Oakwood sisters called 'barn groupies' because of travels

By LISA NICELY Staff Writer Published:

OAKWOOD Were called barn groupies, Donna Roughton and Apache Etter say, laughing. Thats what we found out when we were in Sandusky, Etter says. The sisters, who both live in Oakwood, have been traveling around Ohio taking photographs of the Ohio Bicentennial barn in each county as well as other barns. They learned they are considered barn groupies on their trip to Sandusky in September 2002, where they watched the final barn being painted that features the Ohio Bicentennial logo. The pair and other individuals who were interested in the bicentennial barn project were on hand to see Gov. Bob Taft paint the last stroke on that barn. They said the neat thing about the last barn is the logo is painted on the roof, instead of the side like the rest of the barns.