Brand Guidelines

The Ohio’s Winding Road brand is an important tool for bringing value to our region, and we are in the process of trademarking and copyrighting the logo. We encourage businesses and organizations to make use of our logo, especially if it can help leverage your product’s development to a larger audience. We see this as…

How this Network Works

Wow! The OWR Network has five years behind us an earnest network guided by an Operations Team made up of backbone organizations (Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area, ACENet, Rural Action, Ohio University*) and a Contractor Team made up of part-time contractors (John Winnenberg, Amy Grove, Brian Harnetty, Delia Palmisano and most recently Mary Lou Wycinski,…

Watch Our New Video: “Sharing Our Appalachia”

We are so excited to share our new video called “Sharing Our Appalachia,” made with support from Tourism Ohio. In the video, we visit several places along Ohio’s Winding Road, including Chesterhill, the Buckeye Trail, the Bailey’s Trail system, Shawnee, and Burr Oak State Park. We hope the video instills pride in southeastern Ohio, and…

Announcing Our 2022 Seed Grant Winners!

This spring, twenty-nine mini-grants totaling more than $12,000 were awarded to businesses, individuals, organizations, and municipalities located in the nine-county area served by Ohio’s Winding Road. Ohio’s Winding Road seed grants are all under $700 and designed to fill in gaps or jumpstart local projects or businesses. Here are the winners: Altenbrauch Farm, LLC Athens…

Due March 15: 2022 Seed Grant Application

Our 2022 Seed Grant Application is now open! Are you a local entrepreneur in our 9 county region (Athens, Fairfield, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Muskingum, Perry, Vinton, Washington)? You can apply! These micro-grants are designed to support the development, improvement, expansion, and marketing of local authentic experiences in the OWR region. Requests up to $750 are…

LOCALLY MADE FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Fine Art and Crafts from the Region

This year, treat your friends and family to locally made fine art and crafts, now available at our Holiday Marketplace Pop Up! Ohio’s Winding Road is proud to support local artists and craftspeople. Our hill country boasts a variety of talented individuals whose wares make perfect gifts for the holidays (or for yourself, we’re not…