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Away from light pollution, a stargazer’s sanctuary in Geauga County ALSO INSIDE Breaking down electricity costs Ohio’s ‘biggest’ claims to fame Splendor on the Potomac Eagle

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ENERGY. EFFICIENCY. EDUCATION. Ohio electric cooperatives partner with the Ohio Energy Project to bring all that and more to middle school classrooms across the state. Helping teachers, helping students, improving the quality of life in communities we serve—that’s the cooperative difference.

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Stellar experiences await visitors at Geauga County’s Observatory Park.

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How often do you take a really close look at your electric bill? Here’s some information that might help to make sense of it all.

DRAGONFLY HAVEN

The graceful, exotic insects have long been considered to be good luck, and there are easy ways to lure dragonflies to your own backyard.

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34 DARK SKY DESTINATION

When it’s not warding off vampires, the culinary wonder is adding marvelous flavor and luscious aroma to almost any savory recipe.

25 ‘THE GAMEST FISH’

Only a few fish could make a case to become Ohio’s state fish. The smallmouth bass would be right up at the top of the list.

34 LIVING LARGE

Marysville (p. 4) Sunbury (p. 6) Lima (p. 10) Montville (p. 30) Frazeysburg (p. 34) Cleveland (p. 36) Sugarcreek (p. 36) Warren (p. 36) Columbus (p. 37) Logan (p. 37)

From apple baskets to washboards to drumsticks, Ohio is home to several of the world’s largest things.

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We all know deep down, though, that bigger is not always better. Take your electric cooperative as an example. By electric utility standards, cooperatives are pretty small. But with that comes local control and accountability to your community that are hard to find in large corporations. The people who serve on the board that governs your cooperative and the employees who work there are all part of your community. That helps them to be responsive to their members’ needs, and it positions your cooperative to be better able to respond quickly, when needed. But what about the advantages of being big? Shouldn’t large utilities be able to use their size and purchasing power to better manage costs? Ohio’s electric cooperatives recognized long ago that to keep costs down, some things are better done on a larger scale. That’s why the 25 electric cooperatives providing service in Ohio banded together to form Buckeye Power back in 1959 — to be able to produce electricity at a lower cost. Buckeye has also partnered with other utilities on projects through the years to gain even greater economies of scale. That’s both helped us keep our costs down and allowed us to invest in state-of-the-art environmental control equipment to keep our environmental footprint as small as we can. Cooperatives around the country have jointly formed other service organizations — information technology companies, liability insurance and financing organizations, even telecommunications providers — and these strategic partnerships also help us keep costs down, because we know that bigger is NOT better when it comes to your electric bill. Buckeye Power provides affordable generation and transmission services to your cooperative; your local electric cooperative provides reliable and affordable distribution services; and we all capitalize on the many cooperative partnerships. The goal is to keep costs down because at the end of the day, we’re accountable to you, our members.

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August 2017 • Volume 59, No. 11

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COOPERATIVE LIVING

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Patrick O’Loughlin President & CEO Patrick Higgins Director of Communications Jeff McCallister Managing Editor Samantha Rhodes Associate Editor Contributors: Colleen Romick Clark, John Egan, W.H. "Chip" Gross, Heather Juzenas, Patrick Keegan, Catherine Murray, Jamie Rhein, Craig Springer, Damaine Vonada, Kris Wetherbee, Rick Wetherbee, Margie Wuebker, and Diane Yoakam. OHIO COOPERATIVE LIVING (USPS 134-760; ISSN 2572-049X) is published monthly by Ohio Rural Elec­tric Co­op­eratives, Inc. With a paid circulation of 294,359, it is the official com­mun­ication link be­tween the elec­­­­tric co­operatives in Ohio and West Virginia and their mem­bers. Nothing in this publication may be reproduced in any manner without written permission from Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc. All rights reserved.

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We asked, you responded:

What is your favorite thing about the fair?

“Goats and milkshakes!” — Mandi Craig

“Serving as a member of the Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board and volunteering at the scout booth.” — Shamaster7 (via Instagram)

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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.

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— Katie Schroeder

“The friendships! The food (sausage sandwiches and shakes from the Shake Shack) and then feeling grownup later when I got to work at those stands. I have so many memories of the people, too. Seeing my 4-H friends, camp friends, and just walking down the midway and running into people I know. My parents let me walk around with my friends unsupervised, so it was my first taste — Theresa and Kevi of freedom.” — Tierney Czartoski

The fact that a product is advertised in Ohio Cooperative Living should not be taken as an en­dorse­ment. If you find an advertisement mis­leading or a product unsatisfactory, please not­ify us or the Ohio Attorney General’s Of­fi ce, Consumer Protection Sec­tion, 30 E. Broad St., Col­um­bus, OH 43215, or call 1-800-282-0515. Periodicals postage paid at Colum­bus, OH, and at additional mailing offices.

“The combination of smells!! From co tton candy and deep-fr ied deliciousness on on e side to farm life on the other!”

Did you know? Some historians claim that Canton, Ohio, residents Frank and Robert Menches invented the hamburger. In 1885, according to Ohio History Central, the brothers were selling pork sandwiches at the Erie Agricultural Fair in Hamburg, New York. Supposedly, they ran out of pork. So they purchased 5 pounds of beef, ground it, and mixed in several interesting ingredients — including coffee and brown sugar. They supposedly named their sandwich after the town where they first served the product. Demand reportedly was so high that the brothers continued to travel from fair to fair, selling their newly minted “hamburgers.” To learn more about Ohio iconic hamburgers, see Page 10.

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BY JOHN EGAN PHOTOS BY CATHERINE MURRAY

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The Wever family, members of Union Rural Electric in Marysville, take a keen interest in their electric bills.

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ebecca and Ben Wever, members of Marysvillebased Union Rural Electric Cooperative (URE), attended their first co-op annual meeting this year, and they say it got them thinking more about the electricity they use.

Rebecca says she and Ben are keenly aware of events and factors that affect their energy bill, so the meeting was of particular interest. “My husband and I may be a little bit unusual there, but we want to protect our piece of paradise,” she says. “We always want to know why we pay what we do.” Just like every cooperative member, the Wevers get a bill every month. However, it’s sometimes not apparent what all the expenses are that make up that monthly energy bill. While URE distributes the power to the Wevers’ home, it’s Buckeye Power that generates and delivers that electricity to the substations owned by URE — and to all the other electric co-ops in Ohio. Buckeye Power is the generation and transmission cooperative that is owned by, and provides power to, all 25 Ohio-based electric cooperatives. Formed in 1959, Buckeye Power is focused on providing clean, safe, reliable, and affordable electricity to the member co-ops, who then distribute it to the nearly 400,000 homes and businesses in the state of Ohio.

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Because we have secured enough capacity and because many of our environmental control investments are now behind us, rates are projected to be stable for the next few years.

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Buckeye Power vice president

A closer look

The Wevers will find that about 61 percent of their monthly electric bill consists of charges from Buckeye Power, and that’s typical for Ohio’s local co-ops. Since Buckeye Power is a not-for-profit cooperative, power is delivered at cost. Any money Buckeye takes in above that cost is returned to the member cooperatives. “Buckeye Power was formed by and is operated solely for its members,” says Doug Miller, vice president of statewide services. The remaining 39 percent of the Wevers’ bill is URE charges that pay for the the installation, operation, and maintenance of the substations and power lines

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Ohio electric cooperatives and their energy provider, Buckeye Power, provide electricity to their members at cost, not for a profit. Here is a breakdown of the typical cost to deliver power to the 400,000 electric cooperative members in the state:

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Generation: 53 cents Fuel, labor, taxes, debt service, and plant maintenance

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As a cooperative, Buckeye Power operates under the same cooperative principles as the local co-ops do. It is owned and governed by the Ohio electric distribution cooperative members, each having representation on the Buckeye Power board.

Buckeye also owns a share of the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation to add to the capacity, and all of those plants have been retrofitted with more than $1 billion in state-of-the-art environmental controls, according to Alban. “Because we have secured enough capacity and because many of our environmental control investments are now behind us, rates are projected to be stable for the next few years," he says.

Keeping costs down

Power from more than coal

Part of the board’s charge is to keep members’ costs as affordable as possible, and part of what goes into that is securing enough generation capacity to serve members’ needs. “Buckeye Power has taken a long-term approach to secure capacity that meets Buckeye’s overall goal of providing stable power prices in an affordable and environmentally responsible manner,” says Tom Alban, vice president of power generation at Buckeye Power. Cardinal Station, the coal-fired power plant on the Ohio River in Brilliant, is the workhorse of the Ohio cooperative generation fleet, generating 60 percent of the electricity needs of Buckeye members.

