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Travel: St. Louis in 12 Hours

Randi Walle Randi Walle Travel: St. Louis in 12 Hours

Despite not being a major city by population, St. Louis holds its own against other larger cities with its tourist attractions, quirky foods, and iconic sites. Sports fans, foodies, and site-seers can all find activities within the city. Because of the city’s smaller size and the close proximity of attractions, experiencing a wide variety of […]

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The Kilbourne Project: The Four Families that are Revitalizing an Entire Town

Randi Walle Randi Walle The Kilbourne Project: The Four Families that are Revitalizing an Entire Town

Have you and your friends ever talked about buying a big piece of land and building houses near each other? For college friends Garrett Gandee, Nate Hatfield, and Aaron Heydinger that idea became their reality. But they didn’t stop with just buying land for their homes; they teamed up with another local business owner, Josh […]

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Around Ohio: Rest and Relaxation in a Historic River Town

Randi Walle Randi Walle Around Ohio: Rest and Relaxation in a Historic River Town

Ripley, Ohio is a relatively unheard-of destination that is packed with history and small-town charm. Ripley is just over 100 miles southwest of Columbus and has a population of around 2,000 people. Sitting across the Ohio River from Kentucky, this small river town was home to several abolitionists and played a major role in the […]

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Shop Talk: Unique Finds at The Gemma Shop in Westerville

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Unique Finds at The Gemma Shop in Westerville

Three years ago, Lauren Williams launched an online women’s clothing boutique called The Gemma Shop. In addition to running her clothing boutique online, she held pop up shops in empty retail spaces around central Ohio. She built a faithful following, and after a year of customer requests for a brick and mortar retail space, Williams […]

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Around Ohio: Glamping along the Kokosing River

Randi Walle Randi Walle Around Ohio: Glamping along the Kokosing River

The trend of “glamping” —glamourous camping — is quickly spreading. The term refers to the idea of melding nature and luxury so that one can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors with the convenience of the indoors. It can range from a high-end tent to a modern resort in the woods and everything in between. […]

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Shop Talk: The Family-Owned Mercantile that Pioneered the Canal Winchester Shopping District

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: The Family-Owned Mercantile that Pioneered the Canal Winchester Shopping District

Cornersmiths, a local mercantile and emporium, is owned by mother-daughter duo Carm Smith and Kendra Ryan. The shop is located in the heart of the Canal Winchester Shopping District at 1 S. High St. Women’s clothing, jewelry, local candles, fine china, antique wooden furniture, and household accessories are among some of the items that can […]

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Shop Talk: Leander Boutique Offers Women’s Fashion in Canal Winchester

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Leander Boutique Offers Women’s Fashion in Canal Winchester

Leander Boutique, located at 9 S. High St., is in the heart of the Canal Winchester Shopping District. Owned by Amanda Lea Kitchen, the shop carries women’s fashion for all ages. Kitchen graduated from Kent State with a degree in fashion. She worked in retail for eight years and she said she loved helping women […]

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