Sept./Oct. 2020

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Fall Color Tour: 16 Scenic Spots

From a lookout point high above Lancaster to a shot of the Milky Way across the treetops of the Hocking Hills, these 16 photographs show the Buckeye State at its most beautiful.

Fall Fun in Grove City

Looking for a getaway that’s not far from home? A trip to this central Ohio community promises autumn fun and adventures for all tastes.

Fall in Ohio Zoom Video Backgrounds

Want your next online meeting or family gathering to have a flavor of the Buckeye State’s best season? Try these beautiful autumn images courtesy of Ohio photographers. 

Haunted Ohio Road Trips

From chilling tales to ghostly fun, these eight destinations across the state promise to put a welcome chill in your fall travel plans.

Haunted Ohio: Golden Lamb

Ohio’s oldest continuously operating business dates back to 1803. Visitors over the years have included 12 U.S. presidents, but its Sarah Stubbs’ story that sticks with you. 

Haunted Ohio: Historic Buxton Inn

Granville’s Historic Buxton Inn has welcomed famous guests ranging from Abraham Lincoln to Henry Ford. The property is spiritually active with a cast of characters tied to its past. 

Haunted Ohio: Ohio State Reformatory

The Mansfield prison made famous in the 1993 film “The Shawshank Redemption” dates back to 1896. Visitors can walk its hallways in search of the specters still said to live there. 

Haunted Ohio: Sandusky County Historic Jail & Dungeon

Sandusky County built a dungeon in the 1840s after prisoners kept escaping from its above-ground jail. Today, you can visit the space and explore the odd tales tied to it. 

Haunted Ohio: The Lafayette Hotel

Marietta’s historic riverfront hotel has a long history and plenty of ghost stories. Book a room — or a tour with Hidden Marietta — to see the place for yourself. 

Sauder Village’s 1920s Main Street

Ohio’s largest living-history attraction has added a new chapter to its Walk Through Time: a downtown block of discovery that’s 100 years in the making.

West Virginia’s Civil War Trails

Ohio’s neighbor is the only U.S. state born of the Civil War. From preserved battlefields to a nearly 170-year-old covered bridge, these four stops offer both history and natural beauty. 

Food + Drink

4 Ohio Wineries to Visit this Fall

Embrace the harvest season and our state’s agricultural heritage by stopping in for a tasting at these four spots with beautiful vineyards.

Eudora Brewing Co., Kettering

This Dayton-area brewery offers a welcoming space to gather, great beers and a message of goodwill.

Hamilton’s Historic Farmers Market

This gathering around the Butler County courthouse dates back to 1875. Here’s what you'll find there on Saturday mornings, May through October. 

Hocking Hills Orchard, Logan

Visitors to Derek Mills’ orchard get a wide-ranging history lesson that’s a lot sweeter than what we learned in school.

Ohio Amish Country Food Guide

Whether you’re searching for cheese, produce or pies to take home or looking for a full meal of authentic fare, these locations are a good place to start.

Ohio Amish Country Foods

Want to find the best of what the region offers? Our guide to these excellent pies, cheese, jams and more is a good place to start. 

Ohio Amish Country Foods: Cheese & Meat

You can’t visit Ohio’s Amish Country without buying some locally made, award-winning cheese (and don’t forget Troyer’s Genuine Trail Bologna to go with it). 

Ohio Amish Country Foods: Jams & Jars

From a peanut butter spread that's a staple of Amish kitchens to a rainbow of homemade jams, here’s what to stock up on.

Ohio Amish Country Foods: Pies & Pastries

So many pies, so little time. Ohio’s Amish Country offers a wide variety of flavors and styles. That’s before we even get to the fritters and fry pies.

Quarry Hill Orchards’ Market Barn

This third-generation family business offers fruit-picking workshops and local produce in a newly built structure that holds a lot of history.

Warped Wing Barrel Room & Smokery, Springboro

The Dayton-based brewery’s new Springboro location features a barrel-aging facility and a food menu featuring smoky flavors.


‘Play It Loud: The Instruments of Rock & Roll’ in Cleveland

An exhibition co-organized between the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and New York’s The Metropolitan Museum of Art highlights some of rock music’s most iconic tools of the trade.

Home + Garden

Gardenhouse Pottery, Cincinnati

Artist Trish McLennan crafts mugs, bowls and plates — many of which celebrate Cincinnati landmarks — for her line of functional items for the home. 

Ohio Life

‘Ohio: An Unnatural History’ in Fremont

This special exhibition at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums examines the role folklore plays in our lives. 

How ‘Hang On Sloopy’ Became Ohio’s Anthem

The McCoys’ 1965 hit is our state’s official rock song and a staple of halftime shows and sports-arena singalongs. Here’s how in the O-H-I-O that all happened.

Jack Hanna Discusses His Time at the Columbus Zoo

Prior to his 2020 retirement, the zoo’s iconic ambassador discussed the zoo’s evolution, his TV appearances and leaving his adopted hometown.

Live Well Ohio: Sept./Oct. 2020

Cincinnati's Dr. Tom Lamarre shares practical advice for protecting yourself and others from COVID-19, and Judy Stall shares the hope clinical trials have given her.

Ohio Finds: Squirrel Hunters Discharge Papers

After more than 15,000 civilians assembled in Cincinnati to defend the city against Confederate forces, Ohio Gov. David Tod recognized them for their service. 

Peoples Mortuary Museum, Marietta

Bill Peoples’ museum houses a collection of interesting artifacts that offers insight into the funeral business and how it evolved over 150 years.

Theodore Roosevelt Dedicates the McKinley Memorial

On Sept. 30, 1907, the 26th president of the United States traveled to Canton to dedicate the monument paying tribute to his predecessor.