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Best Ice Cream in Ohio: Local Shops to Sample this Summer

July is National Ice Cream Month, established by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. To celebrate this quasi-month-long holiday, we discovered and sampled some of Ohio’s best ice creams (jealous yet?). So here is Heritage Ohio’s list of the best ice cream parlors in Ohio.

Best Ice Cream in Ohio - Dietsch Brothers

photo via TripAdvisor

Dietsch Brothers Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream – Findlay

Dietsch Brothers has been serving ice cream and chocolates using family recipes since 1937. The popular Findlay store has been repeatedly named a “Top 10 Ice Cream Shop” by TripAdvisor and their chocolate-covered pretzels are a favorite of Bette Midler. In addition to ice cream cones, the store offers a variety of sundaes, old-fashioned sodas, and a unique banana split.

Locations

400 W. Main Cross St. & 1217 Tiffin Ave., Findlay

 

Best Ice Cream in Ohio- Aglamesis Brothers

photo via Cincinnati USA

Aglamesis Brothers – Cincinnati

A Cincinnati tradition since 1908, Aglamesis Brothers is an ice cream lover’s paradise. The Oakley Square location, opened in 1913, is mostly unchanged since its opening, decorated with bright colors and warm marble. Beyond the traditional ice cream flavors you would expect are several creative flavors including pineapple pecan and banana chocolate chip. They also offer a good selection of Italian ices.

Locations

3046 Madison Rd. & 9899 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati

 

Best Ice Cream in Ohio - Jeni's Ice Cream

photo via Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

Jeni’s Spledid Ice Creams – Columbus & Cleveland

James Beard Award winner Jeni Britton Bauer opened her first scoop shop in 2002, offering what was at the time a truly innovative approach to ice cream making. Ice cream at Jeni’s is made from grass-fed cow milk and whole ingredients, as well as a whole lot of creativity. The stores offer classic Jeni’s flavors like salty caramel and the milkiest chocolate in the whole wide world, as well a rotating collections of ice cream that offer some truly unique flavors such as sweet corn with black raspberry and banana with honey. We may be biased as Columbus locals, but we think this is some of the best ice cream in Ohio. This isn’t your ordinary ice cream parlor and should be a destination for any true ice cream lover.

Numerous Locations in Columbus & Cleveland

 

Best Ice Cream in Ohio - Mitchell's Homemade Ice Cream

photo via Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream

Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream – Cleveland

After an evening of fruitlessly hunting for homemade ice cream in Seattle in the 1990s, Mike & Pete Mitchell decided to make the “best, most delicious ice cream.” They opened their first store in Westlake in 1999 and have been serving Cleveland ever since. The stores offer ice cream classics and unique flavors like porter chocolate chunk and vegan offerings as well. The Ohio City location offers several flavors that you can only find at that store, which is also an Ohio Historic Tax Credit project. Simply put, the next time you are in Cleveland, visit a Mitchell’s store and thank us later.

7 Locations in the Cleveland Metro Area

 

Best Ice Cream in Ohio - Tom's Ice Cream Bowl

photo via Tom’s Ice Cream Bowl

Tom’s Ice Cream Bowl – Zanesville

Tom’s has been a Zanesville fixture since 1948. The shop has a great retro vibe to it, inviting you to eat more ice cream. Tom’s offers a good variety of classic ice cream flavors, but many people go for the over-the-top sundaes. Either way, you’ll be happy you stopped by.

Location

532 McIntire Ave., Zanesville

 

Best Ice Cream in Ohio - Graeters at Union Terminal

photo via Thought & Sight

Graeter’s Ice Cream – Numerous Locations

When people talk about Cincinnati ice cream, you’ll undoubtedly hear that Graeter’s is the best ice cream in Ohio. Graeter’s traces its ice cream history back to 1868 when Louis Graeter started selling ice cream at street markets in Cincinnati. Starting in 1900, he and his wife started making ice cream using French Pots and the technique is still used by the company today. Vanilla and black raspberry chocolate chip are local favorites, but we suggest you try them all.