While Ohio’s co-ops continue to support and utilize affordable coal-fired generation for the bulk of their power, natural gas-fired plants provide an extra boost when more power is needed, and Buckeye Power has increased its investment in renewable sources, such as solar, wind, biomass, and hydropower, in an effort to take a more balanced approach. One area that continues to cause incremental cost increases is transmission delivery. Transmission lines are those that carry electricity from where it’s generated to the cooperative’s substations, and Buckeye Power doesn’t own those lines. Instead, it pays a third party to transmit electricity to the individual cooperatives for distribution to their members. As those third parties improve their lines, it’s likely to come with some increase in cost, but members should see the benefits in improved reliability. Meanwhile, the Wevers have been gratified by the work of the local co-op to keep their lights on at the lowest cost while still looking to the future.

Rebecca and Ben Wever of Marysville and their sons say they appreciate that their cooperative pays attention to the future while keeping costs down in the present.

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“I’m glad that my co-op has installed some solar panels,” Rebecca Wever says. “I’m also really impressed with the steps that were taken to reduce emissions from the Cardinal power plant. It gives us comfort to know that all these decisions were made locally and we have a say in them. To know that my co-op is planning for the future is important to me.” JOHN EGAN is president of Egan Energy Communications (www.eganenergy.com), a national communications firm.

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Adding gypsum-based soil enhancer has allowed Longshore to reduce his seeding rates.

Over the past five years, Longshore and his father, Randy, and his uncle, Robert, who farm together near Sunbury, have altered their tillage practices to improve soil structure, add organic matter, and minimize compaction. About half the 1,200-acre farm is now no-tilled, and they plant cereal rye and annual ryegrass cover crops to help decrease erosion.

Costly measures

Even with those measures, the problem of soil crusting persisted — rock-hard layers formed on the top of the field after spring rainfalls. That rock-hard layer not only makes it difficult for new seedlings to break through the surface, but it also causes fertilizer to run off into waterways instead of being absorbed into the soil.

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Then the Longshores discovered that adding gypsum (calcium sulfate) to the soil dramatically softened that hard surface.

Researchers at The Ohio State University have studied gypsum’s impact on soil nutrient loss, demonstrating 50 to 60 percent reductions in the phosphorus content of tile water in areas where gypsum has been added to the soil. That phosphorus is a prime culprit in the formation of harmful algal blooms in Ohio’s lakes in recent years.

After the first fall the Longshores applied the tan, powdery gypsum on their fields, they noticed their soil was softer and easier to plant the following spring. Their soybean seeding rates have since dropped by 30,000 seeds per acre, saving about $7,000 per year. Also, they no longer use sulfur fertilizers, because the gypsum supplies enough to support crop nutrient needs.

It comes from coal

Gypsum is a byproduct of “scrubbing” the emissions from coal-fired electric generation plants such as Cardinal Station in Brilliant, Ohio, which has an agreement with the Gypsoil brand of soil additive to use Cardinal's gypsum. Buckeye Power, the generation and transmission cooperative that provides power to the 25 Ohio electric cooperatives, owns Cardinal and has invested more than $1 billion in emission controls there (including the system that produces gypsum) that have made it one of the cleanest coal-fired generation plants in the world.

“Not only does scrubbing emissions help clean the air, but in the process we are improving soil, water, and agriculture,” says Tom Alban, vice president of power generation at Buckeye Power. “As a cooperative that genuinely cares for our community, that’s important to us.”

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ragonflies have long been considered a sign of good luck — and it seems with good reason. Much like hummingbirds, dragonflies are quite agile. They can fly both forward and backward with lightning speed, and can hover, dart, or change direction with ease. That aerial agility makes dragonflies highly efficient carnivores, with voracious appetites that help keep fly, gnat, and mosquito populations in check. They have even been known to snatch winged termites as they fly out of the ground. It’s no wonder that many consider these fascinating creatures a huge “good luck” asset for the garden and yard.

Species found in Ohio range from the petite elfin skimmer, which is less than an inch long, to the impressive darner, with wingspans up to 6 inches long. Of course, dragonflies range not only in size but in colors, including blues, greens, yellows, reds, and metallic hues. Some species may also feature various stripes and spots. Though we usually picture dragonflies in flight, they actually live most of their lives in water, as larva and nymphs. Winged adults, in contrast, live only a month or two, and can venture far beyond their aquatic homes to nearby gardens and yards. With the right plants and water sources, you might just make your own garden

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Water wonders

Dragonflies need water to breed, lay eggs, and live their pre-adult lives. The winged adults also feed on insects found near water. As such, they are drawn to ponds, bogs, moist meadows, and wetlands, though you don't necessarily need a large pond to lure dragonflies into your yard.

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Any large pond in the area will support a large population of dragonflies that will venture out to nearby gardens and yards, and even a small water source may lure them to your outdoor space. Examples include a waterfall fountain, backyard fountain, bird baths with perching sticks laid on top, or a small pond kit in a size to suit your backyard needs. Even a waterfilled plastic wading pool will often bring them in.

Feature dragonfly-friendly plants

The diverse trees and shrubs that serve as the foundation for any wildlife garden are especially valued by dragonflies as hiding places and sources for food. Adding nectar-rich flowers such as asters, cleome, coreopsis, goldenrod, lavender, rudbeckia, salvia, and zinnias heighten the attraction by offering a continual bug buffet. If you have a backyard pond or water garden, be sure to stock it with aquatic plants and moisture-loving plants like cardinal flower, hostas, meadowsweet, or swamp milkweed.

Feature dragonfly amenities

Most dragonfly species need a minimum temperature of 50 degrees in order to fly. On cool, cloudy days, dragonflies bask on warm stones to raise their body temperature, so providing places to perch is one of the best ways to view these awesome creatures up close.

They will often perch on the small branches of trees and shrubs, so many of the plants in your garden can meet that need. Dragonflies also perch on anything from garden arbors and metal sculptures to bamboo poles used as a trellis for beans and cucumbers.

A flame skimmer dragonfly is easily recognized by its bright orange color.

Make your garden a safe haven

Attracting adult dragonflies is exciting in itself, but to ensure their continual presence, your outdoor oasis must be a safe place for them to visit. So ban the bug zappers that kill flies, moths, and mosquitoes, as they will zap and kill the dragonflies as well. Also, a no-spray policy is ideal, but if you must, then choose an organic option when spraying or using products in your garden, as pesticides and other chemicals that kill pest insects may also harm or kill dragonflies. Keep in mind that if you create a safe haven for dragonflies, they will return the favor by keeping mosquitoes, flies, and other pesky insects under control. Maybe they’ll even bring a bit of good luck your way.

Dragonflies need small sticks and thin branches on which to perch and sun themselves, and because they feed on insects found in or near water, they often are drawn to backyard ponds.

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Location: Besides the original Kewpee Hamburgers shop in downtown Lima, there are two other Kewpees on the city’s east and west sides.

Provenance: The roots of Lima’s Kewpee eateries go back to Flint, Michigan, where Sam Blair opened a “Kewpee Hotel” hamburger stand in 1923. The popularity of Kewpie dolls, a cherublike character that first appeared in an early 1900s comic strip, inspired its name, and because the hamburger shop pioneered fast food, as well as drive-through service, additional Kewpees soon sprouted. By the 1940s, some 400 Kewpee restaurants dotted the culinary landscape from New York to Wisconsin.

In 1928, Stub Wilson and his wife, June, opened a Kewpee on Kewpee's burgers are made Elizabeth Street in the heart of from fresh, local beef that's Lima. Though tiny, it had both walk-up and drive-up windows, ground daily. and along with 5-cent burgers, the Wilsons sold root beer, cola, milkshakes, pie, and coffee. Needing more space in 1939 for Lima’s growing number of Kewpee fans, the Wilsons replaced their first hamburger stand with a porcelain enamel and stainless steel, Streamline Moderne-style building. They mounted a Kewpie doll over the entrance and debuted a now-beloved local treat — the frosted malt, an ice cream-based concoction served in an ice-cold soda glass. After Stub Wilson’s death in 1967, Harry Shutt managed the restaurant, and he acquired ownership in 1980. Shutt also oversaw the

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Significance: The downtown Kewpee is a Lima landmark that lives up to its slogan, “Your Grandpappy Ate Here.” By purchasing all the Kewpee trademarks and copyrights, the Shutts also made Lima the unofficial Kewpee Hamburgers capital. Of the five Kewpees known to exist, three are in Lima, and the others are Kewpee, Inc., licensees in Lansing, Mich., and Racine, Wisc. Currently: According to Scott Shutt, the secret of Kewpee’s success is offering a top-notch product. “Gourmet hamburgers are all the rage now,” says Shutt, “but we’ve always had gourmet-quality burgers. We just don’t charge a gourmet price.”

