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Sept./Oct. 2020

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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.

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.

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. 

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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. 

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). 

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.

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.

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

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


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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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. 

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

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