Month: December 2016

Dorsell Bibbee:  Coolville’s grounded gentleman

Dorsell Bibbee: Coolville’s grounded gentleman

Dorsell Bibbee helped dig his first grave as a teenager, and 60 years later, he’s still diggin’. By Christopher Miller Ordinarily, retirement is spent resting and relaxing, not regularly shoveling dirt many times your own weight. Suffice to assume, Dorsell Bibbee, an 82-year-old Tuppers Plains resident […]

Civil War Reenactors bring life (and gun powder) to Ohio history

Civil War Reenactors bring life (and gun powder) to Ohio history

Reenactors travel hours to re-live bits of the past. By Emily Bohatch Samuel Walgren quietly holds his breath as the P. A. Denny glides through the steady waters of the Ohio River, closer and closer to what, for some, could mean the end.Inch by inch, the atmosphere […]

Bicentennial birthday stories from the family farm

Bicentennial birthday stories from the family farm

Detwiler, Morgan Raid, and Sater Farms turn 100 and 200 years old this year. Traveling to a farm may not seem the most novel experience, for a lifelong resident of Southeast Ohio where agriculture is part of the regional tapestry. Even the most jaded Ohio local has […]

The Mine Tavern’s tenacity

The Mine Tavern’s tenacity

The Mine Tavern perseveres through adversity and remains the longest operating bar in Ohio By Marisa Salopek Ohio’s longest operating bar rebuilds and continues operation through changes in regional economy, national policies and even the tragic death of an owner.  Open since 1842, The Mine Tavern welds a rich history, witnessing […]

Lancaster’s Two Broke Artists Art Studio offers a mass of class

Lancaster’s Two Broke Artists Art Studio offers a mass of class

Local art teacher teaches thousands in Downtown Lancaster to excel and relish in creating their own masterpiece canvases. By Mackenzie Tucky  “In the art world there’s always something changing, there’s always something cool and new,” says owner of Two Broke Artists Art Studio Bobbi Roberts McKinnon. From a young […]

Blacksmith artisan is old-school cool

Blacksmith artisan is old-school cool

Finding a historical connection in blacksmithing by Samantha Nelson Rob Miller has been a multifaceted artisan for years, but his primary craft is building 18th, 19th and some 17th century guns. Miller says blacksmithing and building guns goes hand-in-hand;parts of the gun such as the lock mechanisms […]

St. Clairsville shop brings quilting “From Past to Present”

St. Clairsville shop brings quilting “From Past to Present”

Mother-daughter duo are transforming their St. Clairsville quilt shop as times change.  By Taylor Maple From Past to Present, a quilt shop run by Jeana Paglialunga and her mother, Joyce, provides quilting and fabric enthusiasts a place to practice their art in the heart of St. […]

Salt Fork State Park’s unrefined elegance

Salt Fork State Park’s unrefined elegance

By Michael Slevin Webster’s New World College Dictionary defines “gem” in two ways. “A cut and polished gemstone or a pearl, used for ornamentation,” and “Anything prized for its beauty and value, esp. if small and perfect of its kind.” Within the parameters of these definitions, Salt Fork State […]

Charlie’s Red Star Blues Barn: Where music and family continue to thrive

Charlie’s Red Star Blues Barn: Where music and family continue to thrive

Saying goodbye to the Foothills Blues & Arts Festival isn’t keeping Meigs County from singing and dancing their hearts out at the Sheets family farm. by Kayla Blanton Barefoot children scurry gleefully along rolling hills and hungry families gather at picnic tables, while roars of applause, […]

Rural community seeks end to homelessness

Rural community seeks end to homelessness

Jackson County residents came together in October for a fundraiser supporting efforts against homelessness by Olivia Bower Jackson County approaches homelessness in a different way by acknowledging the problem and working to solve it, as evidenced by an Oct. 1 fundraiser.The idea for the fundraiser, the first ever […]