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Rural roads are not city streets. They are often narrower or may vary in width. You may have less room to maneuver or a loose gravel and grass berms to contend with. Don't forget about sharp dips or unexpected turns.


Normal speeds for horse drawn buggies range from 5 to 8 mph. When pulling large farm equipment or loads they may be slower.
Drivers of these vehicles may have low or blocked visibility. Always anticipate left hand turns.


Watch "closure time," the time you have to recognize and respond when coming to a vehicle. Also remember a buggy may back ...
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"How do the Amish live?"

Read our comprehensive guide to why the Amish live the way they do. We offer a list of informative articles to help you understand their culture, and way of life.





There is something surreal about an early morning fog in the valleys of southeast Ohio.  Hill tops look like tiny islands surrounded by mysterious white fluff.  As the sun slowly burns off the low-lying haze, one notices small clusters of Amish homes nestled within the edges of woodlands & harvested fields. Dairymen, already finished with their early morning milking, have given leave to the cows who now slowly choose a place in the pasture to enjoy another fall day. A breeze blows through the low-lands & chases off the final wisps of any lingering haze.  A new beauty emerges for ...
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Leah Brown

By Leah Brown

Berlin’s Shop Under the Stars has been a staple of the Christmas experience in Berlin for many years, and it aims at showing shoppers the true meaning of Christmas while still giving them deals on gifts.

This year, the Berlin Main Street Merchants have scheduled the event for Friday, Dec. 12, and sales will be going on throughout town.

“Each place does their own deals,” Main Street Merchants president Eli Hochstetler said. “Everybody has something special going on from 4-9 p.m.” Along with the sales, merchants will offer a variety of beverages ...
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