December 2018



16 Great Ohio Holiday Light Displays

As the days grow shorter and the end of the year nears, cities and villages across the state illuminate all that’s good about this season of giving.

Food + Drink

Ohio Chefs Share Favorite Family Recipes

To offer some holiday cooking inspiration, we asked four Ohio chefs to share the story behind a meal from their own kitchen. 

Where to Buy a Great Fruitcake (Really!)

Summit County’s The Bake Shop in Ghent gives the holiday staple some much-needed appreciation with its secret recipe.  


‘Devoted: Visual Performances of Faith’ in Dayton

The Dayton Art Institute presents an exhibition of work from its own collection showing how artists have interpreted and celebrated religions spanning the globe.

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Crystal’ in Cincinnati

Ohioan Mary Siegel talks about performing in the famous troupe's new show that mixes some ice-skating in with the acrobatics. 

Home + Garden

Hyggelight Candles, Toledo

Chris and Cyndi Hileman craft candles that live on in a new way long after the flame is gone.

Ohio Life

2018 Excellence in Education Honorees

We recognize outstanding teachers at colleges and universities across the state.

2018 Excellence in Education: Education Inspiration

As part of our 2018 Excellence in Education honors, we talk with three Ohio educators on this year’s list about how they teach their students both inside and outside the classroom. 

A Look Inside Columbus’ Historic Franklin Art Glass Studios

Columbus’ Franklin Art Glass Studios creates stained glass works for public and private clients. We visited to see its projects firsthand. 

Griswold House, Wadsworth

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” inspired Greg and Rachel Osterland’s annual light display. All we can say is: It’s a beaut, Clark.

Jim Brickman on the Timeless Appeal of Christmas Music

The Ohioan returns for shows in his home state during the holidays. In 2018, we talked with him about the enduring appeal of Christmas music.

The Historical Markers of Marietta’s Sewah Studios

Marietta’s Sewah Studios connects the past to the present with its instantly recognizable signs.