Kewpee burgers are made from fresh, local beef that the Shutts’ employees grind and patty daily. They also use specially selected tomatoes from Tennessee; hydroponically grown Bibb lettuce; and buns still made from the Wilsons’ recipe by a Lima bakery. A regular Kewpee burger costs $2.10, and the best-selling special burger with lettuce and tomato sells for $2.30. Frosted malt prices range from $1.30 to $2.60.

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Kewpee Hamburgers shops, 111 N. Elizabeth St., Lima, OH 45801, 419-228-1778 (downtown); 1350 Bellefontaine Ave., Lima, OH 45804, 419-229-1385 (east); and 2111 Allentown Rd., Lima, OH 45805, 419-227-9791 (west). For information about hours and menu items, visit www.kewpeehamburgers.com.

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BY W.H. “CHIP” GROSS

WOODS, WATERS, AND WILDLIFE

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Passengers have their choice of riding in an open-air viewing car or in a closed one that’s heated and air-conditioned.

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f a leisurely, relaxing train ride, combined with watching wildlife — particularly bald eagles — sounds like fun, you might want to head east to Romney, West Virginia, where, in the spring, summer and fall each year, the trains of the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad leave Wappocomo Station for a threehour, 35-mile round-trip deep into the mountains. The tracks parallel the south fork of the Potomac River, and the highlight of the trip is a wild stretch of stream where eagles soar. The “Trough,” as the stretch is known, is a steepsided, 6-mile-long narrow gorge, just wide enough for the river and the train tracks, and eagle sightings

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there are commonplace. “Two active eagle nests are located high in the trees there, and our spotters help point out the eagles to passengers,” says Jodi Burnsworth, a spokesperson for the railway. “We even slow the train down so everyone can get a good look.” Burnsworth says travelers shouldn’t be discouraged by inclement weather, such as rain or overcast skies. “The birds are actually more active on those days because it’s cooler, so we see more of them,” she says. Just how many eagles might you see? “Every day is different,” she says, “but we usually see anywhere from a handful to as many as 20 or more.” Riders have their choice of two ticket options: club

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A trip on the Potomac Eagle brings scenic views and, yes, plenty of eagle sightings

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and coach. A club ticket includes a three-course dinner in a 1950s-era, climate-controlled lounge car, the meal served on reproduction Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad china. A coach fare is less expensive, and you ride in 1920s-era passenger cars. Everyone who rides the train has the option of visiting the two observation cars. One is a renovated baggage car with large, open windows. The other is an open-air gondola with bench seating and no roof. Alana Noble is a railroad employee whose husband is one of the train’s engineers. She says she’s seen some unusual and inspiring sights in her many times riding through the Trough — such as a bald eagle flying low carrying a snake in its talons, and another eagle that swooped down and plucked a rainbow trout from the river. “We almost always see deer,” she says, “and water birds like great blue herons and kingfishers are common along the river. If we’re real lucky, we sometimes spot a black bear.” In addition to seeing wildlife, riders hear stories dating back to the 1700s told by the train’s narrator. “There’s a lot of interesting history in this area of eastern West Virginia, from the Civil War period all the way back to the French and Indian War,” Burnsworth says. The Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad has been operating for 26 years. It begins its season in mid-May, running on weekends through September. During October, the train operates seven days a week. If you’d like to catch the peak autumn colors, make reservations for mid-tolate October. There are also special trips on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and a fireworks train around the Fourth of July. An all-day trip (eight hours) is offered the last Saturday of each month.

Every day is different, but we usually see anywhere from a handful to as many as 20 eagles or more.

— Jodi Burnsworth

Railway spokesperson

Since only the club cars are heated/air-conditioned, Burnsworth has a last bit of advice. “Dress for the weather,” she says, “and don’t forget a camera and binoculars — you’ll definitely have opportunity to put both to good use.” W.H. “CHIP” GROSS, a member of Consolidated Electric Cooperative, is Ohio Cooperative Living’s outdoors editor. Send him an e-mail at whchipgross@gmail.com.

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad, 149 Eagle Dr., Romney, WV 26757. For information, call 304-4240736 or visit www.potomaceagle.info.

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RECIPES BY MARGIE WUEBKER; LIGHTER FARE BY DIANE YOAKAM PHOTOS BY CATHERINE MURRAY

GOOD EATS

THE JOYS OF

GARLIC People have been using garlic, that pungent-but-delectable culinary wonder, since the beginning of recorded history. Of course, the “smelly rose” is an indispensable kitchen staple for its marvelous flavor and luscious aroma, but the wonders of garlic don’t end with the palate. While it may or may not ward off vampires, its health benefits have been known for millennia, and recent studies show it may even prevent certain types of cancer. So enjoy this month’s recipes — and check out the Cleveland Garlic Festival, Aug. 26 and 27.

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GOOD EATS

GARLIC BEEF

4-lb. boneless chuck roast 1 tsp. garlic salt ¼ tsp. black pepper 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil 6 garlic cloves, minced 1 large onion, sliced 1 cup water 1 beef bouillon cube 2 to 3 tsp. instant coffee 1 bay leaf 3 Tbsp. cold water 2 Tbsp. cornstarch

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Sprinkle roast with garlic salt and pepper. Place oil in skillet and brown roast on all sides. Transfer meat to a slow cooker. Sauté garlic and onion in meat drippings. Add water, bouillon cube, and coffee. Cook over low heat for 3 minutes, stirring until drippings loosen. Pour over meat in slow cooker. Add bay leaf. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours, or until meat is very tender. Remove bay leaf and discard. Transfer meat to serving platter and keep warm. Mix water and cornstarch together until paste forms. Stir into hot liquid and onions in slow cooker. Cover and cook 10 minutes on high or until thickened. Slice meat and serve gravy over top or on the side. Makes 8 servings.

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SUMMER’S BOUNTY SALAD 4 to 5 tomatoes, chopped 2 cucumbers, diced 2 green peppers, seeded and chopped 2 bunches radishes, thinly sliced 1 large red sweet onion, sliced 12 to 14 black olives

2 cloves garlic, minced ¼ cup olive oil 1/3 cup white wine vinegar 1 tsp. salt ¼ tsp. Tabasco sauce 1 Tbsp. parsley, minced 2 Tbsp. chives, minced 1/8 tsp. black pepper

Alternate layers of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, radishes, onions, and olives in a clear glass bowl or trifle dish. Combine minced garlic, olive oil, vinegar, salt, Tabasco sauce, parsley, chives, and pepper until well blended. Pour over layered vegetables. Cover and refrigerate several hours. Makes 8 servings.

LEMON-GARLIC SHRIMP AND VEGETABLES 4 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2 large red bell peppers, diced 2 lbs. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces 2 tsp. lemon zest ½ tsp. sea salt, divided

LIGHTER OPTION

5 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb. raw shrimp (26 to 30 per pound), peeled and deveined 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1 tsp. cornstarch 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers, asparagus, lemon zest, and ¼ teaspoon salt; stir occasionally until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from skillet and cover to keep warm. Add remaining oil and garlic to hot skillet and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and cook about 1 minute. Whisk broth and cornstarch together until smooth; add to pan along with remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Continue to cook, stirring constantly until thickened and shrimp are completely cooked, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and parsley. Serve the shrimp and sauce over the vegetables. Makes 4 servings. Per serving: 180 calories, 5 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 g fiber, 20 g protein.

GARLIC AND HERB WHITE BEAN DIP 2 cans white beans 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp. dried dill 2 Tbsp. fresh mint, chopped 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped

2 tsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. sea salt ¼ tsp. ground red pepper ¼ tsp. smoked paprika 2 tsp. olive oil

LIGHTER OPTION

Drain beans, reserving ¼ cup liquid. Place all ingredients into food processor and process until smooth. Use as a dip for fresh veggies. Makes 8 servings. Per serving: 160 calories, 1 g total fat (0 g saturated

fat), 7 g fiber, 11 g protein.

