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How ’bout them apples? It’s U-pick season at orchards everywhere Also inside Top speed at the Farm Science Review A U.S. Navy ship sinks in rural Ohio Sampling pies worth the drive
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SPEED OF LIFE Visitors to the Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives building at the Farm Science Review can get a close-up look at a record-setting electric car.
24 SHIPWRECK The unlikely tale of a U.S. Navy vessel “sinking” in rural Ohio, and the effects that still linger today.
32 PIES WORTH THE DRIVE Establishments across the state draw visitors from all over with homemade crusts, luscious fillings, and meringue perfection.
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BACK TO SCHOOL S
chools around the state are back in session, and your electric cooperative has some educational opportunities coming up as well. One of the cooperative principles that guides the actions of your co-op is Education, Training, and Information. Our national association explains the principle’s importance this way: “Education and training for members, elected representatives (directors/trustees), and employees helps them to effectively contribute to the development of their cooperatives. Communications about the nature and benefits of cooperatives, particularly with the general public and opinion leaders, helps boost cooperative understanding.” Education and information are vital to the cooperative business model because they allow you to be more than just consumers we serve — it provides you the tools to act as members of your electric cooperative. You can more effectively participate in the governance and actions of your cooperative when you know more about what we do and why we do it. It’s one of the reasons we open up the Cardinal Power Plant for a tour by cooperative members this time of year. There’s no better way to demonstrate how we keep your power clean, safe, affordable, and reliable than to show you the process in person. Not everyone needs such an up-close view of how we make your electricity and manage our assets, but it’s an educational opportunity we make available to members. This is the first year that Buckeye Power, the wholesale power supplier for all of Ohio’s electric cooperatives, has taken the responsibility of managing the entire Cardinal plant site. September also means time for the annual Farm Science Review (see our story on Page 4) near London, Ohio — another opportunity for us to show our members more about what their cooperative can do for them. The Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Education Center is one of the largest permanent structures at the review, and employees from Ohio cooperatives are on hand during the entire three-day event to talk about safety, energy conservation, money-saving tips, and all things co-op. I hope you get the chance to start the school year by having some fun — and learning a little along the way.
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Pat O’Loughlin PRESIDENT & CEO OHIO'S ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES
You can more effectively participate in the governance and actions of your cooperative when you know more about what we do and why we do it.
SEPTEMBER 2018 • Volume 60, No. 12
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MORE INSIDE DEPARTMENTS 8 OHIO ICON BISHOP’S BICYCLES: First opened in 1890, the Milford
establishment is the oldest bike shop in the United States.
10 THE EFFICINCY EXPERT BRING THE OUTDOORS IN: Skylights are great for natural light,
but can have a big affect a home’s energy efficiency.
12 CO-OP PEOPLE APPLE-PICKING SEASON: At orchards all around Ohio, everyone has a favorite variety of fresh, fall flavor.
14 WOODS, WATERS, AND WILDLIFE CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Readers share humorous, unusual — and real-life — stories of their animal encounters.
16 GOOD EATS
QUICK PREP/ALL INCLUSIVE: Preparing food for a restricted diet doesn’t have to require hours in the kitchen.
19 LOCAL PAGES News and important information from your electric cooperative.
23 CO-OP OHIO
CO-OP SCHOLARS: Children of members from each of Ohio’s electric cooperatives take home competitive scholarships.
38 CALENDAR WHAT’S HAPPENING: September events and other things to do. 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 Office, 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. Alliance for Audited Media Member Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
40 MEMBER INTERACTIVE SWEATER WEATHER: September brings a slight chill to the air —
time to break out the fall wardrobe!
IN THIS ISSUE London (p.4) Milford (p.8) Quincy (p.12) Noble County (p.24) Urbana (p.32) West Jefferson (p.32) Arcadia (p.33) Beverly (p.33) Marietta (p.33)
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Visitors to the electric cooperative building at Farm Science Review can see what it takes to set a world record
arm life often is seen by outsiders as slow, easypaced, even leisurely. Actual farmers, of course, know that’s not the case, as the nearly endless to-do list almost always seems to require 26 hours in a day to complete, even at top speed. So perhaps folks will be inspired by some of the work going on at Ohio State University’s Center for Automotive Research — a piece of which will be on display in the Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Education Center at this year’s Farm Science Review, Sept. 18–20 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center just outside London, Ohio. There, visitors will get an up-close look at the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3, one of the premier student research projects ever undertaken at the university. It’s the vehicle that holds the world land speed record for batterypowered automobiles, having traveled 341 mph across Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats in September 2016. “People are going to be amazed and inspired when they walk into the building and see the Buckeye Bullet,” says Janet Rehberg, director of cooperative development at Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives, the statewide member organization that serves Ohio’s 24 distribution co-ops.
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“We always like to talk about the value and importance of electricity, so it’s exciting to be able to show off the world’s fastest electric car when people come to see us at the Farm Science Review.” More than 130,000 people are expected through the gates at this year’s event, which is a program of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives’ building is one of the largest permanent structures at the center. Improvements have been made so visitors will have better access to both parking and the exhibits. “Anyone involved in agriculture, whether you have a backyard garden to feed your family or thousands of acres, will find products, services, and knowledge from exhibitors and CFAES experts to improve your operation,” says Nick Zachrich, the event’s director. Tickets to the event are available for $7 online at http:// fsr.osu.edu and at county extension offices and some local agribusinesses (kids ages 5 and under get in free). Tickets also can be purchased at the gate for $10. Ohio electric cooperative members can enter to win a $100 bill credit by completing the entry form on the inside
back cover of the September issue of Ohio Cooperative Living and bringing it to the OEC Education Center. Along with the Buckeye Bullet, the OEC Education Center also will host a slew of energy demonstrations. Energy advisors from Ohio electric co-ops will talk with visitors about ways to save on energy bills, and innovative vendors will offer products and services for homes and farms. Even the popular cooking demonstrations in the OEC building are getting an update this year. Patty Miller and Sherry Bickel will appear for their 29th year, doing up to four cooking demonstrations per day and sharing the scrumptious results on both Tuesday and Wednesday. In the past, the pair focused on microwave cooking, but they will add some recipes for the pressure cooker this year. They plan to make artichoke and blue cheese spread, cheesy chili mac, creamy Brussels sprouts, and Mexican chocolate cake. On Thursday, the OSU Extension’s 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences programs will put on a few shows about cooking with kids, breakfast on a budget, and dining with diabetes. Visitors to the Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Education Center at the 2018 Farm Science Review will get to check out the world-record-holding Buckeye Bullet battery-powered vehicle, as well as lots of interactive displays and educational shows.
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Location: Historic downtown Milford near the Little Miami Scenic biking trail. Provenance: After customers kept asking him to make bicycle parts and repairs, blacksmith John Bishop founded Bishop’s Bicycles in Winchester, Kentucky, in 1890. The shop moved to Cincinnati in 1910, subsequently relocated to Norwood and Silverton, then finally planted on Milford’s Main Street in 1971. Bruce Bishop sold the business in 2006, and now it’s owned by Greg and Lisa Linfert. Significance: Bishop’s Bicycles is the oldest continuously operated bicycle shop in the United States. “We did a lot of research a few years ago, and the closest (in age) that we found was another bike shop started in 1891,” says Christian Bartholomew, an employee at the shop.
Currently: Having stood the test of time — from the bicycling craze that swept the nation during the 1890s to the trendy wheelies and 10-speeds of the 1970s to today’s bike-path boom — Bishop’s Bicycles is not only a popular stop for Little Miami Scenic Trail cyclists, but also a multigenerational destination. “People often tell us that they got their first bike at Bishop’s, then they bring their children and grandchildren here for their first bikes too,” Bartholomew says. Bishop’s sells and rents an array of bicycles including comfort, fitness, road, mountain, touring, and youth bikes. Its best-seller is the Jamis Citizen series, but Bishop’s also is one of the few Ohio bike shops that carry Pedego electric bikes. Known for knowledgeable employees who provide great service, Bishop’s stocks bike parts and handles everything from tune-ups to rebuilding wheels. In addition, Bishop’s sells cycling apparel and helmets, holds bike maintenance and safety clinics, and hosts weekly rides on the Little Miami Scenic Trail. It’s a little-known fact that: Bishop’s Bicycles operates a satellite location at the Milford Trailhead, a historic railroad depot overlooking the town and a bridge spanning the Little Miami River where, according to Bartholomew, they do a strong rentals business for customers who start riding the trail there. Bishop’s Bicycles, 313 Main St., Milford, OH 45150, 513-831-2521 or www.bishopsbicycles.net.
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THE EFFICIENCY EXPERT
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itchens and dining rooms cry out for natural light, and lots of folks consider installing skylights to bring that outside world indoors and make their living space a bit more livable. Consumers should know, however, that skylights, even when installed properly, can impact energy bills and comfort level, so some advance research can pay real dividends. One downside of skylights is they can add heat to your home during the summer and contribute to heat loss during the winter. The amount of each depends upon a number of elements, including the skylight’s energy rating, size, placement, and quality of installation. You can check its energy efficiency by looking at the skylight’s NFRC Energy Performance Label, which shows the four pieces of the energy efficiency puzzle: insulation value (U-factor), ability to transmit solar heat (solar heat gain coefficient), ability to allow light to transfer (visible transmittance), and air leakage.
Well-placed skylights can brighten rooms that lack daylight.
Finding a unit with the best ratings in all these categories will help maximize your skylight’s energy efficiency and performance. It’s probably worth spending a little more on a better product, since professional installation takes up the lion’s share of the cost of installing a skylight into an existing roof. Just as important as finding the right skylight is determining the proper size, number, and placement. You want adequate light, but too much can make a room less functional on a bright day. Skylights on a steep, north-facing roof will reduce the unwanted solar heat gain in the summer, but this also reduces the desirable solar heat gain in winter. Proper installation by a knowledgeable professional is essential to avoid all-too-common problems such as water leaks, air leaks, or inadequate insulation.
This skylight shaft inside the attic has been air-sealed and is ready to be insulated.
An alternative option to the regular skylight is the tubular skylight. A small skylight on the roof is connected to a flexible tube that runs through the attic to a room below. This system provides a diffused natural light. The tube is much smaller than a skylight shaft and is easier and less expensive to install. The tube has less heat loss and is less leak-prone. Tubular skylights can fit into spaces that a traditional skylight can’t, and they can be a better choice in rooms with high moisture, like bathrooms, saunas, or indoor swimming pools. More of Patrick Keegan’s energy efficiency advice is available at www.collaborativeefficiency.com/energytips.
