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It's January and the OhioTraveler has some trip ideas for you

The OhioTraveler.com offers some free and inexpensive attractions and events on the "roads less traveled."

To view this month's edition, click here.

Tops in movies and television in 2012

The end of the year is a time ripe for looking back in all sorts of ways.  The favorites in movies and television are one of those ways.   I took a look at movies and television in 2012.  How do your opinions compare?


For sheer box office force, the top ten movies of 2012 leaned heavily towards comic book heroes, with adolescent fantasy novels and big-screen animation making up most all the rest.

According to Box Office Mojo the top grossing movies of 2012 were:

Dreaming of past Christmases - I usually end up in the Lima Public Square

Don’t’ know what it is – Eartha Kitt asking for a ’54 convertible, too, light blue, or, Perry Como claiming he met a man from Tennessee going to Pennsylvania for some home made pumpkin pie.

Whatever the tune, when I hear it my mind goes in fast reverse, landing somewhere in late December between 1956 and ’60.

Suddenly I am in elementary school, standing in the downtown Lima Public Square on the final Saturday before Christmas. The place is packed; the word “mall” is not yet in our vocabulary.

This trip occurs often this time of year, thanks to Eartha, Perry and other  Christmas vocalists from the pre-Beatle era.

The guy who taught me everything I know - my brother - just turned 70!

Note: This was originally posted on The Blufton Icon (Ada's sister publication) www.blufftonicon.com. We thought that anyone whose brother has turned 70 may appreciate this.

Sorry, can’t recall my first-ever meeting with Abraham Rudolf Steiner. Probably because of a focus on the larger question: “How did I get here?”

I do know it was Nov. 9, 1949. Thanks to my baby book, the roll of visitors on my first day in Bluffton includes the name “A.R.” Steiner.

He was 7; I had yet to experience my first-ever sundown.

A.R.  claims he can’t remember our first meeting either, so, I don’t feel that bad.

Let's put ONU's Miss Ohio in the "top 15" in Miss America Competition - here's how

There is a popular vote going on right now as part of the Miss American pageant and it allows supporters of ONU's Elissa McCracken to help her become Miss America.  The winner of the popular vote becomes the People's Choice candidate and is automatically in the top 15 of the Miss America pageant.

Elissa is working to stop cyberbullying as part of her platform in the competition.  All contestants had to prepare a video in preparation for the national online voting effort.  Elissa's video is aimed at stopping cyberbullying.

Here's how you can help Elissa McCracken become the People's Choice winner and automatically advance into the top 15 of the Miss America pageant.

ReStore honors Pat Searfoss

The Staff and Volunteers of The ReStore Community Center would like to invite you to a special Crock Pot Tuesday (Dec. 12) to honor the beloved Director of The ReStore Center, Pat Searfoss.

ReStore Staff and Volunteers will be hosting the meal that night with ham, au gratin potatoes, green beans and cookies (and a cake).

Pat is retiring at the end of December  ending  six years in leading and overseeing this new faith-based non-profit organization.

Come wish her well and share in the memories and fun.

Festivities will take place at the ReStore Community Center, 210 N Main Street, Ada, Ohio.
Crock Pot Tuesday hours are from 4-6 PM.