Oregon District in Dayton

Background Dayton, Ohio has a sub area called the Oregon District.   To know more about the history of the Oregon District, there is a great write up found here: OregonDistrict.org Google Maps Location – Pay Parking Lot318 5th Street, Dayton, OH 45402 Impression Following the Google Maps location above, we parked in a small pay…

Street Artworks in Wilmington Ohio

Background Sometimes you just want to get away, and a small town in Ohio is a great way to do that. Our initial intention was to spend a weekend close to Harveysburg and check out the Yuletide Village at Renaissance Park and cover that for you all. That didn’t happen (we plan on rescheduling that…

State Auto Nativity Scene

Background Every year on the campus of the State Auto offices, Christmas Corner adorns the area with scene of the Christian nativity / birth of Jesus. There are plans for having a choir starting December 1 at 530pm. Lighting schedules are as follows for 2021: Through Jan. 3: Daily from 6 – 8 a.m.; 5:00…

Ohio Renaissance Festival 2021 Edition

Background 2020 was a difficult year for many. Even the Ohio Renaissance Festival was not immune to the effects that the Coronavirus had on the world. The Ohio Renaissance Festival is an annual event that spans several weekends. Each weekend is themed. The festival is home to vendors, food and entertainment inspired by medieval time…

Chalk The Block 2021

Background Chalk The Block is an annual event that showcases the temporary art of local talent.This is the 10th anniversary of the event. Held at Easton Town Center at the square. It was held Oct. 2-3, 2021 3993 Easton Station, Columbus, OH 43219Google Maps Address To Square Location Map below of the artists and their…

Native American Village at George Rogers Clark Park

Background Located in Clark County, this 250 acre park offers 5 miles of trails. There are scenic waterways, meadows, wildflowers and plenty of wildlife. Hosterman lake is also here and allows for fishing and non-motorized boating. There is also a native american village here to explore, which is the subject of out post today. Google…

First Responder’s Park – Olde Hilliard

Background First Responder’s Park in Hilliard, Ohio is a place created for reflection and remembrance. It pays tribute to the 403 who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the attacks of 9/11. The park not only has their names, but also has metal sculptures made from the steel of the downed World Trade Centers. Google Maps…

Hartman Rock Garden

Background Located at the corner of Russell and McCain avenue in Springfield, the Hartman Rock Garden is the work of one man, Ben Hartman. Ben Hartman was a mold-maker by trade and moved from Pennsylvania to Springfield in 1913 for a job at the Springfield Machine Tool Company foundry. Things were going well for the…

Garden of Constants

Background Want to find something interesting while out and about on OSU campus by the Horseshoe? Just a short walk from the main entrance to the ‘Shoe, you’ll find Dreese Laboratories. Dreese Lab is home to the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Installed in 1994, this art piece was the idea of Barbara…

Shooting in Short North At N. High and 1st on 7/18/2021

A felonious assault report was files by the Columbus Division of Police on 7/18/2021 @ 3:49 am. Visual Ohio staff happened to be walking in the vicinity of that incident at 9:00 am. The Columbus Crime Scene Search Unit (CSSU) was still on scene wrapping up their phase of the investigation. According to the police…