December 2013 Issue


From boutiques to studio galleries to restaurants — artists, artisans and chefs are reinventing downtown Akron.

From a historic river city to a quaint 19th century ethnic neighborhood, explore five shopping districts where Main Street thrives.

Food + Drink

Velvet Ice Cream Co. president Luconda Dager invites us into her kitchen to share in her family’s food traditions.

Add this Ohio Magazine reader favorite to your holiday cookie tray.


The renowned pianist and songwriter Jim Brickman discusses his new album and growing up in Ohio.

The Canton Museum of Art spotlights works that have been shaped by faith.

Home + Garden

From do-it-yourself table decorations to preparing a pantry, Kelli Hanley Potts encourages a thoughtful approach to the home.

Ohio Life

Meet three Ohio educators who are equipping their students with a curiosity for learning that extends far beyond graduation.

A column of frozen water serves as a lesson in the unpredictability of nature.

Nick America has spent his life repairing church steeples and bell towers across the nation.