August 2015 Issue


Classic Canton

Want to get a feel for this Stark County city’s storied past? Check out these four spots.

Drive Through History

Heading out on one of Ohio’s Scenic Byways is a fun way to travel through time.

Sip. Relax. Repeat.

Visit three charming vineyards that offer beautiful views, great wines and welcoming spaces.

West Virginia: 5 Fascinating Finds

From a secret government bunker to a re-creation of an early 20th-century mining town, get a new perspective on the Mountain State at these spots

Food + Drink

Pigging Out

Chef Darin Mitchell of Coco’s Bistro in Dayton shares what he’s cooking up for this year’s bacon festival.


Hartman Rock Garden, Springfield

During the Great Depression, Ben Hartman created a collection of interesting and idiosyncratic folk art sculptures at his Springfield home.

Summer Sojourn

Toledo Museum of Art exhibition explores 300 years of French landscape painting

Home + Garden

Labor of Love

Blacksmith Doug Lockhart is reviving an appreciation for his craft by teaching others the right way to swing a hammer.

Ohio Life

3 Questions: Fox News’ Bill Hemmer

The Cincinnati native Bill Hemmer returns to Ohio to moderate a GOP candidate forum prior to this month’s Republican presidential primary debate in Cleveland.

Cardboard Boat Regatta

Corrugated creations are the stars of the New Richmond River Days festival’s annual competition. 

From Ohio to the Wild West: The Life of Sharpshooter Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley was born in Darke County in 1860. Broadway and television have offered simplified takes on the life of the famous sharpshooter, but the story of the real woman is an inspiring tale of ingenuity and independence.

Sweet Memories

Historical Society remakes historic headquarters of Youngstown ice cream innovator Harry Burt

The Gilboa Bull

The giant fiberglass bull has been standing its ground on state Route 224 since the 1970s.