April 2018

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Travel

7 Amish Country Inns and B&Bs We Love

Try one of these seven spots in and around Holmes County that offer comfort, romance and more.

8 Great Ohio Birding Spots

Whether you’re a fledgling bird-watcher or have a veteran’s eagle eye, these locations along the Lake Erie shore and its islands should be on your list.

History, Adventure and Fun in West Virginia

From outdoor excursions to historic sites, the Mountain State is filled with entertaining options, no matter what region you’re exploring.

Hocking Hills 2018 Trailfest Celebration

In honor of the National Trail System’s 50th anniversary, the Hocking Hills hosts a five-day showcase of nature, adventure and the open road.

Toledo: Summer in the Glass City

From a celebration of the city’s role in producing the Jeep to a huge party recognizing Toledo’s German heritage, make these events part of your travel plans.

Food + Drink

Top Chefs

Culinary students at Parma’s Normandy High School win big in cooking competition.

Arts

‘The Boomer List’ at Springfield Museum of Art

Photographer Timothy Greenfield- Sanders’ large-scale portraits of famous baby boomers comes to Ohio.

Spring Arts Preview 2018

We highlight 14 exhibitions, shows and events that offer a glimpse of all the season has to offer.

Home + Garden

Backyard Garden Guide

Want fresh vegetables but daunted by the idea of all that planting, weeding and watering? Here’s when to start, what to grow and how to succeed in producing a bounty of food.

Glean Embraces Earth-Friendly Finds

Creativity meets sustainability at Dawn McCombs’ Columbus shop, which sells repurposed and handmade items from local artisans.   

Ohio Life

3 Questions: Hal McCoy

The veteran baseball writer discusses the Cincinnati Reds, Opening Day and the challenge that threatened his career.

40 Things Every Ohioan Must Do

Consider this your Buckeye List — more than three dozen attractions, events and places that everyone who has ever proudly proclaimed O-H-I-O needs to experience.

Dr. James K. Bissell Nature Center, Rock Creek

The Nature Conservancy's Ashtabula County nature center provides an opportunity to learn about the 2,000-acre Morgan Swamp Preserve it calls home. 

Explore the Hocking Hills

When it comes to wilderness, the caves, cliffs and gorges of Hocking Hills State Park offer some of Ohio’s most stunning hikes and sights.

Go Birding at Magee Marsh

This spot along the Lake Erie shore is considered one of the world’s best bird-watching sites. Visit and it won’t take long to see why.

See the Wright Flyer III at Carillon Historical Park

Take a closer look at the flying machine the Wright brothers called their most significant invention in a building built specially for it.

The National Barber Museum and Hall of Fame, Canal Winchester

Barber Ed Jeffers’ tribute to his trade lives on, offering insight into the long history of the barbering business.

Travel Through Time at the Ohio History Center

This museum outside downtown Columbus is the keeper of our state’s history and heritage, with a vast collection that offers insight into who we are.

Visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Cleveland’s shrine to the legends of rock ’n’ roll beckons music lovers to commune with the greats who penned the soundtrack of our lives.