Ohio Amish homes are easily picked out as one drives through a community. The houses are usually large but simple in design. Most feature white siding of some type. Porches and decks are common. There's a detached barn close to the house. The wash is flying in the wind on a wash day and smoke curling from the chimney on a cold day.

The large houses serve two purposes, neither of which has to do with having a bigger house than the neighbor in some kind of competition. First the house typically provides space for larger families. The bedrooms are upstairs ...
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Sitting here staring at this screen is about the most uninspiring thing a person could do on a day like this, but we'll hurry and be brief with this writing, and then head outside once more to enjoy the scenery.

We waited for this - the time of year when the leaves are turning many shades of yellow, orange and red in our part of the world. What a wonderful gift it is to be able to see and enjoy all this natural beauty ...
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Ken McEntee

Nestled in the flowing Appalachian foothills, Coshocton County provides a brilliant autumn backdrop for a relaxing weekend out in the country, perhaps wetting your lips with a sweet sampling of a locally made wine. For families looking to share a quiet weekend, the quaint Historic Roscoe Village is a one-stop destination for siteseeing, shopping and dining.

“Spring and fall is a nice time to visit Coshocton County because of the cooler weather and the beautiful scenery,” said Jennifer Williams, special events coordinator for Historic Roscoe Village. As you drive through the county to take in the landscape, be sure ...
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