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Even smaller acts of kindness to those outside the Ohio Amish community are based in the communal spirit. The story was told of an English person who left a Coleman lantern at a local shop for repair. He forgot the lantern, moved out of the community and was gone for almost 7 years. Then an article appeared in the local newspaper about something this man was doing. The shop owner who still had the lantern after all that time, wrote to the customer and encouraged him to pick up his lantern the next time he was in the area. Anyone ...
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"How do the Amish live?"

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By Nancy Lembke

A heavy haze blocks the morning sun and blankets the valleys. Only a few high hilltops peek through the low-hanging cloud, creating the visual effect of tiny islands surrounded by oblique white water.  The damp, heavy air creates a unique stillness while also enhancing sounds coming from nearby Amish farm livestock.

Maple trees begin to display their colors of gold, yellow, red and rust-colored leaves as the haze slowly surrenders to the heat of the sun.  Many trees have released their glorious splendor to a recent wind and rain, but others still show off their God-given beauty.

The dance of ...
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Kyle Valentini

You do not have to be a resident of Tuscarawas County or be Swiss to enjoy the annual Ohio Swiss Festival held each fall in the village of Sugarcreek. Now in its 61st year, the festival continues to draw people from the region and far beyond, thanks in part to the strong Swiss heritage that lives on in the tightly-knit community today. The festival runs Sept. 25 through Sept. 28 with each day offering something different for patrons to enjoy.

“We had some changes in leadership and for a time there we weren’t sure if we were going to have the ...
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