Day: April 10, 2024


The famous mineral springs of Adams County

Written and photos by Lillian Barry In 1840, just south of present-day Peebles, Charles Matheny stumbled upon a spring that winded through Peach Mountain, dipped his hands into its waters, and drank. What he found would prove to be invaluable — Matheny believed he had discovered medicinal gold.    Matheny’s Medicine  According to Mineral Springs: Adams […]

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Talking Points

Southeast Ohio dog shelters adapt to overcrowding issues

Written by Trinity Trimble, Photos by Hannah Campbell and Trinity Trimble Dog shelters around Ohio are coping with an increasing number of shelter dogs. Shelters are accepting fewer surrenders, getting help from rescues, building new facilities, increasing advertising, and, in the worst cases, euthanizing dogs.   Accepting Fewer Surrenders  Some shelters are choosing not to take […]

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In Your Neighborhood

Monroe Kids Got Talent starts careers, one kid at a time

Written by Arielle Lyons, Photos by Jessica Stelzer Adalynn “Addy” McGuire is a 13-year-old self-taught singer. This time last year, she hoisted a trophy declaring her the winner of Monroe Kids Got Talent, an annual event that showcases young local talent between the ages of 5 and 20.   Now, she was onstage again, wearing a […]

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Behind the Bite

Pawpaws for all 

Written and Photos by Jamie Miller “The flavor of the pawpaw sells itself,” says Chris Chmiel of Integration Acres. An overcast afternoon lit the farmer’s pawpaw trees. Small buds decorated trees, alongside pink, white and green ribbons. The plants were treated to an unusually warm day in February.  Chmiel smiled when speaking about his produce. […]

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