Even smaller acts of kindness to those outside the Ohio Amish community are based in the communal spirit. The story was told of an English person who left a Coleman lantern at a local shop for repair. He forgot the lantern, moved out of the community and was gone for almost 7 years. Then an article appeared in the local newspaper about something this man was doing. The shop owner who still had the lantern after all that time, wrote to the customer and encouraged him to pick up his lantern the next time he was in the area. Anyone ...

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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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Dave Mast

    Thirty seconds. In the time it takes to gargle or wash your hands, a person can make a world of difference.
    There are times in a business when that is all of the time an employee has to make a positive impact on a customer.
    At Ashery Country Store Bulk Foods near Mount Hope, that is all the time that is needed to make the shopping experience something special.
    “There is a very short window of opportunity to make a positive impact on people’s lives, sometimes as little as 30 seconds,” said Curt Yoder, who along ...

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