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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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

Kelly Kuhn has noticed a lack of local visitation to the Alpine Hills Museum in Sugarcreek and decided something needed to be done.

To help boost knowledge and support for the museum, Kuhn has helped plan an open house to fall on Swiss National Day, Aug. 1.

Kuhn said although the open house had been in the works for a while, the day of the event wasn’t decided until after talk of a Swiss celebration started. “We were already planning on having an open house to get more locals in our museum,” she said. “So the news that they (the Village ...
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