January 2020



Best of Ohio 2020

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

Best of Ohio Readers’ Ballot Winners 2020

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 2019–20

We celebrate our 2019–2020 Best Hometown honorees by sharing some of the interesting and fun discoveries we made during our visits.

Food + Drink

Fire Station Bar and Grill, Maumee

This spot offers an inviting atmosphere, fun menu items and a way for customers to support firehouse charities with a portion of their bill.


‘Alice Schille Watercolor Miniatures’ in Canton

The Canton Museum of Art presents a collection of small-scale works the Columbus artist created during her travels around the world.

‘Ten Years: A Reckoning’ at Springfield Museum of Art

The exhibition showcases 23 canvases artist Wendy Cross has made during the last decade. 

Home + Garden

Burdick Custom Flags, Seven Hills

Woodworker and Navy veteran Joe Burdick crafts wooden versions of the American flag at his home workshop.

How to Make Healing Herbal Honeys

Dawn Combs crafts concoctions that boost health. Her book of recipes and new Soda Pharm shop in Marysville provide an opportunity to explore the benefits of her creations.

Ohio Life

BeauVerre Riordan Stained Glass Studios, Middletown

Jay and Linda Moorman are preserving the timeless art form the business was founded on more than a century ago (and you can stop by to visit).

Joshua Jay on the Power of Magic

The magician has amazed Penn & Teller and Jimmy Fallon. We talked with the Canton native about his craft and why magic still fascinates us.

Ohio Caverns, West Liberty

A farmhand stumbled upon a sinkhole in a field on Abraham William Reams’ property in 1897. The tours of the caves the hole led to started soon after.

The Legacy of Master Carver Ernest Warther

Ernest Warther’s formal education ended in second grade, but his ability to make elaborate, hand-carved depictions of trains from the steam-locomotive era cemented him as a genius in his own right.

Unique Ohio Weddings 2020

Three couples share a glimpse of their magical celebrations at interesting venues across the state.