The Linh Son Pagoda of Ohio

Background Not much information can be found about the Linh Son Pagoda of Ohio. What we could find is that it was founded in 1999 at the corner of Lehner and Cleveland Avenue. 4045 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio Impression Visiting over the Fourth of July weekend, the temple grounds were not open. So, our view…

North Court Street – Athens, Ohio

Background Heading southeast on Route 33, you go through Lancaster, Nelsonville, and about an hour into it, you come to an area famous for the Ohio University. The Court Street area is a spot of local shops and art that is worth a stop on your travels. Impressions We just happened to be in this…

Arnold Sports Festival 2022

Ohio Combat League Background: Martial Arts and Mixed Martial Arts competitions have been a long standing series of event at the Arnold Sports Festival. In 2022, VisualOhio covered the Ohio Combat League matches at the Hollywood Casino event center. The Ohio Combat League is a relatively new mixed martial arts promotion that is based out…

Ascalon Sword Festival 2022

Background You may recognize the Ascalon Sports Festival as something that is familiar. You would be correct if you recognized it as the fencing event that was part of the Arnold Sports Festival held annually in Columbus, Ohio. Recognizing the popularity boom of the fencing sport and the event, expansion was inevitable and needed. Breaking…

Reynoldsburg Girls Basketball State Champs 2022

Reynoldsburg Girls Basketball earned it’s first division 1 state title by defeating Mason 63-56 in overtime on March 13th, 2022. To celebrate, a parade was help at 6 PM on March 17th. The parade started and ended at the Livingston High School campus. The team was supported by the marching band and other athletes from…

Arnold Sports Festival 2022 – Local Support

One of our favorite restaurants in the Short North in Columbus is showing their support for the Arnold. TownHall restaurant not only has great food, but also great community spirit. We hit there for breakfast on Saturday before getting our media passes and gearing up to cover the Ohio Combat League Mixes Martial Arts competition…

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…

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…