Toledo native Marcus Jackson was honored with an Ohioana Book Award in the poetry category for his book Pardon My Heart, a poetry collection that focuses on the Great Migration— the movement of African Americans from the south to the north and west starting in the early 1900s. Jackson, a University of Toledo alum and instructor in Ohio State’s MFA program, will be honored at a ceremony in the Ohio Statehouse on October 17. The Ohioana Book Awards have been honoring Ohio’s literary talent— Toni Morrison and James Thurber among them— since 1942.
Abbie Kramer is not your typical kid. Five years ago, when she was just shy of seven years old, her parents offered a golden opportunity: $100 to start her own business. Inspired by her love for her dogs and her cat, Abbie began making pet treats, whipping up her own special concoctions: Miss Abbie’s Pet
Playing with Pups for a Cause If you love dogs, then the Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence (ADAI) is a volunteer opportunity that you won’t be able to turn down. Part of The Ability Center’s work for people with disabilities, this is a cause that includes such adorable programs as Puppy Smart Start, Hug a
Ohio Caverns Est. drive time: 2 hours 2210 E. SR 245 | West Liberty 937-465-4017 | ohiocaverns.com Known as “America’s Most Colorful Caverns,” there are two separate tours to choose from, which both allow you to learn about the site’s rich history and natural beauty. The Historic Tour takes place in the original exploration area