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Mystery Loves Company: The Zanesville Community Theatre

Mystery Loves Company: The Zanesville Community Theatre

The stage is empty and guests have yet to fill their seats. The front house of the Zanesville Community Theatre is quiet, but the back dressing room is bustling with commotion and laughter. The actors are getting ready for their fourth performance of Agatha Christie’s […]

Haunted Hocking Investigation Team explores the supernatural

Haunted Hocking Investigation Team explores the supernatural

The cover of the second in a series of seven books about the paranormal in Ohio features a photo of a young girl holding a candle and gazing ominously at the camera. The image conjures up a creepy Poltergeist feeling. But the young girl isn’t […]

Where Doves Fly

Where Doves Fly

People have been squabbling about dove hunting in Ohio for more than 50 years. But since the controversial practice was approved by voters in 1998, it has been increasing in popularity—especially in rural areas. As early as 1963, the Ohio Legislature tried to reclassify the […]

One woman show

One woman show

Barbara Summers is no stranger to putting on productions. As a retired stage manager for Broadway and off‐Broadway shows, it’s no wonder she performs with precision and passion in her current role as executive director for the Southern Hills Arts Council in Jackson. This past […]

Licking’s Favorite Flavor

Licking’s Favorite Flavor

In 1914, Joseph Dager started making ice cream in the basement of a confectionary in Utica with the hope of finding “the American dream.” He started with only three flavors: chocolate, strawberry, and, of course, vanilla. A Century Long Practice Dager emigrated from Lebanon in […]

Small Town Mortuary Museum a Treat

Small Town Mortuary Museum a Treat

At the mention of the words “mortuary museum,” one might think of a haunted house or a horror film. But Bill Peoples, the owner of Marietta’s Cawley & Peoples Mortuary Museum, will tell you his livelihood is more than a horror-movie cliché. Peoples, who also […]