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New Lexington’s Caring Bookstore 

New Lexington’s Caring Bookstore 

Along with selling books, a small bookstore wants to help create awareness for Ohio’s growing problem.   The little book store in the middle of Main Street in New Lexington might not seem like much at first. But among the small stash of books that line the 5-foot-tall shelves in Twice Turned Bookstore lies real gold and a […]

Wheatberry Books: Downtown Chillicothe’s newest independent bookstore

Wheatberry Books: Downtown Chillicothe’s newest independent bookstore

In the growing heart of Chillicothe, a former tattoo parlor is now an independent bookstore. In December, Wheatberry Books, a community-oriented business opened to sell new and used books to the people of Ross County. “We have a small store, but we like to cover […]

Wayne National Forest to construct 88 new miles of trail

Wayne National Forest to construct 88 new miles of trail

After years of planning, Wayne National Forest, which spans across 12 southeastern Ohio counties, received approval to begin the construction of 88 additional miles of biking and hiking paths. The Baileys Mountain Bike Trail System, to be located between Athens and Nelsonville, will connect to other trails along […]

Ohio’s Most Perfect Tree

Ohio’s Most Perfect Tree

In Pike County there stands a tree that is so perfect that it has been claimed to have been featured on Ripley’s Believe it or not. After that, it was rumored to be the world’s most perfect tree. It may not be the world’s most perfect […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]