One of the driving values that motivates an Amish community is maintaining their style of life and allowing their children the same option as they grow old enough to start their own families. In the past most Amish families made their living off the land through farming and dairying. It has been their heritage to help their children buy farms as they got old enough to enable them to continue the lifestyle and practice of their beliefs.

But the success of the Amish communities has worked against these very values. As the communities have grown and the quality of life has ...
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By: Jennifer Yoder

 

Growing up in Holmes County, Ohio’s Amish Country, I never fully appreciated just how lucky I was. Looking back, one of my favorite things to do was go to my grandma’s house on Saturday afternoon. The afternoons that I loved the most were the ones when we got in her jeep and traveled the few miles from Farmerstown to Charm, getting excited and pointing out all the horses along the way.

We would end up at a quaint little country shop called Millers Dry Goods. As a kid, I thought the store was a magical place. There were fabric ...
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Ken McEntee

Nestled in the flowing Appalachian foothills, Coshocton County provides a brilliant autumn backdrop for a relaxing weekend out in the country, perhaps wetting your lips with a sweet sampling of a locally made wine. For families looking to share a quiet weekend, the quaint Historic Roscoe Village is a one-stop destination for siteseeing, shopping and dining.

“Spring and fall is a nice time to visit Coshocton County because of the cooler weather and the beautiful scenery,” said Jennifer Williams, special events coordinator for Historic Roscoe Village. As you drive through the county to take in the landscape, be sure ...
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