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BY PAT KEEGAN

THE EFFICIENCY EXPERT

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CHARGING

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Electric vehicles power their way into the new-car market The Nissan LEAF is the world’s best-selling EV. The all-electric LEAF retails for about $30,000 and has a range of up to 107 miles.

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hose who haven’t shopped for a new car in a while may be surprised to find the cost of new electric vehicles (EVs) is now comparable to that of gasoline-powered cars. With that in mind, it’s not so surprising that the EV market is growing rapidly. There’s lots more, however, that consumers should know about them in order to make an informed buying decision.

The low number of EV charging stations can be a hurdle for using the cars in rural areas.

There are two primary types of EVs. All-electric EVs — such as the Nissan LEAF — are powered entirely with electricity. Plug-in hybrid EVs — such as the Chevrolet Volt — are dual-fuel cars, meaning they can be propelled by both an electric motor and an internal combustion engine.

Fewer — or no — trips to the pump

Obviously, a key benefit of EVs is that a driver’s trips to the gas station are either vastly reduced or eliminated altogether. Instead, EVs need to be recharged, and charging with electricity is nearly always cheaper than fueling with gasoline — on average, about one-third the cost to go the same distance. Another benefit of charging with electricity is that, throughout many parts of the country, it’s a cleaner fuel source than gasoline. Although the exact environmental benefits of driving an EV will vary, one

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recent study found that two-thirds of Americans live in regions where driving an EV is cleaner than driving a 50-mpg gas-powered car.

Now the up-front cost of the cars is coming down as well. Thanks to improving production methods, the cost of the batteries has dropped by more than 35 percent since 2010, and costs are expected to keep dropping. Because of these reductions and technology improvements, EVs are hitting some major performance and affordability milestones. For example, in late 2016, General Motors released the Chevrolet Bolt — an allelectric EV with an estimated range of 238 miles per charge — for about $30,000 after rebates.

Next up: Increasing range

Although even longer-range and more affordable EVs are expected to hit the market soon, one of the key drawbacks of EVs is that most models currently have a range of less than 100 miles per charge. That can be challenging in rural areas, especially since charging stations may still be few and far between away from more urban areas — at least for now. The average American’s daily driving patterns are wellsuited for EV use. More than half of all U.S. vehicle trips are between 1 and 10 miles, and even in rural areas, the average daily drive distances are well within the range of most currently available EVs. But until public charging stations become more prevalent in more areas, that “range anxiety” will still be a concern, and not just for buyers in rural areas. PAT KEEGAN writes for Collaborative Efficiency, an energy communications firm.

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PIONEER ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE LOCAL PAGES

PR E V E NTIV E MA I N T E N A N C E SHOWS VALUE I N L AT E- MAY S TO R M It is no secret that each year we invest time and resources into our preventive maintenance programs — and for good reason. When the severe weather swept through our area on May 24 — including a tornado in southern Miami County that sliced directly through our electric lines — our system held up well despite the considerable demands of the storm. Through our preventive maintenance programs in that area, Pioneer has removed 600 dying ash trees since 2013, tested 1,734 electric poles supporting our lines, and replaced nearly 100 poles in 2016. Without the necessary maintenance performed ahead of this storm, the resulting damage could have been much worse. Nearly 750 members in that area, however, did experience a power outage from 9:30 p.m. to 2:15 a.m. This outage was caused by a metal roof blowing off of a building and landing on our lines — an unfortunately unpreventable event.

Ron Salyer PRESIDENT & CEO

Pioneer has several programs implemented to ensure that the outages experienced by our members are kept to a minimum, and when there is an outage, that we provide a high level of responsiveness to our members. We believe preventive maintenance is just as important as outage response time because it may prevent an outage before it happens. In 2016, Pioneer removed more than 1,500 ash trees throughout our service area. That’s more than 4,800 since 2013. Additionally in 2016, nearly 5,500 poles were tested and 126 replaced. Tree trimming and pole testing are completed on a 4- and 8-year cycle, respectively. Even in less severe weather situations, trees growing into our lines can cause periodic blinks or momentary service interruptions, and poles can fall victim to other naturally occurring events. This doesn’t include unexpected events such as vehicle accidents, which have caused of a large number of Pioneer’s outages throughout the last couple of years. We put a great deal of importance on implementing these preventive programs because you, our members, have told us repeatedly through surveys and other forms of communication that safety and reliability are among the most important factors when it comes to your electric service. We realize it’s too late to prepare for a major weather event when the weatherman predicts something will happen in a few days. It takes a lot of manpower, effort, and time to replace poles and trim or remove trees, and Pioneer is proud of the program our operations team has in place.

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FINDING YOUR PLACE ON THE

PIONEER BOARDS

Have you considered getting involved with the Pioneer Electric Board of Trustees or the Champaign, Miami, or Shelby County boards? Ever wonder why your board representatives became involved and what keeps them coming back, year after year? As a member-owned, democratically run business, Pioneer Electric strongly encourages member participation. Members like you have the opportunity to run for, and be elected to serve on, the Pioneer Board of Trustees or one of three district boards in Champaign, Miami, or Shelby counties.

“I have served on the county board and board of trustees for a total of 38 years. The 19 years on the county board were good stepping stones to learning the business. I believe it’s important that our younger membership see the value and perspective they can add to the Pioneer boards. It takes a good amount of my time, but it’s also been well worth my time to know what’s going on and be involved in the cooperative.”

Pioneer’s trustees have unique backgrounds and experiences, and began their involvement with the board at different stages of their careers and lives. From many years of county board involvement to no prior experience, there is a place on the boards for any of our interested members.

Ron Clark Chair

BOARD OF TRUSTEES • Represent fellow members • Employ the President/CEO • Establish company policy • Provide organizational and operational direction • Participate in electric cooperative training and conference opportunities

COUNTY BOARDS • Nominate trustees and district board candidates • Represent members in your district • Typically meet three evenings per year

Three trustees, one from each district, are elected to a three-year term and can serve up to seven consecutive terms.

Each year, four trustees are newly elected to each county board for a three-year term and can serve up to seven consecutive terms.

TE LL ME W H AT I N E E D TO D O TO GET INVO LVED. E-mail nmcmaken@pioneerec.com, or call 800-762-0997 by Friday, Sept. 8. Please include your name, mailing address, account number, phone number, e-mail address, and which board you’re interested in joining.

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“I saw running for the county board as a nice way to serve the community, and I served three terms before choosing to run for the board of trustee’s open seat due to the retirement of Doug Hurst.

“I was asked to run for the board of trustees when I was in my early 30s. Admittedly, I was a little unsure at first, but after talking with my father-in-law (former Board Trustee Joe Eidemiller), I decided to run and was elected. Colleen Eidemiller First Vice Chair

Since being involved, I see it as a great opportunity for the younger generation to participate in the co-op and make a difference.”

Ted Black Second Vice Chair

“With a background in policymaking, oversight, and evaluation, I felt I brought a strong, valuable skill set to the board. I have learned a lot and have an honest interest in learning about the industry.” Terrence Householder Secretary

“My interest in the electric business dates back to my childhood. My dad worked in the electric utility industry with DP&L as far back as I can remember, leading me to spend my entire career in the business beginning with AEP for 30 years. Mark A. Bailey Trustee

“My father was a member of the board of trustees for many years. He always enjoyed having a hand in the decisions made on behalf of members, and I thought I might, too.

Ron L. Bair Trustee

The educational opportunities offered through NRECA and Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives have been very beneficial to learning the industry.”

Roger J. Bertke Trustee

As I move into retirement, I feel this was a great opportunity to be involved, and I’m looking forward to learning as much as I can about the industry.”

I’ve greatly enjoyed working with other trustees, the CEO, and senior staff members who take the job of serving our members’ best interests seriously.”

“My uncle, Werner Bensman, served on the board for many years and encouraged me to do the same. I’ve enjoyed being involved, and the knowledge and friendships I have gained throughout the co-op community are irreplaceable.” Orville J. Bensman Trustee

“Having previously run against an incumbent board member, my initial response to being asked was ‘been there and done that,’ and I was not interested in doing that again. When I found out that the seat would be open to two new candidates, I said ‘OK’ and put my name in.

“I was asked to run for the Shelby County board in 2003. I was elected and held that position for 14 years. I then considered the board of trustees, but was not sure if the timing was right. Outgoing board member Ed Sanders pushed me to move forward as a candidate.

