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Explore 5 famous UFO cases (with photographs) in Ohio

  • 1932: St. Paris – One of the Earliest Photographs of a UFO Ever Taken?

  • 1949: Norwood – The Ohio Searchlight UFO Incident

  • 1966: Atwater – An 86-Mile Police Chase Involving a UFO

  • 1973: The Great UFO Wave of 1973 – Preventing Nuclear War?

  • 1994: Trumbull County – A Well-Documented, Unsolved UFO Case

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   What would happen if you only had nature to rely on for food and you lived in western Ohio? What plants, seeds, nuts, fruits and mushrooms could be eaten or grown to survive, no matter what season it was? Besides hunting animals and fishing, what did the Native Americans who lived here for 13,000 years before us collect and grow? What about early settlers? What did they use for medicine? This article explores these topics.

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   There is little doubt that many homes and buildings in Miami County, and parts of Darke County, are located where ancient Native American burial mounds, earthworks and villages once sat.

The fact is, long before Europeans arrived in western Ohio, life had flourished here for millennia. This article explores the history of civilization in western Ohio, starting with Archaic hunters and leading all the way to European contact.  ​

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   Owned by Chris and Sharon Stevens, Stevens Family Bakery & Orchard is located at 7344 Thackeray Rd., just off of State Route 55 near Thackery. Both of their adult children and all six of their grandchildren help out at the family business. 

   The family-run operation has been in business for 24 years, growing a wide variety of apples and pumpkins as well as scratch-baking their own regionally famous homemade pies.

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  After becoming a state in 1803, settlers began to flood into western Ohio. In their wake, they built and named towns that stand to this day. 

   This article looks at dozens of towns in the region and explores how they got their names and the order in which they were founded.
   A series of four maps show how the region has grown since first being opened up to development, including roads and highways. 

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   The Bradford Railroad Museum, which is stationed in a refurbished bank building in the middle of the quaint, small town of Bradford, gives the railway system— and the history of this town—an interesting and engaging family-friendly place to visit.

   130 years of history are told at the museum through exhibits, videos, photographs and artifacts from the railroad operation, plus much. Open seasonally.

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  Since 1875, more than 40 earthquakes have been cataloged in the Anna Seismic Zone in western Ohio, including the largest earthquake in Ohio’s recorded history, which took place on March 9, 1937 near the village of Anna in Shelby County.

   It turns out, that Anna's location on top of an ancient buried river may be the reason the village experienced so much damage, while nearby towns were spared. 

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   When a community comes together to create a place called “Do Good Restaurant and Ministry,” it naturally makes people curious about what kind of “good” is going on here and what kind of food is being created. With one trip to this Darke County destination, friends and families will be delighted to find that they are the ones doing the “good,” and that the food is delicious! And, all tips  go to a different worthy cause each month.

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  If you take a drive north of Indian Lake State Park and locate Township Road 85 in Hardin County, you can pull your vehicle to the side of the road, look across a field to a wooded area on a small hill in the distance and watch as the North Fork of the Great Miami River trickles down the hill on its way to the Ohio River and eventually the Gulf of Mexico. This article follows the entire route of the Great Miami River from start to finish. 

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   At some time between 256 and 330 million years ago, when Ohio and North America were part of one giant supercontinent called Pangaea, and the Appalachian Mountains were still in their infancy, a giant asteroid or comet struck southern Ohio. The projectile punched a hole in the ground 5-to-9 miles wide and devastated most life within a radius of 58 square miles. Remnants of the impact crater can still be seen to this day.  

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  Solid evidence indicates that people have been continually using Meadowcroft Rockshelter in eastern Pennsylvania for at least 16,000 years and possibly for up to 21,000 years. If these facts hold up, it means those of us living in the Miami Valley are located less than four hours from the longest continually inhabited place in the Americas (so far), and one of the most controversial archaeological sites in the world. And, it’s open to the public. 

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   About 450 million years ago, Ohio was located 20-30 degrees south of the Equator beneath a shallow tropical sea that had flooded the continent of Laurentia, which would one day become North America. In this ocean was some of the first complex life-forms on Earth. 
   Today, those who are interested can visit a cobble beach Tipp City and discover the fossils of these ancient creatures. 

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 The Stillwater River – a Designated State Scenic River that creates so much beauty in western Ohio – starts as a small trickle coming from a pipe beneath an old bridge in rural Darke County and flows to its confluence with the Great Miami River in Dayton. 

   This article follows a father and son as they search for the beginning of the river and learn about its deep geological history.

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   If you visit Serpent Mound near Peebles, Ohio on June 20th/21st at sunset, you will see the wide-open mouth of the serpent effigy on the ground appear to swallow the sun as it sets over a hill in the distance known as Solstice Ridge. 
   The origins of this Native American earthwork is a controversial subject that continues to be debated to this day, even as the site looks to be named a World Heritage Site.

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