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How Kenyon College Preserved Its Rural Feel

Since 1824, the school has been located in the quiet of the countryside. For two decades, the Philander Chase Conservancy has been working to keep it that way.

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Best Hometowns 2016-17

From civic pride to historic preservation to beautiful neighborhoods, these communities make us proud to call Ohio home.

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Ohio's Best Hometowns 2010

For Ohio Magazine’s fifth annual celebration of the state’s best hometowns, the editors researched a host of worthy nominees. On the following pages, you’ll learn more about the educational achievements, arts and culture, historic preservation, city services and business climate of this year’s honored communities: Medina, Urbana, Wapakoneta, Worthington and Zanesville.

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Eclipse Company Town

Visit an old coal-company operation in Athens County that’s been repurposed for modern times.

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Storied Lodgings

Across the state there are inns and hotels with colorful histories, including these.

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Time Capsule

The Ohio History Center revisits the era of Lustron homes and offers a glimpse into 1950s America.

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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.

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Secret Ohio: Johnson’s Island

This island off the Marblehead Peninsula held more than 10,000 Confederate officers and soldiers during its time as a prisoner-of-war depot. Some remain there to this day.

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3 Questions: Peter van Dijk

The architect discusses this summer’s 50th anniversary of one of his most beautiful creations: Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls.

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Ohio Caverns, West Liberty

A farmhand stumbled upon a sinkhole in a field on Abraham William Reams’ property in 1897. The tours of the caves the hole led to started soon after.

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Lithopolis Honeyfest

Bee beards, observation hives and honey bake-offs make for a fun (and educational) event.

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Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum, Sugarcreek

This Tuscarawas County destination provides guided tours that offer a walk through the glory days of railroads.

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Saving a Historic Treasure

Residents of Zoar fear flooding will eliminate their special heritage

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Beer Menus

These six Ohio breweries are serious about food.

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Visit 7 Ohio Nature Preserves

In 1959, The Nature Conservancy began protecting land in Ohio. Here are preserves you can visit to see our home in its natural state.

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12 Ohio Holiday Favorites

From zoo nights and model trains to Christmas museums and light shows, here is how to make the most of the season.

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Columbus Architectural Salvage

Chris Sauer’s store stocks a wide range of reclaimed, hard-to-find home items stretching from the 1840s to the mid-20th century.

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Heritage Road Trips: Historic Bridges

These famous spans throughout the state offer insight into Ohio history, the evolution of travel and the role of waterfront industry.

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Best Hometowns 2021: Centerville

This Montgomery County city boasts a wealth of recreation, family-friendly events, welcoming businesses and a strong sense of community support.

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