I was preparing to retire from 30 years of road and bridge infrastructure, and with the additional time commitment of the board of trustees, it was the perfect opportunity to become further involved in something vital to the area.”

Duane L. Engel Trustee

I was elected to the county board and held that position for eight years. The initial exposure opened my eyes to the cooperative experience.”

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Pioneer and CoBank make financial contributions to local organizations Since 2012, CoBank has partnered with cooperative customers to help further develop rural communities through its Sharing Success program — a $3 million annual fund used to match local charitable contributions made by cooperatives.

This year, Pioneer made donations to Grow Piqua Now (GPN) and the Sidney-Shelby Economic Partnership (SSEP). GPN and SSEP were created to strengthen the business environment in Piqua, Sidney, and surrounding communities.

CoBank customers, like Pioneer, are able to submit applications for up to $5,000 in matching grants.

Pioneer is happy to contribute to local communities.

Pioneer’s Manager of Community and Government Relations Todd Garrett delivers checks for CoBank’s Sharing Success Program to Justin Sommer (pictured left), the executive director of Grow Piqua Now, and Mike Dodds (pictured right), the executive director of SidneyShelby Economic Partnership.

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Ted R. Black Second Vice Chair

Terrence A. Householder Secretary

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Mark A. Bailey Orville J. Bensman Roger J. Bertke Duane L. Engel Trustees

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State-of-the-art lineworker training facility opens

Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives (OEC) held a grand opening ceremony and open house for its expanded and improved Central Ohio Lineworker Training (COLT) Center on Monday, July 10.

Ohio’s electric cooperatives are committed to providing lineworkers with workplace training and education focused on safety, using-up-to-date occupational practices and equipment. Since COLT’s 2004 inception, Ohio electric cooperatives have trained about 370 apprentice

lineworkers and witnessed a reduction in serious work-related injuries. The COLT facility will enable the replication of on-the-job scenarios, allowing workers to learn best practices in a protected, handson environment. “We have invested in a facility that will allow lineworkers to develop and hone their skills in a controlled, state-of-the-art environment under the guidance of tenured, professional instructors,” says Pat O’Loughlin, president and CEO of OEC.

NWEC launches propane company

LMRE’s People Fund grant helps save lives

The Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative (LMRE) People Fund, along with other organizations in the Wellington area, provided funding to the South Lorain County Ambulance District (SLCAD) to purchase a Lucas 3 Chest Compression System. The high-tech lifesaving gear is designed to help improve the chance of survival for sudden cardiac arrest victims and improve operations for first responders. Performing 102 compressions per minute, the Lucas 3 can be deployed quickly with minimal interruption to patient care. The unit will continue to provide compressions while moving a victim.

Adams switches to new AMI system

The biggest advantage of Adams Rural Electric Cooperative’s new advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system is the ability to receive information much quicker than before. The former system would send in a reading only every 27 hours, whereas the new system can get a current reading in a matter of seconds. The new AMI system also has the capability of notifying the cooperative when power is off at a location, meaning shorter outage times for members.

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North Western Electric Cooperative (NWEC) opened NW Ohio Propane, LLC, in early July, providing services to residential, agricultural, industrial, and commercial consumers. The propane rates will be based on a minimal margin, just like NWEC’s current electric rates. As a subsidiary company of NWEC, any profits made will go back to the co-op.

Ohio Secretary of State features HWE, Prism Propane Services Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative (HWE) and its affiliate, Prism Propane Services of Ohio, were featured by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted in an April 2017 Business Profile themed “Power Ohio.”

“Both companies are honored Jon Husted to be selected among hundreds of companies,” says George Walton, Hancock-Wood’s president and CEO. “Our principal goal is to provide our members and customers alike with affordable and reliable power options in our area. We’re grateful to be recognized for that service.” AUGUST 2017 •  OHIO COOPERATIVE LIVING

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STORY AND PHOTOS BY CRAIG SPRINGER

OHIO HISTORY

‘The

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The smallmouth bass has claimed a worthy space in Ohio lore

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hio is one of only three states that does not recognize a state fish, but if ever our lawmakers should decide to name one, there’s but a short list of great candidates: the yellow perch, for example, or the Ohio Muskie. A particularly strong case, however, could be made for the smallmouth bass — the gamest fish that swims.

to the Ohio River and many brooks and bigger streams in between, the fish can be found to the delight of any angler willing to walk along the edge of a creek.

Gaining fame

Ask any angler who’s pulled one from the purple waters of a pool in a stream that purls past a barn on a rural route or heaved one up to a boat in western Lake Erie. In either case, imagine picking up a sack of potatoes and hoisting it into a shopping cart — but it resists. That’s what the taut tug of a smallmouth bass feels like on the end of your line.

The smallmouth bass — one of 14 species of the larger genus of black basses — is a pugnacious packet wrapped in scales, and was, at one time, the most celebrated game fish in the U.S., thanks in part to Ohioan James Henshall, a doctor who treated Union troops in the Civil War. Henshall was the type of oldschool medical doctor-naturalist that commonly existed in his day, but the man of medicine was, it seems, more interested in the study of fish than in doctoring.

The little greenish-bronze fish swims in every county throughout the state. From Lake Erie

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Ohio waters draw fishermen and women by the hundreds of thousands annually — many of whom have their sights set on smallmouth bass. Continued from Page 25

(a precursor to what is now the Department of Natural Resources) from 1886 to 1892.

Poetry in motion

He is perhaps best known for penning the Book of the Black Bass, published in Cincinnati in 1881 and still in print. Therein he wrote, “The black bass is eminently an American fish; he has the arrowy rush and vigor of the trout, the untiring strength and bold leap of the salmon, while he has a system of fighting tactics peculiarly his own. I consider him, inch for inch and pound for pound, the gamest fish that swims.” Henshall felt the “arrowy rush” of a smallmouth bass for the first time on Independence Day 1855. According to his autobiography, he and a friend traveled by train from Cincinnati with rods, seine, and a minnow bucket to Morrow, Ohio, to fish the Little Miami River. “The line went racing through the water, cutting erratic angles and curves in a way I had never seen before: out leaped a wriggling form of greenish bronze that seemed to hurl a defiant challenge with a graceful curve.”

A sight to behold

About the time that Ohio’s hillsides are spangled white from flowering dogwood tree blossoms in late May, male smallmouth bass set about building a nest. Male fish move into the shallows along the creek edges and build a 3-foot-wide circular nest under the cover of overhanging bony branches of boxelder trees or near the root masses of pallid and barkless streamside 26

sycamores that have grown fat with age. They favor nesting near large stones or stumps that slow water flow. There he coaxes females — who may carry a remarkable 30,000 eggs —to his constructed abode to spawn. The males own an uncommon paternal instinct and vigilantly guard the eggs while oxygenrich water percolates through them for a couple of weeks. When they hatch, the miniature models of the parents, entirely black, hover in the nest while the dad faithfully stands guard.

Where to find ’em

By the first of July, father and young have dispersed and headed to shelter of deeper waters. The best smallmouth bass streams have meanders and bends with visible flow, trees along the edges, deep pools, and rocky bottoms of rubble and bedrock. As far as flat water goes, they don’t take to farm ponds, but thrive over the limestone reefs in Lake Erie. Of course, the Bass Islands north of Sandusky have their names for good reason. You’ll never have to wander far, though; smallmouth bass are found in every county in the state. CRAIG SPRINGER is co-author of Freshwater Fishes of Ohio, available on Amazon.

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through a telescope, so it’s always fun to look at,” says Mentrek. Opened in 2012, Observatory Park was developed to preserve the headwaters of the Cuyahoga River and to establish a dark sky park that protects a clear view of the nighttime sky by restricting light pollution. It’s located on 1,100 acres in the Geauga County countryside that Mentrek describes as “one of the darkest spots on dry land in northern Ohio.” The site is more than 30 miles east of downtown Cleveland, and with an elevation of 1,254 feet, it’s far

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removed from the sky glow that characterizes urban areas. “The farther away from city lights a place is,” explains Mentrek, “the darker the sky gets.” In support of Observatory Park, nearby residents that include Amish families are also conscientious about minimizing artificial lights. “It certainly helps a dark sky park when the neighbors don’t use electricity at night,” says Mentrek. The Arizona-based International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), whose mission is conserving night skies, certifies dark sky places throughout the world and employs an Olympics-style system to evaluate the quality of their nocturnal skies. To date, IDA has recognized less than 40 dark sky parks in the United States, and it has designated Observatory Park as a Silver-Tier International Dark Sky Park. “East of the Mississippi River, there are no gold-rated parks,” says Mentrek. “The only gold ones are out west in deserts or on the highest mountains.” Besides the prestige of being the first IDA park in Continued on Page 32

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Spectacular August Events Thanks to four special programs, August 2017 will be one of Observatory Park’s most exciting months ever:

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World’s largest cuckoo clock — Sugarcreek Every half hour, after a bell chimes and the bird cuckoos the time, a door opens on the world’s largest cuckoo clock. Like magic, the Swiss Hill Toppers, a five-piece polka band, appears. As the band plays “Bratwurst Polka,” a 3-foot-tall dancing couple moves. The woman twirls while the man claps in this Swiss Alps-inspired scene.

