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 ...
"How do the Amish live?"
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For those of us living in the Sugarcreek area and the eastern part of Holmes County, it’s that time of year again – Swiss Festival time! It’s always scheduled to start the last week in September. Most of the natives have Swiss ancestry, so it’s a celebration of the Swiss culture of the area that made Sugarcreek the “Little Switzerland of Ohio. It’s also the unofficial kick-off to the the fall season in Ohio’s Amish Country.
Our Swiss background
When western Tuscarawas county was first settled in the early 1800s, many of those first settlers were of German ...
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Holmes County, Ohio has always been well known for its rolling, scenic landscape, stunningly beautiful sunsets, cows grazing in the pasture, horse and buggies and the simple style of the Amish culture.
But basketball? You better believe it.
For the past decade, the round orange ball has taken center stage as part of Classic in the Country (CitC), a weekend of hoops action that draws thousands from all over Ohio and beyond.
Classic in the Country was the brainchild of Tom Jenkins, director of Ohio Girls Basketball Review, and David Schlabach, coach of the four-time State champion Hiland Lady Hawks.
The dream was to ...
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