WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Local author Dee Yoder celebrated the release of her new book by visiting Main Street Books in downtown Mansfield. }}" />

   
 
 
Local Author Holds Book Signing and Discussion in Mansfield

Story By: Staff Reporter

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 8/3/2014

Local author Dee Yoder celebrated the release of her new book by visiting Main Street Books in downtown Mansfield. The Miting: An Old Order Amish Novel is Yoder's first novel in a series that will focus on events that actually happened in Amish communities, albeit with scenarios slightly altered and names changed.

"My book is based on the lives of my former Amish friends," Yoder said. "Most of them come from the stricter Amish groups that are mostly living in the Ashland and Richland County areas. I wanted to tell their stories - what happens when they leave, the problems they face when they go out into the world, and also the problems they face after they leave home, what that does to their family relationships."

Along with the book signing, Yoder held a discussion on myths of the Amish, where she dispelled a few persistent myths about Amish culture, such as the Amish mafia, taxes they pay, and the notion of rumschpringe.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 Employees at Mansfield Memorial Homes Adult Daycare had a perfect, crisp fall afternoon for their 6th annual chili cook- off Full Story
Image1 An 18-year-old Tiro man was seriously injured Thursday night in a rollover crash in Crawford County. Full Story
 
Image1 The 20th annual Harmony House Sleep-out for the Homeless is underway at Walmart in Ontario. Full Story
Image1 Ashland University's new 1200 square foot Environmental Studies Center at the Black Fork Wetlands is open and ready for students of all ages to use. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Ashland University Opens Environmental Studies Center

Mansfield Woman Featured On Hit Reality Show

Mansfield opens new drop sites for leaf collection

Entire Statewide Republican Ticket Campaigns In Mansfield

Tree Cut Down, Damaging Headstones At Historical Cemetery

Richland CODA Discusses Flooding, Lead-Based Paint

Friendly House holding annual Coats for Kids giveaway

Jack Hanna's show coming to the Renaissance

Big Red Bookshelf Book Fair coming to Ontario

More News