Monroe County is the Switzerland of Ohio

Driving around Monroe County’s jutting hills and past protruding cliffs of layered limestone, a world traveler might compare the region to Bern, Switzerland. In the early 19th century, the region’s geography is exactly what attracted Swiss and German immigrants. Remnants of Swiss and German traditions are evident in the county’s architectural style. Swiss-inspired wood frame…

Portsmouth’s Bypass Basics

The Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway, a concept first discussed 51 years ago, will bypass Portsmouth in Scioto County. According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, the highway is the largest project in ODOT history and also the first project to use the concept of public-private partnership, a contract between ODOT and the Portsmouth Gateway…

The Driving Force of Superloads

Most Southeast Ohio drivers have probably experienced the displeasure of driving disruptions caused by superloads. These gigantic vehicles haul oversized loads of goods on Ohio highways.  To move these enormous shipments, the state highway patrol must evacuate the roads to make way.  While some see the massive loads as an inconvenience, others acknowledge the delay as…