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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Zanesville’s Bryan Place designed for business

Zanesville’s Bryan Place designed for business

From the outside, Bryan Place in Zanesville looks like a large, old building. White columns and archways support its brick exterior and multitude of windows. But behind the black, iron fence and through the trees and flowers is a seemingly out-of-place sign that teases Sunday […]

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, […]