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World’s largest pair of drumsticks — Warren Just steps away from Warren’s courthouse square in a narrow strip of alley off Main Street is a rock star tribute to Dave Grohl, founder of the Foo Fighters and former drummer of Nirvana. Paintings and sculptures ranging from music notes to impressionistic portraits highlight the musical genius of Grohl, Warren’s hometown boy. The alley, officially named Dave Grohl Alley in 2009, has the world’s largest pair of drumsticks as its centerpiece. Hand-carved from two poplar logs by local artist Joe Eggert, the sticks are 23 feet long and weigh 900 pounds each. Walk or drive down the alley to see them.

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THROUGH SEPT. 4 – Marblehead Lighthouse Tours, Marblehead Lake State Park, 1100 Lighthouse Dr., daily 12–4 p.m. Free tours of Keeper’s House and Lifesaving Station. $3 tour charge to climb the tower; under age 6 free. 419-734-4424, ext. 2, or www.marbleheadlighthouseohio.org. AUG. 3–6 – Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association Show, Hancock Co. Fgds., 1017 E. Sandusky St., Findlay. $5, under 16 free. 419-722-4698 or www.nwohioantiquemachinery.com.

AUG. 5 – Defiance Co. Hot Air Balloon Festival, 20399 Airport Rd., Defiance, 6:30–9:30 a.m., 4–9:30 p.m. $10 parking. Tethered balloon rides $5–$15. 419-782-3510 or http://defianceballoonfest.com. AUG. 5 – Jon Amundson Crossroads of America

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Memorial Antique Tractor Tour, Van Wert. 419-6056002 or www.vanwert.com/museum. AUG. 5 – “Veterans Helping Veterans” Auto Show, VFW Post 8445, 712 N. Dixie Hwy., Wapakoneta. Registration 9 a.m.–noon, $10 fee. Antique tractors 1959 or older, cars, trucks, motorcycles, vans; any make or model welcome. DJ, 50-50 drawing, dash plaques, door prizes. Food and refreshments available 11 a.m.–3 p.m. 440-796-3683.

AUG. 5–6 – AuGlaize Village Pow Wow, 12296 Krouse Rd., Defiance. Gates open at 10 a.m. both days. $6, Srs./C. (over 6) $4, under 6 free. Traditional Native American singing, drumming, and dancing. Many demonstrators and vendors. Limited seating, so bring lawn chairs. No pets allowed. 567-344-0644, 567-454-7285, or www. auglaizevillage.com. AUG. 5–6 – Annual Doll and Teddy Bear Show and Sale, Sauder Village, 22611 St. Rte. 2, Archbold, Fri. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. $8 for show/sale only. Admission to show/sale and to Village: $17, Stds. (6–16) $12, under 6 free. 800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage. org.

AUG. 17–19 – Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival, downtown Bucyrus. Grilled brats and many other festival foods, plus parades, fun contests, and free entertainment. 866-5620720, 419-562-2728, or www.bucyrusbratwurstfestival. com. AUG. 3–6 – Olmsted Heritage Days, intersection of Columbia Rd. and Mill St., downtown Olmstead Falls, Thur. parade 7 p.m., Fri./Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. www.downtownolmstedfalls.com.

AUG. 4–6 – Twins Day Festival, 9825 Ravenna Rd., Twinsburg. The world’s largest annual gathering of twins. 330-425-3652 or www.twinsdays.org.

JUL. 31–AUG. 6 – Medina County Fair, 720 W. Smith Rd., Medina, Mon.–Sat. 8 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.–8 p.m. $6, Srs./C. (2–11) $3, under 2 free. Entertainment for the whole family. 330-242-4056 or www.medina-fair. com.

AUG. 3 – Fort Steuben Summer Concert Series, Berkman Amphitheater, Fort Steuben Park, 120 S. 3rd St., Steubenville, 6:30–9:00 p.m. Bring a blanket and picnic basket and enjoy a free concert in the amphitheater overlooking the Ohio River. 740-283-1787 or www. oldfortsteuben.com. AUG. 3–5 – Giant Garage Sale Fundraiser for Community Hospice, Tuscarawas Co. Fgds., 259 S. Tuscarawas Ave., Dover, Thur. 4–8 p.m. ($5 admission), Fri. 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.–noon. 740-922-6761 or 330-343-7605.

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AUG. 6 – Chardon Arts Festival, Chardon Square (intersection of Rtes. 4 and 66), 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Juried show hosts over 100 artists, both local and out of state, featuring works in a variety of mediums. http:// chardonsquareassociation.org. AUG. 7–8 – Kelly Miller Circus, Kelleys Island Ball Field, 121 Addison St., Kelleys Island. Showtimes at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. both days. 419-746-2360 or www. kellymillercircus.com.

AUG. 10–12 – Lincoln Highway “Buy-Way” Yard Sales, along the historic Lincoln Highway all across the state, including through Wayne County. www. historicbyway.com.

AUG. 11–12 – Annual Village Yard Sale, St. Rtes. 162 and 301, Spencer, 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Spaces available at J. B. Firestone Park. 330-648-2907 or 330-648-2153.

AUG. 12 – Fort Laurens Centennial Celebration, 11067 Fort Laurens Rd. NW, Bolivar, 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Celebrating 100 years as a state park. Tours, speakers, nature and history walks on the Towpath Trail, canal boat races, and kids’ crafts. Dressed for Battle “living” timeline from Revolutionary War to WWI. 330874-2059 or www.fortlaurens.org. Great Miami, 1995 Ross Rd., Tipp City. $100 ticket is for all weekend and includes camping. A celebration of bluegrass music and river life. www.canoegrass.com. AUG. 3–6 – World’s Longest Yard Sale, along U.S. 127 through Greenville. www.127yardsale.com. AUG. 4–5 – Brown Co. SummerFest, Mt. Orab Community Park, 211 S. High St., Mt. Orab, Fri. 4–11 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–11 p.m. $2. Live music, car cruise-in, and Back 2 School Bazaar. www. browncountysummerfest.com.

AUG. 10–13 – 47th Annual Reunion Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show, Georgetown, 1 mile west at intersection of St. Rte. 125 and Winfield Dr. 513-734-6272. AUG. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Weekly Wednesday Bluegrass Night, Pit to Plate BBQ, 8021 Hamilton Ave., Mt. Healthy, 7–9 p.m. Free. Hosted by Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass. Bring your instrument and join the band. 513-931-9100. AUG. 3–6 – Canoegrass, Adventures on the

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AUG. 17–19 – National Tractor Pulling Championships, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green. Evening ticket $20–$22, single-day ticket $40–$44, free for kids 10 and under. 888-385-7855 or www.pulltown.com.

AUG. 11–17 – Miami County Fair, Miami Co. Fgds., 650 N. County Rd. 25A, Troy. $5. Competitions, entertainment, harness racing, tractor pulls, art exhibits, games and rides, and great food. 937-3357492 or www.miamicountyohiofair.com. AUG. 12 – “Down a River, Down a Beer!”

AUG. 18–20 – Fort Fest: A Salute to Our Military, 364 St. Rte. 190, Fort Jennings. Live re-enactments, Huey helicopter flights, and military vehicle show. 419-286-2257 or www.fortjenningspark.com. AUG. 18–20 – Seneca Muzzleloaders Summer Rendezvous, 7575 Twp. Rd. 131, Tiffin. Located at Sandusky River Coon Hunters grounds. Black powder shoot, archery, hawk and knife, atlatl, adult and children’s games. Potluck Sat. evening. Registration is $25, or $15 plus a prize donation. Setup after 2 p.m. Thur. and all day Fri. No pets. 419-341-8657 or e-mail Rob Gerding at robbob@hush.com.

