Year: 2016

Newport family push beyond stigma

Newport family push beyond stigma

How three small-town women are thriving despite family’s history with drug abuse By Kelsie Rinard  The Dunn family has overcome more adversity than most. Despite drug abuse and incarceration surrounding their family members for years, the family’s three core women continue to lead extraordinary lives regardless of small-town stigmas. […]

Guesthouse and studio offers area float meditation

Guesthouse and studio offers area float meditation

Bodhi Tree offers an unlikely form of meditating in a sensory deprivation tank to the region by Sarah Weingarten  Bodhi Tree Guesthouse and Studio, located in Athens County, is the only studio in Southeast Ohio that offers float meditation. The wellness retreat’s owners, Liz and Russell Chamberlain, […]

Region LIGHTs with technology and innovation

Region LIGHTs with technology and innovation

  An innovative new program promotes job creation and collaboration in Appalachia By Wesley Ratko  Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty program began with a speech delivered in Athens, Ohio.  While addressing a crowd on Ohio University’s main campus in May 1964,President Johnson kicked off his push to pass the […]

Bernie & Max Stained Glass shines in Chillicothe

Bernie & Max Stained Glass shines in Chillicothe

Bernie Evans pursues stained glass to encourage community creativity By Paige Bennett New Beginnings Bernie & Max Stained Glass is a studio in Chillicothe, run by former factory worker-turned-artist Bernie Evans. During a medical leave from his 28-year career at the local paper mill, Evans found a passion […]

The Greene Beanery Coffee Roastery serves up quality coffee and conversation

The Greene Beanery Coffee Roastery serves up quality coffee and conversation

Owner Cheryl Greene opened her shop to be “a place for people to come,” and experience the tranquil pleasure that resides in a good cup o’ joe.  By Kayla Blanton The Greene Beanery Coffee Roastery, a former bed and breakfast on State Route 41 in Peebles,is at a perfect distance […]

Don’s Prawns and More brings seafood to locavore scene

Don’s Prawns and More brings seafood to locavore scene

Don Maloney isn’t a typical corn-and-cabbage farmer; rather he’s testing Fairfield County waters with some fishy aquaculture. By Alex Warner “If you like shrimp, then you’ll love prawns,” is a phrase Don Maloney is accustomed to saying now. On this fall day, stationed at Maloney’s prawn sorting table is 8-year-old Zoe […]

Southeast Ohio’s barbecue game packs a punch

Southeast Ohio’s barbecue game packs a punch

An inside look at four restaurants that showcase the region’s tastiest barbecue to pig out on By Alicia MacDonald When it comes to barbecue that makes your mouth water, it’s likely Southeast Ohio isn’t the first place that comes to mind. But hidden along the rolling hills […]

New challenges for public school funding

New challenges for public school funding

Local Coalitions Grapple with New Challenges 20 Years after Landmark Case  By Megan Fair 20 years have passed since the first lawsuits were launched in Ohio to achieve equity in state-funded education. Administrator Cindy Hartman and lawyer Bill Phillis spent time in the thick of it, […]

Sudzy’s Pin-Up Palace

Sudzy’s Pin-Up Palace

As you walk through the doors of Sudzy’s Pin-Up Palace, a red and white polka dot dress beckons for your attention. But before you can even touch its fabric, racks featuring dresses of seemingly every color interrupt your gaze. This cacophony of color, pattern and […]

Take our Morgan’s Raid driving tour

Take our Morgan’s Raid driving tour

by Sarah Weingarten Southern Ohio is the only region in the state to host a Civil War battle. In July 1863,General John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate army raided southern Ohio. And today you can drive along the path that the Confederate army took to […]