Locations in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, & Oxford

 

Best Ice Cream in Ohio - Taggarts

photo via Thought & Sight on Instagram

Taggarts Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant – Canton

Opened in 1926, Taggarts has been a family favorite since day 1. The restaurant offers a large selection of soups and sandwiches, but the ice cream takes center stage here. The most popular item is ‘The Bittner’, a 3/4 lb. sundae of vanilla ice cream blended with chocolate syrup and topped with roasted pecans. Absolutely delicious.

Locations

1401 Fulton Rd. NW, Canton & 107 S. Main St., Magnolia

 

Best Ice Cream in Ohio

photo via Queen City Discovery

The Cone – West Chester

The origin story of The Cone has to be one of the more unique tales in Ohio ice cream lore. The owner wanted to open a new and unique ice cream store. When his parents were vacationing in Florida, they happened upon a ice cream cone-shaped building for sale. He purchased it, brought it back to Ohio and opened The Cone in 1995. The Cone is known for their soft-serve ice cream, especially the strawberry, made with real strawberries. The ice cream and shaved ice menu is extensive, so you will have no trouble finding something to put a smile on your face.

Location

6855 Tylersville Rd., West Chester

 

Best Ice Cream in Ohio - Hartzler Family Dairy

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Hartzler Family Dairy – Wooster

Just a few miles northeast of historic downtown Wooster is the Hartzler Family Dairy. The farm operates on the principle of “farming as nature intended,” so you won’t find dairy products made with antibiotics or pesticides used on crops. The family opened the dairy in 1996 to meet the demand for high quality dairy products. Hartzler’s Ice Cream Shoppe sells both food and ice cream. The centerpiece is the Barn Buster Parfait, an oversized hot fudge sundae with vanilla custard. Delicious.

Location

5454 Cleveland Rd., Wooster

 

Best Ice Cream in Ohio - Stoddards Frozen Custard

photo via Stoddard’s

Stoddard’s Original Frozen Custard – Kent

OK, ice cream purists, custard is not ice cream. But that shouldn’t stop you from visiting Stoddard’s, just outside of downtown Kent. To be clear, the shop does have ice cream too, but people absolutely love the frozen custard at this ice cream stand since it opened in 1948. It’s super creamy and delicious

Location

1321 W. Main St., Kent

 

Best Ice Cream in Ohio - Weldon's Ice Cream Factory

photo via Weldon’s Ice Cream

Weldon’s Ice Cream Factory – Millersport

Buckeye Lake is a popular summer destination for thousands of Ohioans each year. What many people who are visiting don’t know is there is a wonderful ice cream parlor on the southwest shore of the lake in Millersport. Weldon’s opened in 1930 and continues to churn out the same delicious ice cream.

Location

2887 Canal Dr., Millersport

 

Best Ice Cream in Ohio

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Bidinger’s Ice Cream – Wadsworth

Heading towards downtown Wadsworth on College Street, you’ll be greeted by a giant ice cream cone, letting you know you’ve arrived at Bidinger’s. The stand offers both hard-packed and soft-serve ice cream, but may astonish any visitor is the variety. Across the year, the store offers an ever-growing list of rotating soft-serve flavors including toasted coconut, creme brulee, and key lime, with all varieties available in a twist as well.

Location

410 College St., Wadsworth

 

Best Ice Cream in Ohio - Honey Hut

photo via Honey Hut

Honey Hut Ice Cream – Cleveland

Honey Hut opened in 1974 with two flavors, vanilla and chocolate. The menu options soon expanded with the owner testing out new flavors on local firefighters. Today, you will find local favorites such as honey pecan on the menu, in addition to vanilla and chocolate, as well as other frozen treats to try.

