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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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My Ohio: Please Mr. Postman

A writer longs for the days when mail carriers were a part of the neighborhood.

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My Ohio: Orange Glow

A mother shares what she’s learned from years of growing pumpkins with her kids.

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My Ohio: Unnatural Selection

A vegetable purist ponders how green bean casserole ended up on our Thanksgiving tables.

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My Ohio: The Back Roads

Traveling our state routes offers peace of mind and a place to get lost.

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My Ohio: Wild Reminder

A column of frozen water serves as a lesson in the unpredictability of nature.

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