct 88 new miles of trail

Wayne National Forest to construct 88 new miles of trail

After years of planning, Wayne National Forest, which spans across 12 southeastern Ohio counties, received approval to begin the construction of 88 additional miles of biking and hiking paths. The Baileys Mountain Bike Trail System, to be located between Athens and Nelsonville, will connect to other trails along […]

Marietta Makes History

Marietta Makes History

One studio is responsible for markings of history all across the nation. And nobody even knows it’s there.   Marietta is a treasure trove of history and off-beat facts. Taking the time to explore the small town will reveal ghost stories, museums and the last intact steam-powered sternwheel boat. But Marietta also harbors a bit […]