5 Locations in the Cleveland Metro Area

 

Best Ice Cream in Ohio - Cherry St Creamery

photo via Cherry St Creamery

Oser’s Dairy & Deli and Cherry Street Creamery – Canal Fulton

W are sure we’re committing a major faux-pas in the minds of locals, but we’re going to sit on the fence and say both Oser’s and Cherry Street Creamery are great. The two shops are located on opposite sides of the Ohio & Erie Canal that runs through the middle of Canal Fulton. Cherry Street Creamery is for fans of fresh-made custard and Oser’s serves hard ice cream devotees. Visit Canal Fulton and pick a side in this ice cream battle.

Location

Cherry Street Creamery, 136 Cherry St. W., Canal Fulton

Oser’s Dairy & Deli, 102 N. Canal St., Canal Fulton

 

Bonus: International Ice Creams

Tucked away in your city are many hidden ice cream gems you may have not discovered yet. We are talking about ethnic ice cream stands. You may have to find them by exploring your city or by word-of-mouth, but when you do find them, don’t be afraid to try them. They are always amazing. Since we are in Columbus, we will highlight just a few in our area that we think you should try, but find the ones closest to you! If you’re looking for more offbeat things to do in Columbus, Choosy Traveler has the lowdown on one of our favorite quirky statues.

 

Best Ice Cream in Ohio- Diamond's Mexican Paletas

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Diamonds specializes in Mexican ice cream, fruit desserts, and authentic paletas. The ice cream is excellent, but you really want to go for the paletas, which you will recognize as a popsicle, but a popsicle that is better than any normal popsicle you’ve had. Trust us. They come in a wide variety of flavors and are either milk-based or water/juice-based. There are dozens to pick from, so go wild and get a few to try.

Location

4561 Bethel Sawmill Center, Columbus

 

Best Ice Cream in Ohio - Belles Bread Matcha Soft Serve

photo via Thought & Sight on Instagram

This Japanese bakery is part of a larger Japanese menagerie of shops and restaurants in the Kenny Centre Mall. The store offers amazing cakes and baked goods, but they also offer soft-serve ice cream. You can get vanilla, matcha, or matcha-vanilla swirl flavors. For those of you who want the full Japanese experience, we suggest getting a matcha ice, which is shaved ice with matcha syrup, condensed milk, and azuki beans topped with matcha ice cream. Absolutely delicious.

Location

1168 Kenny Centre Mall, Columbus

 

Best Ice Cream in Ohio - Mardi Gras Indian Ice Cream

photo via WOSU

This Indian ice cream store has some of the creamiest ice cream you are going to find anywhere. They have the classic American flavors as well as a dozen or so Indian flavors such as rose, anjeer (fig), lychee, and Kesar Pista, a blend of pistachio, almond, saffron, and a pinch of cardamom. It’s some of the best ice cream we’ve had in Ohio. The owners are very proud of their ice cream and will let you sample them all to get the right one for you.

Location

1947 Hard Rd., Columbus

 

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Using Google for Local Business Webinar

July 19th, 2017 1 pm – 2 pm

Join Heritage Ohio for a conversation with your friendly neighborhood Google guy, Rusty Allison. We will be discussing how you can better engage with your customers and visitors by using the many tools Google offers. Ever wanted to ask Google a question? While you could simply “Google” it, don’t miss this opportunity to hear from a real live representative of a tech company that truly understands what people are looking for.

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Rusty Allison
A lover of all things geek and pop culture, Rusty grew up in the 70’s and 80’s in rural West Virginia deep in the heart of the Appalachians. While earning a business degree at West Virginia Tech, now a part of WVU, He met his wife, April, and they’ve been happily married, most days, for 23 years. April and he have two beautiful daughters, Mackenzie and Emily, 16 and 13 years old respectively.

Rusty spent the first 20 years of his professional career in different sales roles selling everything from paper to cell phones and even 401k retirement plans. His one big takeaway from all that experience? He wasn’t very good at selling. So, in early 2016, he began training as a Google City Ambassador under the tutelage of Joe Danzer, Cincinnati’s Senior Ambassador to Google. In 2016, he and Joe were selected by Google as the #1 City Ambassador team in the U.S. based on total number of businesses helped. He’s also the head estimator/scheduler for the Google Virtual Tours for the region.

