Day: April 13, 2016

Dresden scrapbooking retreat gives woman new purpose in life

Dresden scrapbooking retreat gives woman new purpose in life

Yvonne Hammond and her husband bought the Village Victorian Bedand Breakfast nearly three years ago to help make Yvonne’s dream come true. Sometimes starting a new chapter of one’s life seems akin to reading a mystery novel. What happens next? Will she find happiness? Yvonne […]

Pike County’s Dogwood Pass is More Than Just a Hobby For Owners

Pike County’s Dogwood Pass is More Than Just a Hobby For Owners

Mike “Frog” Montgomery and his wife, Sharlene, run Dogwood Pass, a replica of a Wild West town. The two have built the town from the ground up, growing their little hobby into a successful business. While most couples share common interests of rooting for the […]

The Counterfeit House

The Counterfeit House

Built in 1840 in Adams County for the purpose of counterfeiting 50 cent pieces and $500 bills, the Counterfeit House has stood for nearly 17 decades as a museum, tourist destination and now haunted, crumbling structure.  In the rolling hills and holler of Adams County, a dilapidated […]

ReUse Industries Opens Athens First Tool Library

ReUse Industries Opens Athens First Tool Library

Athens Tool Library gives you access to over 500 different tools Ever wish you had full and legal access to your neighbor’s tools? Such sentiments align with the philosophy of Athens Tool Library, the first of its kind in the Appalachian region. Located next to […]

Wild Honey

Wild Honey

She had worked for months to rebuild her job out of the pieces of her last one, and here was another chance. Meredith Allen, who previously managed Kismet on West Union Street, is now the co-owner of Honey—Athens’ newest lingerie boutique. If “kismet” refers to destiny or fate […]

The Cars and Drivers of Brushcreek Motorsports Complex

The Cars and Drivers of Brushcreek Motorsports Complex

Take a look into what makes Brushcreek Motorsports Complex a special community in the summer. To find a rural racecar track at night, you can either look for the glow of industrial floodlights or listen for the low decibel rumble of high performance engines. But in […]

The Wilds provides warm winter accommodations for animals

The Wilds provides warm winter accommodations for animals

The conservation facility moves about half of its animals to indoor barns during the winter months. Wednesday, who was born in March, is preparing for her first Ohio winter. But her parents are not buying her a coat, a hat or gloves. Instead, she’s growing out […]

Businesses on Buckeye Lake struggling financially after state-imposed low water level

Businesses on Buckeye Lake struggling financially after state-imposed low water level

Businesses surrounding Buckeye Lake suffering because of state sanctioned low water levels. Chris Alexander has spent his entire 60 years living and working on Buckeye Lake, which straddles the Licking, Fairfield and Perry County borders. Alexander—owner of the marina Alexander’s Landing—says the restaurants, bars and marinas […]

Blennerhassett and Wildlife Refuge Part of Ohio River Islands

Blennerhassett and Wildlife Refuge Part of Ohio River Islands

Blennerassett Mansion and parts of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Refuge reside on the Ohio River islands near Belpre and Marietta. To a visitor driving on State Route 7 along the Ohio River, the five tree-covered islands separating the Parkersburg and Marietta areas might inspire […]

Davidson Family’s Venture, Hocking Hills Winery, Establishes Roots in Logan

Davidson Family’s Venture, Hocking Hills Winery, Establishes Roots in Logan

After a slow start in 2008, the Davidson family is finally producing all of its wine on site. Just an Old Cattle Farm You could say that Max and Loris Davidson’s legacy is growing in spirit. The now-deceased patriarch and matriarch once operated a cattle […]