Ohio Warnings and Dangers

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Ohio Warnings and Dangers

  • Weather

    Bitter cold in winter, hot and muggy at times in summer especially near Lake Erie where lake effect is more evident with plenty of cloudy days.Days-ahead weather forecasts are generally accurate for the area, therefore reliable and worth a peek before going out.

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  • Lake Erie Water Snake

    This snake (Nerodia Sipedon Insularum) is unharmful, quite shy and leaves when approached.It's a threatened species, therefore the "Warning and Danger" tip is for the snake!Should you meet one, enjoy watching it and please let it live.

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  • FLOODS

    Early spring brings more sunlight and warmer afternoon temperatures, even to northern Ohio, where it slowly melts away the white, wintry landscape. The weekend I flew to Ohio, the news was all about big floods in Missouri. Well, there was plenty of high water in spots in Ohio, too. One place that I had hoped to visit was the former communal village...

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  • WEATHER

    Winter takes its own sweet time here in northern Ohio. It is not the heart of the Rust Belt for nothing. Spring in Oregon comes when the calendar says so. Daffodils reign supreme as do flowering blossoms of plums and cherries at the end of March. I did not think about the weather much when planning my Easter trip to Ohio. Oh well, it only snowed 6...

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  • SEASONAL HOURS

    Tourism in Ohio is a seasonal affair. Many places are only open from the end of May (Memorial Day) to the beginning of September (Labor Day) or early October. A few places extend openings to April. I was visiting over Easter which was in March this year. Many of the sites I visited were still well locked up for the season. Only a few of the...

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  • No Photographs Inside Museums

    It is discouraging sometimes when going into museums where taking photographs is not allowed. That happened several times on our trip. The time that it upset me the most was in Canton and "The First Ladies Library and Historic Site". There were so many beautiful items that I wanted to take pictures of. When I walked into the place, I did not see a...

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  • SLOW DOWN!

    A warning to all of you who plan to visit the Amish Area in Ohio, which includes the following counties plus a few more: Holmes, Knox, Wayne, Tuscarawas, Coshocton, Licking.You just need to slow down in all ways. The roads are curved and filled with hills and dales, There are Mennonites on slow-moving tractors and Amish in horse-drawn carriages. In...

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  • Photographing in Amish Territory

    It is quite important for you to know that the Amish DO NOT WISH TO HAVE THEIR PHOTOS TAKEN OF THEIR FACES. It has to do with a religious belief. I did not take any photos, except from the back. This particular photograph is a post card that I purchased because I knew that I could not take my own photo of Amish children (who, by the way, make for...

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  • Watch out for the Amish folks!

    In Eastern Ohio, the Amish people are among a significant part of the population. They live a very primitive lifestyle, especially that of transportation (horse and buggy). While driving, please be observant to these folks driving their horses and buggies down the road. True, they have bright orange placards on the rear of the carriages, but some...

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  • Very High crime cities

    Compared to other parts of the country that I have lived, Ohio is pretty dangerous as a whole, especially its cities because of the terrible economy and extreme segregation.The one city which is absolutely a dangerous filthy pit is Cleveland, Cleveland has a very high unemployment rate and its not safe to flash money at all in...

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  • There are some shallow places...

    There are some shallow places in the lake, there is warning signs. There is not wanring signs from fallen trees or limbs sometimes floating in the lake. It is safe to join us for dance lessons in the shelter house!

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  • Parts of Ohio lie in what is...

    Parts of Ohio lie in what is called 'Tornado Alley' and half the town of Xenia was destroyed when My shane was a little boy, I think the Native Americans knew something when they decided never to live there.

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  • Watch for horses, buggies and Amish kids...

    There is a large Amish population in Ohio. In many areas (on the scenic country roads) you'll see Amish folk. Watch for and be careful of horses, buggies and Amish children on the roadways. State law says that buggies must have red lights and a slow moving 'triangle' displayed on the back, but some Amish choose not to add these safety features.

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  • Because Holmes County has a...

    Because Holmes County has a large community of Amish, you will find many horses and buggies on the roads. They travel at an average of 5 to 8 mph. Obviously caution is in order, especially when cresting hills or going around corners. Also, many restaurants and other businesses in Holmes County will be closed on Sundays.

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  • I have lived in Ohio in both...

    I have lived in Ohio in both parts of the State and I havenever seen a state so strict about its Speed limit laws.Lead Footers beware!.Drive safely and Lawfully whendriving through Ohio or you will definately be pulled over.State troopers are plentiful here so dont even think aboutputting the hammer down here.Just a very friendly warningand I am...

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