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Co-op members share their favorite patriotic pics ALSO INSIDE Curbing peak power use Blue-ribbon recipes History, beauty on the Muskingum

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When we asked you, our readers, to share your favorite patriotic pictures, you responded in droves!

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PEAK ALERTS

When the summer heat ramps up, electric cooperative members can play a part in keeping rates down for everyone.

8 LAKE ERIE LIFER The islands of Ohio’s Great Lake are known as vacation meccas — but imagine living there year-round for the last 60 years.

15 BLUE-RIBBON RECIPES It’s fair season in Ohio, when Buckeye bakers put forth their most delectable recipes in search of that top award.

30 HISTORY AND BEAUTY A road trip up the Muskingum River from

New Concord (p. 4) Millersburg (p. 6) South Bass Island (p. 8) Mt. Victory (p. 10) Marietta (p. 30) Columbus (p. 34)

Marietta reveals incredible scenery and an old-time system of locks and dams.

34 STAY ON THE SKYLINE A new hotel in an iconic Columbus building may be a splurge, but it was designed to leave a lasting impression.

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began writing about industry issues in this magazine two years ago, shortly after I became president and CEO of Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives. I noted then that these are “interesting times.”

Actually, these times are more than simply “interesting.” Fact is, we’ve gone through a period of historic change: Older coal plants have been cleaned up or closed, while natural gas, wind, and solar power generation have increased, surpassing the role that coal once played as the leading source of power generation. The electric power that’s produced today is cleaner than it has ever been. The approach taken by our federal government to further regulate fossil fuel use and development has changed recently. The most extreme and expensive environmental regulations that would have affected future electricity production are getting a second look. I remain hopeful that the result will be a more balanced approach that considers the high cost of making incremental improvements, as well as the impact of over-regulation on the reliability of power supply. While some headlines and sound bites may express grave concerns about the consequences of reviewing recent regulations, the long-term trend toward an even cleaner supply of electricity will continue. There are common-sense solutions available that will allow us to have an electricity supply that is both clean and affordable. Your electric cooperative leaders, representing you — our member-consumers — will continue to pursue balanced solutions. For example, Ohio electric cooperatives have developed the OurSolar program to take advantage of the latest advances in technology with only a modest investment. We apply best-in-class technology to scrub pollutants from our coal-fired power plant emissions, and we continue to take advantage of a cleaner-burning and (for now) relatively inexpensive supply of natural gas. Finally, we empower you, our members, to help hold down the collective cost of electricity by reducing demand at peak usage times. It’s a small, but important, step that means lower electric bills year-round. We explain how in more detail beginning on Page 4.

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Did you know? Ohio is home to the Herb Society of America (HSA), founded in 1933 by seven women studying under Dr. Edgar Anderson of the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University. The society is headquartered in Kirtland, in one of the oldest stone houses in northeast Ohio — a structure built in 1841 using local sandstone. To find an easy way to grow herbs at home, see Page 12.

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STORY AND PHOTOS BY HEATHER JUZENAS

POWER LINES

SAVING POWER, SAVING MONEY

Teresa Harshbarger of New Concord, daughter Alexa, and the family’s puppy, Ashley, say they never notice that their home’s water heater is cycled on and off with a remote switch from a radio tower at the local co-op (both as seen below), to conserve power during times of peak use.

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hen Teresa Harshbarger and her family built their home outside of New Concord several years ago, they bought their water heater from Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative (GMEC). It came equipped with a radio-controlled switch that allows the cooperative to remotely turn off the heater to curtail electricity use during times of heavy demand. Though she says she’s sure the switch has been activated from time to time, she has never noticed when it happens. “We know our cooperative has our best interests in mind, and they are conserving energy without us even knowing it,” she says. “There are some ways the co-op seems like a family, and we trust the decisions they make.”

Why manage demand?

Electric cooperatives in Ohio began using radiocontrolled remote switches as far back as the 1970s to help manage their electricity load. That load management is important because rates for the entire year are set based on the highest points of usage during the year — ­ called the peak demand — so cutting back as the load level

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approaches that peak helps avoid establishing a new one. By turning off water heaters, air conditioners, and heat pumps during times of high demand, cooperatives and their members across the state can save a substantial amount of money on electricity costs. Peak demands typically occur on the hottest summer days, between 2 and 6 p.m., when heavy use of air conditioners draws large amounts of power, or on bitterly cold winter days. “During peak times of use, we will issue a peak alert, and a signal goes out from our tower to the radio boxes on the units,” explains Brian Bennett, manager of marketing and member services at GMEC. “Some members notice when it happens, others never notice anything.” The signal shuts down water heaters until the peak alert passes. Similar switches will cycle power on and off to members’ air-conditioning units or heat pumps for the duration of the alert.

It happens in the background

Sue Rayburn has been a member of Consolidated Electric Cooperative, based in Mt. Gilead, for more than 40 years. She has a remote switch installed on her water heater, and she says she has never been inconvenienced or even noticed an interruption in her service. “I can’t tell if my water heater has ever been turned off,” she says. “We have never, ever, been without hot water.” She’s been so happy with the program, she opted to have a second switch installed on her heat pump. Similarly, Jim and Yvonne Danison, longtime GMEC members, have had a remote switch on their heat pump for more than 20 years. “There was one time when it was very cold outside, and the temperature on our thermostat went down a few degrees,” Yvonne says. “We noticed it, but it wasn’t an inconvenience.” The Danisons also had a second switch installed on

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Jim and Yvonne Danison of New Concord (above) say they notice their heat pump switching off only occasionally, and they like the load management program so much they had a second switch installed on their water heater. At left, GuernseyMuskingum’s marketing and member services manager, Brian Bennett, displays switches from yesterday and today.

their water heater, and they say they have never noticed a shortage of hot water — they say even if the cooperative turns their water heater off during a peak alert, their 80-gallon tank has plenty to last until it passes. Many Ohio cooperatives use the technology, and typically offer bill credits or rebates for members who participate. The programs differ around the state, so call your co-op for details.

Little actions make a big difference

While one remote switch on a single water heater may not make a huge difference, the overall program conserves a significant amount of electricity — there are more than 100,000 switches installed on cooperative members’ water heaters and more than 15,000 air conditioners — ­ and saves everyone money. “The reason we do anything is for the benefit of our members,” says Consolidated Electric Cooperative CEO Phil Caskey. “Whether it’s load management, or any other rebate program, our goals are to provide reliable service for a reasonable price and to improve the quality of life for the people we serve.”

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Summer vacationers are drawn to the Ohio islands of Lake Erie like mayflies and walleyes — by the tens of thousands. But what would it be like to live on those islands year-round? Better yet, what would it be like to live there your entire life? Steve Riddle, a resident of South Bass Island, has lived the island life for 60 years.

“My parents moved our family — I had five siblings — from Michigan to Middle Bass Island when I was just 3 years old, so I’ve never known living anywhere else but the islands,” says Riddle. “When I was old enough to attend school, I did so in a one-room schoolhouse on Middle Bass, and I had the same teacher for seven of the eight years I was in elementary school. During all those years, there was never another student in the same grade I was. In fact, there were only six or eight kids in the entire school.” When Riddle advanced to high school, he had to travel from Middle Bass to South Bass Island each day. “During the fall and spring I’d ride the ferry boat to school, but during winter when the ferries didn’t run because of ice on the lake, I’d ride the mail plane back and forth,” he says. The airplane Riddle rode was an old Ford Trimotor, a dependable but slow-flying passenger aircraft affectionately known as the “Tin Goose.” Steve Riddle

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One of the more pleasant memories of Riddle’s boyhood was of fishing. “During the summer, my family and I fished off the dock at Lonz Winery on Middle Bass, where my father worked,” says Riddle. “The fishing was usually always good, and we had fresh yellow perch and walleyes for supper, almost whenever we

wanted them. My best icefishing memory was of catching over 300 perch in just 90 minutes. The fish were biting so fast they were hitting a bare hook. Of course, that was long before the current limit of 30 perch per person.” Riddle moved to South Bass in 1970, and after high school he eventually began working for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), first at the state fish hatchery on the island — today an aquatic visitor center — and then as assistant manager at the state park. Over the years, he advanced through the ranks to become manager of all five state parks on the Lake Erie islands (South Bass, Oak Point, North Bass, Middle Bass, and Kelleys Island), retiring in 2015 after a 40-year career with ODNR. Today, Riddle is the police chief of Putin-Bay. Kelleys Island, incidentally, is serviced by Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative.

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“I really did have an idyllic childhood, but at the time I didn’t realize how lucky I was,” Riddle said. “I just assumed everyone lived the same way my family and all my friends lived. My only regret is that my grandkids won’t have the opportunity to have the same experiences I did as a kid. Life on the islands has definitely changed since those long-ago days.” Outdoors editor W.H. “Chip” Gross is a member of Consolidated Electric Cooperative.