As a Google City Ambassador, his primary role is teaching and coaching business owners how to make the most of their Google My Business listing and how to leverage Google to attract attention and grow their businesses. He does this through one-on-one’s, company classes, workshops and public speaking engagements, all of which are free.

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Mercantile Block Easement

228-236 High St,
Hamilton, OH 45011

 

Our easement program has been active since 2004 when we accepted our first easement on the Rawson Block in Findlay. Over the years we’ve seen how the program can be adapted: we’ve worked with owners in a variety of communities, and we’ve worked with a variety of property owners, including commercial property owners, nonprofit owners, and municipalities. Additionally, easements have been placed on buildings well before a full-scale rehab has been completed, and years after a large-scale rehab was completed.

In Hamilton, we accepted an easement on the Mercantile Block in 2011 as the owner was completing a full rehabilitation. The rehabilitation and subsequent leasing of the building represented a turning point in downtown Hamilton’s revitalization. Since the completion of the Mercantile Block, nearby buildings have been rehabilitated, and Hamilton’s downtown is enjoying a resurgence.

Director Joyce Barrett commented on the Hamilton project: “When the building owner came in, he had a vision for upscale housing that was non-existent in the downtown at the time. There were plenty of doubters who questioned whether he could ever rent the apartments, but he created a unique living opportunity downtown and tapped into a housing need that residents flocked to. We were excited to play a small part in downtown’s resurgence by placing an easement on the Merc.”

As the series of images below show, there’s no such thing as “too far gone” when a building owner leverages private capital with tax incentives and a vision for how a forgotten building can be reborn to once again play a key role in the vibrancy of its downtown.

Below you can see the transformation of the deteriorated interior into a modern working space. For even more pictures of the transformation take a look a this slideshow.

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HISTORIC TAX CREDIT COFFEE IN NORTHWEST OHIO

MONDAY June 19, 2017
HISTORIC TAX CREDIT COFFEE

 

Have you been wondering about historic tax credit programs here in Ohio?

Wondering about the application and review process? Here is an easy introduction to the 20% federal historic tax credit and 25% Ohio historic preservation tax credit which you can use to rehabilitate your historic building.

Come chat at a quick informal get together to learn about how the historic tax credit programs work and meet the people who manage them.

 

 

9:00- 10:00          Upper Sandusky: Wyandot Chamber of Commerce, 108 East Wyandot Avenue

 

11:30- 12:30         Kenton: Jitters Coffee Company, 23 North Detroit Street

 

2:30-3:30              Wapakoneta: Marley’s Downtown, 15 Perry Street

 

5:00 – 6:00           Lima: The Met, 306 North Main Street

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Financing Historic Theater Redevelopment Webinar

May 16, 2017 1 pm – 2 pm

 

Historic theaters are key structures for creating a sense of place and often have a rich history of being a community’s economic driver. For theaters that have fallen into disrepair, changing their fate requires vision, planning, and a commitment to financing. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, CDFA has partnered with Heritage Ohio to explore the wealth of financing tools available to redevelop historic theaters, including 501(c)(3) bonds, TIF, tax credits, and other creative programs. Join us for this special discussion as we highlight success stories from historic theaters across the U.S.

For this webinar, AIA members can receive 1.0 HSW credits. Please contact Joyce at jbarrett@heritageohio.org to receive your credit and get your certificate of completion.

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B Street Theatre, Sacramento, California

The B Street Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit theater founded in 1986 by Timothy Busfield. Its mission is to promote education, literacy, social interaction, and cultural enrichment by engaging children and adults in the arts. The theatre is currently undergoing a $29 million renovation that includes bond financing, loans, guarantees, and grants. The new theater complex will include the 365-seat Sutter Children’s Theater and the 250-seat Mainstage Theater. B Street estimates that the new complex will allow them to serve 35,000 more children and families than their current venue.