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Tubular skylights collect light through an acrylic dome on the roof and transmit it through a highly reflective tube into the space below.
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lusters of apples begin to decorate trees in Dennis Thatcher’s orchard throughout each spring and early summer, promising the reward of sweet fruit and jugs of freshly pressed cider in the fall. Thatcher and his wife, Angela, who reside in rural western Logan County and who are members of Logan County Electric Cooperative, established Thatcher Farm in 1972, when he planted a few apple trees. Today, the farm has more than 420 trees that produce 25 varieties. “Everybody has a favorite,” Thatcher says. “Some claim one variety is better for sauce and another is better for baking, and others have their own opinions.” The telephone starts ringing around Labor Day as prospective customers begin inquiring when different varieties will be ready for purchase. Summer Rambo, a tart variety that Thatcher recommends for pie and other baking, is the first to reach maturity at Thatcher’s, in late August. Many of the other varieties will be ready for picking in mid-to-late September. Maybe more so even than for those apples, Thatcher’s is known for its cider. Pressing begins in early October, and Thatcher admits he is fanatical about all steps of the process.
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“If I’m going to drink it, the cider has to be clean,” he says. “We pick our apples off the tree and do not use fallen apples that could introduce contaminants.” Volunteers inspect each apple and cut away any bad spots. The fruit is then washed twice before heading to the 3-ton press. Thatcher uses a mixture of sweet, semisweet, and tart apples for cider, tweaking the recipe as the season progresses to compensate for subtle flavor changes. The introduction of a tart variety like Granny Smith not only cuts the sweetness, but boosts the rich apple flavor. Work begins long before dawn with sterilization of all equipment used in the process. The actual pressing does not take place until 6 or 7 at night — when there are no customers around to stir up dust, and insects have settled down for the day. Each pressing yields 90 to 110 gallons of cider, which is strained through ultra-fine Dacron fabric to remove sediment, then stored at precisely 38 degrees for 24 hours before being pumped into plastic jugs for sale. The resting period is important to let any starch present in the cider turn to sugar. Thatcher does not pasteurize the cider, because he claims the process ruins a natural product and requires the use of preservatives, additives, and coloring. “I sell natural apple cider that will stay at its prime in the refrigerator for 29 days,” he says. “A lot of people buy more than a gallon or two and freeze it for use at a later date. Freezing does not affect the flavor one bit.” Since Ohio law requires that unpasteurized cider be sold no farther than 50 feet from the location of the press, all of his customers must come to the farm. At times, folks wait in droves until daily sales begin at 3 p.m. during the pressing season, which concludes around Thanksgiving each year. “I don’t have to advertise,” he says. “News of our quality apples and cider spread by word of mouth. People come to us and they are not disappointed.” Thatcher Orchard, 4551 Township Road 23 N., Quincy, southeast of Jackson Center in rural Logan County
Where to pick ’em The following is a sampling of family orchards around Ohio electric cooperative territory: Bachman Sunny Hill Fruit Farm, 3850 Pickerington Road, Carroll, 740-756-7572 (South Central Power Company) Brumbaugh Fruit Farm, 6420 Arcanum-Hollansburg Road, Arcanum, 937-692-8084 (Darke Rural Electric Cooperative) Charlie’s Apples at Windy Hill Apple Farm, 1740 Sportsman Club Road, Newark, 740-587-3632 (The Energy Cooperative) Clark’s Orchard, 20768 Township Road 164 (Morgan Run Road), Coshocton, 740-622-1881 (Pioneer Electric Cooperative) Fruit-Full Acres, 18680 Bellville Road, Marysville, 937-6426961 (Union Rural Electric Cooperative) Geckle Orchard, 8729 Township Road 258, Alvada, 419387-7305 (Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative) Haslinger Orchards, 7404 U.S. Route 6, Gibsonburg, 419-288-2567 (Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative) Heartland Orchard, 13029 Laurel Hill Road, Thornville, 740-787-1353 (The Energy Cooperative) Hillcrest Orchard, 2474 Township Road 444, Sugarcreek, 330-893-9906 (Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative) Laurelville Fruit Farm, 16181 Pike Street, Laurelville, 740332-2621 (South Central Power Company) Legend Hills Orchard, 11335 Reynolds Road, Utica, 740892-3090 (The Energy Cooperative) Moreland Fruit Farm, 1558 W. Moreland Road, Wooster, 330-264-8735 (Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative) Reed Orchards, 33245 Clendening Lake Road, Freeport, 740-658-4466 (South Central Power Company) Remerowski Orchards, 4035 Idle Road (off State Route 29 NW), Urbana, 937-362-3927 (Pioneer Electric Cooperative) Richards Brothers Fruit Farm, 2054 Orpheus Road, Thurman, 740-286-4584 (Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative) Volk Fruit Farm, 5782 Addison New Carlisle Road, Casstown, 937-857-9300 (Pioneer Electric Cooperative) Yeary Orchards, 11195 Yeary Road, Adamsville, 740-7965922 (Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative)
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bout a year ago, I shared a few true wildlife tales in this column, and I asked readers to send me theirs. Though I received more responses than we have room to share, I wanted to pass along some of the best. Squirrels seem to entertain a lot of electric co-op people. For instance, Betty Pearson, a member of North Western Electric Cooperative, says, “I saw two squirrels running toward each other from opposite directions on an overhead line. When they got close to one another, one of the squirrels dropped to the underside of the line, and as soon as they passed, it returned to the top of the line, and both squirrels continued on their way. All of this happened with neither of them slowing their pace — I wonder how they decided who would take the low road?”
Readers share their humorous, unusual — and real-life — wildlife stories BY W.H. “CHIP” GROSS; ILLUSTRATION BY ANNMARIE McCALLISTER
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Carlene Beck, a member of Firelands Electric Cooperative, was sitting in a vehicle with her granddaughter, Hannah, at a railroad crossing with the gates down, when her squirrel encounter took place. “We waited and waited, but no train appeared,” says Beck. “Finally, we saw a gray squirrel running up the tracks. After the squirrel passed us, the gates went up and we were on our way. I’m impressed that the railroad company is so sensitive to the plight of squirrels that it makes sure they have safe passage through the crossings, but I certainly hope the highway engineers don’t follow suit, because none of us country folk would ever get anywhere!” Pat Schulze, a member of Pioneer Electric Cooperative, had a memorable experience with an owl. She was trying to catch a few minutes of extra sleep one Saturday morning — as the mother of six kids, who could blame her? — when her 3-year-old son came into the bedroom and announced that there was an owl sitting on the chair in their family room. “I told him it was probably just Daddy’s stuffed grouse,” Pat remembers. A few minutes later, however, her
youngster returned to the bedroom. “Mommy, the grouse just turned its head and looked at me, then flew over to the couch!” Pat has no idea how the small owl got into the house, but she was able to throw a blanket over it and release it outdoors. Keith Crabtree, a retired employee of Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives, says, “Many years ago, I lived in Wooster and was a member of Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative. One night, a deer ran in front of my van, and I couldn’t avoid hitting it. I dutifully called my insurance agent to report the accident. Just four days later, I hit another deer, only this time with my car. When I called my insurance agent, she said that I had already reported the accident, to which I replied, “No, the first deer I hit with my van; I hit a second deer with my car.” There was silence on the line for a few seconds, which gave Crabtree the chance to say that he had learned a valuable lesson: It’s a lot cheaper to hunt deer with a gun or bow than with a vehicle. On the other hand, maybe not — at least, according to C.M. Umstead, a member of Pioneer Electric Cooperative. He was driving what he calls his “redneck ATV” (a riding lawn mower with the mower deck removed) to his deer-hunting blind early one morning. He had a handheld GPS unit to show him the way, but when he turned it on, the battery was dead. Umstead tried finding the blind on his own, but as it was still dark, he got lost in the woods, and so he decided to take a little nap while awaiting daylight. He wears false teeth, and before going to sleep, he says he placed his lower plate and the GPS unit on the motor cover of his ride. At dawn, he fired up the
machine and was on his way to his blind when he hit a bump and both his denture and the GPS bounced off — only he didn’t realize they were missing until he got to the blind. “That deer-hunting trip cost me $1,800,” he says, “and I didn’t even get a deer.” Finally, Lynn and Galen Neal, members of South Central Power Company, occasionally have encounters with uninvited flying squirrels that find their way into their rural log home. One such nocturnal critter awakened them four nights in a row before they could locate it. “I was dozing on the couch when I saw the squirrel run across the living-room floor and dive under my husband’s favorite recliner — in which he happened to be sleeping,” Lynn says. When she whispered to Galen, “It’s under your chair,” he was immediately awake. Lynn says the next 20 minutes were filled with the squirrel frantically climbing walls and repeatedly soaring to the floor before they could shoo it out the door, unharmed. W.H. “CHIP” GROSS is Ohio Cooperative Living’s outdoors editor. Send him an email at email@example.com.
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Quick PREP ALL
More and more people are on a restricted diet of some sort these days, but with today’s busy schedules, who has the time to devote to creating tasty meals that fit those needs? These dishes are not only delicious, but will have you out of the kitchen in a jiffy. RECIPES AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY CATHERINE MURRAY
THAI VEGGIE NOODLES (Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian)
Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 15 minutes | Servings: 6 7 oz. rice noodles (vermicelli rice sticks) 8 cups water 2 Tbsp. olive oil 4 oz. red curry paste 1 cup vegetable broth 1 cup carrots, cut into thin strips 1 bell pepper, cut into thin strips 1 cup snap peas or snow peas 13.5 oz. light coconut milk 1⁄4 cup gluten-free soy sauce 14 oz. tofu, cubed large bunch cilantro, roughly chopped 2 limes, cut into wedges (optional) In a large stockpot, bring 8 cups water to a boil. Submerge rice noodles, cover, and boil 7 minutes or until noodles are limp with a little snap left in them. Remove from heat but don’t drain. Drizzle olive oil into a deep skillet. Add curry paste, mix, and cook for 1 minute. Stir in vegetable broth and carrots. Cover and cook at a soft boil for 5 to 7 minutes or until carrots are almost tender. Add peppers and peas, cooking until vegetables are tender, 3 minutes. Add coconut milk, soy sauce, tofu, and curry mixture into the noodles and cooking water. Stir and heat through. Top individual bowls with fresh cilantro and lime wedges. Serve hot. Per serving: 446 calories; 27 g fat (7 g sat. fat); 35 g total carbs; 8 g fiber; 19 g protein.
