Ohio rocks!

By Melissa Martin



Ohioans, how about spending some leisure time and vacation days at events and activities in Ohio—along with your money. Support the businesses in in the great state of Ohio. Read up and learn more about Ohio.

Ohio Magazine highlights stories and photographs about Ohio’s people, history, towns, food, travel destinations, and monthly events. Visit www.ohiomagazine.com.

The following excerpts are from the Ohio Business Magazine. Subscribe for subscription are no cost.Visit www.ohiobusinessmag.com.

“Over the past three decades, women have made incredible in-roads in business as well as science and industry. They have proven their ability to not only compete, but lead. And the stories you’ll read in our special section feature the role of women in diverse fields such as health care, law, accounting, finance and wealth management, to name but a few.”

“Seventy-six of Ohio’s 88 counties have at least one motor vehicle or related industry establishment, with 10 counties having close to one-half of motor vehicle and related industry jobs, including Cuyahoga, Hancock, Logan, Lucas, Montgomery, Shelby, Trumbull, Union, Wayne and Wood.”

CityScene Magazine publishes six community magazines, including Dublin Life, Healthy New Albany, Pickerington, Tri-Village, Westerville, and Discover Grove City. Featuring spotlights on art, entertainment, travel, education, health, remodeling, and music in Central Ohio.

Columbus Monthly’s coverage of Central Ohio focuses on providing context and rich storytelling about the people and issues of the day, as well as sharing the tips and trends on how best to navigate and enjoy the dynamic metropolitan area.

Wild Ohio Magazine features wildlife opportunities in Ohio: parks, nature preserves, state forests, boating, photos of wildlife found throughout Ohio, hunting and fishing information, and lots more. Visit www2.ohiodnr.com.

Edible Ohio Valley is a quarterly magazine about the people that grow, raise, and produce food close to home. Find copies at local supporters around Cincinnati and Dayton. Visit www.ediblrohiovalley.com.

Ohio Humanities encourages all Ohioans to explore the human story. Providing financial support through grants for community projects, exhibits, and activities, Ohio Humanities partners with cultural organizations to present book festivals and public activities, and to promote heritage tourism in Ohio. Visit www.ohiohumanities.org.

Southeast Ohio Magazine is an award-winning student-produced regional magazine engaging readers within and beyond Southeast Ohio. www.southeastohiomagazine.com.

New Ohio Review is a national literary journal produced by Ohio University’s Creative Writing Program. Now in its tenth year, NOR has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant and support from the Ohio Arts Council. Visit www.ohio.edu/nor/about.htm.

Our Ohio magazine celebrates our shared connections to food and the people who produce it through beautiful photography and engaging feature stories. Buckeye Farm News is a publication for Ohio Farm Bureau members who farm or make their living in careers related to Ohio’s food and agriculture sector. www.ofbf.org.

And of course, there’s the Portsmouth Metro Magazine. Highlight the notable features of the area including interesting people, long-time businesses, outstanding homes, recreational activities, educational endeavors and more. Read the 2015 article about the hurricane sisters. “There are a couple things about hurricanes that are certain: they move extremely fast, but eventually they do slow down.The same is true of Shirley Martin and Judy Hanes, sisters from Portsmouth, Ohio, who’ve hung wallpaper and painted Scioto County homes, inside and out, for more than 50 years. They are known for getting jobs done right and faster than anyone else around.” Visit www.portsmouthmetro.com.

Is an Ohio road trip on the horizon for your family and friends? Pack the kids and grandma in the SUV and enjoy the great state of Ohio!


By Melissa Martin

Melissa Martin, Ph.D. is an author, columnist, educator, and therapist. She lives in Scioto County.

Melissa Martin, Ph.D. is an author, columnist, educator, and therapist. She lives in Scioto County.