Month: May 2018

Lawrence County Dedicated to Improving Lives of Probationers

Lawrence County Dedicated to Improving Lives of Probationers

Lawrence County was recently recognized by the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (DRC) for its outstanding intensive-supervision probation programs.   On average, 40 percent of people on probation will eventually end up in jail in Ohio. In Lawrence County, only 28 percent of probationers (as defined by chapter 2951 of […]

Ultramarathoner Grows Love of Sport in Southeast Ohio

Ultramarathoner Grows Love of Sport in Southeast Ohio

If you blink, you might miss him. You have to be fast to keep up with Michael Owen.   When he is not helping plan races around Ohio, the Pomeroy native is running 100-mile races—more commonly known as ultramarathons. Ultramarathons are any distance greater than a marathon, or 26.2 miles.   “The main thing with ultras […]

A Muskingum County Court Targets Crime By Offering Addicts Redemption

A Muskingum County Court Targets Crime By Offering Addicts Redemption

Jeff Stevens got caught shoplifting to get drug money. His addiction began when he dropped out of school and began experimenting with drugs and getting into trouble. Stevens started out with marijuana, but then he started taking pills. When taking pills orally no longer satisfied […]

Preserving Shenandoah’s History

Preserving Shenandoah’s History

Nestled in Noble County is a piece of United States history.   Back in 1925, the USS Shenandoah crashed in Ava. The crash’s history lives on at the Shenandoah Air Disaster Museum.   The museum is in a camper and is packed with artifacts detailing life aboard the airship. Theresa Rayner opened the museum with her […]

Underground Railroad Bed-and-Breakfast

Underground Railroad Bed-and-Breakfast

The John T. Wilson Homestead – a bed-and-breakfast in rural Adams County – offers guests a quiet escape and a glimpse into untold history.  The 186-year old B&B is made up of two buildings built by John T. Wilson himself. There is a two-story brick building where guests can stay […]

Marietta’s Fest of Fitness and Ferment

Marietta’s Fest of Fitness and Ferment

By: Tiffany Goldstein Marietta will host its  annual weeklong  Rivers, Trails & Ales Festival starting August 9th and ending the 12th. The festival will celebrate the natural assets of the town.  According to the National Geographic Adventure, Marietta was ranked number one in outdoor recreation […]

Closure of Hocking Correctional Unit

Closure of Hocking Correctional Unit

By: Julia Fair When tate officials announced that the Hocking Correctional Unit in Nelsonville would close at the end of March, budgets were scrutinized.     The state cited high operational costs as the reason for the prison’s closure. As the prison closed at the end of March, the state’s […]

A Heap of Hospitality

A Heap of Hospitality

By: Montana Ramsey   If you’re craving some of the best comfort food in Ohio, look no further. The Olde Dutch Restaurant and its menu will show you why they are so good.  The restaurant opened in 1994 in Logan. Its menu was inspired by the Amish traditions that are rooted in Southeast Ohio. The Amish communities and traditions can still be found […]

Spin It To Win It

Spin It To Win It

By: Andrew Gillis   Tucked on the side of a mountain in Fairfield County lies a rugged patch of land that’s not as green as the trees that mask the mountainside.    Eagles Nest Disc Golf Course, where a landfill was once located, is one of the premier disc golf […]

Yesteryear’s Toys, Today’s Treasure

Yesteryear’s Toys, Today’s Treasure

By Alyssa Lyons  In the historic district of Marietta lies old boilermakers home full of toys and treasures to transport adults, children, and families back in time.    “People are drawn to the opportunity of going back in time and having an opportunity to see what […]