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SAUSAGE-BROCCOLINI POLENTA (Gluten-free, dairy-free)
Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 20 minutes | Servings: 4 1 Tbsp. vegan butter 2 Tbsp. rice flour 11/2 cups low-sodium beef broth 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 small red onion, sliced thin 3 sprigs thyme 8 oz. smoked sausage, sliced 1/2 cup water 3 cups broccolini, chopped 4 servings instant polenta or quick grits In medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour and cook 2 to 3 minutes until the flour smell has lessened. Slowly add beef broth, whisking constantly until gravy has thickened and is smooth. Cover and set aside. In large skillet, heat olive oil, onion, and thyme. Saute until soft and caramelized. Add sausage and water. Cook on medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Remove thyme sprigs and add broccolini. Cook another 5 minutes. Prepare polenta or grits according to package instructions. In serving bowls, spoon polenta, then gravy, then top with sausage and broccolini. Per serving: 446 calories; 26.5 g fat (7 g sat. fat); 35 g total carbs; 8 g fiber; 19 g protein.
PORK LETTUCE WRAPS (Gluten-free, dairy-free) Prep: 20 minutes | Cook: 20 minutes | Servings: 4 1/2 cup dry quinoa 1 cup water 6 green onions 1 Tbsp. olive oil large knob fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped 1 lb. ground pork 1/4 tsp. pepper 1/2 cup gluten-free hoisin sauce 1 cup daikon radish or water chestnuts, diced 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds 2 heads bibb lettuce 8 lime wedges In a medium saucepan, bring quinoa and water to a boil. Stir once, cover, and simmer on low 15 to 20 minutes until water has evaporated and quinoa is fluffy. Meanwhile, chop green onions, keeping white and green parts separate. In a large skillet, heat olive oil on medium. Add whites of onions and ginger. Cook 3 minutes, until lightly browned. Add ground pork and sprinkle with pepper. Cook until pork is browned (not pink), about 10 minutes. Drain excess grease. Add hoisin sauce and quinoa to skillet and stir. In a small bowl, mix daikon (or water chestnuts), sesame seeds, and green onion tops. Top washed lettuce leaves with pork mixture, then daikon mixture. Serve with lime wedges. Per serving: 599 calories; 15 g fat (3 g sat. fat); 73 g total carbs; 9.5 g fiber; 43 g protein.
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THE EFFICIENCY EXPERT LOADED BBQ CHICKEN SWEET POTATOES (Gluten-free) Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 50 minutes | Servings: 4 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese 4 sweet potatoes 1/2 cup purple cabbage, chopped or sliced 2 cups diced boiled chicken 4 Tbsp. light sour cream 1 cup pineapple small bunch chives, snipped 1/4 cup banana peppers 1/2 cup prepared barbecue sauce Preheat oven to 400°F. Wash sweet potatoes and prick each with prongs of fork 3 or 4 times. Place on a cookie sheet and bake 45 minutes or until soft all the way through. On cookie sheet, carefully cut a large slit in each sweet potato, lengthwise. Evenly top each potato with chicken, pineapple, banana peppers, barbecue sauce, and cheddar cheese. Place cookie sheet back in oven and broil for 2 to 3 minutes, until chicken is warm and cheese is melted. Evenly top potatoes with cabbage, sour cream, and chives. Per serving: 450 calories; 5 g fat (2 g sat. fat); 73 g total carbs; 9 g fiber; 28 g protein.
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PROTECT YOURSELF FROM
SCAMS Over the past few months, electric cooperative members from across Ohio have reported receiving suspicious phone calls claiming to be from their cooperative’s office. Scammers are becoming more savvy and are using increasingly sophisticated methods. Practically every day, news agencies report a new type of fraud. Whether a scammer claims to be a grandchild in need of money to avoid jail, or a technician who needs remote access to your computer to remove a virus, the goal is the same — to con victims out of their hard-earned money. One of the most common deceptions used by scammers is a “spoofing” app, which creates a fake caller ID to trick you into thinking they are someone else, such as your co-op or other trusted source. The scammer will tell members they are late paying their bill, claim they owe money due to incorrect meter readings, or insist that invalid checks were used to make a payment. The scammer often instructs the member to head to their local convenience store to purchase a reloadable debit card and call back with the card information.
The thieves don’t stop there, however. Some scammers encourage the member to deliver cash in person at a meeting spot. Others come to the member’s front door and claim they need to read the member’s meter for money. If someone comes to your door claiming to be from the co-op, always look for a red Firelands Electric Co-op vehicle with the company logo on its doors.
Scammers can be very GENERAL MANAGER smart and quite deceiving. One co-op member in Ohio even received a voicemail instructing them to call a third-party number to pay their electric bill or they would be disconnected. The scammers went so far as to have a recording of their co-op’s phone introduction and menu so that it sounded authentic. E-mails are also widely used by scammers to contact potential victims, and some members have recently reported receiving fraudulent text messages as well. Not only are scammers out for your money, they also want your personal information so that they can use it to commit additional crimes. Identity theft is probably the most common. Scammers use your information to steal additional money by making charges to your existing credit cards; opening new credit card, checking, or savings accounts; writing fraudulent checks; or taking out loans in your name. Firelands Electric Cooperative wants to remind members to take precautions to protect themselves. Do not, under any circumstances, give out any account numbers or personal information over the phone or online to Continued on Page 20
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someone other than a legitimate representative from your electric utility. And, if in doubt, always hang up and contact the Firelands Electric Co-op office directly at 1-800-533-8658. Also be aware of companies that may contact you regarding discounted electrical rates. Several of these companies may use high-pressure sales tactics, even after you advise them you’re a member of an Ohio electric co-op.
call, e-mail, or text from a scammer claiming to be from Firelands Electric, do not respond. And if you believe you have been contacted by a scammer, report them to the local police, or contact the Ohio Attorney General at 1-800-282-0515 or online at www.ohioattorneygeneral. gov/About-AG/Contact/Report-A-Scam. Check out the box below for additional tips on how to spot a scam — and avoid putting your financial information in danger.
Firelands Electric Cooperative wants to help you protect yourself from any and all types of scams. If you receive a
Stop scammers in their tracks 1. Never give out or confirm confidential, personal, account, or financial information over the phone to non-cooperative personnel. Firelands Electric will never demand that type of information over the phone. If in doubt, hang up and call Firelands at the number printed on your bill. 2. If you believe you are being scammed, collect as much information about the situation as possible, including the phone number the scammer asks you to call back, and report it to the co-op or local police.
PROCEED WITH CAUTION
3. If you have any questions about your payment or bill status, please call the number on the back of your bill. Remember that scammers can make their caller ID look like it is Firelands Electric Cooperative calling, so you must dial the number on your bill to ensure safety. 4. Never let anyone claiming to be a Firelands Electric employee into or around your home without asking to see their company-issued ID. Any Firelands Electric employee on site will have a cooperative logo on their clothing, hat, and company-issued red vehicle. 5. Do not meet up with anyone to make an electric bill payment. Payments should only be made by mail, in person at the co-op office, over the phone via our toll-free number (1-800-533-8658), or online at https://firelandsec.smarthub.coop. 6. If a caller specifically asks you to pay using a prepaid debit card, cash, or money order, this is a red flag. 7. If you feel pressured to make a payment or decision in a rush, hang up. That is a sure sign of a scam. 8. Be wary of e-mails or text messages demanding payment or asking for confidential information. If it looks suspicious, contact the office to verify.
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IN THE COMMUNITY
BY TRACY GIBB
GENTLE GIANTS Josh and Lindsey Welch, along with their children, Braden and Lillian, raise beef cattle on approximately 60 acres outside of Ashland. Their animals aren’t typical, however. The family’s farm, known as Sycamore Valley, is home to over 20 Scottish Highland Cattle — a hardy breed dating back to the sixth century. Scottish Highlands are what is known as a heritage breed. Animals with this designation have a long history in the U.S., but are now rare, or even endangered, due to changes in agricultural practices over the past several decades. Heritage varieties are bred to suit a specific environment and, like the Scottish Highland, they thrive in a pasture-based setting. While it takes modern breeds like the Angus just 18 months to be ready for market, it takes nearly three years for a Highland. It’s worth the wait, though. Highland beef is tender and low in cholesterol, and the demand for it has increased in recent years. “Our culture has changed. People want to know what’s in their food and where it comes from,” Lindsey says. The leaner meat is attributed to the Highlands’ thick, double-layer coat, which protects the cattle from harsh winter weather. The animals’ need for fat to insulate them from the cold is greatly reduced, resulting in a healthier meat. This shaggy coat also gives the animals a unique look. Scottish Highland Cattle have long, wavy hair that comes in seven different colors, and often covers their eyes. Combined with their sweeping trademark horns, they can look somewhat intimidating.
Quite the opposite is true, however. The breed is quite docile, and the Welches’ animals are no exception — they are always looking for an affectionate scratch on the head or hand-fed treat. Those impressive horns do create challenges, however. “Standard cattle equipment isn’t always practical,” Josh says. A perfect example is the battered hay feeder now lying abandoned at the farm. One of the cattle got its horns caught in the slots and Josh had to perform a “rescue.” The animal came away unscathed, but the feeder wasn’t so fortunate. “We’ve found it necessary to have some equipment custom-made to accommodate their horns,” Josh says. For now, the Welches are limiting their operation to raising Scottish Highland Cattle for freezer beef, but are considering adding heritage breed hogs and chickens to the farm in the future. Sycamore Valley Farms is located at 753 County Road 1775 and can be reached at 419-282-0344 or firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also be found by searching for Sycamore Valley Farms on Facebook. Places & Faces is a monthly feature showcasing people, businesses, and organizations located throughout the Firelands Electric Cooperative service territory. SEPTEMBER 2018 • OHIO COOPERATIVE LIVING
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FIRELANDS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE LOCAL PAGES YOUTH PROGRAMS
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Winners of July drawing receive iTunes gift cards
Education helps shape the leaders of tomorrow. That’s why Firelands Electric includes it as one of our seven core principles. At the beginning of 2017, the cooperative introduced a new program to encourage students in their pursuit of academic excellence. Students in grades 6–8 are invited to become part of “The A Team” and be recognized for their hard work and dedication to education.
