Ohio – Jane Beathard

Annual fox-hunting ritual: Blessing of the Hounds, and a whole lot more

I attended a hunting ritual last week that is literally “as old as the hills.” It was the annual Blessing of the Hounds at Rocky Fork Headley Hunt Club near Columbus. An Episcopal priest conducted the frosty-morning ceremony that marks the start of the club’s formal fox hunting season. She blessed the club’s gaggle of fox hounds and well-groomed horses and…

Central Ohio Fishing Report – February 12th, 2016

Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) — With thin ice covering most of this central Ohio lake due to the recent warm up, most anglers are fishing from the docks and doing fairly well on crappies and bluegills. The most successful presentation, according to angler reports, has been dead sticking a minnow. Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, and Perry counties) —  As of Feb….