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January 2017 Volume 59, No. 4

Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives 6677 Busch Blvd. Columbus, OH 43229 614-846-5757 memberinteract@ohioec.org www.ohioec.org

Patrick O’Loughlin Patrick Higgins Jeff McCallister Samantha Rhodes

President & CEO Dir. of Communications Managing Editor Associate Editor

Contributors

Cheryl Bach, Colleen Romick Clark, W.H. “Chip” Gross, Adam Specht, Damaine Vonada, Kevin Williams, Margie Wuebker, and Diane Yoakam COUNTRY LIVING (ISSN 0747-0592) is the official publication of Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc. With a paid circulation of 294,359, it is the monthly communication link between the electric cooperatives in Ohio and West Virginia and their members. Nothing in this publication may be reproduced in any manner without specific written permission from Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc. All rights reserved.

ohioec.org Check out the mobile-friendly website and digital edition of Country Living, as well as other timely information from Ohio electric cooperatives.

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The ice men cometh Winter brings world-class ice carvers to Ohio Also Inside:

Remembering John Glenn Hearty winter soups The iconic FFA emblem Member Interactive: It’s sooo cold!

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The ice men cometh Winter brings world-class ice carvers to Ohio Also Inside:

New website feature

Remembering John Glenn Hearty winter soups The iconic FFA emblem Member Interactive: It’s sooo cold!

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All Country Living stories now published online For those of you who prefer reading on your tablets or smartphones, fret not — starting in December 2016, the Country Living staff decided to publish all the magazine’s print stories and features at www.ohioec.org so they can be enjoyed by readers across multiple platforms. Feel free to share our content on social media, too, so those who don’t receive the print version in the mail every month can still catch up on Ohio news.

Follow Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives on social media Search for Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube to learn about careers with co-ops and how co-ops make a difference in communities across Ohio.

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Cooperative members: Please report changes of address to your electric cooperative. Country Living staff cannot process address changes.

DID YOU KNOW? When it comes to craft beer, Ohio ranks fourth in overall production among all U.S. states. Over 1,385,000 barrels of craft beer were brewed in Ohio in 2015, supporting nearly 11,000 Ohio jobs. A whopping 173 craft breweries are currently operating in Ohio, with nearly 70 more in the planning stages. To top it off, craft beer consumption per capita in Ohio is about 5.1 gallons per adult.

In this issue:

New Concord (p.6) Lancaster (p. 10) Dayton (p. 14) Perrysburg (p. 23) Van Wert (p. 30) Cincinnati (p. 32)

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