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hen the Directors Guild of America recently presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Ridley Scott, the Hollywood banquet featured wines from Ohio’s Ravenhurst Champagne Cellars.

Shipping Ohio wines to California may seem counterintuitive, but for Ravenhurst vintner Chuck Harris, the Guild’s order acknowledged that he and his wife, Nina Busch, produce premium estate wines amid Union and Hardin counties’ farm fields near Mt. Victory. “It shows that great wine is great wine regardless of where it comes from,” he says.

French influence

Harris and Busch are members of Union Rural Electric Cooperative, based in Marysville. They grew Chuck Harris and his wife, Nina Busch, enjoy up in Van Wert, and in the 1970s, both worked at a a glass of Ravenhurst's bubbly. French restaurant — he as a chef, she as a baker — in New York City. They learned to appreciate fine wine by drinking Dom Pérignon with friends and colleagues, but they realized the Big Apple was not for them. “New York was exciting,” allows Busch, “but we couldn’t live there because we had no place to garden.” In 1980, they transplanted themselves to Union County to grow organic gardens and grapes. Busch’s fondness for champagne prompted Harris to start making his own. “I married a woman who

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Ravenhurst is situated east of Campbell Hill in Hardin County, and because that peak is Ohio’s highest elevation, it affects weather patterns, effectively creating a microclimate with scant rainfall in July and August. “We’re in an 11-mile-wide strip that farmers around here jokingly call ‘Death Valley,’” says Harris. Though adverse for field crops, those environmental conditions benefit vineyards. “Less rain yields smaller grapes with a high skin-to-juice ratio,” says Harris. “That means good wine because the skin has all the color and flavor.”

Busch and Harris cultivate four viniferas — Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay — to make still and sparkling wines. Their specialty is méthode champenoise sparkling wine, which requires fermenting first in the barrel and again in the bottle. “We’re making classic, French-style champagne with American fruit,” says Harris. While a biscuit or toast taste typifies French champagne, Harris aims for fruitier versions. “I want some fruit flavor there,” he says, “like jam on a biscuit.” Ravenhurst wines are sold primarily to a “Patron’s List” of connoisseurs, but its tasting room on Yoakum Road is periodically open to the public between March and December. Unlike most wineries, Ravenhurst has no food, entertainment, or gift shop. It’s simply about enjoying excellent wines. Says Harris, “The program here is visit the winery, taste the wine, like the wine, buy the wine, and go home.” For more information, call 937-354-5151 or e-mail raven_ink@hotmail.com.

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IMPORTANT CONSUMER INFORMATION: Jitterbug is owned by GreatCall, Inc. Your invoices will come from GreatCall. 1Monthly fees do not include government taxes or assessment surcharges and are subject to change. Plans and services may require purchase of a Jitterbug Flip and a one-time setup fee of $35. Coverage is not available everywhere. 5Star or 9-1-1 calls can only be made when cellular service is available. 5Star Service will be able to track an approximate location when your device is turned on, but we cannot guarantee an exact location. 2We will refund the full price of the Jitterbug phone and the activation fee (or setup fee) if it is returned within 30 days of purchase in like-new condition. We will also refund your first monthly service charge if you have less than 30 minutes of usage. If you have more than 30 minutes of usage, a per minute charge of 35 cents will be deducted from your refund for each minute over 30 minutes.You will be charged a $10 restocking fee. The shipping charges are not refundable. There are no additional fees to call GreatCall’s U.S.-based customer service. However, for calls to a Personal Operator in which a service is completed, you will be charged 99 cents per call, and minutes will be deducted from your monthly rate plan balance equal to the length of the call and any call connected by the Personal Operator. Jitterbug, GreatCall and 5Star are registered trademarks of GreatCall, Inc. Copyright ©2017 GreatCall, Inc. ©2017 firstSTREET for Boomers and Beyond, Inc.

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BY KRIS WETHERBEE PHOTOS BY RICK WETHERBEE

IN THE GARDEN

SEASONINGS AT THE

READY

Containers full of lush, green, fragrant foliage not only make a convenient, fresh pantry, they turn any open space into a conversation spot.

Growing herbs in containers puts a stash of fresh seasonings right within reach

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ou may have room to grow culinary herbs in your garden, but a group of potted herbs growing right outside your door offers both portability and easy access to your favorite herbal seasonings in the kitchen. Growing herbs in containers also solves many gardening problems: it allows easy improvement of poor soil; curbs invasive herbs such as mint; and even spares gardeners the agony of sore knees.

Choose what to grow

Just about any culinary herb can be grown in a container. Even tender edible perennials can handle a spot in your outdoor potted garden, as long as you bring them to a sheltered area or overwinter them indoors before cold weather arrives.

Some herbs, however, are more suited to growing in pots than others. These include familiar favorites like chives, mint, oregano, sage, rosemary, and thyme; annual must-haves such as basil, parsley, summer savory, and dill; stately or tender herbs like bay, pineapple sage, or horseradish; and even edible flowering herbs that may be somewhat unfamiliar as seasonings, such as borage, calendula, lavender, nasturtiums, and scented geraniums.

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Plants such as rosemary and thyme are among the herbs particularly well-suited to growing in pots.

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If properly cared for, basil grown in a pot will continue to produce flavorful leaves all season long.

Give them a good home

Most any pot or container at least 6 inches wide or larger can be used for growing herbs, as long as it has drainage holes. Choose the largest pot possible to provide more room for growing roots, which will ultimately give you a bigger plant to harvest from. Be sure to fill your containers with a lightweight potting mix. (Garden soil is too heavy and will compact in containers and smother plant roots.) Look for a premium mix that includes ingredients such as perlite, vermiculite, or pumice to help loosen and aerate the final mix.

Potting pointers for top production

When planting your containers, fill the pot two-thirds full with moistened potting mix, then plant herbs so that the top of the plant’s root ball sits about 1 to 2 inches below the container’s rim. Fill with additional potting mix as needed, press plants firmly in place, and then water thoroughly until you see water come out the drainage holes.

Maintaining season-long growth

When it comes to how often to water plants, allow the potting mix to dry slightly between waterings for Mediterranean plants (rosemary, thyme, etc.) and other drought-tolerant herbs, but keep the mix slightly moist at all times (like a wellwrung sponge) for basil, chives, and other herbal seasonings with moderate to average moisture needs. Since water needs vary by the pot’s type and size, location, outdoor temperature, and the type of herbs being grown, use a moisture meter or your finger as a guide. If the soil feels dry 1 to 2 inches below the surface, then it’s probably time to water. Feed plants during the growing season every three to four weeks with a liquid organic fertilizer, or apply a slow-release organic fertilizer two to three times a year. Remember to remove flowers as they fade. Doing so will encourage plants to bloom over a longer period of time. Plants will also be more productive if you pinch back leggy stems and occasionally prune and harvest the foliage. The bonus for you is a bushier, healthier plant and more abundant harvests for seasoning a variety of foods.

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OF LEMON When it comes to potted seasonings for the kitchen, a growing lemonlover’s medley of fresh herbs will bring an enticing citrus fragrance, ornamental attraction, and refreshing lemon flavor to your garden and table. Here's the lemony lowdown on some of the best. Lemon verbena is a tender perennial perfect for growing in a pot, as it can easily be overwintered indoors. Delicious lemon-like scent and flavor enhance a variety of foods, from appetizers to desserts. Lemon grass can also be overwintered indoors. The tender leaves and white bulb are best for adding to stir-fries, curries, and other Asian-inspired dishes; brew leaf buds and chopped stems into a flavorful lemonade or iced tea. Lemon thyme has a strong lemon scent and flavor, somewhat reminiscent of lemon-pepper seasoning. Sprinkle fresh or dried leaves into soups or stir-fries, over grilled chicken or fish, or as a topping for pizza, salads, or baked potatoes. Lemon basil is a sun-loving annual bursting with the heavenly essence of lemon and fresh basil. Use in stirfries, casseroles, baked goods, grilled meats, iced beverages, and hot teas, or to make herbal vinegar or a tasty lemony pesto.

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BY MARGIE WUEBKER; LIGHTER FARE BY DIANE YOAKAM PHOTOGRAPHY BY CATHERINE MURRAY

GOOD EATS

BLUE-RIBBON

BAKING

The summer months mean fair season is underway throughout Ohio, bringing with it the colorful midways, amusement rides, and food stands selling all kinds of festival fare. Fair season also is the time Buckeye bakers set their sights on coveted blue ribbons with their cakes, pies, and other homemade treats — and here are some surefire winners!

