Day: April 29, 2016

Appalachian Wine Trail offers adventure, prizes for wine enthusiasts

Appalachian Wine Trail offers adventure, prizes for wine enthusiasts

The 11-stop wine trail brings guests and business to region’s wineries and vineyards. Lovers of the great outdoors (and fruit of the vine) visit independent wineries across southeast Ohio to sample local libations, enjoy live music and in a spirited twist — check off their trail […]

Honoring Our Region’s Underground Railroad Legacy

Honoring Our Region’s Underground Railroad Legacy

Henry Robert Burke is a published author, historian, volunteer, lecturer and newspaper columnist. Burke’s work is viewed as valuable slave research. He was nationally recognized as an Underground Railroad scholar until his death in 2012. “He was such a great person and a huge loss […]

Roseville Prison is now a private manor

Roseville Prison is now a private manor

Located off of state Route 93 is Roseville Prison. Across a rustic steel bridge, the 27-acres of land opened in 1927, and operated until 1966. However, it has been decaying for the past 50 years. The allure of the decaying facade often attracts visitors, despite […]

Maple Tapping Adventures in Fairfield County

Maple Tapping Adventures in Fairfield County

The Lancaster Maple Tapping Festival offers Fairfield County residents the chance to watch demonstrations of maple tapping and learn more about the history of maple syrup. After the syrup has been tapped, attendees enjoy a pancake breakfast and purchase goods from local vendors. “It’s based […]

Bellaire Businessman Hopes to Build His Community

Bellaire Businessman Hopes to Build His Community

Belmont County resident Dan Brown is many things: a recycler, an Adult Fan of Legos, a local businessman, a would-be councilperson and the self-proclaimed Donald Trump of the Village of Bellaire. As a businessman, Brown owns a recycling company and the popular Toy and Plastic […]

Southeast Ohio teacher reigns as Miss Ohio USA

Southeast Ohio teacher reigns as Miss Ohio USA

Gallipolis native Megan Wise knows the importance of perseverance. The pageant veteran and reigning Miss Ohio USA competed for nine years to get to where she is today. In her final year of eligibility, Wise took the crown and is now preparing to compete in […]

Muskingum County Business Incubator fosters high-tech startups in Zanesville

Muskingum County Business Incubator fosters high-tech startups in Zanesville

A small business incubator in Zanesville is reshaping the local economy with technology. The Muskingum County Business Incubator (MCBI) is housed in a former schoolhouse, a 55,000 square foot former elementary school building that five years ago served the nearby city of Zanesville. Since then, […]