In-depth Features

Marietta Makes History

Marietta Makes History

One studio is responsible for markings of history all across the nation. And nobody even knows it’s there.   Marietta is a treasure trove of history and off-beat facts. Taking the time to explore the small town will reveal ghost stories, museums and the last intact steam-powered sternwheel boat. But Marietta also harbors a bit […]

Traveling Through History on the Ancient Ohio Trail

Traveling Through History on the Ancient Ohio Trail

The Ancient Ohio Trail (AOT) is a comprehensive collection of travel routes and resources designed to help tourists discover “the distinguished Native American Culture in the Midwest,” according to the AOT website. AOT also offers virtual excursions to experience earthworks as they were believed to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]