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TRIPLE-LAYER CHOCOLATE CAKE

Cake: Softened butter for baking pans 2 cups water 1 cup unsweet. cocoa powder ½ cup unsalted butter, softened 13/4 cups granulated sugar 3 large eggs, room temp. 11/2 tsp. vanilla extract 21/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt

Filling: 2 cups powdered sugar 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened 2 Tbsp. vanilla extract

For the cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter three 9-inch round nonstick cake pans and line bottoms with waxed paper. Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Remove from heat, add cocoa powder, and whisk until smooth. Allow to cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Beat 1/2 cup butter in large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed for 1 minute. Add granulated sugar and beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Alternately add dry ingredients and cooled cocoa mixture to butter mixture in three additions. Beat until thoroughly mixed. Divide batter evenly among prepared pans. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in centers of layers comes out clean. Transfer pans to wire racks and let cool for 10 minutes. Remove cake layers from

Frosting: ¾ cup chocolate chips ½ cup heavy cream 4 Tbsp. butter 21/2 cups powdered sugar

pans and carefully peel off waxed paper. Let cool. For filling: Beat together powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla until smooth and spreadable. Set aside. For frosting: Combine chocolate chips, heavy cream, and butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, whisking until melted. Gradually add powdered sugar and whisk thoroughly. Place pan in a large bowl partially filled with ice to cool, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent frosting from becoming too stiff. To assemble: Place one layer on serving plate and use a serrated knife to trim to a level surface if needed. Spread half the filling over first layer before using the remainder on the second layer. Top with third cake layer. Spread cooled frosting over top and sides of cake. Serve immediately or cover cake and refrigerate up to 3 days. Let cake stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. Serves 12.

BLUE-RIBBON CHERRY PIE Crust: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. shortening ½ cup ice water 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 Tbsp. vinegar

Filling: 1 cup cherry juice (drained from cherries) 1 cup sugar ¼ cup cornstarch 4 cups frozen red sour pitted cherries, thawed and drained 2 Tbsp. butter ½ tsp. almond extract Glaze: ½ tsp. vanilla Milk For the filling: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In 1 or 2 drops red food Sugar saucepan, combine cherry juice, sugar, and cornstarch. coloring Cook until mixture begins to thicken (it does not need For the crust: Combine flour, sugar, and salt in large to boil). Allow to cool slightly. Add cherries, butter, bowl. Cut in shortening until all flour is blended to flavoring, and food coloring. Roll out bottom crust and form pea-size chunks. Combine water, egg, and vinegar place in 9-inch pie plate. Roll out top crust and cut into in small bowl. Sprinkle over flour mixture 1 tablespoon strips to form lattice crust. Spoon filling into pastryat a time. Toss lightly with a fork until dough forms a lined pan and dot with butter. Top with lattice crust. ball (you may not need all the liquid). Divide dough Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake 35 to 40 into 2 pieces. Flatten each piece and wrap in plastic. minutes or until filling in center is bubbly and crust is Refrigerate until chilled. golden brown. Serves 6 to 8. 16

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LIGHTER OPTIONS

LIGHT STRAWBERRY PIE

“SKINNY” CHOCOLATE CAKE

Drain pineapple, reserving juice in a 2-cup measuring cup. Set pineapple aside. Add enough water to juice to measure 11/2 cups; transfer to a saucepan. Whisk in the pudding mix and gelatin until combined. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in pineapple. Remove from heat; cool for 10 minutes. Add strawberries; toss gently to coat. Pour into crust. Refrigerate until set, about 3 hours. Top each piece with 1 tablespoon whipped topping. Refrigerate leftovers. Makes 8 servings. Per serving: 159

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square cake pan. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, and chocolate chips. In a separate bowl, whisk together nut butter, yogurt, and vanilla; gradually whisk in water. Pour into dry ingredients and stir until just combined; don't overmix. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 25 minutes or until batter has risen and a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out mostly clean. Remove from oven and cool completely; top with your favorite light cream cheese frosting. Place in refrigerator to chill overnight. Makes 9 servings. Per serving: 95 calories, 4 g total fat (1 g saturated

8 oz. unsweetened crushed pineapple 1 (0.8 oz.) pkg. sugar-free cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix 1 (0.3 oz.) pkg. sugar-free strawberry gelatin

3 cups sliced fresh strawberries 1 reduced-fat graham cracker crust 1/2 cup light whipped topping

calories, 4 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.

1 cup all-purpose, pastry, or cake flour 6 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 3/4 cup white sugar

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips 1/4 cup almond butter or peanut butter 1/4 cup plain yogurt 2 tsp. vanilla 3/4 cup water

fat), 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.

READER RECIPE CONTEST!

October means Oktoberfest in communities across the state, bringing with it delicious Bavarian fare. With that in mind, Ohio Cooperative Living’s next reader recipe contest celebrates all foods German. Dig through those favorite recipes, from schnitzel and sauerbraten to strudel and Spritzkuchen, and submit up to three of your best. The winner will receive a KitchenAid stand mixer, while two runners-up also will receive gifts. The recipes will appear in the October edition of Ohio Cooperative Living. Make sure to include complete directions, the

number of servings, and a few sentences about the origin of the recipe and why it’s so popular with family members and friends. Entries must include the name and address of the entrant, the entrant’s electric cooperative, and a telephone number, in case there are questions about the recipe. Recipes arriving without the required information could be disqualified. Entries may be submitted by e-mail to memberinteract@ohioec.org, or sent to Margie Wuebker, care of Ohio Cooperative Living, 6677 Busch Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43229.

DEADLINE is Aug. 1.

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THE FRONTIER POWER COMPANY LOCAL PAGES

MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER

DEMOCRACY IS THE

CO-OP WAY

The more you put in, the more you get out

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very year, The Frontier Power Company has an annual meeting. One of the most important activities we conduct is the election for the board of directors. These are the seven people we entrust to give strategic direction and ensure the co-op has good governance. In 1844 when the 28 Rochdale pioneers created the modern cooperative movement, they were insistent that all members have the right to vote. Unless we consistently remind ourselves how precious this right to vote truly is, we can easily take it for granted. At The Frontier Power Company, we try to make it as convenient as possible for members to participate in the election by mailing the ballot with a postage paid return envelope. Since the utility industry is experiencing some of the biggest changes since its founding, electric co-ops need your active participation. As a member of a co-op, you have the right (and some may even say the obligation) to help set the direction for the co-op. This is a critical difference between co-ops and other electricity providers, such as investor-owned utilities (IOUs) or municipally-owned systems. With IOUs, you are a customer, and there is no required ownership. IOU stockholders live far away and have no direct attachment to the organization other than seeking a return on their investment. Communities served by municipally owned systems may vote for the mayor or city council, but the connection to the electric service is very indirect. The board of directors of a co-op makes important strategic decisions for the organization, while the operations (day-to-day running of the business) is entrusted to the employees.

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Examples of decisions boards make that impact all the members include: • the level of involvement in community economic development • whether to offer renewable types of energy, such as solar or wind-generated power, to the members

Steven K. Nelson General Manager

• offering other services such as broadband • approving the budget Now that it’s election time, you may want to think about which candidates will best represent you. As locally-owned businesses in the community, electric co-ops have the opportunity to introduce neighbors to neighbors and rekindle that spirit of democracy at the grassroots level. We can encourage respectful debate about the role we see our co-op playing in our community. We know that democracy is not a perfect form of governing, but it happens to be better than any of the others. Maybe if we can practice doing it well at the local level, it will have a positive impact on our democracy as a whole.

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TRUSTEE ELECTIONS

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trustees nominated for election

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he 2017 Nominating Committee recently met to nominate candidates for two Frontier Power board positions up for election this year. Members of the nominating committee were Larry Domer, James Karr, Craig Powell, Chris Richards, and Fred Wenger.

On the ballot representing District A, Coshocton County will be Bill Daugherty and Brian Powell. Representing District B-I, Tuscarawas County on the ballot will be Seth Dean Gerber and Robert E. "Bob" Wise. Ballots will be mailed and must be postmarked or received at our office by July 10, 2017.

District A, Coshocton County Candidates

District B-I, Tuscarawas County Candidates

Bill Daugherty (Incumbent) and his wife of 30 years, Caroline, live in Millcreek Township in Coshocton County. They have four children: Kristin Ronai, Kari Pickens, Andrea, and Kyle Daugherty. He is a full-time grain and dairy farmer on a fifthgeneration farm. Daugherty farms with his father, Martin, milking 130 Bill Daugherty cows and farming 1,400 acres.

