August 2019

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Travel

Canton: 3 Great Places to Stay

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

Heritage Road Trips: Historic Bridges

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

Ohio’s Shawshank Trail

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.

West Virginia: 6 Food-and-Drink Spots

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

Food + Drink

Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Geneva

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

Firelands Winery, Sandusky

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.

Heineman Winery, Put-in-Bay

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.

Valley Vineyards, Morrow

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.

White House Fruit Farm’s Famous Doughnut

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

Winery Weekends: Visit Four Landmark Spots

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. 

Wittich’s Candy Shop, Circleville

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.  

Arts

‘The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited’

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

‘Woodstock at 50’

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. 

Remembering Toni Morrison

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

Old Soul Studio, Chillicothe

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

Ohio Life

3 Questions: Bob Cowsill

As The Cowsills get set to take the stage at the Ohio State Fair, we talked with Bob Cowsill about his famous musical clan.

D-Day Conneaut

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

The Legacy of Clearview Golf Club

William Powell’s East Canton club is the first and only golf course designed, built, owned and operated by an African American. Today, his kids oversee the operation and bring their father’s message of inclusivity to a new generation.

The Topiary Park, Columbus

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