Nov./Dec. 2022

Nov./Dec. 2022 Cover (A Christmas Story House photo by Gabe Leidy)


7 Small-Town Ohio Holiday Celebrations

From a volunteer effort that illuminates Cambridge to a Medina museum dedicated to Christmas memories, these experiences embody the spirit of the season.

Best Hometowns 2022

This year, we honor Athens, Bellefontaine, Kent, Perrysburg and Versailles. These five communities embody the characteristics that make us proud to call Ohio home.

Holiday Fun in Ohio

Create new family traditions this season at these cities across Ohio that offer plenty of holiday cheer. Here are 12 experiences to put on your wishlist.

Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site, Dayton

Paul Laurence Dunbar’s Dayton home tells the story of the poet, who achieved acclaim around the world.

Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Columbus

Our capital city offers a full slate of attractions and experiences. When it comes to spending time with family and friends this season, these destinations are a good place to start.

Food + Drink

Akron Family Recipes Book

Judy Orr James’ food book includes recipes that offer a flavor of the city, including the popular sauerkraut ball.

Chapman’s Eat Market, Columbus

Chef BJ Lieberman’s restaurant brings comfort food inspired by international cuisines to Columbus’ German Village neighborhood.

Fifth Street Brewpub, Dayton

This neighborhood gathering spot in Dayton operates as a co-op and offers a lineup of beers that can only be enjoyed at its cozy taproom.


‘Wild Things Are Happening: The Art of Maurice Sendak’ in Columbus

The Columbus Museum of Art and The Maurice Sendak Foundation partner for a retrospective of works by the author and artist who gave us Where the Wild Things Are.

Cincinnati’s ‘Holiday Pops’

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra welcomes special guests and brings new versions of familiar favorites to the Music Hall stage.

Ohio Life

Best Hometowns 2022: Athens

This college town in southeast Ohio thrives with a welcoming atmosphere, appreciation of the arts and inspiring community collaboration.

Best Hometowns 2022: Bellefontaine

This city located 60 miles northwest of Columbus is experiencing a downtown revival that is shining a light on historic properties while reinventing them for a new generation.

Best Hometowns 2022: Kent

The relationship between college and community is strong here, thanks to a downtown design that connects campus and city, innovative collaborations and new development.

Best Hometowns 2022: Perrysburg

This northwest Ohio town built on history continues to thrive with its inviting shopping districts, outstanding schools and family-friendly environment.

Best Hometowns 2022: Versailles

This rural village of 2,600 residents offers great schools, a welcoming small-town feel and a longtime local company that helps make the community an inviting place to call home.

John A. Roebling and Cincinnati’s Famous Bridge

In 1856, the inventor began work on an Ohio River crossing that he saw as both a work of art and a monument to engineering.

Live Well Ohio: Nov./Dec. 2022

Follow these pointers when buying toys for the little ones in your life this season, and learn how the power of gratitude can improve your outlook. 

Ohio Finds: Octagonal Hardware Cabinet

The American Bolt & Screw Case Co. of Dayton made these wooden organizational cabinets for stores across the nation.

Paul Daugherty on Covering Cincinnati Sports

Retired Cincinnati Enquirer sports columnist Paul Daugherty talks about his 34 years of covering the people behind the competition.  

Rutherford B. Hayes Marries Lucy Webb

On Dec. 30, 1852, the future president and first lady were wed in a simple ceremony at the home of the bride’s mother in Cincinnati.

Three Sons Leather Co.

Firefighter Seth Robinson turned a passion for leather working into a line of handcrafted products meant to stand the test of time.