Creative outlet, genuine connections

Creative outlet, genuine connections

Patrons paint unique creations at Grandma Tiny’s DIY Pottery By Sarah Allen A little shop, a lot of creativity, and the love of a hometown all made the year 2020 a bit more colorful in Hillsboro. “I love the area,” said Sean Cockrell, owner of Grandma Tiny’s DIY Pottery. Cockrell is a native of Bainbridge, […]

By John Hamilton © Molly Boatman | WILMINGTON – At the corner of North Lincoln and East Locust streets you’ll find a white stucco building that transports you back to a time long ago. Rombach Place, as the residence is known, is owned and operated by the Clinton County Historical Society and home to […]

Not so ‘Queen of the Potluck’

We all have fears and phobias that cause us anxiety. For example, I’m afraid of barbershop quartets (long story), but they are pretty easy to avoid. I just have to stay away from steamboat river cruises and the year 1885. Whenever I’m invited to a “carry-in”, I have a lot of anxiety over what to […]

More recipes from our readers

— From Valerie Rose of Wilmington, Ohio Fresh Strawberry Pie 1 small box Strawberry Jell-O 2 cups sugar 8 tablespoons corn starch 2 cups boiling water 2 quarts fresh strawberries Mix all together except strawberries and cook until mixture boils. Cool, then combine mixture and strawberries together and put into baked pie shells. Makes 2 […]

Salt Scoop

Send us your favorite recipe. We may feature it in an upcoming issue. Visit our website and click on the Recipe Submission link at the top to be entered. Include a photo of your dish, too, if you have one. All entries must be received by August 1. Every submitted recipe will be entered […]

Is it a car? Or is a boat? It’s both!

Is it a car? Or is a boat? It’s both!

Amphicar enthusiasts equally comfy on land, in water By Jane Beathard It’s a car, a boat and a collectible piece of automotive history. An amphicar – short for amphibious car – is all these things wrapped into one classy little convertible. And one of the best places to see an array of these restored and […]

Find the shaker in this issue and be entered to win a $10 grocery card. Visit our website,, and click on the Shaker Contest link at the top and enter your contact information. Your name, street number, street name, city and zip code are required. Only your name and city will be published. All […]

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 […]

This tranquil scene is in Portsmouth, Ohio. “September was a thirty-days long goodbye to summer, to the season that left everybody both happy and weary of the warm, humid weather and the exhausting but thrilling adventures.” – Lea Malot