Ashland Middle School Daughter of Raymond and Melanie Gantz
Hillsdale Middle School Son of Todd and Angie Shafer
Send us your grade card and win! Next drawing will be held on December 10. How you can win Students in grades 6–8 who have a minimum of three A’s on their most recent report card, and whose parents or guardians are members of Firelands Electric Co-op, are eligible to apply. A copy of the report card should be submitted by mail to Firelands Electric Co-op, Attn: The A Team, P.O. Box 32, New London, OH 44851. Report cards may also be e-mailed to email@example.com. Be sure to include the student’s name, age, school, grade, address, phone number, the parents’ name(s), and e-mail address on your entry. Complete program details are available at www.firelandsec.com/ content/team.
Kaitlyn Detterman New London Middle School Daughter of Kurt and Maria Detterman
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THE POWER OF Why use SmartHub? Firelands Electric Co-op’s SmartHub isn’t just for paying bills. Members can sign up to receive important account notifications via e-mail, text message, or a combination of both. SmartHub users have the ability to add multiple contact numbers and e-mail addresses, as well as choose which notifications are sent to each contact. Selections can be changed at any time — giving members total flexibility and control.
• Contact — Confirmation that you have sent a message to the co-op through SmartHub. On Demand Alerts
• FEC Peak Alert — Load management is currently taking place for members enrolled in Firelands’ voluntary load management program. • FEC Peak Alert Possible — Conditions are such that a peak alert may occur today.
Members can also monitor their electric consumption with SmartHub. They can view their use from individual months, days, and even hours. They can also compare use from two different months and check out their average energy consumption.
Put the power in your hands! Visit www.firelandsec.com/ content/smarthub-101 today and take charge of your electric account with SmartHub.
• Usage Comparison — Select two different months to compare how much electric was used.
Notifications Billing Alerts
• Payment Confirmation — A payment made through SmartHub has been received.
• Usage Explorer — Members can click through a series of graphs to view usage by month, day, or hour. High, average, and low temperatures for each time period can also be viewed.
• Average Usage — Members can view their average electrical usage over a range of dates, which are selected by using the calendar at the top of the screen. Average use can be viewed by the month, day of the week, or time of day.
• Planned Power Outage
• Usage Planning Tool — Members can add a “marker” to their account (for example: “Shut off pool pump”). This marker shows up on the Daily Usage screen in Usage Explorer to help members identify if the event causes a change in electric consumption.
• Power Outage
Additional SmartHub features
• Scheduled Payment Notification — An online payment to your account has been scheduled or canceled. Service Alerts
• Power Restored
• Choose whether to receive a paper or electronic version of your monthly statement.
• View billing and payment history on your account.
• Power Usage Alert — Receive notifications when your kilowatt-hour (kWh) usage reaches a threshold that you set. Thresholds can be set for hourly use, total daily use, or both. Notifications are sent each day around 4 p.m. if your usage meets or exceeds these levels. Miscellaneous Alerts
• Sign up for Firelands Electric’s Auto Pay Program by clicking on Auto Pay Program in the Billing & Payments tab. • Update or remove your payment method for the Auto Pay Program.
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Firelands Electric Co-op launching community solar program Interest in renewable energy is growing, but installing solar panels is incredibly time-consuming and expensive. So let your electric co-op do all of the work for you! Firelands Electric Cooperative is launching OurSolar, a community renewable program which allows co-op members to purchase electric produced by the new solar array being built at the cooperative’s new facility. OurSolar offers one of the cleanest and most affordable renewable energy sources available. By grouping solar panels together, costs can be shared, power output can be maximized, and the hassles of rooftop installation can be avoided. Firelands Electric Cooperative’s residential members have the opportunity to purchase a subscription to energy from the solar array located at the cooperative’s new campus at 103 Industrial Drive, New London.
OurSolar gives all members an opportunity to benefit from this clean energy source because it’s built and maintained at a central location by experts in the field. This eliminates common barriers — such as trees, roof size, and house location — that prevent people from installing solar panels on their property. Further, all ongoing costs are included in the subscription rate, so there is no need to worry about unexpected costs popping up in the future! Details on signing up for OurSolar will be available later this month. In the meantime, check out the next page for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.
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What is the cost to participate? The cost of electric produced through the OurSolar program is 11.85 cents per kWh. That’s 1.5 cents more than today’s standard residential rate. The average cost per panel is less than $2 per month.
Is there a limit to the number of panels I can subscribe to? Residential members can subscribe to the energy output of up to 10 panels.
How long is the term of the agreement? The agreement can last for five, 10, or 15 years — your choice. The OurSolar rate will be fixed during the agreement but is subject to change after the agreement ends.
What happens if I move? If you move to another location within Firelands Electric Co-op’s service territory, your subscription can “move” with you! If you move out of the service territory, you have the following options:
Will any equipment be connected to my home? No. The power generated by OurSolar will be transported throughout the community by the co-op.
How will this help increase sustainability? OurSolar is a local power source, which allows the community to have more control over a portion of their power supply. Generating energy with solar power creates no pollution or carbon dioxide emissions, and is a clean, renewable, and sustainable alternative energy source.
How does OurSolar compare? OurSolar gives all members an opportunity to benefit from this clean energy source because it’s built and maintained at a central location by experts in the field. This eliminates common barriers — such as trees, roof size, and house location — that prevent people from installing solar panels on their property. Further, all ongoing costs are included in the subscription rate, so there is no need to worry about unexpected costs popping up in the future!
1. Transfer your subscription to another member of Firelands Electric Cooperative.
Can I take advantage of any incentives to bring down the cost of a panel?
2. Transfer your subscription as part of the sale or rental of your home.
OurSolar has sought out and taken advantage of all available tax credits, rebates, and incentives in order to make the program as affordable as possible. These cost reductions are included in the subscription rate.
3. Return your subscription back to Firelands Electric Cooperative at no cost .
What if I cancel the agreement early? If the agreement is canceled early due to moving or death, then the options under “What happens if I move?” apply. If the agreement is canceled early due to a different reason, then the subscription may be returned to the cooperative by paying an administrative fee of $50 per panel.
If I subscribe to a panel of OurSolar, will I stop receiving my monthly bill? No. You will continue to receive your monthly bill, but your bill will now show that a portion of your energy is produced by your solar panels and paid for at the OurSolar rate.
Will this lower my bill? No. OurSolar is not intended as a cost-savings initiative but as an alternative to pricey rooftop solar.
How will my bill be calculated?
Is energy production guaranteed? No. The energy produced for each panel is expected to be about 375 kilowatt-hours per year, but may be more or less in any given year depending on weather conditions.
Can anyone sign up for Firelands Electric’s OurSolar program? Only residential members of Firelands Electric Cooperative may subscribe to panels.
POWERING THE CO-OP COMMUNITY — ONE RAY AT A TIME
The entire site will be metered at a single point. Subscribers’ monthly statement will include their per-panel portion of the array’s output.
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FIRELANDS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE LOCAL PAGES ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Shining the light on energy savings When it comes to lighting, the potential for energy efficiency is just too great to ignore. Around the home, changing bulbs can change your electric bills, and the monthly savings can add up. Members regularly use dozens of bulbs, out of necessity and convenience. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, nearly 130 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity are consumed by residential lighting each year, representing about 9 percent of all home energy use. As light-emitting diode (LED) design options increase, prices are coming down, and more members see LEDs as an alternative to the incandescent bulbs first popularized by Thomas Edison in the 1880s. Cool white, dimmable, decorative, three-way, and color are now among the options, with LEDs taking up an increasing share of shelf space in the lighting sections of hardware, discount, and home improvement stores. “The economics make sense,” says Alan Shedd, director of energy solutions for Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives. “When LED lamp products were $20, it $ was a tough sell. Now, for a couple of bucks, members can get a lamp that uses as little as one-tenth of the energy and lasts 10 times longer.” To get an idea of your potential for energy savings, complete a home inventory. Don’t just count fixtures — count bulbs, and note the type of bulb now in use: incandescent, halogen, compact fluorescent lights, or fluorescent tubes. The average single-family home has between 50 and 75 bulbs, including hallways, garages, and storage areas, and that savings can add up.
Lumens, not watts Cashing in on lighting efficiency is easier if you rethink the way you buy and use lighting products. Think in lumens instead of watts. When shopping for LEDs, keep in mind that bulbs with lower watts use less energy, while those with lower lumens are dimmer. According to Shedd, education, or re-education, is the key. Once you realize that lumens are a measurement of the amount of light given off by a bulb, it’s easier to
understand that the number of lumens (not the number of watts) determines the brightness of the bulb. Also take into consideration the bulb’s color temperature, or Kelvin. Bulbs with a higher Kelvin have a brighter light, while bulbs with a lower Kelvin produce a more yellow color. Replacing compact fluorescent lightbulbs with LEDs also provides energy savings, though more like 30 to 50 percent rather than the 90 percent from replacing incandescent bulbs. “The energy savings and life expectancy of an LED is incrementally better,” Shedd says. “The early CFLs did not offer good color, and they took a long time to reach full brightness, particularly in cold environments.” To figure out how much you can save by switching to LEDs in your home, visit www.firelandsec.com/content/ energy-education and check out Firelands Electric Cooperative’s lighting calculator.
LEDs room by room Living Room Lamps Table or floor three-way lamps using LED bulbs provide 620, 1,600, or 2,150 lumens of light. Kitchen Dimmable recessed LED conversion lights add a warm glow of up to 1,200 lumens for kitchen workspaces and add far less heat to your kitchen. Bedrooms and Hallways Long-lasting LEDs are ideal for ceiling fixtures. A 9-watt LED produces the same 800 lumens of light as a 60-watt incandescent and uses about 80 percent less energy. Bathrooms Omnidirectional LED globe bulbs are designed to provide a warm glow ideal for bathrooms. A 6-watt bulb produces 450 lumens and lasts up to 15,000 hours. Outdoors A 6-watt, 500-lumen LED bulb can replace a 40-watt incandescent bulb. Source: NRECA’s Straight Talk
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Harvest STAY SAFE THIS
As farmers make plans for fall harvest, Firelands Electric Cooperative urges them to be alert to the dangers of working near overhead power lines. Operating large equipment near these lines is often overlooked — and potentially deadly.
