The Blackhand Gorge Trail, east of Newark, once was a railroad line. (John Ross photo) Some really good things are brewing with the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, which transforms old railroad corridors into bike paths. Check the newsletter and a list of local trails here. They harm wildlife, damage ecosystems and, tragically, have killed people in Columbus. That's why the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is making an effort to remove lowhead dams. Finally, I'm no hunter, but venison meatloaf sounds really good.