Bill graduated from River View High School and Wilmington College, where he received a degree in ag business. He is a graduate of Leadership Coshocton County. Bill attends Fresno Bible Church and is a member of Farm Bureau, Coshocton County Dairy Service Unit, Dairy Farmers of America, and is a delegate for COBA Select Sires. Bill coached girls’ high school basketball for 14 years. He was elected to the Frontier Power Board in 2014 and has taken several courses toward his Credentialed Cooperative Director certification.

Brian Powell and his wife, Andrea, live in Coshocton County in Lafayette Township, where they operate a farm raising corn, soybeans, wheat, and hay. They also contract finish about 4,000 market hogs per year and raise meat goats that are sold privately and at auction. Brian has also been a school bus driver for Ridgewood Local Schools for over 20 years. They Brian Powell have two children: Cody Carnes, who is a conductor at Ohio Central Railroad, and Anna, who obtained her bachelor's degree in animal science from The Ohio State University. She will be returning to OSU this fall to attend the College of Veterinary Medicine. Brian says it would be an honor and a privilege to serve the members as a trustee of the Frontier Power Company. 20

Seth Dean Gerber and his wife, Amanda, live in Dover Township in Tuscarawas County. They have three daughters: Shelby, 12; Morgan, 10; and Reegan, 7. Seth is employed at Gerber and Sons, Inc. in Baltic, where he is responsible for accounts payable and payroll. He also works part time for the Village of Baltic, where he Seth Dean Gerber serves as an advisor for the Board of Public Affairs. In addition, Seth is part owner of Fox’s Pizza Den in Baltic.

Seth and his family attend church at Union Hill United Methodist Church in Sugarcreek where he and Amanda serve as youth group leaders. Seth is a member of the West Lafayette Lodge No. 602 of the Free and Accepted Masons, as well as the Baltic Area Business Association. In his free time, Seth enjoys gardening and camping with his family. Robert E. “Bob” Wise (Incumbent) resides on Seibert Hill Road near New Philadelphia. He and his wife have two adult children, Leanne J. (Michael) Helmke and Lynne Wise, and three grandchildren. He is a retired banker and currently farms with his children raising beef cattle. He is a graduate of the Ohio Robert E. “Bob” Wise School of Banking and received a graduate degree in banking from the University of Wisconsin. Bob currently serves on the board of the Baltic State Bank and is a member of the Ragersville Zion United Church of Christ. He currently serves as president of the board of directors of the Frontier Power Company and is a trustee on the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperative (OREC) board in Columbus, Ohio. He also is a member of the Executive Committee of OREC and a committee member of the Safety and Loss Control Committee of OREC.

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CUSTOMER APPRECIATION

Customer Appreciation Day TH 16 ANNUAL hosts 8OO guests

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espite the day being dreary and somewhat rainy, nearly 800 people attended our annual Customer Appreciation Day hosted by Frontier Power, Frontier Propane, Frontier Supply, Progressive Water, and Whit’s Frozen Custard on May 5, 2017. This year, the event was held in the propane parking area. This newer structure turned out to be a great venue for our annual occasion, keeping the entire event well covered and out of the weather. Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, and a scoop of Whit’s Frozen Custard were served for lunch. Attendance gifts were given to everyone, and special door prize winners included the following: $25 Frontier value certificates — Walter Mowery, Elsie Etchells, and Pam Conkle; $10 Whit’s gift certificates — Mary Carnes, Betty Lou Fee, and Matt Shannon; stuffed totes — James Darr, B.J. Schneck, Sandra Bradford, and Astrid Ely.

OFFICIAL NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS THE FRONTIER POWER COMPANY 770 SOUTH SECOND STREET COSHOCTON, OHIO 43812 The Annual Meeting of the Members of the above cooperative will be held at the River View High School auditorium between Coshocton and Warsaw on State Route 60 North on Friday, July 28, 2017, at 7 p.m. to take action upon the following: 1. Reports of officials, trustees, and committees 2. Announce elected trustees 3. All other business which may properly come before the meeting

Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival committee members were present with information about this year’s festival June 8-10. Our staff manned displays for Frontier Supply and Progressive Water, as well as Frontier Power and Frontier Propane. We hope those who attended had a good time and learned more about The Frontier Power Company, Frontier Propane, Frontier Supply, and Progressive Water. Thanks for joining us in celebrating you, our members!

Secretary Treasurer Dated: July 1, 2017

The Frontier Power Company 81st Annual Meeting July 28, 2017 River View High School Auditorium Warsaw, Ohio 5 p.m.

Light supper served

7 p.m.

Business meeting Announcement of elected trustees Door prizes for adults and children to follow (must be present to win)

Each member attending will receive a $10 credit on his or her electric bill and a gift. Please bring your registration card to the meeting (sent separately in mail).

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THE FRONTIER POWER COMPANY LOCAL PAGES

Frontier Community Connection Fund Board approved distributions Jan. 26, 2017

Name Amount Everal Chapel Preservation Society Newcomerstown, Ohio 43832

$1,000

Three Rivers Fire District Coshocton, Ohio 43812

$2,000

Ridgewood Music Boosters West Lafayette, Ohio 43845

$6,500

Frontier Power will be closed Tuesday, July 4, for Independence Day. Have a safe and happy holiday. Please call 740-622-6755 or 800-624-8050 for emergency service.

Co-op Connections Card Because you are a Frontier Power Cooperative member, your Co-op Connections® Card provides you with special discounts online and at participating local retailers. Be sure to visit this month’s highlighted business and check out offers on the internet by clicking the Co-op Connections Card on our website at www.frontier-power.com.

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THE FRONTIER POWER COMPANY CONTACT

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Robert Wise President

Larry Blair Vice President

David P. Mizer Secretary-Treasurer

770 S. Second St. P.O. Box 280 Coshocton, OH 43812

Tim Anderson Jim Buxton Bill Daugherty Ann Gano-McCleary

OFFICE HOURS

GENERAL MANAGER

OFFICE

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Trustees

Steven K. Nelson ATTORNEY

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PERSONNEL Dakota Albertson Stephanie Blair Matthew Compton Kyle Cramblett Phil Crowdy Jason Dolick F. Scott Dunn Mark Fabian Michelle Fischer Tyler Frazer Rick Haines Robert Haines Josh Haumschild Ken Hunter Tim Keirns Kelly Kendall Lucas Landaker Chad Lecraft Matthew Limburg

Mark Lindsey Francis “J.R.” McCoy Jr. Mike McCoy Blake McKee Melvin McVay Chad Miller Corey Miller Bill Mizer Marty Shroyer Bornwell Sianjina Nate Smith Gene Swigert Shelly Thompson Jonathon Tolliver Robin Totten Andrew Vickers Vickie Warnock Jim Williams

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BY PAT KEEGAN

THE EFFICIENCY EXPERT

COST FACTOR

Energy efficiency should be a factor when when searching for a new home

The energy efficiency of your new home will impact your energy bills and comfort for years.

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any times, prospective homebuyers are so caught up examining other aspects of the houses they see, they don’t consider energy costs (such as electricity, gas, and propane) in their decision. They ought to, since the average home costs about $2,000 in energy expenses per year — that’s a lot of money over the life of the home.

Matthew G. Bisanz

The size of a home is one of the most important factors that will determine energy costs. As square footage increases, lighting requirements increase, and more importantly, the burden on heating and cooling equipment increases.

A home’s insulation levels will significantly impact heating and cooling needs.

Also, while newer homes generally have better energy performance, buying a new home does not guarantee efficiency. If energy efficiency or green features are a high priority, buyers should look for homes that have ENERGY STAR, Built Green, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifications.

For manufactured homes, newer ones are typically much more efficient than older ones, but they still don’t have to meet the same energy code requirements of site-built homes. Residents of manufactured homes spend about 70 percent more on energy per square foot of living space than do residents of site-built homes. Once a buyer is interested in a specific home, one of the first factors to consider is how the energy performance of that home compares to similar homes. Although buyers may request electricity, natural gas, or propane bills from the sellers, they’re not a precise measure of home energy performance. The Home Energy Rating

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Kanyon Payne, a home energy rater with United Cooperative Service, uses an infrared camera to show consumers where energy losses occur.

System (HERS) Index allows consumers to comparison shop based on energy performance, similar to the way they comparison shop for cars. A certified home energy rater will need to inspect the home to develop a HERS rating. It can be done during the inspection process, or a rating may be requested from the seller. Although many homebuyers focus on energy features that have the strongest impact on the aesthetics of the home (think windows and lighting fixtures), it’s the hidden systems, such as appliances, that have the most impact on energy performance. Heating and cooling systems consume about half of a home’s energy use and are costly to replace. If the home’s heating system, for example, is more than 10 years old, it may be necessary to replace it in the near term, a factor that buyers need to consider. It can be helpful to call your local electric cooperative for advice. Many electric co-ops can assist with energy audits and offer incentives for energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. PAT KEEGAN writes for Collaborative Efficiency, an energy communications company.