RiNo Arts District, Denver, Colorado

The River North (RiNo) Arts District is located in Denver’s five points neighborhood; a historically industrial part of the city. As industry moved out of the city towards the turn of the century, the neighborhood was plagued with vacant buildings and poor infrastructure. In 2004 local neighborhood leaders started devising a plan to revitalize the area. This plan has been realized through the creation of a Business Improvement District and General Improvement District. The RiNo Arts District is now home to a bustling arts community that includes galleries, architects, and myriad creative businesses.

 

Capitol Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio

The Capitol Theatre first opened its doors on April 8, 1921 as a silent film house. The theatre remained a centerpiece of the Gordon Square neighborhood, but began to fall into disrepair following the outmigration of people from Cleveland after World War II. The Theatre was nearly torn down in 1978, but for the work of Detroit Shoreway Development Corporation to save it. The theatre was eventually closed in 1985 due to its poor condition. However, Detroit Shoreway continued to work to save this theatre and through the use loans, grants, historic tax credits, and New Markets Tax Credits, were able to reopen the fully renovated theatre in 2009. The three-stage, 602 seat theatre is now used as a cinema.

Next Stage Arts, Putney, Vermont

Next Stage is located inside 15 Kimball Hall, a beautiful, historic church built in 1841 in the heart of Putney, Vermont. The theater re-opened in 2016 as a fully accessible venue with an elevator and hearing assist technology. Other upgrades include air-conditioning and brand new seating. The 180 seat venue attracted hundreds of thousands of dollars of investment in the way of grants in order to support its renovation. The theater now holds events such as spoken word, independent film showings, and concerts.

 

Our Presenters

Nancee Trombley is the Chief Deputy Executive Director for the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (iBank) a division of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. She oversees IBank’s Infrastructure State Revolving Fund, the Bond Unit, and the Small Business Finance Center. Nancee earner a BS in Communications from California State University at Sacramento and an Executive MBA from California State University at Monterey Bay.

 

Tracy Weil, Co-Founder and Creative Director of the RiNo Art District, specializes in building community. The RiNo Art District is booming as Denver’s new creative community. Weil has been a driving force in the development of this creative district. Weil is also an visual artist painting for over 25 years, Weil continues to pursue his consulting practice as an advocate for artists and creating vibrant art focused communities.

 

Jeff Ramsey, is executive director of the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization. DSCDO has preserved 14 historic buildings and created nearly 300 units of affordable housing, many of which are located in the heart of Gordon Square, home to the Capitol Theater.

 

 

Billy Straus is an American music producer and songwriter. He is known for his work in children’s television including the Disney series Little Einsteins and Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?. He produced and mixed original Broadway cast albums for The Full Monty and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He won an Emmy Award for his work on Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? He founded Rock River Communications to introduce the concept of non-traditional music distribution into the retail marketplace.

 

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Ohio Farmers’ Markets to Try This Summer

This summer, explore the unique downtowns and find tonight’s dinner at a farmers’ market in a Ohio Main Street & Downtown Affiliate community.

 

Amherst Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays,  4:00 PM to 7:00 PM – June – September

Cambridge Main Street Farmers’ Market
Fridays, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM – May – September

Chardon Farmers’ Market
Fridays, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM – June 2 – September 8

Coshocton Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM – May – October

(Dayton) 2nd Street Market
Thursday – Saturday, year-round, Outdoor Market Saturdays, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM – June – October

Defiance Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM – May – November

Main Street Delaware Farmers’ Market
May 27 – October 28 – Wednesdays, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Saturdays, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Downtown Franklin Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM – June 4 – September 24

Downtown Fremont Farmers’ Market
Select Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM – June 17 – October 21 – See Schedule

Greenfield Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM – May 28 – October 15

Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM – June 3 – October 14

Grove City Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM – May 21 – September 10

Hilliard Farm Market
Tuesdays, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM – May 30 – September 12

(Kent) Haymaker Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM – May – October

Lakewood Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – June 24 – October 14

Lebanon Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM – May 18 – October 19

