Month: April 2016

Ohio Valley Opry charms audiences with family-friendly entertainment

Ohio Valley Opry charms audiences with family-friendly entertainment

The Ohio Valley Opry (OVO) has been charming audiences at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville since 2000. Founded by Marvin Clark and his family, the 7-piece band puts on a show featuring traditional country tunes and old bluegrass favorites. Since then, the show […]

In Somerset, family-owned Kirby Farm makes breakfast staple: maple syrup

In Somerset, family-owned Kirby Farm makes breakfast staple: maple syrup

Maple syrup season is off to a delicious – if sticky – start at the Kirby Farm in Muskingum county.  Tim Kirby of the Kirby Farm, a family-run farm west of Somerset, stands in front of a maple tree adjacent to the sugar shack building used […]

Perry County lacks fast, affordable high-speed Internet

Perry County lacks fast, affordable high-speed Internet

Internet in Perry county is disappointingly slow and expensive compared to the rest of the Ohio. Lynn Warner just wants faster Internet. At her home in Noble County, the Caldwell Public Library librarian subscribes to Frontier Communications Corporation’s Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) — a souped-up version […]

Athens 30 Mile Meal Project offers variety of local tastes

Athens 30 Mile Meal Project offers variety of local tastes

The long-standing tradition of local food is a staple in the food economy of Athens, Ohio, thanks, in part, to the 30 Mile Meal Project. The 30 Mile Meal Project is a collaboration between the Athens County Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACCVB), the Appalachian Center […]

Cherry Street Pub serves eats, treats, and nostalgic seats

Cherry Street Pub serves eats, treats, and nostalgic seats

Lancaster’s Cherry Street Pub may be a new and tasy addition to the city, but the restaurant’s vintage interior reflects the owners’ fond memories of their hometown and its residents. While Lancaster’s Cherry Street Pub is not quite at the end of the rainbow, to […]

Bon Vivant!

Bon Vivant!

Bill and Susanne Justice’s 9 Tables restaurant serves high-end cuisine, but feels like home Tucked away in a small town in Athens County called The Plains, an old miner’s house-turned-restaurant serves the appetite of locals and visitors alike. At the turn of the 20th century […]

4H Youth Development and Ohio County Fairs

4H Youth Development and Ohio County Fairs

4H collaborates with local Ohio county fairs, to engage children in science and agriculture programs. For more than a century the 4H Youth Development organization has been curating programs engaging children across America with agriculture and science. The organization offers everything from healthy living classes, […]

French Art Colony serves as culture hub for Gallipolis

French Art Colony serves as culture hub for Gallipolis

Art and culture center brings art classes, gallery viewings and theater productions tocommunity Located on the banks of the river in Gallipolis, the French Art Colony has been a destination for art classes, gallery expeditions and theater productions for more than 50 years in Gallia […]

Majestic theater, Chillicothe fight for funds

Majestic theater, Chillicothe fight for funds

The historic Majestic Theater competes for renovation grants to bring life back into the first capitol A Historic Past The story of the Majestic Theater is one that echoes the story of its Chillicothe home. This towering playhouse sits mere blocks away from many of the […]

The Mothman of Point Pleasant

The Mothman of Point Pleasant

Just across the Ohio River lurks a mystery that has gripped the town of Point Pleasant and its neighbors on both sides of their watery boundary. Nearly 50 years ago on November 12, 1966, five men digging a grave in rural West Virginia claimed they […]