Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve

Blackhand Gorge got its name from a Native American hand shaped petroglyph on the side of a cave found near the gorge. That has since been destroyed, when in 1828 the cliff face was removed to make way for the Ohio-Erie canal. The park is 956 acres with hiking paths and mountain bike trails. The…

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…

Dillon State Park

Written by Dani and Andrew Livelsberger Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background: East central Ohio state park with swimming, boating, fishing and hiking activities. Impression: We initially went here looking for American Bald Eagles, but we were too early in the season.  Talking with a park ranger, the eagles are more visible in the spring and…