November 2017



3 Tiny Ohio Towns that are Worth a Road Trip

Hit the road to check out these villages that offer road trip-worthy attractions despite their blink-and-you’ll-miss-them size.

Cincinnati Choo Choo Holiday Show

The Krohn Conservatory’s annual event returns with thousands of flowers and naturally created depictions of some of the city’s most famous architecture.

Motts Military Museum, Groveport

Warren Motts’ collection of military artifacts serves as a tribute to our men and women in uniform. 

Reinventing the Aurora Inn

This northeast Ohio landmark was shuttered before its new owners teamed with HGTV’s Genevieve Gorder to create a modern hotel that honors its 90-year history. 

Food + Drink

Eat Local at Orchard House

This boutique country inn in Granville prides itself on creating truly memorable meals. Co-owner Dean Lowry does that by starting in his own backyard.

White Castle Turkey Stuffing Recipe

In the early 1990s, Columbus-based White Castle crafted a recipe aimed at making its famous tiny hamburgers part of your Thanksgiving meal.


Ohioan Lee Unkrich on Creating Disney/Pixar’s ‘Coco’

After winning an Oscar for directing “Toy Story 3,” the Ohio native returns this month with a new film.

The Art of Alphonse Mucha

The artist depicted beautiful women and elegant lines in clever, highly prized advertisements. The Dayton Art Institute features 75 of his works through Dec. 31.

Ohio Life

Achieving Excellence

Here’s how three of our 2017 Ohio Magazine Excellence in Education honorees are embracing creativity in their classrooms. 

Best Hometowns 2017–18

This year, we honor Bowling Green, Marietta, Milford, Mount Vernon and Wooster — five communities that make us proud to call Ohio home.

Best Hometowns 2017–18: Bowling Green

This college town thrives on a strong connection between campus and community and a shared vision for the city’s future.

Best Hometowns 2017–18: Marietta

A new generation is helping this riverfront town preserve its rich heritage while embracing a sense of adventure and fun.

Best Hometowns 2017–18: Milford

This small city outside of Cincinnati offers history, outdoor adventure and a community of small business owners who work together. 

Best Hometowns 2017–18: Mount Vernon

This town honors its heritage with dramatic improvement projects that merge history and community.

Best Hometowns 2017-18: Wooster

A vibrant downtown, strong businesses and collaborative community projects reflect this city’s can-do spirit.

OSU Band Director Christopher Hoch on One of College Football's Greatest Traditions

The Westerville native discusses the The Ohio State University Marching Band’s long tradition and elaborate halftime performances.

President McKinley’s Final Days

The William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum delves into the legacy of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition with an exhibition and presentation.