Ohio State of Mind has new owner

| January 16, 2017

COSHOCTON – ‘It Started with a Tree’ has moved to a new location in Roscoe Village. The store, formerly located beneath the Roscoe General Store, moved to Ohio State of Mind, which is also under new ownership. Ryan Adams, who owns ‘It Started with a Tree’ which opened April 1, 2016, had been hoping for an opportunity to move the business to the main level in Roscoe Village to give local shoppers and tourists easier access to the store. Ohio State of Mind reopened on Jan. 6, 2017 with Adams as the new owner.

“I heard that Ohio State of Mind was looking to sell the business and thought it would be a perfect fit and location to expand,” said Adams.

Adams purchased the building from Dennis Lowe and leases the building from the Jackson Township Trustees.

Ohio State of Mind has always offered a wide variety of products made by Ohio vendors. That will not change under the new ownership.

“I love the amazing products made by the large team of Ohio vendors who sell their products at Ohio State of Mind,” said Adams. “I do not plan to make any big changes. We will still offer products made in Ohio by the same vendors that customers have come to know and love.”

In addition, the store will offer products made by Dalton, Ohio resident P. Graham Dunn, who makes inspirational wall art for ‘It Started with a Tree’.

“We offer a large selection of pallet signs which are very popular,” said Adams. “They are made with kiln-dried pine boards and are designed to bring a warm, rustic touch to any home. The selection of wall art focuses on family, faith, farming, beach, and daily motivation.”

There are more than 30 vendors that sell one-of-a-kind items at Ohio State of Mind. Items include pottery, jewelry, greeting cards, candles, hand creams, lotions, soaps, lamps, wooden items and toys, honey pots, corn hole bags, books, decorative pillows, blown glass, dog treats, frames, magnets, dog prints, Buckeye-themed items, pewter goods, and knitted items.

“I am excited for the chance to promote locally-made products,” said Adams. “There are so many amazing vendors right here in Ohio that make incredible products. I want to encourage people to shop local and shop small businesses. Shopping local not only helps the local economy, it supports a local family as they pursue their hopes and dreams.”

Adams is a 1995 graduate of River View High School and a 1999 graduate of Muskingum University where he earned his BA in Business and Economics. In the past, he has worked as a life insurance underwriter, real estate agency, and director of the Coshocton Senior Center.

Ohio State of Mind is located in the Jackson Township Hall building in Roscoe Village. Hours are Sunday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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