Statues in Versailles Ohio

We are missing 3, one we could not get to due to construction – the other 2 we just didn’t get! 😦 In the little town of Versailles (pronounced Ver-Sales) there are some statues placed around. Take a short stop at the visitors center to get yourself a map of them all! Usually, we try…

Arnold Sports Festival 2020 – Ohio Combat League at Express Live!

Fighting sports are rough and at times can borderline on the brutal. The amateur mixed martial arts competition held during the 2020 Arnold Sports Festival at Express Live! showcased both the knockout skills as well as the grappling prowess of the upcoming competitors. The Friday night amateur MMA by the Ohio Combat League was televised…

Heisey Glass Museum

Located in Newark Ohio, the Heisey Glass Museum houses a large collection of glass items made by the A.H. Heisey & Company. Augustus Heisey was born in Hanover, Germany in 1842. His family emigrated to America in 1843, putting down roots in Merrittown, PA. Augustus first worked in glass in 1861 for the King Glass…

Arnold Sport Festival 2020 – The Competitions Continue Without Spectators

The first day of the Arnold Sports Festival has come and the athletes are competing…but with minimal crowds. Per Ohio Department of Health Director’s Order, no spectators are allowed to view the general events. Spectators are allowed to buy tickets and view the competitions being held in the Battelle Grand Ballroom. A copy of the…

Veteran’s Memorial and Museum

If you’ve been a long time resident of Columbus or the closely surrounding areas, you probably remember the Veteran’s Memorial building on Broad Street in downtown. Not only do you remember it, but you may very well have attended an event there or even had your high school graduation ceremony hosted there. Many were sad…