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August 2019



Heading to Stark County this summer? Book your overnight accommodations at one of these elegant and interesting locations.

These famous spans throughout the state offer insight into Ohio history, the evolution of travel and the role of waterfront industry.

In 1993, “The Shawshank Redemption” was filmed at the Ohio State Reformatory and more than a dozen other nearby sites. We followed in the footsteps of Andy and Red. Here’s how you can, too.

When traveling through West Virginia, make sure these popular stops along the Ohio border are part of your plans.

Food + Drink

This winery started out on the near east side of Cleveland before becoming an Ashtabula County destination with a pedigree of winning wines.

Claudio Salvador grew up in Italy before coming to the United States in 1980. Today, he oversees making varieties for five different labels at one of Ohio’s oldest wineries.

The Heineman family has been operating its Put-in-Bay winery since 1888 and now makes more than two dozen wines with grapes grown on the Lake Erie islands.

An honest mistake made decades ago has helped the Schuchter family’s winery in Warren County grow into the second-largest estate vineyard in Ohio.

This Canfield farm market sold its blueberry doughnut for a decade with little fanfare. Then, sometime during the 1990s, things changed. 

These destinations have been drawing regulars and tourists for decades and — in some cases — generations. We visited to sip, sample and learn about the range of varieties they craft. 

Opened in 1840 and billed as the oldest family-owned and -operated candy shop in the nation, this spot is known for its classic candies and hand-dipped chocolates.  


An exhibition at COSI through Sept. 2, delves into the mind of the man who brought The Muppets to life.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame marks the golden anniversary of “three days of peace and music” with an exhibition celebrating the most famous concert of all time. 

As a child growing up near the steel mills of Lorain, Toni Morrison, Nobel laureate from the “lip of Lake Erie,” learned to love — and tell — a great tale.

Home + Garden

Allison Meade scours junkyards and shops to find discarded car parts for her art.

Ohio Life

Before The Cowsills took the the stage at the Ohio State Fair in 2019, we talked with Bob Cowsill about the rise and fall of his well-known musical clan. 

The annual event draws World War II re-enactors, veterans and thousands of spectators to the Lake Erie shore each summer. 

William Powell’s club is the first and only golf course designed, built, owned and operated by an African American. His kids now bring their father’s message to a new generation.

This Columbus attraction re-creates Georges Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” with plants.