Owning an insurance policy for any reason is out of the question for an Amish family. They depend on their church and community to stand with them in difficult circumstances. As mentioned in another article if their house or barn burns the community responds by helping them to rebuild. In many cases if the family is unable to absorb the losses, the deacon will visit the families of the district to solicit funds for the family to help them get back on their feet. The receiving family knows that they will have an opportunity to repay when tragedy strikes someone ...

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By: Nancy Lembke

The day had barely begun when we noticed some unusual activity happening in front of our property.  A semi & a pickup truck had stopped on the road, not a typical occurrence on this State Route that runs from Sugarcreek to Coshocton.  As we strained to see what caused the flow of traffic to stop, we noticed three ‘strange’ horses being herded into the fenced pasture next door by our neighbor kids.

While it doesn’t happen often, there is the occasional “critter escapee” here in Amish Country.  These particular three ‘visitors’ had escaped their ...

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Emily Votaw

2015 marks the fourth year for the annual Amish Country Half Marathon, a yearly event that is becoming a holiday-season tradition for locals and out-of-town runners alike.

“This race really has something for everyone,” said race director Mark Fowler, who said that the event will feature not only the notoriously difficult half-marathon through the many hills and valleys of eastern Holmes County but also will include a two-person half-marathon relay, a 5K and a 1-mile fun run.

Fowler said that every year the race has attracted around 600 people, many of those runners having heard about ...

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