Month: December 2017

How a paintball park in Southeast Ohio stays alive

How a paintball park in Southeast Ohio stays alive

On an unusually warm day last fall, Frank Casto fired paintballs at a target latched onto a tall tree near his shop. The dye-filled capsules zoomed through the humid air. As they ricocheted off the target, the paintballs splattered and burst into a cloud of […]

Perry County Woman Discovers “Llama Love”

Perry County Woman Discovers “Llama Love”

30 years ago, Donna and Jack Moore had no idea what they were getting themselves into—a lifetime of working with wooly creatures. The two were educators from Cleveland Ohio. He was a superintendent; she was an English teacher. Jack’s health was declining, so they decided […]

Two of Pomeroy’s most familiar faces have been delivering mail for more than three decades

Two of Pomeroy’s most familiar faces have been delivering mail for more than three decades

7:30 a.m.—As street lamps finish their midnight shift and flicker off one by one, the double front doors of the Pomeroy Post Office hold back the only visible light source on a sleepy 2nd Street. For 31 years, Jim Pullins and Jan Davis have been […]

PLAYLIST: What to listen to when you’re fishing in Southeast Ohio

PLAYLIST: What to listen to when you’re fishing in Southeast Ohio

As seen in our winter/spring edition of Southeast Ohio, Jordan Horrobin broke down the fishing scene in the region. If you’re hankering to explore what these fishing holes have to offer, the staff made a playlist to listen to when trying out these new spots.

At 92 years old, Pomeroy’s Vera Crow Still Operates Restaurant

At 92 years old, Pomeroy’s Vera Crow Still Operates Restaurant

In 2016, Meigs County awarded Vera Crow with the Lifetime Business Achievement Award for her work as owner of Pomeroy’s KFC-Long John Silver’s. The restaurant has been in the family for more than 60 years, though it was originally called Crow’s Steak House. At 92 […]

Athens County Horse Farm Rescues Slaughter-Bound Horses and More

Athens County Horse Farm Rescues Slaughter-Bound Horses and More

The first horse Rachel Bendler rescued on her own from a slaughter-sale was Red. In 2007, Red was penned up at a horse auction waiting to be sold. Instead of meeting his demise over the border in Canada where horse slaughter is legal, Red met […]

Athens to get its first transitional housing for women recovering from addiction

Athens to get its first transitional housing for women recovering from addiction

Teresa G. still receives support from other women who once sent letters to her at least twice a week. She had started receiving these letters after she joined a 12-step recovery program while in prison for forgery and check theft to fund her addiction. The […]

Vetting the vet: Q&A with animal expert Jan Ramer

Vetting the vet: Q&A with animal expert Jan Ramer

Across several states and multiple countries, veterinarian Jan Ramer has built a successful career caring for animals and working for the welfare and conservation of endangered species. Ramer, from Indianapolis, has worked as a regional manager for Gorilla Doctors in Rwanda and an animal keeper […]

Everything at Millie’s Restaurant is made from scratch

Everything at Millie’s Restaurant is made from scratch

Like its famous pies, Millie’s Restaurant was built from scratch. Nearly 30 years ago, Millie Duncan’s husband got tired of people coming into their house for Millie’s food, so he built her a restaurant next door. What started in the home is now a full-time […]

Regional artist brightens Belmont County Juvenile Court with local landmark paintings

Regional artist brightens Belmont County Juvenile Court with local landmark paintings

Railroads and bridges now line the walls of Belmont County Juvenile Court thanks to the work of regional artist Barbara Eiben. Eiben, known to Belmont residents as an impressionist painter of the county’s landmarks, was commissioned by a judge who wanted to showcase the scenery […]