Year: 2017

Latta Earthworks cultivates better compost for Athens County

Latta Earthworks cultivates better compost for Athens County

Wearing brown from head to toe, Chad Latta of Latta Earthworks seems to blend into the piles of compost that surround him. “Welcome to my sandbox,” Latta says with a smile. The compost site sits just outside the county seat of Athens. “This is where […]

Making Moonshine in the Hocking Hills

Making Moonshine in the Hocking Hills

Hooch. Mash liquor. Mountain dew. Known by many names, moonshine is one of the oldest and most famous spirits in the U.S. Its flavor is distinctly sweet and deceitfully potent. And today, moonshine maestros like Brian St. Clair, owner of Hocking Hills Moonshine in Logan, […]

Ohio Hockey announcer’s impact in Athens is felt far beyond the ice rink

Ohio Hockey announcer’s impact in Athens is felt far beyond the ice rink

The Ohio University hockey team takes the ice for a game at Bird Arena. A loud, booming voice roars throughout the historic building. “WELCOME TO THE ICE YOUR O-HII-OOO BOBCATS!!!” That is the voice of 32-year-old Jacob Jakuszeit, public address announcer for the hockey team. […]

Dolan’s Chill and Grill is the hub of family and friends in Pleasant City

Dolan’s Chill and Grill is the hub of family and friends in Pleasant City

If you’re looking for home cooked meals and friendly faces in Pleasant City, Dolan’s Chill and Grill is the place to go. For owner Donna Dolan there were several factors that influenced her decision to open the restaurant, including the desire to start a new […]

The Skyview Drive-In theatre in Lancaster operates as a hallmark of Americana culture

The Skyview Drive-In theatre in Lancaster operates as a hallmark of Americana culture

At the Skyview Drive-In movie theatre, a bright white and seamless screen defiantly stands the test of time. The scent of fresh popcorn flows throughout the gravel parking lot as Elvis’ “Hound Dog” rocks through the air. Children run and play in the grass under […]

The Guernsey County Getaway You Can Feel Good About

The Guernsey County Getaway You Can Feel Good About

For John Nicolozakes, wine started out as a hobby. He is a man of many talents, after all. Not only does he own and manage Cambridge’s only trucking company, but he also acts in commercials and short films. This hobby, however, has transformed into a […]

Region’s last local record store continues tradition

Region’s last local record store continues tradition

On West Union Street in Athens sits an empty storefront that once served as a haven for vinyl collectors. The former shop, Haffa’s Records, closed in late September after nearly two decades of patronage. However, the region finds hope in the success of Chillicothe’s Apollo […]

Discover Benjamin Lundy and the Underground Railroad Museum in Flushing

Discover Benjamin Lundy and the Underground Railroad Museum in Flushing

Children’s books and old yoke worn by slaves during the Middle Passage can be found among other mementos of history inside a building on the corner of East High and Market streets in Flushing. “There are still thousands and thousands of stories to be told […]

Couple builds on recycled material

Couple builds on recycled material

Down a winding back road in Philo sits the home of Annie and Jay Warmke. But this isn’t an average house made of brick, siding or stone. The Warmke’s house is made of trash. The walls are filled with mud-packed tires and covered with a […]

Castle Inn Mystery Nights are spooky fun

Castle Inn Mystery Nights are spooky fun

The Castle Inn Bed and Breakfast in Circleville maintains a tall and imposing figure across the landscape. And on the last Friday of every month, it offers a role-playing event that Agatha Christie would likely approve of: a murder mystery.   On this particular evening, […]