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Ohio sends 37 students to D.C. on Youth Tour Ohio electric cooperatives sent 37 rising high school juniors and seniors on a weeklong trip to Washington, D.C., in June for the annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. For more than 50 years, cooperatives across the country have sent students to learn about government and the cooperative business model, gain leadership skills, make friends from across the state — and, of course, see the famous capital sights. Ohio’s students were among 1,700 high schoolers from 47 states to convene in Washington, D.C., for the week. The trip is coordinated by Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives, the trade association for the 24 cooperatives serving Ohio.

Berry named Midwest Electric CEO

The Midwest Electric Board of Trustees has named Matt Berry as new chief executive officer. Berry began his tenure with the 11,000-member co-op in 2000 as manager of customer and community relations. He has served as interim manager/CEO since February. Matt Berry Berry also serves as executive secretary of Midwest Electric’s Community Connection Fund and as chair of the Midwest Electric Revolving Loan Fund. Berry’s leadership reach extends to community-based initiatives as well. He is president-elect of the Greater Grand Lake Region Board of Trustees, and he has served in various executive and leadership capacities on the board of the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce.

Gross earns awards for outdoors columns Ohio Cooperative Living’s outdoors editor, W.H. “Chip” Gross, recently won five writing and photography awards from the Outdoor Writers of Ohio, for stories and photos that appeared in Country Living (now Ohio Cooperative Living) in 2016.

• Best Magazine Article (1st place), Shipwrecked: Reflections of the Sole W.H. “Chip” Gross Survivor, November. • Best How-To Article (1st), Become a Purple Martin Landlord, August. • Best Travel Article (1st), America’s Best Idea: The National Park Service Celebrates 100 Years, July. • Best Group or Series of Photographs (2nd), America’s Best Idea: The National Park Service Celebrates 100 years, July. • Best Column (3rd), “Woods, Waters & Wildlife.” “We are continually proud of the work Chip does for us,” OCL editor Jeff McCallister says. “Our readers have told us for years how much they love ‘Woods, Waters, and Wildlife.’ It’s gratifying to see it more widely recognized.”

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Ohio’s Youth Tour delegation of 37 students, at one of the trip’s most anticipated stops.

SmartHub launch simplifies members’ lives

Important electric notifications will soon be a screen tap away. Several Ohio electric cooperatives, including Logan County Electric Cooperative in Bellefontaine, Washington Electric Cooperative in Marietta, Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative in Paulding, and Harrison Rural Electrification Association in northern West Virginia, are launching a new online platform called SmartHub in an effort to enhance management, response time, bill payment options, and reliability for members. SmartHub is a free app for IOS or Android devices, as well as a web interface much like the one members are already used to using. The service allows members to manage their accounts and pay bills anywhere at any time; report outages and receive live restoration updates; and monitor monthly electric usage.

Other co-ops around the state already use the program. To check if yours offers SmartHub, visit the co-op website or call the office for more information.

Pioneer Electric welcomes first-grader with a passion for electricity Jacob Eckert, a first-grader at Conrad Elementary School in Troy, can’t get enough of electricity — learning how it works, that is. Sevenyear-old Jacob, along with his dad and grandfather, recently visited Pioneer Electric Jacob Eckert Cooperative’s Piqua facility to see how electrical equipment works and to talk with Pioneer’s operations staff. Eckert’s father says Jacob has been fascinated with electricity since he was just 1 year old, building his own power plants out of cardboard boxes. Today, he has his own electrical panel and works with Snap Circuits, hoping to one day be an electrical engineer. JULY 2017 •  OHIO COOPERATIVE LIVING

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“Self-described American patriot, Sydney, dressed up as Lady Liberty.” Leslie Jones South Central Power Company member

“This is our youngest granddaughter, Cora. Her mother serves in the U.S. Army Reserve. This photo shows our family’s patriotic spirit and tradition of service to our country.” Jim and Suzy Kline

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“Our granddaughter, Taylor, attending a Fourth of July celebration. She was about 20 months old in this picture.” Donna LaCroix Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative member

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“My husband and seven of our grandchildren after participating in the annual Memorial Day parade in Liberty Center, Ohio.” Eva Saneholtz Tricounty Rural Electric Cooperative member

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“My grandson, Jensen.” Emma Williams Washington Electric Cooperative member

“My husband, Scott, and myself alongside our son, Clayton, at his graduation day from the Air Force basic training in San Antonio, Texas. So proud of his commitment!” Christy Biller North Central Electric Cooperative member

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“Welcoming home our bowling teammate Irv, who is now 91 years old, with a sign that I made for him from the 2013 Honor Flight for WWII veterans.” Janice Thomas South Central Power Company member

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“Our dog, Cosmo, loves the flag and showing his patriotic spirit!” Lee Hundley

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“My fur-legged kids being patriotic!” Natalie Jones Frontier Power Company member

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Upload your photos at www.ohioec.org/ memberinteractive. For December, send photos representing the 12 Days of Christmas by Sept. 15; for January, send your photos of “Staying warm” by Oct. 15. Make sure to include your name, mailing address, phone number or e-mail, the name of your electric co-op, and who the person(s) in the photo is, as well as an explanation of the photo.

“Healing Field in commemoration of 9/11 at the Spiritual Center of Maria Stein.” Christopher Killian South Central Power Company member

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Thursday, July 13, 6:30–8:30 p.m. and Friday, July 14, noon–8:30 p.m. A great team-building opportunity and guaranteed fun. Proceeds benefit the Soap Box Derby’s Bill Speeg Memorial Scholarship Fund and support at-risk youth in Summit County. www.corporatederbychallenge.soapboxderby.org.

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Thursday, July 20, 3–5 p.m., Whitey Wahl Pavilion Starting Line As part of the 80th All-American Soap Box Derby, you’ll have a chance to ride down the Derby Downs track in an adult or youth Soap Box Derby car (for $20 per ride), plus have the opportunity to meet some of the Derby champions from around the world.

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Saturday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. A free event, but registration is required. Individuals with disabilities and their siblings have the opportunity to take a ride down the Derby Downs track in a ride-along Soap Box Derby car.

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Thursday, Aug. 31, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. In addition to a ride down the world-famous Derby Downs track, seniors will have the opportunity to interact with doctors from Cleveland Clinic Akron General at the on-site health and wellness fair. Lunch will be served 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Rain date: Thursday, September 7. Admission $14. www. seniorday.soapboxderby.org.

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Ohio’s historic Muskingum River lock system provides history lessons alongside the spectacular views

The Stockport Mill (above right), at the sixth of the series of locks and dams on the Muskingum River, offers a picturesque setting and the perfect spot for a quick snack on the trip. Insets show the Lowell single-chamber lock and canal (top) and the Rokeby dam.

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by boat is something that should be researched with the regional state park office in the area of choice. The full distance when driving the roads along the river is 112 miles from Marietta to Coshocton — not exactly a day trip, but certainly possible as a weekend excursion (unless you take advantage of all the great things to do and see along the way).

What makes this state treasure unique is the fact that today — 176 years after construction — the locks are still hand-operated and functional.

Built between 1837 and 1841, each of the 11 locks has its own story and appeal. Follow the winding Muskingum River from the mouth at Marietta, where the original Lock & Dam No. 1 was removed after it became obsolete. Route 60 takes you upriver to Lock & Dam No. 2 at Devola, named after one of the first families to settle there. The dam is a favorite fishing spot.

At its zenith, the Muskingum River locking system gave the state and the entire Midwest access to trade and development. Today, through maintenance and care by the Ohio State Parks system, more than 7,000 recreational boaters can enjoy fishing, picnicking, and hiking in the beautiful Muskingum Valley of southeastern Ohio. Any of these historical sites would make for a nice day trip, but the adventurous should take the time to explore the full length of the Muskingum River Water Trail.

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One has the choice of either boating or driving to enjoy the full historical experience of the Muskingum River Water Trail — though navigating the waterways

Continuing north a little over 8 miles will bring you to Lock & Dam No. 3 at Lowell. The single-chamber lock and bypass canal form Buell’s Island, the largest of the river islands. This is a great spot for a day trip, as the island boasts 11 historical buildings, including a restored school. Lock & Dam No. 4 at Beverly has the sad history of being the site of a horrendous riverboat explosion on November 12, 1852. The side-wheeler Buckeye Belle was a complete loss, the death toll was great,

Many of the hand-operated gears of the lock system, such as this one at Devola (left), are still operational, 176 years after their construction. At right, the original tender's house still stands on an island next to the lock in Zanesville.

