Month: April 2016

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 […]

Napoli’s Pizza, McHappy’s Donuts Serving Belpre, Marietta and More for Decades

Napoli’s Pizza, McHappy’s Donuts Serving Belpre, Marietta and More for Decades

A mother’s love and her pizza and donuts helped started the Waldeck family business. Wayne Waldeck asserts the success of Napoli’s Pizza and McHappy’s Donuts was not his initial goal — rather a business opportunity to help his mother find purpose. The two companies that […]

Steiner’s Speakeasy

Steiner’s Speakeasy

Prohibition Era-Styled Bar emphasizes good drinks, good music and the comfort of community. Tara Gillum, the 33 year old owner of Steiner’s Speakeasy in Chillicothe, says her idea for the retro drinking establishment derives from a plan she and her now-deceased grandfather shared. “I just […]

Shawnee Restoration Efforts Show Promise

Shawnee Restoration Efforts Show Promise

The Tecumseh Theater undergoing major renovations Shawnee is the prime example of what boom-town architecture had to offer in the early 1900s. Much like the rest of the historical town, the large, three-story Tecumseh Theater is a relic of the past. But local efforts to […]