The Amish believe strongly in education, but only provide formal education through the eighth grade. They are exempt from state compulsory attendance beyond the eighth grade based on religious principles. Schooling concentrates on the basic reading, writing and math skills, along with vocational training and socialization in Amish history and values.


Many Amish communities provide parochial schools for their children. A local farmer or other landowner will donate land for a school house and the community will assist in building it. Most of the schools are governed by a local school board made up of parents of the children in ...
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"How do the Amish live?"

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By: Nancy Lembke

There are certain things that say “It’s Fall again~!”.  Corn shocks, now ready to harvest, standing like giant, silent soldiers in fields; bright orange pumpkins peeking out from under the large green leaves that protected them through the summer heat; fuzzy caterpillars on their trek to find the perfect place to make their winter cocoon; peculiar-looking Praying Mantis waiting motionless until an unsuspecting cricket gets close enough to become a meal.  Sugar Maple trees explode into brilliant colors of orange, gold, crimson red, mint green before shedding their leaves during the forthcoming rains & wind.  The ...
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Leah Brown

Boo in the Burg-October 25 tours will start from the Courthouse Lawn. They will go every half hour. Ohio Paranormal Society will be conducting the tours and each participant will have the chance to interact with the "tools" used in a paranormal investigation. These are mini paranormal investigations in some of our oldest and history filled buildings. Gives people the chance to see for themselves what a paranormal investigation entails.


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