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Philo's dam was one of the first constructed to power a saw and flour mill. It also offers stunning photo opportunities.

and scores of other passengers were badly wounded. The park has a boat ramp, restrooms, and picnic areas. The suggested pathway leaves Route 60 at that point, moving instead to Washington County Road 32 or 102 (off State Route 339) to gain access to the most remote of the Muskingum River locks — Luke Chute Lock & Dam No. 5. The wildness and beauty of this area is well worth the drive off the beaten path. Continue on Route 266 to Big Bottom State Memorial, which is an excellent site for paddling access. The floodplain here was the site of a 1791 massacre of Ohio Company settlers by Native Americans trying to expel them from native land, beginning four years of frontier warfare. Picturesque Stockport Lock & Dam No. 6 offers a perfect spot to stop for lunch at the restored Stockport Mill. It’s the only remaining mill of many that once were common sights along the Muskingum River. A boat ramp and picnic facilities are available, and the Buckeye Trail These ruins are all that remain where the Ohio & Erie Canal con- is accessible from this site. nected with the Muskingum and Tuscarawas rivers.

McConnelsville Lock & Dam No. 7 was constructed in 1830 at the village founded by Revolutionary War General Robert McConnel. Cut masonry stone formed the lock, and the inner wall formed a common wall with the McConnel Mill. Many remnants of original structures are still visible. Civil War history shines at Rokeby Lock & Dam No. 8. In 1863, Confederate General John H. Morgan and hundreds of his cavalry forded the Muskingum

River at this very spot, raiding farms and taking horses as they fled. Morgan’s raid was the northernmost excursion ever made by Confederate forces. Traveling again on Route 60, head north to Philo Lock & Dam No. 9, one of the first dams constructed to provide power to a saw and flour mill. The original was known as the Taylorsville Dam. This park has limited facilities, but offers a picnic area, water, and parking. Approaching Zanesville, one can visit Putnam Landing. While not a lock, the park is in the Putnam Historic District, established in 1800 and considered one of the oldest in Ohio — well worth the stop. Zanesville Lock & Dam No. 10 is the only tandem lock in the system, and has mitered wood gates. The original lock tender’s house sits on a long, narrow island next to the lock, and a former towpath provides nice views of the system. The final lock in the system is Ellis Lock & Dam No. 11, north of Zanesville, off Route 60. This lock is not operational — it was damaged by flooding long ago and was not repaired. The retirement of this lock breaks up the full trip from Marietta to Coshocton. The park area offers fishing, boating, restrooms, water, camping, and picnicking, with plenty of parking. While there are no more locks or dams after Ellis, the remainder of the river trail extends up through Dresden and into Coshocton. At the Dresden Ramp, there’s a pedestrian suspension bridge that was constructed in 1914 and is on the National Historic Register. At Coshocton, you’ll see remnants of the Ohio & Erie Canal where it connected with the Muskingum and Tuscarawas rivers, making a navigable waterway from Marietta on the Ohio River all the way to Lake Erie.

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Catch the moment! COOPERATIVE CALENDAR PHOTO CONTEST

RULES Ohio Cooperative Living magazine is looking for photos from Ohio and West Virginia electric cooperative members to use in its 2018 cooperative calendar. We’re interested in seasonal scenes from each month of the year–images that really “pop” and convey a sense of time and place. Photo subjects must be interesting and the shot well-planned and framed. If their images are chosen for publication, amateur co-op photographers could earn $100 or more.

One (1) photo entry per member. High-resolution color digital images only. No prints, slides, or proof sheets–no snail mail! Send submissions by e-mail attachment only. Photo format must be horizontal and capable of filling an 8 x 11-inch image area. Include explanation of photo (where, what, when) and who took the shot. Include name, address, phone number, and co-op membership in e-mail message. Shots featuring people who can be identified within the photo must be accompanied by a signed publication release.

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The structure dates to 1927, when it was built as the American Insurance Union Citadel, designed by architect Charles Howard Crane. It went through many name changes over the years, but has been known simply as the LeVeque Tower since 1945.

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At the northeast corner of East Broad Street and South Front Street, the hotel has myriad personal The LeVeque Tower is perhaps touches designed to leave the iconic building on the an indelible impression Columbus skyline. on the guest, says Michael Shannon, director of sales and marketing for Hotel LeVeque.“Everyone’s a VIP,” he says.

With a celestial theme woven throughout the facility, the hotel offers telescopes in each room. A nightstand projector broadcasts a moving

constellation on the ceiling of each bedroom. Both sweet and savory treats, made locally by Sadie Baby Sweets, are placed bedside.

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patriotic songs played on the reed organ. A Naturalization Ceremony will be held Tues. at 11 a.m. 800-590-9755 or www. saudervillage.org. JUL. 4 – Independence Day Concert, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museum, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 2–3:30 p.m. Free. Bring your own chair or blanket for this patriotic concert, performed by the Toledo Symphony Concert Band on the verandah of the historic Hayes Home. 419-3322081 or www.rbhayes.org.

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. 419-7344424, ext. 2, or www.marbleheadlighthouseohio.org.

JUL. 1 – Beach Spectacular and Fireworks, Indian Lake State Park, Old Field Beach, Russells Point, beginning 11 a.m. A day of sun in the fun, with pageants, food, swimming, games, and more. Classic car cruise-in registration 10 a.m.–1 p.m.; fee $10; awards at 3 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m. 937-843-5392 or www.indianlakechamber.org. JUL. 1–4 – Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Weekend, Sauder Village, 22611 St. Rte. 2, Archbold, Sat./Mon./ Tues. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. noon–4 p.m. $17, C. (6–16) $11, under 6 free. Veterans and active-duty military admitted free all weekend. Kids age 16 and under admitted free on Sun. Enjoy hand-cranked ice cream, old-fashioned games, and

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JUL. 7–9 – 2nd annual Flag City Daylily Tour, Findlay and Hancock Co., Fri./Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. noon–6 p.m. Free. Features six (two new) daylily gardens, each with its own special personality. Tour at your leisure and see at least 3,000 different registered daylilies. “Flag City Daylily Tour” on Facebook, www.pplantpeddler.com, 419-889-8827, or e-mail anders@findlay.edu. JUL. 7–9 – Huron River Fest, Huron Boat Basin, 330 N. Main St., Huron. Free. Competitions and parade, live entertainment, games, 5K/Fun Run, Road Show, and other activities. Fireworks Fri. 10:15 p.m. www.huronriverfest.com.

JUL. 8 – Classics on Main Car Show, 130 S. Main St., Bowling Green, 12–4 p.m., vehicle check-in 8 a.m.–noon. Free admission/parking. Features close to 400 vehicles from vintage 1920s models to modern electrics. Trophies awarded in 21 categories. 419-354-4332 or www.downtownbgohio.org. JUL. 8–9 – Toledo Lighthouse Waterfront Festival, Maumee Bay State Park, Sat. 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun. hours TBA. Boat rides, live entertainment, kids’ activities, and good food. More than 50 nautical artists and crafters. 419-691-3788 or www.toledolighthousefestival.com. JUL. 9 – Putt Around the Lake, Indian Lake State Park,

JUN. 30–JUL. 4 – Rib, White, and Blue, Lock 3, 200 S. Main St., Akron, 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Free admission. Celebrate Independence Day weekend with rib vendors from all over the state, music, and fireworks. 330-375-2877 or www.lock3live. com. JUL. 1–2 – Loudonville Car Show, Fireworks, and Antique Festival, Central Park, Loudonville. Free. Awardwinning car show, plus fireworks, on Sat., antique festival Sat.–Sun. Live entertainment, food, and more. 419-994-2519 or www.discovermohican.com.

JUL. 4–8 – Orrville Firefighters Independence Day Celebration, Orr Park, Orrville. Parade on the 4th at 4 p.m., fireworks on the 8th at 10:15 p.m. 330-684-5051 or www. orrville.com.

JUL. 7–9 – 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. Two- and three-day passes available. Native American live music, dancing, and drum competitions; storytelling and tomahawk throwing; and fire starting demos. 800-766-2267 or www.mohicanpowwow.com. JUL. 7–9 – Cain Park Arts Festival, 14591 Superior Rd., Cleveland Heights, Fri. 3–8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun. 12–5 p.m. Free Fri.; Sat./Sun. $5, under 13 free. Meet 150 artists displaying their jewelry, paintings, sculptures, clay and glass works, and more at one of America’s top-rated arts festivals. Enjoy gourmet food and live entertainment too. 216371-3000 or www.cainpark.com.

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tee-off at 10 a.m. $60 per four-person team. By boat or by car, teams putt around to 18 different establishments at the lake. Choose your nine best hole scores to win. 937-843-5392 or www.indianlake.com/event/putt-around-lake.

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JUL. 15 – 15th Annual Malinta Festival, Monroe Twp. Fire House, Malinta, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Flea market, car show, BBQ, kids’ area, live entertainment, auctions, and lots more. 419-966-2392.

