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July 2019 • Volume 61, No. 10

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

JUNE 2019

10 CO-OP PEOPLE

Shooting stars: A pair of championship clay shooters sets up shop using power from Consolidated Cooperative.

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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.

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18 CO-OP SPOTLIGHT For all advertising inquiries, contact

Cheryl Solomon American MainStreet Publications 847-749-4875 | cheryl@amp.coop 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.

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News and important information from

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your electric cooperative.

37 CALENDAR

What’s happening: July/August events and other things to do around the state.

40 MEMBER INTERACTIVE

Pack up the car: For many readers,

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July means vacation time, and their pictures show they’re rarin’ to go.

Alliance for Audited Media Member Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Ohio Cooperative Living - July 2019 - Mid Ohio  

Ohio Cooperative Living - July 2019 - Mid Ohio