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Great Ohio Road Trips: Literary Tour

Learn about our literary masters at these destinations that celebrate the lives of great Ohio writers.

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Words to Grow By

Gene Logsdon was both philosopher and farmer, writing more than two dozen books and countless columns during his long career. Here, we share wisdom from his final book, ‘Letter to a Young Farmer’

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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: Seeing Double

Memories of three decades as a Twins Days Festival volunteer.

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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: 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: River Rat

The Ohio River makes an indelible impression on those who grow up along its banks.

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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: Talking Turkey

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

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My Ohio: A Teenage Christmas

Cruising was an act of rebellion — and a chance to check out holiday lights.

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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: Kitchen-table Gardening

Seed catalogs inspire dreams of fresh-from-the-backyard bounty.

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The Call of the Wild

A washed-out dam, a surging stream, and the great steelhead rescue is on.

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Keeper of the Flame

Dayton educator Herbert Woodward Martin honors the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar.

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My Ohio: Blooming Generosity

For one writer, lilacs have a special quality beyond their beauty and fragrance.

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My Ohio: View From the River

Ohio is a paddler’s paradise, but a leisurely canoe trip occasionally has its hazards.

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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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