JUL. 16 – Lakeside Wooden Boat Show and Plein Air Art Festival, 150 Maple Ave., Lakeside, 12-4 p.m. Gate fee applies. More than 50 wooden boats, each classified on the year of the model, will be featured. The festival also hosts more than 30 plein air artists from across the Midwest, whom you can watch paint. Artwork can be purchased. 419-798-4461 or www. lakesideohio.com. JUL. 22 – The Ohio State University Alumni Band, Hoover Auditorium, 115 Third St., Lakeside, 8:15–10:30 p.m. Hear fan favorites such as “Buckeye Battle Cry” and “Hang On Sloopy,” along with jazz, marches, contemporary music, and big band hits. 419-798-4461 or www.lakesideohio.com. JUL. 23 – Upper Valley Community Orchestra, Historic Sidney Theater, 120 W. Poplar St., Sidney, 3 p.m. 937-6381466.

JUL. 28–30 – Alice in Wonderland, Van Wert Civic Theatre, 118 S. Race St., Van Wert, Thur.–Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $10. 419-238-9689 or www.vwct.org. JUL. 29 – Good Ole Summertime Festival, downtown North Baltimore, 8 a.m.–11:30 p.m. Golf tourney, car show, craft/flea market, 5K run, games, live music, and food. Concert at 7 p.m. features Nashville recording artist Sean Williams. Festival ends with fireworks display at the park. www.nbacc.org.

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JUL. 8–9 – Summer Festival of the Arts, Youngstown University, 1 University Plaza, Youngstown, Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. A celebration of the performing and visual arts, including a juried art show featuring the works of local, regional, and national artists. Enjoy live music, food, and more. 330-941-2307 or www.ysu.edu/sfa. 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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JUL. 9–16 – Trumbull County Fair, 899 Everett Hull Rd., Cortland, daily 8 a.m.–10 p.m. $8. Traditional county fair with youth activities, entertainment, rides, games, and food. 330637-6010 or www.trumbullcountyfair.com.

JUL. 13–15 – Olde Canal Days Festival, 123 Tuscarawas St., Canal Fulton, Thur./Fri. 5–11 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Free admission. Rides $1 each, or $15 all-day wrist band. Ride the St. Helena III, tour historical sites, and enjoy fun activities and entertainment for the whole family. 330-854-9095 or www. discovercanalfulton.com. JUL. 14 – Library “Lock-In,” Ohio Genealogical Society Meeting, Richland Co. Chapter, OGS Library, 611 St. Rte. 97 W., Bellville, 6–11 p.m. $10 fee, includes meal. Use of materials and computers for the evening. Open to the public. Register by Jul. 7: call Sundra Peters at 419-524-0924. www.rootsweb. ancestry.com/~ohrichgs/. JUL. 14–16 – Island Fest, Memorial Park, 112 Division St., Kelleys Island, Fri. 4–11 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Free admission. Waterfront craft fair, live entertainment, nighttime street dances, parade, fireworks, a variety of food and snacks, and a beer tent. 419-7462360, e-mail info@kelleysislandchamber.com, and www. kelleysislandchamber.com.

JUL. 19 – Field Trip to Columbus Metropolitan Library, Ohio Genealogical Society Meeting, Richland Co. Chapter, OGS Library, 611 St. Rte. 97 W., Bellville. Meet at 9 a.m. to car pool together. Open to the public. Register by Jul. 18: call Sundra Peters at 419-524-0924. www.rootsweb.ancestry. com/~ohrichgs/.

Advance tickets $22, or $34 weekend pass. Showcases over 150 wines as well as select craft beers and spirits, plus music, food, and seminars. 330-256-8704 or www.hudsonwinefestival.com. JUL. 21–23 – Doughty Valley Steam Days, 5025 St. Rte. 557, Millersburg (Holmes Co.). Between Berlin and Charm, 4 miles south of St. Rte. 39/557 intersection, near Guggisburg Cheese. $4/day, 12 and under free. See antique farm machinery, tractors, and a large gathering of steam engines in action. Horse pull Thur. evening, antique tractor pull Fri. evening. Food available from local vendors. 330-763-0303.

JUL. 22 – Love Fest Music Festival, Historic Chardon Square, Chardon, 2–10 p.m. Open-air music festival that gives stage to local, up-and-coming stars of the next generation of music. Family-friendly environment. 440-632-1538 or http:// chardonlovefest.weebly.com.

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JUL. 22–23 – 22nd Annual F.A.R.M. Tractor Show, Recreation Park, New London. Antique tractors, gas engines, tractor parade, kids’ pedal tractor pull, and more. Featuring Massey Harris–Ferguson Wheel Horse tractors and equipment. All makes and models welcome. 419-929-0502.

JUL. 23 – Bellissimo: Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Show, Gervasi Vineyard, 1700 55th St. NE, Canton, 12–5 p.m. Free. Over 50 local visual artists and artisans will be featured at the Outdoor Pavilion. 330-497-1000 or www.gervasivineyard.com/ Events/. JUL. 28–30 – Antique Power and Steam Show, 14653 E. Park St., Burton, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Displays of steam engines, gas engines, construction equipment, tractors, and many other types of machinery. 440-669-2578 or www. historicalengine.com.

JUL. 29–30 – Zoar Harvest Festival, 198 Main St., Zoar, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $9 for adults. One of the nation’s most prestigious antiques shows with more than 60 dealers of high-quality country antiques. Includes juried artisan showcase, contemporary crafts, historical demos, and museum tours. Antique car show Sun. only. 800-262-6195 or www. historiczoarvillage.com. 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.

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JUN. 30, JUL. 1–2 – Wild and Wonderful Craft Festival, Evans Rd., Cottageville. A festival like no other, featuring an impressive range of crafts and tunes by some of the country’s most talented artisans. 304-531-2009 or www. wildandwonderfulcrafts.com.

JUL. 4 – Wheeling Symphony: “Celebrate America!,”

Heritage Port, 1201 Water St., Wheeling, 7–11 p.m. Free. Concert followed by fireworks. 304-232-6191 or www. wheelingsymphony.com.

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JUL. 8–9 – Coshocton County Antique Power

Association Annual Summer Show, 707 Kenilworth Ave., Coshocton. Free. Antique tractors and equipment on display. Featuring John Deere. 740-545-7792 or www.visitcoshocton. com/events.

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Theatre, 276 W. Center St., Marion, Fri./Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. A Palace Production of the classic tale, directed by Clare Cooke and featuring a large cast of local talent. $18–$40 adults, $12 for ages 12 and under. 740-383-2101 or www. marionpalace.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.

JUL. 13 – “The Real Facts of the Sam Sheppard

Schoenbrunn Amphitheatre, 1600 Trumpet Dr. NE, New Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m. $10–$20. 330-339-1132 or www. trumpetintheland.com.

JUL. 14–15 – Harding Symposium: “The Great War:

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/.

JUL. 14–16 – Miami Valley Steam Threshers

the Arena District, Columbus, noon–midnight. Kids’ activities, live music, parade, and much more, ending with Ohio’s largest fireworks display. 614-299-9221 or www.redwhiteandboom. org.

JUL. 14–16 – Lilyfest, Bishop Educational Gardens, 13200

THROUGH AUG. 19 – Trumpet in the Land,

JUL. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Marion Concert Series, Erickson

JUL. 3 – Red, White & BOOM!, downtown riverfront and

JUL. 3–8 – Marion County Fair, 220 E. Fairground St.,

Marion. Rides, livestock shows, tractor pulls, demo derby, and live music. Buildings with displays of 4-H projects, flowers, vegetables, and fine wood projects. Fireworks at 10 p.m. on the 4th! 740-382-2558 or www.marioncountyfairgrounds.com.

JUL. 7–9 – 12th Annual Outville Power Show,

Harrison Twp. Complex, 6750 Outville Rd. SW, Pataskala. Working antique construction, mining, and farm equipment on display all days. Truck and tractor pulls, semi drag racing, car and truck show, and more. 614-207-1781, 614-309-3310, www.buckeyeantiquepower.com, or www.facebook.com/ outvillepowershow.

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Case,” with Judge Luann Cooperrider, Somerset Artists’ Coop, 206 S. Market St., Somerset, 7 p.m. Donations accepted as admission. E-mail somersetartistscoop@gmail.com.

