July 2015 Issue


Explore the Art and Architecture of Akron’s Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

We look at some of the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens details a casual observer might miss.

Get a Taste of Appalachian History

Local haunted tours and upstart distilleries embrace the history of Appalachia.

History Soars at the Liberty Aviation Museum

A visit to the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton offers a look into World War II flyers, military history and more.

Hometown Tour 2015

From outdoor adventure to can't-miss food spots, here's what our Best Hometowns 2014-2015 have to offer.

Summer Finds in Cleveland

Check out creative treehouses at the Cleveland Botanical Garden and new music at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Food + Drink

Inside Chef Ben Bebenroth’s Ohio Farm

Chef Ben Bebenroth doesn’t just talk about local food, he lives it on his farm in the Cuyahoga Valley.


Author David McCullough on ‘The Wright Brothers’

The Pulitzer Prize winner discusses his book about Orville and Wilbur Wright and how the Ohio brothers brought the airplane to the world. 

In Bloom

The Zanesville Museum of Art showcases pieces that fueled our love for artwork inspired by the natural world.

Home + Garden

Shop Local: Packer Creek Pottery

Packer Creek Pottery's decades of success is also the story of two women separated by a generation.

Ohio Life

Benson Ford Shiphouse, Put-in-Bay

This historic shipping vessel has a new life, towering over the rocky shoreline of South Bass Island. 

Read “Ohio Indian Trails”

First published in 1933, Frank Wilcox’s “Ohio Indian Trails” gets reissue.

Talking Baseball with Cincinnati Reds Icon Johnny Bench

From The Big Red Machine to “The Baseball Bunch,” Johnny Bench is a legend of the diamond. 

The Iconic Ohio State Fair Butter Cow

Here’s how a sculpture created more than a century ago led to an Ohio State Fair tradition.

Why I Sail

Christine Rice has always been drawn to sailing. In her own words, she discusses the allure of teamwork, concentration and open water.