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 ...
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We still smile when we recall the question from a lady who called to make reservations.  It was in early May and she was making plans to come sometime later that year.

 "Can you tell me what week you think will have the best weather between now and October?" she innocently asked.

The question caught me totally by surprise.  Finally I replied, "Well, in Ohio there is a saying; "if you don't like the weather, wait an hour as a change will likely be coming"."

While it may not be that unpredictable, there are seasons in ...
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Leah Brown

Anticipation of the Swiss Festival in downtown Sugarcreek always begins when that first food cart rolls into town, or the Scrambler sets up in the back corner of the fire station parking lot.

As more and more vendors and festival rides make their way into town, the Swiss Fest will take shape for its 62nd year. The weekend will feature plenty of cheese, polka and, of course, the Little Swiss Miss competition.

The festival originally began as a way to help the Ohio Swiss Cheese Association sell its excess cheese, but continues to be a highlight ...
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