Start by making sure every farm worker knows to maintain a 10-foot minimum clearance between their equipment and all power lines and poles. Simply working too close to a power line is dangerous because electricity can arc or “jump” to conducting objects, such as a ladder, pole, or truck. Even non-metallic materials like lumber, tires, ropes, and hay can conduct electricity depending on dampness, dust, and dirt contamination. Be aware of increased height when loading and transporting tractors or other equipment on trailer beds. Many tractors now have tall antennas extending from the cab that could make contact with power lines. Avoid raising the arms of planters or cultivators near power lines, and never attempt to raise or move a power line to clear a path.
SEASON Tips for a Safe Harvest Harvest season brings hard work and can be exhausting, but rushing the job to save time can be extremely dangerous (even deadly!) when working near overhead power lines. We urge farm operators and workers to keep the following safety tips in mind:
Use care when operating large
If your equipment does make contact with a power line, do not leave the cab. Immediately call 911, warn others to stay away, and wait for utility crews to cut the power. Even if a line has landed on the ground, there is still potential for the area to be energized.
Inspect the height of equipment to determine clearance.
The only reason to exit equipment that has come into contact with overhead lines is if the equipment is on fire, which is rare. If it is absolutely necessary to exit the cab, jump out with both feet together, so that they hit the ground at the same time. Then, still keeping your feet together, hop to safety as you leave the area. Do not allow any part of your body to touch the equipment and the ground at the same time.
Remember to lower extensions when moving loads.
For more tips and information on how to stay safe this harvest season, visit www.SafeElectricity.org.
Always keep equipment at least 10 feet away (in all directions) from power lines.
If a power line is sagging or looks to be dangerously low, please call us immediately. Source: SafeElectricity.org
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KOLLEEN PATTON CELEBRATES
This month, Kolleen Patton marks her 15th anniversary with Firelands Electric Cooperative. Kolleen joined the cooperative in September 2003 as an accounting clerk, handling accounts payable and capital credits. In 2010, she was promoted to accountant, where she is responsible for payroll, processing work orders, and handling the retirement and estate allocations of capital credits for the cooperative’s members. Kolleen received her associate’s degree in business management from North Central State College and is currently pursuing her bachelor’s at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. “I like being part of the Firelands family and enjoy helping our members,” Kolleen says. Firelands is a notfor-profit electric cooperative that emphasizes service
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first, and having fellow employees that are dedicated to giving members the best possible service is very rewarding, she adds. Kolleen and her family live in the rural Nova area. Her husband, Don, works for the Village of New London, and the couple are the proud parents of twin daughters, Adelynn and Lydia. Outside of work, Kolleen enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Kolleen Patton ACCOUNTANT
Wishing you a safe and happy Labor Day ! The Firelands Electric Co-op office will be closed on
Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day. As always, emergency service is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-533-8658.
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Become an advocate for your co-op Formed in 1966, the Action Committee for Rural Electrification (ACRE®) is a multicandidate political action committee (PAC). Its mission is to make sure that the voice of rural electric cooperative consumers is heard in the U.S. Congress. ACRE Co-op Owners for Political Action® (often referred to as Co-op Owners) is the PAC’s consumer arm. Co-op Owners gives you, the member, an opportunity to raise your voice on behalf of your electric cooperative. Government officials make policy decisions that affect your local cooperative and your way of life. Co-op Owners is an easy way for you to help determine who gets elected to make those decisions. The program supports current and potential candidates for state and federal office who will speak for — and protect — the interests of electric cooperatives and their member-owners. It’s important for co-ops to strengthen our political voice and let legislators know how their proposals will affect our members and their electric bills. For just $2.08 per month, you can join the 366 Firelands Electric members, 5,671 Ohio members, and 10,399 Co-op Owners nationwide who are part of ACRE Co-op Owners for Political Action. Of the 47 states with electric cooperatives, Ohio has more than three times the number of ACRE Co-op Owners members than any other state. This means that the Buckeye state has more active members making a difference. Your voluntary participation in the nationwide Co-op Owners program ensures that the voice of electric cooperatives remains strong in our nation’s capital and in our state legislature. Maintaining a grassroots presence in the political process is instrumental to the long-term success of the electric cooperative program — and to the communities they serve. To join ACRE Co-op Owners, complete and return the form to the right — and make your voice heard!
Authorization Form I want to help keep the voices of rural electric cooperatives heard in the political process by participating in ACRE Co-op Owners for Political Action®. No need to send a check. Please add the following amount to my monthly electric bill: Regular Member: $2.08 per month ($25 per year) Century Member: $8.03 per month ($100 per year)* President’s Member: $41.60 per month ($500 per year)* Other Amount: $ ____________ * I affirm that my contribution is made with non-corporate funds: Name: _________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________ City, State, ZIP: ___________________________________ Cooperative: _____________________________________ Account No.: _____________________________________ Signature: _______________________________________ * Federal election law requires the following information for contributions equal to or exceeding $200: Employer: _______________________________________ Occupation: _____________________________________ This completed form can be submitted online by e-mailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail it to Firelands Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 32, New London, OH 44851. Enclosed check payable to Firelands Electric Cooperative for a one-time donation in the amount of $ __________________ Contributions to ACRE Co-op Owners for Political Action are strictly voluntary. Contributions to federal and state political action committees are not tax deductible. Member-owners have the right to refuse to contribute without reprisal. Contributions may be stopped any time upon notification to the cooperative. The contribution guidelines are suggestions only. You may contribute more, or less, than the recommended amount.
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existing properties and buildings. Following discussion, the board requested the general manager to interview brokers regarding value of the properties and report back to the board at the July meeting.
Firelands Electric Cooperative’s board of trustees met June 21 and covered the following items: • The board reviewed safety and training reports for meetings held June 5 and June 9. • General Manager Dan McNaull announced the co-op’s OurSolar program to the board. He provided a copy of a proposed rate schedule for the community solar program, which was adopted by the board. • Director of Finance and Accounting Tabi Shepherd reviewed the May financials and reviewed loan draw-down procedures for the cooperative’s building loan and work plan. She also reported on recent accounting and billing department activities. • The board discussed broadband service within the cooperative’s service territory. They also reviewed the experiences of Ohio electric cooperatives that have entered the broadband industry. Following discussion, the board decided to await further action until after researching and hearing discussion at an upcoming statewide meeting in August. • Dan McNaull advised the board that outside vendors are removing their attachments from Firelands Electric’s communication tower within the next six to 12 months, in preparation for selling the co-op’s
• Management updated the board on the status of constructing the cooperative’s new facility, and advised that the building was on schedule. • The board and management discussed arrangements and assignments for the cooperative’s upcoming June 23 annual meeting event in Ashland. • Director of Electric Operations Don Englet reported on recent projects and crew activities in the operations department. He discussed the Coulter substation and changes to the cooperative’s voltage regulators in the substation. • Director of Member Services and Communications Andrea Gravenhorst updated the board on recent projects and activities involving the member services department. She discussed the cooperative’s revised rebate programs and benefits available to members utilizing the programs. The cooperative’s next board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, at Firelands Electric’s office, located at One Energy Place, New London.
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Children of members earn $37K in scholarships Twenty-four recent high school graduates representing each of the Ohio-based electric distribution cooperatives have been awarded $37,000 in scholarships in the annual Children of Members Scholarship Competition, sponsored by Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives, the statewide service organization for the electric co-ops in the state. A panel of independent judges reviewed the applications and interviewed each finalist to determine the top 10 scholarship winners: Jacob Kahle, Kalida High School, Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative, $3,600.
Michael Johnston, Wapakoneta High School, Midwest Electric, $1,800.
Andrew Cochran, Wooster High School, Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative, $2,600.
Allie McCoy, River View High School, The Frontier Power Company, $1,700.
Alicia McElwee, CardingtonLincoln High School, Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative, $2,100.
Jenay Kocsis, Fairbanks High School, Union Rural Electric Cooperative, $1,600.
David Winter, Edgewood High School, Butler Rural Electric Cooperative, $2,000.
Meredith Coil, Marietta Senior High School, Washington Electric Cooperative, $1,500.
Trevor Hellman, Findlay High School, Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative, $1,900.
William Yeater, Hillsdale High School, Firelands Electric Cooperative, $1,400.
The following students each earned $1,200 scholarships: Ryan Alvarado, HopewellLoudon H.S., North Central Electric Cooperative; David Booth, John Glenn H.S., Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative; Andrew Caryer, Hicksville H.S., North Western Electric Cooperative; Graham Garee, Northridge H.S., Consolidated Cooperative; Emily Holcomb, Firelands H.S., Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative; Samuel Jackson, Calvary Christian H.S., Logan County Electric Cooperative; Benjamin Lawson, Bethel H.S., Pioneer Electric Cooperative; Nicholas Maxwell, Granville H.S., The Energy Cooperative; Anna Meyer, Catholic Central H.S., Carroll Electric Cooperative; Riley Moberly, Hillsboro H.S., South Central Power Company; Mattison Nichols, Peebles H.S., Adams Rural Electric Cooperative; Holly Schmenk, Patrick Henry H.S., Tricounty Rural Electric Cooperative; Bailey Stammen, Ansonia H.S., Darke Rural Electric Cooperative; Bailey Ward, Oak Hill H.S., Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative.
OEC seeks tech scholarship applicants OEC will award two scholarships this fall to high school graduates pursuing career training at a technical school: one $2,000 award to a student in a four-year program, and another of $1,000 to a student in a two-year program. Applicants must be currently attending, or planning to attend, an accredited technical school or program. Winners’ names will be published in Ohio Cooperative Living. Proof of enrollment will be required in order to receive funds.
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Ship The unlikely tale of a U.S. Navy vessel ‘sinking’ in rural Ohio BY CRAIG SPRINGER; PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE U.S. NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND
he notion seems so fanciful: A U.S. Navy ship sinks in Ohio, not in Lake Erie or the Ohio River, but over the Appalachian piedmont of Noble County. It was a rural, bucolic setting — a patchwork of woodlots and farm fields split by fence lines and hedgerows and narrow roads with curves that followed the contours of the hillsides. And the sky! An ocean blue that seemed meant for sailing — this, after all, is not a maritime tale, but rather, an aviation story. The U.S.S. Shenandoah, a massive, 680-foot-long cigar-shaped Navy dirigible with 43 crew members aboard, was ripped apart and pulled to the ground early in the morning of Sept. 3, 1925, after the trip turned sour somewhere about a mile above the earth. Fourteen of those sailors died in service to our nation. One of the deceased included a native son from Greenville: the ship’s commander, Zachary Lansdowne. Warrant Officer Raymond Cole, from Lima, Ohio, was among the injured.
