July 2019 • Volume 61, No. 10
DEPARTMENTS Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives 6677 Busch Blvd. Columbus, OH 43229 614-846-5757 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ohioec.org Patrick O’Loughlin President & CEO Patrick Higgins Director of Communications Jeff McCallister Managing Editor Rebecca Seum Associate Editor Anita Cook Graphic Designer Contributors: Celeste Baumgartner, Colleen Romick Clark, W.H. “Chip” Gross, Catherine Murray, Damaine Vonada, and Margie Wuebker. OHIO COOPERATIVE LIVING (USPS 134-760; ISSN 2572-049X) is published monthly by Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc. It is the official commun ication link between the electric cooperatives in Ohio and West Virginia and their members. Subscription cost for members ranges from $5.52 to $6.96 per year, paid from equity accruing to the member. Nothing in this publication may be reproduced in any manner without written permission from Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc. All rights reserved.
4 POWER LINES
Behind the scenes: Award-winning Ohio Cooperative Living magazine takes a collaborative effort to produce.
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8 OHIO ICON
The Beast: King’s Island’s iconic wooden roller coaster turns 40.
10 CO-OP PEOPLE
Shooting stars: A pair of championship clay shooters sets up shop using power from Consolidated Cooperative.
12 WOODS, WATERS, AND WILDLIFE
Treasure in the trees Unique lodging in Knox County
ALSO INSIDE Managing the Cardinal Plant A ride on The Wilds side Cincinnati’s Lazarus lizards
Old-time canal boats: Several Ohio destinations offer a glimpse at the original interstate “highway” system.
15 GOOD EATS
Pack a picnic: ’Tis the season for a light, flavorful — and totally portable — meal on the go.
18 CO-OP SPOTLIGHT For all advertising inquiries, contact
Cheryl Solomon American MainStreet Publications 847-749-4875 | email@example.com The fact that a product is advertised in Ohio Cooperative Living should not be taken as an endorsement. If you find an advertisement misleading or a product unsatisfactory, please notify us or the Ohio Attorney General’s Offi ce, Consumer Protection Section, 30 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215. Periodicals postage paid at Columbus, OH, and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to editorial and advertising offices at: 6677 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43229-1101
Cooperative members: Please report changes of address to your electric cooperative. Ohio Cooperative Living staff cannot process address changes.
Future leaders: With terrain that’s flat and rich, the agricultural heritage runs deep at Paulding-Putnam Electric.
19 LOCAL PAGES
News and important information from
your electric cooperative.
What’s happening: July/August events and other things to do around the state.
40 MEMBER INTERACTIVE
Pack up the car: For many readers,
July means vacation time, and their pictures show they’re rarin’ to go.
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