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Sports In the Little Cites Meeting


The Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council invites you to participate in planning our next LCBD Day theme Sports in the Little Cities: The Great Uniter Divider, and Equalizer. Our theme is the history of sports in the region over the decades. The competition and camaraderie that developed between the communities of the Hocking Valley were important as a means for communication between the people, often of varying backgrounds and languages, bringing them together.

Our planning meeting is scheduled for August 7tht6:30 p.m. in the Tecumseh Commons, Shawnee. We need ideas for subthemes for exhibits and presentations.  Photos of sports activities, teams and places, memorabilia such as tickets, posters, newspapers articles and actual artifacts such as uniforms, equipment or trophies, and stories to bring life to the theme.  We know there are many sports enthusiasts and fans in our region. We’re primarily focused on the areas that fall under the Trimble, Miller, and Nelsonville – York school districts  This meeting is to collect ideas as well as share your stories. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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This year’s Appalachian Spring Calendar of Events is full of educational and fun opportunities to experience the history of our region.  Most events are free and open to the public. We are reinforcing our theme: Transportation Transforms the Region with many of our offerings.  Click here for the full schedule of events with dates/times and registration info, if applicable.

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Little Cities of Black Diamonds is proud to announce registration for the 2018 Tour de Forest Benefit Bicycle Ride is now live!

For the thirteenth year in a row The Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council is hosting it’s Tour de Forest ride on April 21st where riders will have the opportunity to choose from multiple bicycle routes spanning from a ‘set your own length’ ride at 20 miles, to a 53 mile gravel route, and even a 75 mile (metric century) road route, that pass through the cities and forest that make up our microregion! For more information and registration information please visit We hope we’ll see you there!

Little Cities of Black Diamonds Company Store open for business!

It’s finally here! The Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council is proud to announce that we’ve opened up the Company Store. we now have an online shop open for and ready for business!
Check it out, and see our new Little Cities of Black Diamonds long sleeve T-shirts new for 2018, and while you’re there pick yourself up a copy of Carrying Coal to Columbus by David Meyers, Elise Meyers, and Nyla Vollmer as they share the history of the coal from its discovery in the Hocking Valley to the first loads of coal being shipped to Columbus and beyond today!



All The News That’s Fit to Print:  BDP 2017

Learn about the many inspiring stories of citizens valuing their story in the Little Cities microregion of southeastern Ohio by reading the full version of this year’s Black Diamond Press by clicking here: Black Diamond Press 2017.