The U.S.S. Shenandoah, docked at the Naval Air Station in Lakehurst, New Jersey.
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Coffins containing the remains of the 14 sailors who died in the September 1925 crash of the U.S.S. Shenandoah were lined up at the train station in Cambridge for their return to Washington, D.C.
The Shenandoah was the first rigid zeppelin brought into military service in the U.S. She had been christened two years earlier — the first ship of that type to be held aloft by lighter-than-air helium, rather than by hydrogen. Shenandoah’s normal duty was to scout the U.S. coastline, keeping watch for potential invaders. But that last fateful mission was a public relations stunt — meant to show off the Navy’s abilities at a series of carnivals and fairs. Weather data from that day, archived by the National Weather Service, had given no one much pause to think that anything might be amiss. Granted, weather
Lt. Cmdr. Zachary Lansdowne, above and left, commanding officer of the U.S.S. Shenandoah, was a native of Greenville, Ohio, in Darke County.
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Local residents flocked to the crash site in the days after the disaster, and many took home pieces of wreckage as souvenirs, as shown at the right of the above photo of the airshipâ€™s aft, or rear, section. This view shows the national star marking that was on the top of the ship.
forecasting and climate observation were not as advanced as they are today, but observations revealed that the ship sailed into a nearly cloudless sky, with temperatures teasing into the low 80s. No winds of significance were recorded. But, as happens in Ohio, a fierce summer squall rose seemingly from out of the blue. Its gale-force winds and alternating series of powerful updrafts and downdrafts ripped the Shenandoah into three parts, sending it crashing in three places. Cables snapped, metal twisted, and sheathing tore from the structure. The control car carrying
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HEADING TO TECH SCHOOL? Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives will award two Technical Scholarships to high school graduates pursuing career training at a technical school — $2,000 for a student in a four-year program and $1,000 for a student in a two-year program. Visit www.ohioec.org/technicalscholarship for scholarship rules/application. Deadline to apply is September 30, 2018.
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the commanding officers split from the belly, and the men inside were crushed upon impact with the soil. The other parts descended slower, but no less dangerously. Indiana resident Jerry Copas, 30-plus years a balloonist, has had a lifelong fascination with the Shenandoah. “I first read about the ship in second grade,” he says, “and it was like, ‘Wow — I have to learn more.’” Indeed he has, culminating in a richly illustrated book, The Wreck of the Naval Airship USS Shenandoah, which draws on the private collections and recollections of Noble County residents and the U.S. Navy. The book tells, in rich detail, the complete story of the Shenandoah and her crew and the Ohio communities that had to deal with the aftermath of the crash. In the immediacy, Noble County residents turned out in droves to see the airship that was, end to end, bigger than two football fields long. Folks pilfered the lightweight duraluminum and sheathing. Some just gawked. Photos held in the U.S. Navy archives and those published in Copas’s book show men and women, and notably few children, milling about. Some pose with the novelty of the airship behind them. Others express a candid disbelief and amazement that this thing of twisted metal fell out of the pre-dawn sky. Also telling are the soldiers with their rifles at the ready in some of the images, there to cease the looting and protect the Navy’s property. The affair naturally spawned inquiries as to how and why the ship sank and men died. “Lansdowne opposed the
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At crash site No. 3, the nose of the airship came down in Sharon Township at the northern edge of State Route 78. Granite markers commemorate the three crash sites in Noble County.
mission over the Midwest, specifically because of the erratic summer weather,” says Copas. “I have studied him so much, I feel like I know him. He was the model of devotion to duty and he gave his last full measure. He followed orders and followed them all the way to the ground. It was sadly a lot of wasted resources in time and treasure and blood.” CRAIG SPRINGER is a freelance writer who grew up in Ohio. Today, the Noble Local School District, which serves the area where Shenandoah crashed and is served by Washington Electric Cooperative, has named its elementary, middle, and high schools after the ship. Their sports teams are named “The Zeps.”
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PIES worth the drive
Across Ohio, recipes for homemade crusts, luscious fillings, and meringue perfection are passed down through generations and attract travelers from all over. Here are some that are worth going out of your way for. BY JAMIE RHEIN
1. Airport Café 1636 N. Main St., Urbana • 937-652-2010 Closed Monday For 28 years, the Airport Café at the Grimes Field Airport has served up slices of fruit and cream pie to regulars who come for comfort food, conversation, and plane-watching — the café’s large picture windows overlook the tarmac for a view of takeoffs and landings. By late afternoon, there’s a fresh batch of pies — the fresh-baked ones for the lunch crowd are often long gone. Owners Doug and Michele Hall use pie recipes from Doug’s great-grandmother; toasted coconut cream and butterscotch are fan favorites.
2. Henry’s 6275 U.S. 40, West Jefferson • 614-879-9321 Closed Sunday Henry’s, an unassuming rectangle of a building on U.S. 40, has new owners and a fresh, spruced-up look. Brent Bennett and his fiancée, Bobbie Gaul, took over the
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nostalgic diner from Bennett’s dad, Chester, who bought the restaurant from Henry and Miriam Summerford in 1985.
3. Kathy’s Korner
Henry’s pies have been a legendary draw since the Summerfords started the business in 1953 as a restaurant/gas station combo. Diners are advised to order their pie before their meal — otherwise it might be gone. These days Gaul makes the cream pies, but Chester still comes in twice a week to bake the fruit pies known for their flaky, perfect crust and just-right juicy filling.
100 Fremont St., Arcadia • 419-894-6466 Closed Monday Now owned by its namesake’s daughter, Rachel Sterling, and Rachel’s husband, Matt, Kathy’s Korner has served up pies worth the drive for more than 30 years — and it’s still going strong; the restaurant’s team of pie bakers recently broke its record for the most pies baked in one month: 1,163. Browse the pie board and it’s hard to choose between classics like lemon meringue and cherry or a twist on a favorite — the caramel apple walnut blends sweetness with crunch. Old-fashioned sugar is one of Rachel’s grandma’s specialties.
4. The Cornerstone Inn 201 5th St., Beverly • 740-984-0011 Open daily, brunch Sunday Owner Carolyn Plummer’s cooking philosophy is to make it like her mother did — which is only part of what makes The Cornerstone Inn feel like home. Mismatched dishes and place settings from customer donations also give a friends-and-family warmth to the restaurant’s cozy décor. Located at one of Beverly’s crossroads, The Cornerstone is frequented by locals as well as travelers passing through southeastern Ohio. Here, Plummer serves up home-style menu offerings where pie is a crowd pleaser. Favorites like chocolate peanut butter pie with chocolate sauce drizzle bring repeat guests.
5. Tonya’s Country Kitchen 174 Front St., Marietta • 740-371-5027 Open daily When Tonya Pelphry opened Tonya’s Country Kitchen in downtown Marietta in 2015, she fulfilled a longtime dream of restaurant ownership. As soon as she saw the historic storefront, the pressed tin ceiling, and small hexagon-tiled floors, it was love at first sight.
The cheery décor of red-vinyl-and-chrome chairs that are a cross between country and throwback 1960s matches the menu. Thanks to Pelphry’s home-style cooking from breakfast to dinner, business is brisk — so brisk that Pelphry turned the pie duties over to Dawn Gutberlet. A slice of warmed blackberry or peach pie with a scoop of vanilla is large enough to share.
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AUG. 31–SEPT. 6 – Fulton County Fair, Fulton Co. Fgds. 8514 St. Rte. 108, Wauseon. www.fultoncountyfair.com. SEPT. 1 – Open Air Dinner on the Square, 109 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney. Elegant farm to table dinner on our historic square. Tickets required. Limited seating. 937-658-6945 or www.sidneyalive.org. SEPT. 1–2, 22–23 – The Fantastic Tiffin Flea Market, Seneca Co. Fgds., 100 Hopewell Ave., Tiffin, Sat. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Free admission. 300 to 450 dealers per show. Featuring antiques, collectibles, furniture, crafts, produce, tools, glass, and more. 419447- 9613 or www.tiffinfleamarket.com. SEPT. 1–3 – Perch, Peach, Pierogi, and Polka Festival, downtown Port Clinton, Fri. 4–9:30 p.m., Sat./Sun. 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m. $5/day, kids free. Enjoy Lake Erie perch sandwiches or dinner, hot pierogis, Polish
SEPT. 4, 11, 18, 25 – Cruisin’ on the Square, 3 N. Main St., Milan, 5–8 p.m. 419-499-9929 or https://m.facebook.com/Cruisin-on-theSquare-1568396136718665.
SEPT. 8 – Dancing on the Bridge, downtown Malvern, noon–10 p.m. Vendors, kids’ play area, car show, races, beer garden, music, and entertainment. 330-863-9234 or 330-875-3994. SEPT. 8 – Willard Train Fest, downtown Willard, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Model trains, planes, and cars; many layouts and vendors. 419-9350495 or www.willardtrainfest.com.
AUG. 31–SEPT. 3 – Firelands Labor Day Festival, New London Recreation Park, 2 Blake St., New London. $7, Srs. $4, under 4 free. Truck and tractor pulls, demo derby, ATV/motorcross, games, tournaments, and baking contest. 419-929-4091 or www. newlondonohio.com. SEPT. 1–2 – Toronto Festival of the Arts, 3rd and Market Sts., Toronto, Sat. 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun. 12–5 p.m. Food, contests, fun, and lots of local art and crafts. www.focusintoronto.com. SEPT. 1–3 – Great Trail Arts and Crafts Festival, Great Trail Festival Grounds, St. Rte. 43, between Malvern and Carrollton, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $6, C. (10–18) $4, under 10 free. A celebration of American folk art, with distinctive arts and crafts, living history, and period music. 330-794-9100 or www.greattrailfestival.com.
SEPT. 15 – Harrison Rally Day Festival, downtown Perrysburg, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Party Gras.” 419-874-9147 or www.perrysburgchamber.com.
