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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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"How do the Amish live?"

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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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Leah Brown

By Leah Brown

Historic Downtown Millersburg director Judy Lamp has been preparing for this Thunder Over Holmes County for years.

Although the Fourth of July comes every year, Millersburg’s bicentennial does not, and Lamp wanted this celebration to be special.


This year’s Thunder Over Holmes County will begin July 3 — not with revelry, but with a memorial ceremony for those who have served and died in the Vietnam War. The ceremony, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Millersburg Depot/Hipp Station, will honor the four Vietnam vets from Millersburg.

One of those men is ...
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