October 2007 Issue
Letters to the Editor
Jenny Pavlasek’s “Take to the Byway” [July, page 95] led us to a pleasant three-day getaway into Amish country and local wineries. We especially enjoyed the more isolated locations of Shawnee Springs and Rainbow Hills. The Toast of Ohio Wine Festival listed in the August calendar provided another day of learning even more about the diversity of Ohio’s wines. Our long-term goal is to visit every Ohio winery. Many thanks for inviting us to “... roam, taste and explore”!
— Paul and Betsy Kreidler, Findlay
The Kreidlers e-mailed photos of their recent journeys to Ohio wine country. Pictured above is Breitenbach Winery.
I found the Amish Country driving tour article titled “The View from the Road” interesting and informative but was disappointed that Trumbull County was never mentioned. Although one of the article’s subheads is entitled “Geauga and Environs” and includes mention of Mesopotamia, Fairview Cemetery and Ridgeview Farm in the copy, all three sites are actually located in Trumbull County.
Combined together, both Geauga and Trumbull Counties are home to the second-largest Amish population in the state, fourth largest in the country. Granted, visitors don’t care where county lines begin or end. But it does matter when readers looking for more information about the surrounding area don’t know who to contact for that information.
—Stephanie L. Sferra Executive Director, Trumbull County Tourism Bureau
Photographs of grain shocks in the August issue article “The View From the Road” were misidentified as haystacks.