Tag: Ohio

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 […]

Pay-to-Play

Pay-to-Play

In January 2016, 49 percent of high schools in Ohio enforced a “pay-to-play” policy in which it costs money for a student to play a sport, according to a survey by Scott Grant at the University of Findlay. With that percentage, and the price, growing […]

Dorsell Bibbee:  Coolville’s grounded gentleman

Dorsell Bibbee: Coolville’s grounded gentleman

Dorsell Bibbee helped dig his first grave as a teenager, and 60 years later, he’s still diggin’. By Christopher Miller Ordinarily, retirement is spent resting and relaxing, not regularly shoveling dirt many times your own weight. Suffice to assume, Dorsell Bibbee, an 82-year-old Tuppers Plains resident […]

Cherry Street Pub serves eats, treats, and nostalgic seats

Cherry Street Pub serves eats, treats, and nostalgic seats

Lancaster’s Cherry Street Pub may be a new and tasy addition to the city, but the restaurant’s vintage interior reflects the owners’ fond memories of their hometown and its residents. While Lancaster’s Cherry Street Pub is not quite at the end of the rainbow, to […]

Honoring Our Region’s Underground Railroad Legacy

Honoring Our Region’s Underground Railroad Legacy

Henry Robert Burke is a published author, historian, volunteer, lecturer and newspaper columnist. Burke’s work is viewed as valuable slave research. He was nationally recognized as an Underground Railroad scholar until his death in 2012. “He was such a great person and a huge loss […]

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 […]

Wild Honey

Wild Honey

She had worked for months to rebuild her job out of the pieces of her last one, and here was another chance. Meredith Allen, who previously managed Kismet on West Union Street, is now the co-owner of Honey—Athens’ newest lingerie boutique. If “kismet” refers to destiny or fate […]

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 […]