November 2013 Issue


Entertrainment Junction, West Chester

Billed as the home of the world’s largest model train display, this Butler County destination immerses visitors in America’s railroading history.

Food + Drink

3 Award-Winning Pie Recipes

Three experienced bakers share the recipes (and secrets) of their award-winning desserts.


A Christmas Story: The Ohio Making of a Holiday Classic

Ralphie and his Red Ryder BB Gun cemented Cleveland’s Public Square, Higbee’s department store and a Tremont neighborhood home in pop culture.

Time Capsule

The Ohio History Center revisits the era of Lustron homes and offers a glimpse into 1950s America.

Home + Garden

Bird Calling

Wood carver Laurel Dabbs continues an American folk art tradition with her beautiful duck decoys.

Ohio Life

Best Hometowns 2013–2014

The five towns our editors selected for 2013–2014 show off the beauty, the adventure and the fun that accompanies life in the Buckeye State.

Best Hometowns 2013–2014: Aurora

Aurora focuses on education and the importance of natural spaces.

Best Hometowns 2013–2014: Gahanna

Gahanna provides a relaxing way of life just outside of Columbus.

Best Hometowns 2013–2014: Logan

Logan offers family-friendly neighborhoods and access to natural beauty.

Best Hometowns 2013–2014: Loveland

Loveland boasts excellent schools and new downtown development.

Best Hometowns 2013–2014: Vermilion

Vermilion embodies lakeshore living and a thriving sense of community.

Earle Bruce on Ohio State Football and the Michigan Rivalry

In 2013, we talked with former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce about his time on the sidelines, working with Woody Hayes and the fierce rivalry with Michigan. 

My Ohio: Unnatural Selection

A vegetable purist ponders how green bean casserole ended up on our Thanksgiving tables.

Ohio and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Here’s how Akron’s Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. helped bring to life one of our favorite Thanksgiving Day traditions.