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Exploring via agritourism

Exploring via agritourism

From pumpkins to alpacas and much more By John Hamilton Whether it’s planting, herding, or preserving, there’s plenty of agriculture in Clinton County. There are also many ways to explore this vital offering of the county and throughout Ohio with agritourism. Visit with fuzzy friends If folks are wanting to see some less-than-traditional farm animals, […]

Preserving the great outdoors: Thank you, TR

Preserving the great outdoors: Thank you, TR

By Jane Beathard President Theodore Roosevelt — actually impersonator Josef Otmar — addresses the audience at the 100th anniversary of the Roosevelt Game Preserve, which is now Shawnee State Forest and State Park. President Theodore Roosevelt was a famous bear hunter. That’s how Teddy Bears got their name. WEST PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – President Theodore Roosevelt […]

Champions Grill enriching taste buds & community

Champions Grill enriching taste buds & community

By Abby Shrout Shrimp alfredo served with garlic bread and a side of broccoli. Huge fried fish sandwich served with a side of slaw and tartar sauce. Southwest hamburger sandwich topped with battered peppers, pepperjack cheese, and chipotle mayo. This entree is served with Champions french fries topped with beer cheese and candied bacon. On […]

Paddling along for all

Paddling along for all

Portsmouth launches Ohio River Way By Adam Black PORTSMOUTH — With a three, two, one and a push-off the bank, the first Ohio River Way team started its inaugural journey to Louisville, Kentucky. To kick off the newly formed Ohio River Way, residents, councilmembers and adventurists met at the Portsmouth Riverfront. Travelers started their 250-mile […]

Piper’s pies & cakes just like grandma’s

Piper’s pies & cakes just like grandma’s

Piper Wilkin is pictured with her pumpkin pie. This is Piper Wilkin’s cake of many colors. One of local state Rep. Shane Wilkin’s (R-Hillsboro) daughters says she would like to be a chef. In fact, Wilkin said 12-year-old Piper Wilkin “is a baking machine.” After seeing an “In the Kitchen with Sharon” feature in The […]

‘Our Place’ is your place, too

‘Our Place’ is your place, too

A kind-hearted managing style one key to eatery By Jennifer Woods There are several different ways to approach management of small businesses in today’s society. Located in Washington Court House in Fayette County is “Our Place Restaurant,” which is owned by a kind-hearted and hard-working couple. Juanita and Dick Davis have been married for over […]

Switching to a healthy lifestyle

Switching to a healthy lifestyle

The Meal Prep Company going strong — and in good health By Darian Gillette Matt Keeney in front of The Meal Prep Company store and van. Robert Henry, Matt Keeney, and Fransisco Alferez preparing meals. Beast Bowls from Keeney’s Kitchen. Acai bowls from Keeney’s Kitchen. Matt Keeney and Fransisco Alferez from Keeney’s Kitchen. LUCASVILLE — […]

A spring tree blooms to life on Vine Street in Hillsboro. “The rabbit hops its gentle step The lark sings lyric songs All the world’s alive again Spring rights the winter wrongs. — Jennifer Gunner

The Show Must Go On

The Show Must Go On

Clyde Beatty’s circus comes to life on a smaller scale By John Hackley Bainbridge, Ohio native Clyde Beatty gained immense notoriety in the early 20th century as an animal trainer and circus impresario. And local business owner Wade Hamilton has reignited the era of Beatty’s heyday by rebuilding a scale model of the renowned Clyde […]

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