SEPT. 18–22 – Apple Week, Sauder Village, 22611 St. Rte. 2, SEPT. 7 – First Fridays Downtown, downtown Sidney. Participating Archbold, Tues.– Fri. 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Sample apple-themed recipes, watch apple butter being made shops and restaurants stay open later and offer a First Friday (Sat.), and visit the 130-year-old cider mill. 800-590-9755 or www. discount. 937-658-6945 or www.sidneyalive.org. saudervillage.org, SEPT. 7–9 – Black Swamp Arts Festival, Bowling Green. Enjoy music, art shows, food, and a beer garden. www.blackswampfest.org. SEPT. 22 – Fostoria Rail Festival, Fostoria Jr./Sr. High School, Fostoria, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $4, under 10 free. Toy trains, train SEPT. 8 – Treasure Island Day, Kelleys Island, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Come merchandise and memorabilia, model train displays, photo for our annual island-wide yard sale. Map of sale locations can be contest, drones, R/C airplanes. 419-435-1781 or http:// obtained at Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce Office, 240 E. fostoriairontriangle.com. Lakeshore Dr., after 9 a.m. on day of event. 419-746-2360 or www. SEPT. 22 – Oktoberfest, downtown Findlay, 2–10 p.m. $5. kelleysislandchamber.com. Authentic German food, beer, and wine. Live polka music and SEPT. 9 – Logan County Bicentennial Celebration, Bellefontaine. dancing, competitions, kids’ activities, and entertainment. 419Free. The event kicks off with historic walking tours at noon, 422-3313 or www.downtownfindlay.com. then a parade at 3:30 p.m. beginning at the Logan Co. Fgds. and SEPT. 29 – Wood County Air Fair, Wood Co. Regional Airport, traveling to downtown. 937-593-7557. Bowling Green, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. $5, under 17 free. Helicopter rides, static SEPT. 13 – Pinterest Party, Bruno’s, 110 E. Poplar St., Sidney, 7:30 airplane displays, hot air balloons, military vehicles, food vendors, and p.m. We provide the supplies, you bring the fun. A 21-and-over kids’ activities. www.woodcountyairport.us/Air_Fair.html. event. Tickets $35, available at https://pinterestparties.bpt.me. AUG. 31, SEPT. 1–2 – Made in Ohio Arts and Crafts Festival, 937-658-6945 or www.sidneyalive.org.
SEPT. 7–8 – Ohio State African Violet Society Show and Sale, Kingwood Center Gardens, 50 Trimble Rd., Mansfield, Fri. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Competition highlights the best African violets and gesneriad plants. Sale features hard-to-find plants and growing supplies. 937-654-7014 or www.osavs.org.
Hale Farm and Village, 2686 Oak Hill Rd., Bath, Fri. noon–5 p.m., Sat./Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Shop from 160 vendors selling Ohio-made products. Also “Handcrafted at Hale” items, historic craft and trade demos. www.wrhs.org/events/made-in-ohio-artscrafts-festival-2-copy.
SEPT. 15 – CMP Monthly Air Rifle and Air Pistol Matches, 1000 Lawrence Dr., Port Clinton. Free admission and parking. Competitions feature a Junior Air Rifle 3x20, 60 Shots Air Rifle Standing, 60 Shots Air Pistol, and a beginner 3x10. Rental equipment available for a small fee. 419-635-2141 ext. 707, firstname.lastname@example.org (Lue Sherman), or www.thecmp.org.
SEPT. 8–9 – Antiques in the Woods & Shaker Woods Outdoor Expo, Shaker Woods Grounds, 44337 County Line Rd., Columbiana, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $8, under 13 free. Top-quality antiques and collectibles, classic car show on Sun., tractor pulls, entertainment, and a Civil War encampment. 330-550-4190 or www.antiquesinthewoods.com. SEPT. 8–9 – Old Construction and Mining Equipment Show, Harrison Coal and Reclamation Historical Park Grounds, 42500 Stumptown Rd., New Athens (Ohio 519 between U.S. 22 and New Athens), Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $3. Operating and static displays of construction equipment, mining equipment, crawlers, trucks, models, history displays. 740-312-5385, 330-6188032, email@example.com, or www.facebook.com/ocmes. SEPT. 8–9 – Stumptown Steam Threshers Reunion and Show, Harrison Co. Fgds., 550 Grant St., Cadiz. $5. Steam and gas engines, demonstrations, kiddie tractor pulls, and other contests. Open kettle-cooked beans and cornbread. 330-265-3659, 740-968-4796, or www.facebook.com/StumptownSteamThreshers. SEPT. 8–13 – Wayne County Fair, Co. Fgds., 199 Vancouver St., Wooster. Performances in the grandstands daily. 330-262-8001 or www.waynecountyfairohio.com .
202 North Bend Park Rd., Cairo, 6 p.m. $35. A two-hour excursion designed to introduce and improve basic flat water skills. Equipment included. Register by calling 304-643-2931. SEPT. 21–23 – Nature Wonder Weekend: Forage and Feast, North Bend State Park, 202 North Bend Park Rd., Cairo, Prepare to be immersed in a weekend of foraging at its best, with an abundance of edible wild foods. Registration required. 304-558-2754 or https:// wvstateparks.com/park/north-bend-state-park. SEPT. 27–30 – Preston County Buckwheat Festival, 115 Brown Ave., Kingwood. Buckwheat cakes and sausage breakfasts served all day. Entertainment includes a car show, livestock shows and competitions, carnival rides, art and crafts, and a buckwheat cake eating contest. firstname.lastname@example.org or www.buckwheatfest.com.
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SEPT. 9–22 – “Celebrate the Constitution” Exhibit, Historic Fort Steuben, 120 S. 3rd St., Steubenville, Mon.–Sat 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Free displays and activities commemorating our nation’s founding document. 740-283-1787 or www.oldfortsteuben.com. SEPT. 14–16 – Great Mohican Indian Pow-Wow, 23270 Wally Rd., Loudonville, Fri./Sun. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–7 p.m. $8, C. (6–12) $4, under 6 free. Weekend passes available. Native American live music, dancing, drum competitions, storytelling, tomahawk throwing, and fire starting demos. 800-766-2267 or www. mohicanpowwow.com. SEPT. 16 – Wellington Harvest of the Arts, 101 Willard Memorial Square, Wellington, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Free. 85 juried arts and crafts vendors. Lunch available. 440-647-2120 or www. wellingtonfriends.org. SEPT. 22–23 – Greentown Gathering, 2488 St. Rte. 39 (3.5 miles north), Perrysville, Sat. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. $5 per vehicle. Living history encampment (c.1782–1812), flintlock and traditional archery demos, Indian football game, displays, and kids’ crafts. To participate in living history, email belleville1755@yahoo. com. 419-651-3739. SEPT. 23 – Doll and Bear Show and Sale, Family Life Center, 16349 Chillicothe Rd., Chagrin Falls, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., early bird admission 9 a.m. Adults $4, kids $1; early bird, $10. $1-off coupon available online. 440-283-5839, email@example.com, or www. dollshowusa.com. SEPT. 28–29 – Woosterfest, downtown Wooster, Fri. noon–11 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Traditional Oktoberfest celebration. 330262-5735 or www.woosterfest.com. SEPT. 29 – Oktoberfest, Wolf Creek/Pine Run Grist Mill, St. Rte. 3 S., Loudonville. Adults $5; age 10–20, $1; under 10 free. Enjoy nearly 100 foreign and domestic beers, wine, live music, and great food. www.wolfcreekmill.org/events.html.
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SEPT. 6–8 – Marion Popcorn Festival, downtown Marion. Free admission. Parade Thurs. at 6 p.m. Concerts, rides, games, arts and crafts, 5K run/walk, food, and, of course, popcorn for all! 740-387FEST or www.popcornfestival.com.
SEPT. 7–8 – Lithopolis Honeyfest, Columbus St., Lithopolis, Fri. 3–7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Honey tasting, bake-off, queen and princess contest, demos and bee education, mead wine and beer garden, free kids’ crafts, and more. 614-829-7355 or www. lithopolishoneyfest.com. SEPT. 9 – Fall Avant-Garde Art and Craft Show, Makoy Event Ctr., 5462 Center St., Hilliard, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $3, under 12 free. Large show features artists and crafters selling their original handmade items. Full concession stand on site. www. avantgardeshows.com.
SEPT. 21–22 – Country Shop Hop, in Amanda, Stoutsville, and Tarleton area. Visit 10 of the 12 locations to enter a grand prize drawing. Details available at the olde barn @ garrett’s mtn, 8650 Gerhart Rd., Amanda, Fri./Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., 740-503-2125, or www.countryshophop.com. SEPT. 22 – Antique Tractor Show and Parade & Harvest Festival, Bremen Area Historical Society Museum, 161 Carter St., Bremen, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Parade 10 a.m., tractors displayed noon–4 p.m. Vendors. Food available for purchase. 740-438-9211 or email@example.com. SEPT. 22–23 – Harvest Celebration, Smeck Park, 7395 Basil Rd, Baltimore. Free. Music, crafts, and activities. Featuring harvesting demonstrations by the Fairfield County Antique Tractor Club. 740-681-7249 or www.fairfieldcountyparks.org/events/specialevents.
THROUGH DEC. 29 – “Ordinary and Extraordinary: Victorian Undergarments, 1860-1880,” 221 E. Broadway, Granville. Free. Exhibit featuring garments from the textile collection. Open during museum hours Wed.–Sat. 1–4 p.m. 740-587-0430 or www.robbinshunter.org.
SEPT. 9 – Rock Mill Covered Bridge Dinner, Stebelton Park at Rock Mill, 1429 Rockmill Place NW, Lancaster. Dine on the iconic covered bridge sitting over the Hocking River Falls. Annual fundraising event. 740-681-7249 or www.fairfieldcountyparks.org/ events/special-events.
SEPT. 28 – Ambrosia & Orleans, Marion Palace Theatre, 276 W. Center St., Marion, 8 p.m. $22–$36. It’s a night of classic rock from the ’70s and ’80s featuring two great bands! 740-383-2101 or www. marionpalace.org.
SEPT. 1 – Sycamore Plaza Birthday Party, Sycamore Plaza Library, 201 Opportunity Way, Pickerington, 1–4 p.m. 614-8374384 or www.pickeringtonlibrary.org/sycamore-plaza-library.
