August 2015 Issue


3 Relaxing Wineries with Great Views

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

Explore History on Ohio’s Scenic Byways

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

Visit 4 Canton Landmarks

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

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

2015 Bacon Fest

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


See the Folk Art Masterpiece that is Hartman Rock Garden

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

Blacksmith Doug Lockhart’s 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

Cardboard Boat Regatta

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

Fox News’ Bill Hemmer on the 2016 Presidential Race

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

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.

The Gilboa Bull

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

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society Brings Back a Classic

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is making efforts to revive the historic headquarters of Youngstown ice cream innovator Harry Burt.