Memorial Day Weekend

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend by taking a trip to significant Ohio military sites. Check out! The New Ohio Guide offers a drive along Lake Erie (Tour 8) that includes a visit to Johnson’s Island on Lake Erie, site of a Civil War prison camp. The tour, which starts in Sandusky and ends in Archbold, includes stops at several historic and scenic attractions, with a little viviculture thrown in to whet your whistle. Or choose Tour 6 for a drive through the Maumee Valley to visit sites associated with the War of 1812, including Fort Meigs in Perrysburg where re-enactors recreate historic battles that helped secure America’s hold in the Old Northwest. Downloads of the tours are free, so check out

An interesting item just crossed my desk:
Muskingum County Community Foundation director David Mitzel recently stated “You have to know where you’re going to get there.” So to guide visitors to the thriving artist community in downtown Zanesville, the foundation helped the Zanesville Downtown Association produce a map featuring shops, galleries, and studios. Quoted on, David said the map will help art lovers find the hidden gems around town. Copies of the map are available at locations listed here: http://