In-depth Features

Pike County’s Dogwood Pass is More Than Just a Hobby For Owners

Pike County’s Dogwood Pass is More Than Just a Hobby For Owners

Mike “Frog” Montgomery and his wife, Sharlene, run Dogwood Pass, a replica of a Wild West town. The two have built the town from the ground up, growing their little hobby into a successful business. While most couples share common interests of rooting for the […]

The Counterfeit House

The Counterfeit House

Built in 1840 in Adams County for the purpose of counterfeiting 50 cent pieces and $500 bills, the Counterfeit House has stood for nearly 17 decades as a museum, tourist destination and now haunted, crumbling structure.  In the rolling hills and holler of Adams County, a dilapidated […]

The Cars and Drivers of Brushcreek Motorsports Complex

The Cars and Drivers of Brushcreek Motorsports Complex

Take a look into what makes Brushcreek Motorsports Complex a special community in the summer. To find a rural racecar track at night, you can either look for the glow of industrial floodlights or listen for the low decibel rumble of high performance engines. But in […]

The Wilds provides warm winter accommodations for animals

The Wilds provides warm winter accommodations for animals

The conservation facility moves about half of its animals to indoor barns during the winter months. Wednesday, who was born in March, is preparing for her first Ohio winter. But her parents are not buying her a coat, a hat or gloves. Instead, she’s growing out […]

Blennerhassett and Wildlife Refuge Part of Ohio River Islands

Blennerhassett and Wildlife Refuge Part of Ohio River Islands

Blennerassett Mansion and parts of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Refuge reside on the Ohio River islands near Belpre and Marietta. To a visitor driving on State Route 7 along the Ohio River, the five tree-covered islands separating the Parkersburg and Marietta areas might inspire […]

Diamonds Aren’t Forever: Appalachia Tells Its Story Decades Later

Diamonds Aren’t Forever: Appalachia Tells Its Story Decades Later

Ghost towns, as lifeless as the rusty rivers that bleed throughout the region, dot the ancient hills of Appalachia. Tired and empty train tracks function as little more than speed bumps for the few motorists cruising on Perry County’s country roads. Occasionally, a train will […]

Home of the Brave: Marietta’s Kyle Hockenberry’s Customized Smarthouse

Home of the Brave: Marietta’s Kyle Hockenberry’s Customized Smarthouse

On June 15, 2011, 1st Infantry Division member and Corporal Kyle Hockenberry was in a medevac military helicopter flying out of Afghanistan to receive medical attention in Germany. His legs were gone and his left arm was missing, but Hockenberry lived. Today, nearly four years […]

McArthur Residents Celebrate the Town’s 200 Year History

McArthur Residents Celebrate the Town’s 200 Year History

“It’s a nice little place that some people decided to settle down in and call home,” Mayor James “Jim” Wooddell says of McArthur, a town of nearly 1,700 residents. “And others thought it was a nice little place to drive through.” Celebrating its 200th birthday […]

Rural Doctors Steeped in Tradition

Rural Doctors Steeped in Tradition

“William’s leg is infected. I think he’s got gangrene,” the caller says. She is distraught. Scott Anzalone, a family physician in Logan, tells her he’ll be right over. The woman on the phone is one of his patients, and he knows her family. But he […]

Ohio’s Star Power

Ohio’s Star Power

In December 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright harnessed the power of flight and achieved the seemingly impossible. But the brother’s successful engineering of the first three-axis control was more than a technique that made fixed-wing aircrafts possible it was an enduring industry standard to this […]