SEPT. 13 – First Drafts Book Club, Combustion Brewery & Taproom, 80 W. Church St. #101, Pickerington, 7–8 p.m. Featured book is The Power by Naomi Alderman. Age 21 and over. 614-837-4104 ext. 233 or www.pickeringtonlibrary.org/ sycamore-plaza-library.
SEPT. 29 – Wildlife Encounter, Sycamore Plaza Library, 201 Opportunity Way, Pickerington, 1–2 p.m. The Ohio Wildlife Center brings their animal ambassadors for an educational experience that the whole family will love. Registration required. 614-837-4383 or www.pickeringtonlibrary.org/sycamore-plaza-library.
SEPT. 14–16 – Country Living Fair, Ohio Village. 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission starts at $13. Antiques, vintage items, handcrafted goods, art, home decor, and so much more. https://www.countryliving.com/life/a4125/country-livingfair-columbus.
SEPT. 29 – Wings & Wheels Fly In/Drive In, Zanesville Municipal Airport, 850 Airport Rd., Zanesville. Free admission and parking. Featuring antique and classic aircraft and show cars. Scenic aircraft rides $35 for kids, $45 for adults. Breakfast and lunch available. 740-586-2095 or www.facebook.com/ eaavintage22.
SEPT. 1–30 – Rock Mill Weekends, Rock Mill Park, 1429 Rockmill Place NW, Lancaster, every Sat. and Sun., 12–4 p.m. Free. 740-681-7249 or www.fairfieldcountyparks.org/events. SEPT. 3 – Labor Day Arts Festival, Northam Park, 2070 Northam Rd., Upper Arlington, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Showcases local, regional, and national artists. Live entertainment, art activities area, kids’ activities, and refreshments.www.uaoh.net. SEPT. 6 – Yoga at Your Library, Sycamore Plaza Library, 201 Opportunity Way, Pickerington, 11 a.m.–noon. Free. No registration required. www.pickeringtonlibrary.org/sycamoreplaza-library.
SEPT. 14–16 – Thornville Backwoods Fest, 8572 High Point Rd., Thornville, Fri./Sat. 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.–5 p.m. $9, under 11 free. Free parking. Come enjoy crafts, food, and music in the woods! 740-246-4709 or www.thornvillebackwoodsfest.com.
SEPT. 7–9 – AMGS Murder Mystery Dinner, Adena Mansion and Gardens, 847 Adena Rd., Chillicothe. $55, members $50. www. adenamansion.com. SEPT. 7–9 – Ohio River Sternwheel Festival, Front and Greene Sts., Marietta. Sternwheeler races, car show, pageant, 5K run, entertainment, and fireworks. 800-288-2577 or http:// ohioriversternwheelfestival.org. SEPT. 7, 14, 21, 28 – Rise and Shine Cambridge Farmers Market, Tractor Supply on Rte. 209/Southgate Pkwy., Cambridge, 8 a.m.–noon. 740-439-2238 or www.downtowncambridge.com.
SEPT. 1 – Movie Night at the Majestic: Grease, Majestic Theatre, 45 E. Second St., Chillicothe, 7 p.m. $5. www.majesticchillicothe.net. SEPT. 4–9 – Belmont County Fair, Belmont Co. Fgds., 45420 Roscoe Rd., St. Clairsville. General admission $10. A family tradition since 1849. www.belmontcountyfair.org. SEPT. 7–8 – Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival, Majestic Theatre Courtyard, 45 E. Second St., Chillicothe. Weekend pass $10, Stds. $5. Features concert performances by several highly acclaimed and award-winning storytellers. www.sostoryfest.com.
SEPT. 27–30 – Barnesville Pumpkin Festival, 117 Cherry St., Barnesville. Parade, live music, pumpkin-based food, and the Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off. 740-425-2593 or www. barnesvillepumpkinfestival.com.
SEPT. 29 – Forgotten Places and Spaces Walking Tour, historic downtown Cambridge, 3–4:30 p.m. 740-705-1873 or www. ohiomadegetaways.com.
SEPT. 14–15 – Guernsey Gospel Jubilee Fall Gospel Sing, Spring Valley Campground, 9000 Dozer Rd., Cambridge. Free admission; love offering only. Free parking. 740-704-1487 or www.gospeljubilee.org.
SEPT. 29 – Jose Madrigal: The Ultimate Santana Experience, Majestic Theatre, 45 E. Second St., Chillicothe, 8 p.m. $12–$20. www.majesticchillicothe.net.
SEPT. 15–16 – Antique Power Show, hosted by Old Iron Power Club, Noble Co. Fgds., Caldwell. Antique tractors and engines, garden tractor pull, kids’ pedal pull, petting zoo, food, and crafts. 740-934-2258 or www.oldironpowerclub.com.
SEPT. 8 – Antioch Shriner’s Sportsmen’s Raffle. Greene Co. Fgds., 120 Fairground Rd, Xenia, doors open at 10:30 a.m. $20 each or 6 for $100. Drawings noon–5 p.m. Sportsmen’s item given away every 3 mins. Food and beverage included in ticket price. 937-461-4740. SEPT. 15–16 – Preble County Pork Festival, Preble Co. Fgds., 722 S. Franklin St., Eaton. Free admission/parking. Parade Sat. 10:30 a.m. The best pork chops, pulled pork, ham sandwiches, and sausage in the region. Also includes petting zoo, kiddie tractor pull, magic show, and racing pigs! www.porkfestival.org.
SEPT. 7 – Bluegrass at Vinoklet Art and Wine Festival, 11069 Colerain Ave.. Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Free admission and parking. Special
SEPT. 19–22 – 105th Seaman Fall Festival, Seaman. One of Ohio’s oldest festivals. Features rides, tractor pulls, garden tractor pulls, horse pulls, entertainment, flea market, and food. Contact Doris Bailey at 937-386-2083.
kickoff to the festival features Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass. 513-385-9309 or www.vinokletwines.com/ art-wine-festival-2018.
SEPT. 21–23 – Ohio Fish and Shrimp Fest, Freshwater Farms of Ohio, 2624 N. U.S. Hwy. 68, Urbana, Fri. 4–10 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–10
SEPT. 22 – Ghost Walk, downtown Chillicothe, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. $10. Explore several downtown locations, including some not usually accessible, and hear their haunted history. www. chillicothehalloweenfestival.com/ghost-walk.
SEPT. 10–16 – 171st Guernsey County Fair, Co. Fgds., 335 Old National Rd., Lore City. 740-489-5888 or www. guernseycountyfairgrounds.org.
SEPT. 7–9 – Vinoklet Art and Wine Festival, 11069 Colerain Ave.. Cincinnati, Fri. 7–11 p.m., Sat. noon–11 p.m., Sun. noon–8 p.m. Free admission and parking. 513-385-9309 or www.vinokletwines.com/ art-wine-festival-2018.
Free admission. Dinner and an evening of lively bluegrass music. 513-385-9309 or www.vinokletwines.com.
SEPT. 22–23 – Ross County Quilt Guild Annual Quilt Show, Tabernacle Baptist Church, 221 E. Main St., Chillicothe, Fri. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission $5. Entries accepted Sept. 21, 1–5 p.m. 740-773-0222, or find us on Facebook.
SEPT. 8 – The Jerusalem Experience, Living Word Outdoor Drama, 6010 College Hill Rd., Cambridge. $10 Admission includes a pass to the day’s activities, 3–6 p.m., and to the evening performance. SEPT. 28 – ekoostik hookah, Majestic Theatre, 45 E. Second St., 740-439-2761 or www.livingworddrama.org. Chillicothe, 9 p.m. www.majesticchillicothe.net.
SEPT. 7–8 – Darrtown Fall Festival, Darrtown, Fri. 4–11 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–11 p.m. www.darrtown.com/reunion/fall-festivals.html.
SEPT. 29–30 – Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Association Fall Show. Hocking Hills Elementary School, 19197 St. Rte. 664, Logan, Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Free admission. Features works of local artisans and craftsmen. Food available. www.hockinghillsartistsandcraftsmen.com.
SEPT. 29 – Lore City Car Show, Lore City, 1–3 p.m. Registration 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 740-584-0435. SEPT. 5, 12, 19, 29 – Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass, Vinoklet Winery, 11069 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. $5, C. (3–12) $2, under 3 free. Seafood, live music, games, and activities for the whole family. www.fwfarms. com/festival. SEPT. 21–23 – Silent Meditation Retreat, Highlands Nature Sanctuary, 7660 Cave Rd., Bainbridge. Join Francis Bennett for a weekend of inward contemplation. Space is limited. Register at 937365-1935 or http://arcofappalachia.org/silent-retreat. SEPT. 22–23 – 2018 World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous, 1100 Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson AFB. Free. Authentic and replica World War I aircraft, living history re-enactors, period vehicles, music, a collector’s show, and many educational activities. 937-2557207 or www.nationalmuseum.af.mil. SEPT. 23 – Music at the Mound with Steve Free, Serpent Mound, 3850 OH-73, Peebles, 1 p.m. Free admission; $8 parking. http://arcofappalachia.org/steve-free. SEPT. 29 – Simon Kenton Chili Cook-off Festival & Hoopla Parade, 1 Monument Square, Urbana, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Free. Fee to enter competition. Parade at noon, live entertainment at 1:30 p.m., chili sampling at 2 p.m., contest and activities throughout the day. 614-440-7560, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www. chilicookoffofurbana.com. SEPT. 1 – Intro. to Adventure: Kayaking, North Bend State Park,
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My daughter’s dog, Muppet, all dressed up, waiting for visitors during sweater weather. Debra Malusky Carroll Electric Cooperative member
Our dog, Macey, ready for her walk in the snow. Jennie Nelson South Central Power Company member
My little brother and our dog, Honey-Bear. Abigail Chipps Adams Rural Electric Cooperative member
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My granddaughter Andie loves nature, and especially her dogs, Brody and Ollie. Andie Eschbaugh Washington Electric Cooperative member
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• High-resolution, color, digital images only. • No prints, slides, or proof sheets–no snail mail! Send submissions by e-mail attachment only to email@example.com • Photo format must be horizontal and capable of filling an 8 x 11-inch image area.
• Include explanation of photo the (where, what, when) and who took the shot. • Include name, address, phone number, and co-op membership. • Shots featuring people who can be identified within the photo must be accompanied by a signed publication release.
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Check out the revamped Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Education Center at this year's Review! Kids, FFA students, and adults alike will find fresh new features to enjoy. But don't worry...we'll always have popcorn!
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