(Marietta) Farmers’ Market on Front Street 
Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM – May 16 – August 29

Medina Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM – May 27 – October 14

(Millersburg) Holmes County Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM – June – October

Mount Vernon Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM – May – October

(Newark) Canal Market District Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays & Fridays, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM – May – October

Oberlin Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM – May – October

Painesville Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM – May – October

Piqua Community Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM – June 1 – September 14

Port Clinton Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM – June – September

Main Street Portsmouth Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM – May – October

Downtown Ravenna Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM – June – September

Sandusky Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM – May – October

The Great Sidney Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM – May 27 – October 14

(Somerset) Perry County Farmers’ Market
Satursdays, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

(Tiffin) Seneca County Farmers Market 
Second Saturday, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM – June – October

Tipp City Marketplace
Thursdays, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM – June 8 – October 19

Downtown Troy Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM – June 11 – October 8

(Urbana) Champaign County Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM – May – October

Van Wert Market on Main
Fridays, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Main Street Vermilion Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM – June 24-September 9

Main Street Wadsworth Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM – July 1 – September 30

Wellington Farmers’ Market
Fridays, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM – June – October

Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM – May – October

(Wilmington) Clinton County Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM – June – October (Seasonal Schedule Changes, Market Open March -December)

Downtown Wooster Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM – June 3 – October 28

Worthington Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM – May – October

(Xenia) Greene County Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM – June – October

 

 

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And the winner is…

Our voters have spoken and we thank you for voting. Our 2017 Preservation Month Photo Contest garnered the most votes ever, and we congratulate our winning entry submitted by Judith Khaner. As a past winner, Judith is no stranger to the photo contest and her entry this year once again struck a chord with our voters.

Stay tuned as we’ll feature Judith’s winning entry on the cover of a future issue of Revitalize Ohio.

Thanks again to our voters, and thanks to everyone who submitted an entry this year. We look forward to seeing the great entries you come up with in 2018!

Narrative: Midwest Railway Preservation Society, a non-profit corporation, is restoring and preserving Cleveland’s B&O Railroad Roundhouse, built in the early 1900s. Their restoration work on the railroad turntable, building, vintage locomotives and rail cars continues the important work of educating and entertaining people about railroad history in Ohio. I was fortunate to photograph these laborers during an informative Roundhouse tour.

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Defiance Development & Visitors Bureau Hiring Executive Director

Defiance Development & Visitors Bureau is hiring an executive director. Required skills include:

  • The executive director should have education and experience in one or more of the following areas:  marketing, communication, city planning, economic development, volunteer management, small business development, event planning, or non-profit administration.
  • The executive director must understand the issues confronting downtown businesses, property owners, public agencies and community organizations.
  • The executive director should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as supervisory skills.
  • The executive director should be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, detail oriented, well organized and capable of functioning effectively in a very independent situation.
  • Knowledge of the National Main Street Approach and a basic understanding of Microsoft Office, social media marketing and Quickbooks is preferred.

To view the complete job post, click here.

Applications are due by May 10, 2017.

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Main Street Board Member 101 Webinar

April 12, 2017 1 pm – 2 pm

Join us to hear from a long-time Main Street volunteer, board member and ex-president on the ins and outs of giving time to a local Main Street program. This webinar will be in an interview format to cover everything a new or existing board member needs know. We will ask about personal reasons for involvement, how to manage personal time, work time and volunteer time. How to take breaks when you need them. How to integrate the whole family. How to be a volunteer who manages staff. And much, much more. Come prepared with your own questions and join us for this webinar.

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PRESENTER BIO

Nicole Fowles is the Communications Manager for the Delaware County District Library. She is also a current board member and past president of the Main Street Delaware program. In her tenure with Main Street Delaware, the program was annually accredited, reached its 15 year anniversary, and then-Executive Director Frances Jo Hamilton was awarded with Main Street Manager of the Year. Nicole’s strengths as a board member lie in organization, commitment and conflict resolution.

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Executive Director Search Begins for Main Street Greenville

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