Arnold Sports Festival 2020 – Disabled Strongman

Closing out our coverage of the Arnold Sports Festival 2020 is the Disabled Strongman competition. Sunday, we went straight to Hall C at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Back in the Strongman Arena, strength athletes with disabilities compete. They are pushing heavy weights in very similar competitions to the Pro Strongman competitions. The movements are…

Ohio Village Independence Weekend Festivities

The Ohio Village is a seasonally open section of the Ohio History Center that recreates life in the era of the 1890’s America. During the weekend of July 6th, the Ohio Village opens its doors to fun games and activities for the family, an opening ceremony, and an 1890’s era base ball game with period…

Arnold Fitness Expo 2019 – Guns and Hoses – One Shot!

Location: Voinovich Center, Ohio State Fairgrounds At the end of the third round, bloodied but still on his feet, this Guns and Hoses competitor showed strength and tenacity in all three rounds of his fight. The annual Guns and Hoses boxing exhibition is one of the highlights of the Arnold Fitness Expo. This year, it…

Spring Grove Cemetery

A full history from the Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum can be found HERE. Having a need to handle the internment needs of the city during the 1830/1840 cholera epidemics, city professional leaders and the Cincinnati Horticultural Society formed a cemetery association in 1844. The goal was to find a place for a cemetery that…

Ohio State Fair 2018 – High School Rodeo

Written by Dani and Andrew Livelsberger Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background: The 2018 Ohio State Fair has recently concluded with another successful year.  The standard events and fair type activities were present.  This year, we had the opportunity to cover the High School Rodeo competition. Impression: Within the dimly lit Taft Coliseum of the state…

Ohio History Connection’s March Through Time Event

Written/Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background: Quoted from the Ohio History Connections website:“Explore Ohio’s military history during March Through Time! Learn how the uniforms, weapons and gear of Ohio soldiers have evolved through time. Reenactors will be spread throughout the Village representing the various conflicts involving Ohio and its people.” Impression: To be totally honest, I totally…

Zoar Village

Written by Dani and Andrew Livelsberger Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background:Zoar village was settled in 1817 by German immigrants looking for religious freedom.  Their community was an experiment in communal living, which lasted until 1898 when it was disbanded.In the village remains a vast array of the architecture and artifacts from the founding. Historic Zoar…

Arnold Classic 2018 IFBB Pro Champion- William Bonac

Welcome to a new format!We are trying something new and here we have a YouTube link as well as a Podcast! Visual Ohio Voice is hosted by Danielle and Andrew Livelsberger.  You get to listen to our thoughts on the events we cover. This premiere episode, we cover the Arnold Classic 2018 IFBB competitors and…

The Ohio State Reformatory

Written By: Danielle and Andrew Livelsberger Photography by:  Andrew Livelsberger Coming into the main gate Background:Located in Mansfield, The Ohio State Reformatory (OSR) sits as a reminder of a penal system of the past.  Today, we will take a visit inside and learn about its past, some is supernatural, criminal but also of the Hollywood…

Huntington Holiday Train Display at Columbus Metro Main Library

Written by Danielle Livelsberger Photo/Video by Andrew Livelsberger Background:The Huntington Holiday Train has been running since 1992.  The train display is located in the main library’s new atrium.  It is fashioned in a Bavarian style and features a water fall, several running trains and many diorama like scenes. The display is visible from the ground…