AUG. 25–27 – German-American Festival, Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon, Fri. 6 p.m.–1 a.m., Sat. 2 p.m.–1 a.m., Sun. 12–11 p.m. $8. Multi-day tickets available. Authentic German food, beer, and entertainment. www.germanamericanfestival.net. AUG. 12 – Fort Laurens Jogs for Logs 5K Fun Run and Walk, 11067 Fort Laurens Rd. NW, Bolivar, 9–10:30 a.m. $15 per participant. Race along the Towpath Trail with Revolutionary War soldiers cheering you on. Proceeds benefit Fort Laurens preservation. Registration required by Aug. 5. 330-874-2059 or www.fortlaurens.org. AUG. 12–13 – National Hamburger Festival, Lock 3 Park, 200 S. Main St., Akron, Sat. noon–11 p.m., Sun. noon–7 p.m. $5. Enjoy food, entertainment, and competitions for all ages. Sample beers from Ohio breweries on Sun. at the Buckeye Brewfest. www. hamburgerfestival.com.

AUG. 18–20 – Tuscarawas Valley Pioneer Power Association: Dover Steam Show, Tuscarawas Co. Fgds., 259 S. Tuscarawas Ave., Dover. Garden tractor pull Fri. 6 p.m., antique tractor pull 5 p.m. 330-844-5415 or www.doversteamshow.com.

AUG. 24 – Annual Banquet, Ohio Genealogical Society, Richland County Chapter, OGS Library, 611 St. Rte. 97 W., Bellville, 6 p.m. $12 dinner fee due by Aug. 14. Mary Tripp presents “Victoria Woodhull, First Woman to Run for President.” Preregistration required. Open to the public. 419-524-0924, e-mail sunda1960@yahoo.com, or www. rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohrichgs.

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AUG. 18–26 – The Great Darke County Fair, Darke Co. Fgds., 800 Sweltzer St., Greenville. $7, under 12 free. $20 for 9-day pass. http://darkecountyfair. com. AUG. 19 – Evening on the Canal, Johnston Farm and Indian Agency, 9845 North Hardin Rd., Piqua, 6:30 p.m. $25–$35. Reservations only. Enjoy dinner at the Education Center overlooking the Miami & Erie Canal, followed by a twilight canal journey on the General Harrison of Piqua. 937-773-2522 or www. johnstonfarmohio.com. AUG. 19 – Farm Toy Show, Highland Co. Fgds., Hillsboro, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $3. Look, buy, sell, or trade. 937-393-3215 or 937-393-3752.

AUG. 26 – Antique Tractor Pull, hosted by Southern Ohio Antique Tractor Pull Association, Lynchburg, begins at 9 a.m. Fun, food, and vendors. Call Roy at 513-266-3882.

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AUG. 19–20 – Revolution on the Ohio Frontier, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. AUG. 10–12 – Lincoln Highway “Buy-Way” Yard Pre-registration required. $8, Srs. $7, Stds. $4, under 6 Sale, U.S. 30/Main St., Van Wert. www.historicbyway.com. free. 419-874-4121, 800-283-8916, or www.fortmeigs.org.

AUG. 4–5 – Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale, Wayne Co. Fgds., 199 Vanover St., Wooster, Fri. 4–9 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.–4 p.m. 330-682-4843 or www.ohiomccreliefsale.org.

THROUGH AUG. 12 – Ohio Light Opera, Freedlander Theatre, 329 E. University St., Wooster, 7:30 p.m., matinees 2 p.m. 330-263-2345 or www.ohiolightopera. org.

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AUG. 4–5 – Y-Bridge Arts Festival, Zane’s Landing Park, W. Market St., Zanesville, Fri. 6–10 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Join us for arts, crafts, entertainment, and food! http://ybridgeartsfestival.com.

AUG. 4–6 – Dublin Irish Festival, Coffman Park, 5600 Post Rd., Dublin, Fri. 4 p.m.–midnight, Sat. 11 a.m.– midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. $10–$15, under 13 free; $25 for 3-day pass (online only). The best of Irish dance, music, art, and culture at the world’s largest three-day Irish festival. www.dublinirishfestival.org.

THROUGH AUG. 6 – CAPA Summer Movie Series, Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., Columbus, Wed.–Sun. 7:30 p.m., Sun. matinee 2 p.m. $5, Srs. $4. America’s longest-running classic film series. 614-469-0939 or www. capa.com. THROUGH AUG. 6 – Ohio State Fair, Ohio State Fgds., 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, daily 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Advance ticket $6. At gate: $10, Srs./C. (5–12) $8, under 5 free. $5 parking. 888-646-3976 or www.ohiostatefair. com.

THROUGH AUG. 19 – Trumpet in the Land, Schoenbrunn Amphitheatre, 1600 Trumpet Dr. NE, New Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m. $10–$20. The tragic but inspiring story of David Zeisberger and his Christian Indian followers during the Revolutionary War. 330-339-1132 or www.trumpetintheland.com.

THROUGH SEPT. 3 – Tecumseh!, Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre, 5968 Marietta Rd., Chillicothe, Mon.–Sat., 8 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. $14–$43. Witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader. Backstage tours starting at 3:45 p.m. ($5), buffet 4:30–7:30 p.m. ($7.95–$14.95). 740-775-4100 or www.tecumsehdrama. com.

THROUGH OCT. – Rock Mill Weekends, Rock Mill Park, 1429 Rockmill Place NW, Lancaster, Sat. and Sun., 1–3 p.m. Free. Visit the 1824 grist mill, recently restored to working order, and see demonstrations of grinding methods. Also on site is the Rock Mill Covered Bridge. www.historicalparks.org/rock-mill-park or www.facebook. com/FairfieldCountyParks. AUG. 3–5 – Circleville Goodtime Quilters 24th Annual Quilt Show, Ohio Christian University, Maxwell Bldg., 1476 Lancaster Pike (U.S. Rte. 23 E.), Circleville, Thur./Fri. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $6 per day, $10 for 3-day wristband. Show features 20 Master Quilters and has more than 150 quilts on display. Hourly door prizes, raffle quilt, silent auction, food, demos, a merchants’ mall, and guild sales room. Handicap-accessible parking. 740-477-1595 or www.

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AUG. 5–6 – Dresden Melon Festival, St. Rte. 208/ Muskingum Ave., Dresden, 9:15 a.m.–11 p.m. $1. Family activities, live music, food. 740-565-4039, 740-252-2651, or www.dresdenmelonfestival.com. AUG. 6, 13 – Marion Concert Series, Erickson Pavilion, McKinley Park, 1000 McKinley Park Dr., Marion, 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair, sit back, and enjoy the sounds of music in the park. 740-360-2213 or www.facebook. com/Marion-Concert-Band-352283439203. AUG. 9, 18, 26 – Lorena Sternwheeler Dinner Cruise, Zanesville, 6–8 p.m. $35. Board at Zane’s Landing Park located on the west end of Market St. Reservations required at least 48 hours in advance. Children’s menu also available. 800-743-2303 or www. facebook.com/LorenaSternwheeler.

Festival, Antrim, begins 5 p.m. daily. Free admission. 740-498-6923.

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Deerassic Park Education Ctr., 14250 Cadiz Rd./U.S. 22, Cambridge, gates open at noon. See website for ticket information. Outdoor exhibitors, stage shows, raffles, big prizes, food, and entertainment. 740-435-9500 or www. deerassic.com.

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AUG. 18–19 – Carroll Community Festival, downtown Carroll, Fri. 5–10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–10 p.m., Sat. parade 10 a.m. Free admission. Ox roast sandwiches, vendors, entertainment, pageant, car show, dog contest, talent show, kiddie tractor pull, silent auction, and more! Outdoor concerts at 7:30 p.m. both evenings; bring a lawn chair. www.carrollareahistoricalsociety.weebly.com. AUG. 18–20 – Antique Tractor Club Truck and Tractor Show, Fairfield Co. Fgds., 157 E. Fair Ave., Lancaster. All makes of tractors, hit miss engines, and vintage trucks welcome. Flea market, craft show, steam engines, corn sheller, saw mill, buzz saw, and more. Pancake breakfast Sat., antique tractor pulls Sat., garden tractor pulls Sun. Camping available: 740-304-4170. Additional information: 740-407-2347 or 740-304-4170.

