January 2019



3 Great Kids Attractions for Winter

Snowy days got you down? Try one of these fun stops for the littles ones that make learning fun for all. 

Best of Ohio 2019

Make new discoveries and learn about our readers’ favorites in our annual roundup of great finds across the Buckeye State that should be part of your plans this year.

Best of Ohio Readers’ Ballot 2019

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

Best of the Best Hometowns 2018–19

We celebrate our 2018–2019 Best Hometown honorees by sharing some of the interesting and fun discoveries we made during our visits.

Food + Drink

Ohio Cocktails: Rads Bloody Mary Mix

Rads Bloody Mary Mix began as Scott Conrad’s quest to build a better cocktail. He succeeded. 

Zaytoon Lebanese Kitchen, Cleveland

Owner and chef David Ina’s downtown spot offers something a little different for Cleveland’s Theater District diners.


‘Expanded Views: Native American Art in Focus’

A Toledo Museum of Art exhibition featuring historical and contemporary works by Native Americans offers a fresh perspective.

‘Songs & Sounds of the Harlem Renaissance’ in Columbus

Pete Mills and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra pay tribute to the artistic movement that made the Manhattan neighborhood a cultural hub following World War I.

The Butler Institute of American Art Houses a Collection of Our Nation's Masterworks

In 1919, Joseph G. Butler Jr. opened a Youngstown museum dedicated to American artists. Its collection now numbers in the thousands.

Home + Garden

Flowers & Bread, Columbus

This Columbus shop offers a mix of wonderful scents and delicious flavors, as well as classes on a range of culinary and floral topics that’ll help you bring such artistry into your own home.

Our Little World Alpacas, Grafton

Joy and Brian Turner’s farm store in Lorain County offers cozy clothing to combat winter’s chill.

Ohio Life

Horse and Buggy Sculpture, Mesopotamia ​

Artist Chris McConnell made this sculpture from scrap wood using only his arm as a measuring tool. Today, it stands outside the End of the Commons General Store.

Mike DeWine on Becoming the Governor of Ohio

As he readies to begin his term as governor, we talk with the longtime public servant about his distinguished political career and the challenges facing Ohio.

Unique Ohio Weddings 2019

Three couples share the story behind how they found the perfect wedding venue and put their own stamp on the celebration.