In The Kitchen With: Orion Coffee and Tea

“Orion Coffee and Tea” is a business owned by a couple from Xenia who chose to expand into Washington Court House in Fayette County. Although plans to open the building have been stalled, it was decided to start meeting new customers and selling some of their delicious drinks and food items by a trailer on […]

Are you a maker? Show us what you’re up to! We’re interested in learning about what our Ohio neighbors are making in their free time. There’s so much creativity happening outside of the 8 to 5, a way for folks to help with the household budget or just express themselves in a way their jobs […]

A museum — within a public school

“This is a school?” ”This is a museum!” When someone reads that phrase, they might immediately conjure up images of a school in Los Angeles, New York City or possibly even Paris. However, those words came from Matt Shelton, principal of McClain High School in Greenfield, when he responded to a question asking how people […]

Escape to a treehouse

TOLEDO — Childhood fantasies of escape and adventure high above the ground come to life for both grown-ups and kids at the new Cannaley Treehouse Village in the Oak Openings Preserve of Toledo MetroParks. “Treehouses bring back the ‘kid’ in everybody,” said Scott Carpenter, public relations director for the park system. And the eight treehouses […]

— From Jayne Garber, of Sabina Tomato Barley Soup 1 cup chopped onions 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped carrots 1 cup chopped cabbage (optional) 2 tsp. minced garlic 2 tbsp. oil 2 1/2 cups water 1 qt. home-canned tomatoes 10 3/4 oz. chicken broth (use vegetable broth for a vegetarian recipe) 1/4 cup […]

— From Lucy Cartwright, of Washington Court House, Ohio Layered Pumpkin Dessert 1 package (15 ounces) Hostess Twinkies (10 Twinkies) 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 container (8 ounces) frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed, divided 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin 1 […]

This bridge spans Paint Creek on Old US 35 SE in Fayette County. “We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” — Isaac Newton

FRONT PORCH PROFILE: Susan Valentine-Scott, Executive Director, Clinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau

FRONT PORCH PROFILE: Susan Valentine-Scott, Executive Director, Clinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau

What do you like most about Clinton County? The people, places and things. The people are absolutely awesome and have welcomed me into this community. The places, well let me emphasize that we have such awesome and unique attractions. We have Agri-Culinary Tourism, horse shows, dog shows, third Friday events, the Wine Walk, alpacas, strawberries, […]

Stringing together memories

Stringing together memories

The Little Strings offers custom string art, hosts parties By Sarah Allen HIGHLAND COUNTY — It began with a birthday present; it became a business; but it has always been “strung together” by one thing: Family. The Little Strings is a Facebook-based business set in Highland County that offers custom-made string art. The very first […]

In The Kitchen With: Cory Colley

In The Kitchen With: Cory Colley

By Adam Black ablack@aimmediamidwest.com WAVERLY — While many bring the heat in the kitchen, Cory Colley enjoys bringing the smoke. Colley’s love of cooking started at a young age while watching his grandmother cook, and he’s had a passion for being in the kitchen ever since. That passion grew after getting a job at Beast […]