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Northeast Ohio Times

Northeast Ohio Times

Introduced in 2005, NORTHEAST OHIO TIMES is a PBS Western Reserve production that features interesting people, places and events in northeast Ohio. Producers of the quarterly series search the cities, suburbs and countryside for outstanding examples of what makes northeast Ohio unique.

Aired 2005-2006

All About Art

Northeast Ohio Times celebrates people who are definitive artists in their communities. In Cleveland, that person is industrial designer Viktor Schreckengost. In Akron, it is sculptor Don Drumm. Canton has watercolorist Tom Franta and Youngstown calls artist James Pernotto its own. May 2006.

Dan's Dogs

In this segment we visit Dan's Dogs in Medina. Dan's Dogs is renowned not just for its hotdogs served 35 different ways, but also for its full menu, homemade milkshakes and rootbeer floats. February 2006.

The Hummel Gift Shop

In this segment we travel to New Springfield, Ohio. It is a small town that is home to a huge gift shop of international renown: The Hummel Gift Shop. February 2006

Terry Pluto — Northeast Ohio Times

In this segment we talk to Akron Beacon Journal sports columnist Terry Pluto. He also writes a popular column about faith. He is the author of 24 books and, in this interview, discusses his newest book, Faith and You: 28 Short Essay on Faith in Everyday Life. February 2006.

All-American Soap Box Derby

In this segment we visit the All-American Soap Box Derby. The 2006 logo was the result of a contest held for youngsters between the ages of 12 and 18. Derby General Manager Jeff Iula talks about the winning entry. February 2006.


In this segment we visit Friendtique in Wooster. It's a special store that brims with clothing, jewelry, furniture, antiques and accessories. All proceeds support Hospice and Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County. February 2006.

Lodi Library

In this segment we visit the Lodi Library. The library reflects a community's unique needs, from wireless Internet to a buggy hitch in the parking lot for Amish patrons. February 2006.

The Arms Family Museum of Local History

n this segment we visit The Arms Family Museum of Local History in Youngstown. It's not a gun museum; rather, it is the home of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society and former home of the Arms Family. February 2006.

Glamorgan Castle

In this segment we visit Glamorgan Castle in Alliance. It's the unlikely home of the Alliance City Schools administrative offices. The magnificent three-story structure that sits on 50 acres of land was completed in 1909 as the family home of Col. William Henry Morgan. February 2006.

Ravenna Fire Department

In this segment we visit the Ravenna Fire Department. The fire department recently acquired its newest piece of equipment —a 2006 Ford ambulance. February 2006.

The Cleveland Memory Project

In this segment we visit Cleveland State University Librarian Bill Barrow. He talks about the Cleveland Memory Project that he founded. Its online site,, includes content from the Special Collections of Cleveland State University. February 2006.

Hillcrest Memorial Park

n this segment we travel just across the Ohio border in Hermitage, Pa. Hillcrest Memorial Park is the home of The War on Terror Memorial and the Avenue of 444 Flags. The park's founder talks about its special purpose. February 2006.

Sekely's Longhorn Cattle Ranch

In this segment we visit Sekely's Longhorn Cattle Ranch in Ellsworth, Ohio. The ranch resembles a scene from the wild West. February 2006.