July 2016 Issue


Akron: Shop, Eat & See

Vintage finds, great art and a rock ’n’ roll spirit make downtown Akron a worthy destination.

Elektro the Robot, Mansfield

Check out a vision of the future — late 1930s style — in Mansfield.

Explore the Past at the Merry-Go-Round Museum

This Sandusky museum traces the golden age of carousels and the craftsmen and styles that defined the era.

Hometown Getaways

Discover the history, fun and flavors that make our 2015-2016 Best Hometowns great places to visit.

Indiana Turns 200

As our neighbor celebrates its bicentennial, here are four attractions to put on your travel itinerary.

Outdoor Adventure in Appalachia

Those who want to spend long days in nature can do so at these six spots

Food + Drink

4 Summer Recipes for a Backyard Feast

These inventive recipes from four Ohio chefs will make your backyard gatherings a little more delicious.

Old City Soda

Cleveland’s Old City Soda puts a pop in cocktails.


Author Tiffany McDaniel on ‘The Summer That Melted Everything’

The Circleville resident’s debut novel examines the clash of good and evil in the fictional town of Breathed, Ohio.

Bard in the Park

This Cincinnati Shakespeare Company stages free outdoor performances all summer.

Dressing Downton

See clothing featured in the PBS series “Downton Abbey” at the Taft Museum of Art.

Jaume Plensa’s ‘Human Landscape’

The Toledo Museum of Art showcases large-scale sculptures and other works by the renowned artist.

Ohio State Fair: 3 To See

Here are a few of the fun happenings to look for at the 2016 fair.

Ohio Life

Kyle Kondik on Ohio’s Role as a Swing State

In all but two elections since 1896, Ohio has selected the winning presidential candidate. Here's why.

Toledo Hosted Golf's Longest-Ever U.S. Open in 1931

In 1931, one of golf's four major championships was held at Toledo's Inverness Club and finished with an epic ending that has never been repeated.