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My Ohio: Storm Warnings

Thunder and lightning remind us why bravery matters in the face of that which we cannot control.

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My Ohio: The Candy Man

Life can be hard, but it is never so hard that you cannot appreciate a little sweetness.

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My Ohio: Seeing Blimps

Living on the flight path of the Goodyear airship is an awe-inspiring experience.

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My Ohio: Jewels of the Night

Nothing brings back memories of summer like the sight of fireflies blinking signals in the dark.

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My Ohio: Respect the Book

A writer’s reverence for the printed page began with a crumpled library card and the admonishment of a stern librarian.

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My Ohio: Thinking Time

Skating alone on a frozen creek helped a teenager listen to herself.

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My Ohio: Lessons in Short Order

Money for college was just one of the rewards of working the grill at a lakeside diner.

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My Ohio: Bear Tracks

An encounter with a jogger leads to an eagle sighting that results in a lesson about wildlife.

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My Ohio: The Love Boat

A grandmother’s affections are shown through the unlikeliest of gifts.

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My Ohio: Competitive Nature

The Little Miami Triathlon’s sense of adventure draws a nonathlete from the sidelines.

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My Ohio: Experience Required

The real rewards from the summer jobs of our youth weren’t printed on a paycheck.

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My Ohio: A Quiet Place

Visits to southeast Ohio have given this suburbanite a new perspective on country vs. city dwelling.

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My Ohio: Democracy in Action

A young reporter covers government where it matters: at the local township hall.

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My Ohio: Family Portrait

A mysterious painting stirs the imagination and shows the power of the unknown.

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My Ohio: Lasting Impressions

A missing Monet highlights the things that provide form to the places we call home.

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My Ohio: Gone Fishing

An outdoorsman reflects on the lure of the seemingly ordinary Scioto River.

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My Ohio: Forever Green

A threat to hemlock trees highlights their importance to our state’s natural spaces.

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My Ohio: The Pretender

A rock ’n’ roll reverie takes the author back to his days at Kent State and memories of a now-famous fellow undergrad.

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My Ohio: Legacy in Bloom

A serendipitous discovery introduces a wildflower lover to a fellow devotee.

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My Ohio: Talking Turkey

Their numbers are increasing, and chances are you’ll encounter a wild gobbler sooner or later.

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