October 21, 2014


We’ll see you at the Lorain County Fair: August 18 – 24th!

The Lorain County Fair is a local tradition that includes farm animal petting, craft creations, fair food tasting, and visiting with old and new friends. The Lorain County General Health District will once again be at the Fair to share what local reso… Read More…

100th Birthday – Brackett

Orville “Red”

Happy 100th Birthday, Orville “Red” Brackett! Born in Kentucky in August 1914, Red has lived in Akron for most of his adult life. He and his wife, Bernice, were married for 63 years. They enjoyed their cottage on Piedmont Lake and traveling together after his retirement from BF Goodrich. They loved traveling so much, they Read More…

1st Anniversary – Slepko

Rebecca & Cory

Cory and Rebecca Slepko, both originally from Elyria, now currently stationed with the United States Army in Virginia are celebrating their first wedding anniversary. They plan to celebrate their special day with their daughters, Camryne, Brooklyne and Ava. Cory would like to leave a special message for his loving wife: “You have made me a Read More…

The August Woodchuck


Mid August is here. It’s a time when the air cools just a little, and like bucks in the season our minds turn toward other things. No, not that, towards hunting, it’s almost hunting season! They’ve set it back a few days, but squirrel season used to open in late August, and I never miss Read More…

Gary Obermiller

The Firelands native and new Deputy Director of the ODNR and Chief of Ohio State Parks traces his success to a humble start as a volunteer and seasonal maintenance worker.

Gary Obermiller looks at home in the outdoors. So much so that I feel sorry for the guy who’s had so much professional success that he’s risen to the level where he now has to wear a neck tie much of the time, but that’s the breaks. You see, one day about twenty-six years ago Read More…

70th Anniversary – Lindquist

Robert & Myrna Lindquist

                Robert and Myrna Lindquist, of Elyria, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 5, 2014. The couple met on a blind date at Miami University. They married during one of Robert’s brief military leaves. The Rev. Homer Courtney performed the ceremony at the First United Methodist Read More…

Hocking Hills 2014


Driving up route 33 leaving Hocking Hills State Park last year, I looked in the back seat to see both kids asleep as the rain beat down in sheets on the hastily re-packed van. I turned to my wife who was also on the edge of Sandland and said, “You know, I think this place Read More…

Be the Support that New Mothers Need!

Essential nutrients and life-long disease-fighting protection are just a couple of the seemingly endless benefits of breastfeeding. The whole community benefits from having healthier mothers, babies and children when breastfeeding is supported.

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I think that, as teenagers, most of us discovered Mohican State Park and the Mohican River Valley. If there’s one place in Ohio that is all about accommodating group camping and outdoor fun, it’s Mohican State Park in “The camp and canoe capital of the world!” But if you’ve been back to the park lately Read More…

Take Five Minutes to Save Your Skin!

Everyone can protect their skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays in less than five minutes, which is less time than it takes for skin damage to happen in the sun. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS) in as little a… Read More…