Have you ever traveled Route 23? Thousands of Americans between Michigan and Florida have spent a lot of life on 23.

NEW LEXINGTON — Decorating, shopping, writing Christmas cards, and more shopping got you down? Then you need an evening to relax and just reconnect with the joy and wonder of Christmas.

Yes, it’s that time of year — time for the ninth annual St. John Cookie Walk, which is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8. Students from St. John Catholic School are getting excited for the event — from left is Anna Hill, Aaron Brandt, Joseph Dunfee, Katherine Dunfee, Emma Dunfee and Austin Hill.

LOGAN — Thanksgiving is just a week away, which means large family gatherings, a long weekend, football games, parades and for many, it’s the forerunner to Christmas.

NEW STRAITSVILLE — The Village of New Straitsville is inviting the public to celebrate and honor those who served in the military, during an intimate Veterans Day service.

NELSONVILLE — Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, welcomes Brett Dennen on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Singer-songwriter Brett Dennen is a contemplative introvert, an adventurer, a communicator, a preservationist, a painter, and one of today’s most essential and unconventional vocalists…

LOGAN — Logan shoppers will discover new products and time-saving services at the recently updated Kroger store, located at 31550 Chieftain Drive. The store will celebrate the conclusion of a $3.3 million remodel during an open house event scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 4-6 p.m.

LANCASTER — The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., Ohio Chapter 10 is hosting a free dinner for Veterans and one guest on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. It will be held at Mills Memorial Church, 402 N. Broad Street, Lancaster.

LOGAN — The Bowen House invites the community to the final concert of the Autumn 2018 Parlor Concert series.

CIRCLEVILLE — Greg and Vonda Loats have a unique situation when it comes to growing a giant pumpkin. They grow theirs in a small patch behind their home inside Circleville city limits.

LOGAN — Now that the weather has finally cooled off, everyone should be gearing up to wear their best Halloween costumes.

LOGAN — Now that the weather has finally cooled off, everyone should be gearing up to wear their best Halloween costumes.

ATHENS — The 18th annual Walk the Walk to raise awareness for mental illness will be held in Athens this Saturday, Oct. 13, beginning at 11 a.m. in front of the Athens County Courthouse on Court Street. It will be hosted by the Athens branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

McCONNELSVILLE — One of country music’s most renowned vocal groups, Restless Heart, will be in concert at the Ohio Valley Opry in McConnelsville, on Saturday, Oct. 20th.