How America Came of Age,” Ohio State Marion, 1465 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion. Exploration of America’s role in World War I. Register by Jul. 8. 740-725-6253 or http:// osumarion.osu.edu/initiatives/outreach/harding-symposium/. Association 68th Annual Show and Reunion, Pastime Park, Plain City. $5. Displays and demos of steam engines, antique tractors, gas engines, and more. 614-270-0007 or www.miamivalleysteamshow.org. Little Cola Rd., Rockbridge, Fri. 10 a.m. –6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.– 5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free. Over 60 artists, a variety of music, food, a butterfly house, plus Master Gardeners and Ohio Volunteer Certified Naturalists. Gardens open without vendors on Jul. 9–12, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 740-969-2873 or www. lilyfest.com.

JUL. 15 – Annual Presidential Wreath Laying, Harding Memorial, corner of Delaware Ave. (St. Rte. 423) and Vernon Heights Blvd., Marion, 10:30 a.m. rain or shine. This moving event honors the memory and service of President Warren G. Harding. A brigadier general leads the ceremony and places the official wreath. 740-387-9630 or www.hardinghome.org.

JUL. 6–8 – Ohio Hills Folk Festival, Fair and South Sts., Quaker City, 10 a.m.–11 p.m. Parades, car show, live entertainment, rides, flea market, country store, and more. 740-679-2704 or www.ohiohillsfolkfestival.com.

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105 N. High St., Hillsboro, Thur. 4–10:30 p.m., Fri./Sat. 10 a.m.–10:30 p.m. 5K run Sat. 8 a.m. Free concerts, parade, car show, games and rides, historical displays, and many crafters and food vendors. www.festivalofthebells.com.

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JUL. 21 – Taste of Worthington, 450 W. Wilson Bridge Rd., Worthington, 5:30–10 p.m. $3 (or $5 for two), under 6 free. Annual food sampling festival promoting local restaurants. 614-888-3040 or www.experienceworthington. com.

JUL. 23 – Music and Art in the Park, Buckeye Lake Yacht Club (grass area), Buckeye Lake, 2–7 p.m. Free admission. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the concert. Also a beer garden, food, and local art vendors. 740-929-1998 or www.buckeyelakehistory.org. JUL. 26–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.

JUL. 28–29 – Canal Winchester Blues & Ribfest,

downtown Canal Winchester, Fri. 5–11 p.m., Sat. noon–11 p.m. Free. A street celebration featuring live blues music, world-class ribs, a wide variety of quality non-rib food options, children’s activities, fan-cooled dining areas, and a beer and wine garden for ages 21 and over. 614-270-5053 or www. bluesandribfest.com.

JUL. 28–31 – AKC Dog Show, Marion Co. Fgds.,

220 E. Fairground St., Marion. 740-387-2394 or www. marioncountyfairgrounds.com.

JUL. 28–29 – Civil War Reenactment and Encampment Cruises, Lorena Sternwheeler, Zanesville. $15, reservations required. 800-743-2303 or www.visitzanesville.com.

JUL. 30 – “Sunday Drive” Car Show, Malabar Farm State Park, 4050 Bromfield Rd., Lucas, 12–4 p.m. Free admission; entrance fee for those entering a car. Take a Sunday drive to a bygone era to enjoy the cars, music, and some old-fashioned foods. 419-892-2784 or www.malabarfarm.org.

JUL. 13–16 – Jamboree in the Hills, 43510 National Rd., Belmont. The nation’s longest-running and most popular country music festival. Lineup features some of country music’s best-known artists. 800-624-5456 or www.jamboreeinthehills. com.

JUL. 28-30 – International Sunflower Festival, Frankfort, Fri. 5–9 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.–8:30 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Free. Sunflower contest and show, grand parade, princess pageant, baby contest, car show, and other fun activities. www. sunflowerfestival.net.

JUL. 14–15 – Sweet Corn Festival, Muskingum Park, downtown Marietta, Fri. 5–9 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Enjoy fresh local roasted sweet corn. See antique tractors and gas engines or take part in the pedal tractor pull, corn hole tournament, and corn eating contest. www.mariettasweetcorn. com. JUL. 15 – Railroad Days Rendezvous, Pike Lake State Park, 1847 Pike Lake Rd., Bainbridge (Ross Co.), 10

JUL. 8–9 – History Alive at the Johnston Farm,

9845 N. Hardin Rd., Piqua,12–5 p.m. Reenactors present a historical timeline of the years 1748 (Pickawillany) to 1862 (Camp Piqua), bringing to life people and events that had great impact on both American and Ohio history. Visit the Johnston home, tour the Indian and Canal Museum, and ride on the canal boat General Harrison of Piqua. 800-752-2619 or www.johnstonfarmohio.com.

Hobart Arena, 255 Adams St., Troy. This figure and freestyle competition is part of the Future Champions Series and will host over 300 participants from all over the U.S. 937-3398521 or www.troyskatingclub.org.

JUL. 6–8 – Festival of the Bells, Courthouse Square,

Free entertainment, nightly fish fry, grand parade Sat. 6 p.m. 740-332-6033, www.laurelvillevfd.com, or find us on Facebook.

a.m.–3 p.m. Free. Displays of model railroads, collectibles, memorabilia, exhibits, and model train displays. Games and live music with refreshments. 740-493-2212 or www.piketravel. com.

JUL. 13–16 –Troy Summer Skating Competition,

JUL. 5, 12, 19, 26 – 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 to pick a good bluegrass number. 513-931-9100.

JUL. 19–22 – Fireman’s Old Time Festival, Laurelville.

JUL. 8 – Moonlight Canoe Tour, 31251 Chieftain Dr., Logan, 6:45–10:30 p.m. $45 per canoe for two people. Reservations required. Experience the Hocking River as it quietly settles in for the night. The full moon shines bright to lead the way. 800-634-6820 or www.hockinghillscanoeing.com. JUL. 8–9 – Riverfront Roar, Marietta. Free. Come enjoy the best in tunnel boat racing, see the powerboats close-up, and meet the drivers and crews. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs and stay all day. “Run for the Roar” 5K, Sat. 8 a.m. 740-3735178 or www.riverfrontroar.org.

JUL. 3–4 – Gallipolis River Recreation Festival, 300 Second Ave., Gallipolis, 9 a.m.–11 p.m. Contests and races, food, arts and crafts, parade, and fireworks. 740-446-0596 or www.gallipolisriverrec.com.

JUL. 19 – 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. 800-7432303 or www.facebook.com/LorenaSternwheeler.

JUL. 14–15 – Quilts of Highland County, Hillsboro High

School, 550 U.S. Rte. 62 S., Hillsboro, Fri. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. $5. Beautiful quilt displays, quilt raffle, door prizes, silent auction, and vendors. 937-393-9758.

JUL. 15 – Adams County Fair Open Horse Show, Adams Co. Fgds., West Union, beginning 12 p.m. 937-6950550 or e-mail acha.show@gmail.com.

JUL. 21 – Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass, City Park, 7700 Perry St., Mt. Healthy, 7–9 p.m. Bring a lawnchair and enjoy an evening of lively bluegrass music. 513-931-

JUL. 22 – New Moon Glow Float, 31251 Chieftain Dr., Logan, 6:45–10:30 p.m. $45 per canoe for two people. Reservations required. Paddle your canoe from sunset to darkness, lit only by the glow sticks reflecting on the water. One glow stick provided per person. 800-634-6820 or www. hockinghillscanoeing.com.

JUL. 28–30 – Ohio River Ferryboat Festival, Fly, OH (Monroe Co.), and Sisterville, WV (Tyler Co.), 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Come celebrate the 200th year of this ferryboat connection between the states, the only ferry still operating on the Ohio River between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. Food, vendors and crafts, free entertainment, and prizes. 740-472-4848 or www. facebook.com/ferryboatfestival/.

8840, e-mail RRissel@mthealthy.org, or http://mthealthy.org/ departments/parks/.

JUL. 21–22 – Miami Valley Music Fest, Eagles

Campground, 2252 Troy-Urbana Rd., Troy. Features some of the region’s best musicians. 937-371-7228 or www. miamivalleymusicfest.com.

JUL. 22 – Buckeye Craft Beer and BBQ Festival, Renaissance Park, 10542 E. St. Rte. 73, Waynesville, noon–11 p.m. $5. Lip-smacking BBQ, 60-plus craft beers, and live music. 513-932-1817 or www.buckeyebeerandbbq.com. JUL. 25–30 – 54th Annual Annie Oakley Festival,

York Woods, 6129 Reed Rd.,Versailles. A festival honoring Darke Co.’s most famous daughter. Shooting contests, fast draw competitions, bullwhip exhibitions, and much more! Parade Sat. 10 a.m. in downtown Greenville. www. annieoakleyfestival.org.

JUL. 29–30 – Gathering at Garst, 205 N. Broadway,

Greenville, Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m, Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Living history encampment with reenactors representing eras ranging from the French and Indian War to the American Civil War. Antique auction, live music, plus a wide range of vendors. 937-548-5250 or www.gatheringatgarst.com.

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