January 2018



Cool Creations: 3 Ohio Ice Festivals

Embrace winter at these ice festivals offering scenic walks, hot cocoa and beautiful works of frozen art.

Food + Drink

Get a Taste of History at Ashtabula’s Rennick Meat Market

The building that housed Ashtabula’s Rennick Meat Market for decades fueled the creation of this butcher-inspired restaurant.


Elijah Pierce: An American Journey

The Columbus artist’s carvings reflected his faith and offered a commentary on the world in which he lived. The Canton Museum of Art hosts a retrospective of his work through March 4.

Fashioned by Flame

The Toledo Museum of Art honors the medium it helped launch with “Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists.”

Ohio Life

Best Of Ohio 2018

Discover new finds and learn about reader favorites in our roundup of the interesting, the unusual and the just plain fun.

Best of Ohio Readers’ Ballot 2018

We asked our readers and website visitors to vote for their favorites throughout the state. Here are this year’s winners.

Best Of: Best Hometowns 2017–18

We celebrate this year’s honorees by sharing some of the interesting and fun discoveries we made during our visits.

Brian Michael Bendis on the Enduring Appeal of Comics

The Cleveland native talked with us about his move from Marvel Comics to the home of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.

John Herzig’s Famous Endings Museum

The Dover funeral director collects memorabilia from services held for celebrities and historical figures.

Made in Ada Wilson Football Festival

The Ohio city that makes the footballs for every NFL game, including the biggest matchup of the year, celebrates its pigskin heritage.

The Troll Hole Museum, Alliance

Sherry Groom’s spot celebrates all things troll with more than 20,000 dolls and other pieces of related memorabilia. 

Unique Ohio Weddings 2018

Three couples who got married at beautiful and interesting locations throughout Ohio share how they found their perfect venue.