AUG. 19 – Vendor and Craft Fair, Fairfield County Genealogical Research Library, 503 Lenwood Dr., Lancaster, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Auction, bake sale, refreshments. 740-653-2573. AUG. 19 – Annual Fout/Price Memorial Car Show, Marion International Flea Market, 1238 Linn Hipsher Rd., Marion. Registration 12–2 p.m., awards at 4 p.m. 740-262-4699.

AUG. 10–12 – All Ohio Balloon Fest, Union Co. Airport, 760 Clymer Rd., Marysville. Thurs. night $20 (includes concert), $10 for weekend pass. Come for the balloons, stay for the bands. 937-243-5833 or www. allohioballoonfest.com.

AUG. 19 – Luncheon with the First Ladies, Tri-Rivers Career Ctr., 2222 Marion-Mount Gilead Rd., Marion, 11 a.m. $20 in advance by Aug. 10. Features a buffet luncheon of favorite foods of five First Ladies of the U.S. 740-387-4255 or www.marionhistory.com.

AUG. 11–13 – Buckeye Classic: Power of the Paint, Marion Co. Fgds., 220 E. Fairground St., Marion. $5 at gate. Antique tractor show, tractor auction, tractor parade and rodeo, antique show, flea market, and more. 740-386-2980 or www.ohiobuckeyeclassic.com.

AUG. 26 – Doll Show, Women’s Club Home, 1126 E. Center St., Marion, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Dolls and miniatures on display. 740-389-4881 or www. historicwomensclubhome.org.

AUG. 10–13 – Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival, downtown Mount Vernon. Features many musical artists (this year’s headliner is Lee Greenwood), craft and art vendors, contests, car show, motorcycle show, food, and more. www.danemmettfestival.org.

AUG. 12 – BLISS Series: “Monarch Mania,” Buckeye Lake Historical Society Museum, St. Rte. 79, Buckeye Lake, 1:30–3 p.m. Presentation by Sarah Dalton, “The Butterfly Lady.” 740-929-1998 or www. buckeyelakehistory.org.

AUG. 12 – Annual Gary Squires Memorial Car Show, Main St., Marion. Show begins 12 p.m., awards at 6 p.m. 740-361-0812 or 740-244-1624.

AUG. 12 – Summerail, Marion Palace Theatre and May Pavilion, 276 W. Center St., Marion. Annual railroad-themed multimedia exhibition. Within walking distance of the St., Chillicothe, 7 p.m. $5. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this month’s feature, The Princess Bride. www. majesticchillicothe.net.

AUG. 19 – Everett’s Train Show and Swap Meet, Marion Union Station, 532 W. Center St., Marion, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Many vendors selling model train parts, tracks, and accessories, plus hundreds of railroad cars in all colors. Also check out the station, AC tower, and the collection of railroad memorabilia. 740-383-3768.

AUG. 26 – Mount Pleasant Truck and Tractor Pull “Shoot Out,” Fairfield Co. Fgds., 157 E. Fair Ave., Lancaster, 5–10 p.m. 740-653-3041.

AUG. 27 – Pedals, Pipes & Pizza, Marion Palace Theatre, 276 W. Center St., Marion, 3 p.m. $15. See the 1929 silent film Liberty on the big screen, with accompaniment by Dave Calendine on the theatre’s prized 1924 Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Enjoy pizza on the stage after the film. 740-383-2101 or www.marionpalace.org.

Also programs for adults and children, plus musical performances and tasty concessions. 740-732-2259 or www.saltforkfestival.org.

AUG. 5–6 – Family and Friends Jubilee, Cambridge

AUG. 12–13 – Eastern Ohio Traditional Archery

AUG. 5–6 – Inland Waterways Festival, Ohio River Museum, 601 Second St., Marietta, 9:30–5 p.m. Free. Educational event with performers, storytellers, music, hands-on activities, model boat demos, whistle blows, steam launch rides, and a 2,200-gallon freshwater aquarium. 740373-3750 or www.campusmartiusmuseum.org.

AUG. 17–19 – Rally on the River, 218 S. Second St., Ironton. Bikes, bands, and more. 740-533-9797 or www. rallyontheriver.net.

City Park, Big Pavilion, Cambridge, Sat. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. church service 11 a.m.–1 p.m. 740-432-7590 or 740255-5280.

AUG. 3–5 – Antrim Community Fire Department

Marion Union Station and the heavy railroad traffic and historic displays it has to offer, including the restored AC interlocking tower. 740-383-2101 or www.summerail.com.

AUG. 5–12 – Ross County Fair, Ross Co. Fgds., 344 Fairgrounds Rd., Chillicothe. This year’s fair promises to thrill the children, entertain the adults, and feed the masses! www.rosscountyfair.com.

Rendezvous, Guernsey County Sportsmen for Conservation, 2961 Meadow Rd., Cambridge. Archery shoot for recurves, longbows, and selfbows. 40-target course with novelties and raffles. Awards for all classes. Free primitive camping and vendor set-up. 740-2970798,740-674-5058, or www.GCSFC.org.

AUG. 18 – Ohio State Fiddling Contest, Stuart Opera House, 52 Public Sq., Nelsonville, 6 p.m. $8. One of the premier fiddling events in Ohio. 740-753-1924 or www. stuartsoperahouse.org.

Cambridge City Park, Cambridge, Fri. 3–8 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. A juried festival that showcases high-quality art in a variety of mediums.

AUG. 19 – Cambridge Classic Cruise-In, Historic Downtown Cambridge, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Over 200 cars and trucks ranging from the early 1900s through today. 740-4392238 or www.downtowncambridge.com.

AUG. 3–5 – West Virginia Blackberry Festival, Clarksburg City Park, Nutter Fort, 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Blackberry dishes and other foods, arts and crafts, fireworks, games, and free entertainment. www. wvblackberry.com.

AUG. 18–20 – Parkersburg Homecoming Festival, 2nd St., Parkersburg. Free. Parade, halfmarathon, live music, fireworks, arts and crafts, food concessions, and sternwheelers. www.parkersburghomecoming.com.

AUG. 11–13 – Salt Fork Arts and Crafts Festival,

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WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK; 8 AM – MIDNIGHT EST, SUNDAY 9 AM – MIDNIGHT EST. OFFER ONLY GOOD FOR NEW DISH SUBSCRIBERS. SE HABLA ESPAÑOL All calls with InfinityDISH are monitored and recorded for quality assurance and training purposes. Offer for new and qualifying former customers only. Important Terms and Conditions: Qualification: Advertised price requires credit qualification and eAutoPay. Upfront activation and/or receiver upgrade fees may apply based on credit qualification. Offer ends 10/18/17. 2-Year Commitment: Early termination fee of $20/mo. remaining applies if you cancel early. Included in 2-year price guarantee at $49.99 advertised price: America’s Top 120 programming package, Local channels HD service fees, and equipment for 1 TV. Included in 2-year price guarantee for additional cost: Programming package upgrades ($59.99 for AT120+, $69.99 for AT200, $79.99 for AT250), monthly fees for additional receivers ($5-$7 per additional TV, receivers with additional functionality may be $10-$15) and monthly DVR fees ($10-$15). NOT included in 2-year price guarantee or advertised price (and subject to change): Taxes & surcharges, add-on programming (including premium channels), DISH Protect, and transactional fees. Premium Channels: HBO: After 12 mos., you will be billed $15/mo. unless you call to cancel. 3 Mos. Free: After 3 mos., you will be billed $40/mo. for Cinemax, Showtime, Starz and DISH Movie Pack unless you call to cancel. Other: All packages, programming, features, and functionality and all prices and fees not included in price lock are subject to change without notice. After 6 mos., you will be billed $8.99/mo. for DISH Protect unless you call to cancel. After 2 years, then-current everyday prices for all services apply. For business customers, additional monthly fees may apply. Free standard professional installation only. All rights reserved. HBO®, Cinemax® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc. SHOWTIME is a registered trademark of Showtime Networks Inc., a CBS Company. STARZ and related channels and service marks are property of Starz Entertainment, LLC. Internet: Internet speeds, prices, and providers vary by customer address. Call for details. Visa® gift card must be requested through your DISH Representative at time of purchase. $50 Visa® gift card requires activation. You will receive a claim voucher within 3-4 weeks and the voucher must be returned within 60 days. Your Visa® gift card will arrive in approximately 6-8 weeks. InfinityDISH charges a one-time $49.99 non-refundable processing fee which is subject to change at any time without notice. Indiana C.P.D. Reg. No. T.S. R1903.

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