A hill on Ward Starlin's property overlooks the village of Amesville.   

A hill on Ward Starlin's property overlooks the village of Amesville.

 

 Motorists travel over a flooded State Route 550 in Amesville Wednesday, April 20, 2014. The Federal Creek runs through Amesville, which has a history of large floods. In 1998, floodwater in Amesville ruined houses in what if now Gifford Park.   

Motorists travel over a flooded State Route 550 in Amesville Wednesday, April 20, 2014. The Federal Creek runs through Amesville, which has a history of large floods. In 1998, floodwater in Amesville ruined houses in what if now Gifford Park.

 

 From right, Dwight Groce from The Plains, sits at the counter at Kasler's Country Kitchen in Amesville while Riley Russell, 8, and Cort Russell, 5, from Sharpsburg, watch the television in the restaurant on a crowded Sunday afternoon.   

From right, Dwight Groce from The Plains, sits at the counter at Kasler's Country Kitchen in Amesville while Riley Russell, 8, and Cort Russell, 5, from Sharpsburg, watch the television in the restaurant on a crowded Sunday afternoon.

 

 Worn pots and pans hang in the kitchen at Kasler’s Country Kitchen in Amesville.   

Worn pots and pans hang in the kitchen at Kasler’s Country Kitchen in Amesville.

 

 Janis Hill leans forward to grab a piece of toast while working in the kitchen at Kasler’s Country Kitchen.  Hill works in the restaurant six days a week.

Janis Hill leans forward to grab a piece of toast while working in the kitchen at Kasler’s Country Kitchen. Hill works in the restaurant six days a week.

 Janis Hill peals potatoes by hand while working in the kitchen at Kasler’s Country Kitchen.  Hill works in the restaurant every day except for Mondays when they are closed.

Janis Hill peals potatoes by hand while working in the kitchen at Kasler’s Country Kitchen. Hill works in the restaurant every day except for Mondays when they are closed.

 From left, Mary Carpenter and her husband Darrell "Sonny" Carpenter from Chesterhill, Ohio, visit with waitress Katie Kerns in Kasler's Country Kitchen. Mary used to work as a dishwasher in the kitchen until she had to stop working due to an illness.   

From left, Mary Carpenter and her husband Darrell "Sonny" Carpenter from Chesterhill, Ohio, visit with waitress Katie Kerns in Kasler's Country Kitchen. Mary used to work as a dishwasher in the kitchen until she had to stop working due to an illness.

 

 Trisha Brudno moves her goat to a fresh patch of grass to mow while Brudno's dog, Boots, wander around. Brudno and her husband Marshall live with their children on a farm on Fleming Road in Ames Township.   

Trisha Brudno moves her goat to a fresh patch of grass to mow while Brudno's dog, Boots, wander around. Brudno and her husband Marshall live with their children on a farm on Fleming Road in Ames Township.

 

 From left, Richard Brown signals to Jeff McKibben and his son Jerry McKibben while digging a ditch. They were digging to put in a gas line for McKibben’s neighbor Ben Kasler.   

From left, Richard Brown signals to Jeff McKibben and his son Jerry McKibben while digging a ditch. They were digging to put in a gas line for McKibben’s neighbor Ben Kasler.

 

 Susan Sherman works in her studio in Amesville. Sherman makes pottery, using clay from Ohio for her business, Marietta Run Clay.   

Susan Sherman works in her studio in Amesville. Sherman makes pottery, using clay from Ohio for her business, Marietta Run Clay.

 

 Susan Sherman sorts her pottery in her studio in Amesville. Sherman makes pieces using clay from Ohio for her business, Marietta Run Clay.   

Susan Sherman sorts her pottery in her studio in Amesville. Sherman makes pieces using clay from Ohio for her business, Marietta Run Clay.

 

 Natalie Horvath sprays gathered produce with water while her Emily Hammon carries in the vegetables they gathered at Green Edge Gardens in Amesville. They were gathering produce to sell at the Athens Farmers Market. Hammon and Horvath both began working at the farm as an interns in 2012, and continued to work there as a field workers.   

Natalie Horvath sprays gathered produce with water while her Emily Hammon carries in the vegetables they gathered at Green Edge Gardens in Amesville. They were gathering produce to sell at the Athens Farmers Market. Hammon and Horvath both began working at the farm as an interns in 2012, and continued to work there as a field workers.

 

 Emily Hammon cuts lettuce at Green Edge Gardens in Amesville. Emily and her coworkers were gathering produce to sell at the Athens Farmers Market. Hammon began working at the farm as an intern in 2012, and continued to work there as a field worker.   

Emily Hammon cuts lettuce at Green Edge Gardens in Amesville. Emily and her coworkers were gathering produce to sell at the Athens Farmers Market. Hammon began working at the farm as an intern in 2012, and continued to work there as a field worker.

 

 Jim Glass makes pancakes in the Masonic Lodge in Amesville. Glass is a member of the lodge. The group holds a pancake breakfast on the second Saturday of every month.   

Jim Glass makes pancakes in the Masonic Lodge in Amesville. Glass is a member of the lodge. The group holds a pancake breakfast on the second Saturday of every month.

 

 Members of the Amesville Masonic Lodge hold a pancake breakfast on the second Saturday of every month.   

Members of the Amesville Masonic Lodge hold a pancake breakfast on the second Saturday of every month.

 

 Children scramble for eggs in Gifford Park the day before Easter for the 8th annual Easter egg hunt. Amesville resident Samantha Gates began organizing the hunt eight years ago, because she wanted an egg hunt event closer to home for her children instead of traveling to Athens.   

Children scramble for eggs in Gifford Park the day before Easter for the 8th annual Easter egg hunt. Amesville resident Samantha Gates began organizing the hunt eight years ago, because she wanted an egg hunt event closer to home for her children instead of traveling to Athens.

 

 Hudson Young, 4, rides down an inflatable slide behind Amesville Elementary School during a school carnival.   

Hudson Young, 4, rides down an inflatable slide behind Amesville Elementary School during a school carnival.

 

 Catherine Hare serves up rolls at a spaghetti dinner at the Amesville Presbyterian Church.   

Catherine Hare serves up rolls at a spaghetti dinner at the Amesville Presbyterian Church.

 

 Carrie Ator-James leads a Sunday sermon at Amesville Presbyterian Church.   

Carrie Ator-James leads a Sunday sermon at Amesville Presbyterian Church.

 

 Kaylee Ford, 5, walks with her neighbor, Sonya Ferrier, 16, along North Franklin after picking up trash in Amesville during the Amesville Presbyterian Church parish lock-in.   

Kaylee Ford, 5, walks with her neighbor, Sonya Ferrier, 16, along North Franklin after picking up trash in Amesville during the Amesville Presbyterian Church parish lock-in.

 

 From left, Chase Smalling, 7, Andrew Zimmerman, 6, Vanessa Harris, 4, and Kaylee Ford, 5, hunt for eggs outside the Amesville Presbyterian Church during the parish lock-in.   

From left, Chase Smalling, 7, Andrew Zimmerman, 6, Vanessa Harris, 4, and Kaylee Ford, 5, hunt for eggs outside the Amesville Presbyterian Church during the parish lock-in.

 

 Kaylee Ford, 5, reaches for her stuffed bunny rabbit while settleing in for the night in the Amesville Presbyterian Church during the parish lock-in. Ford was given the bunny for Easter.   

Kaylee Ford, 5, reaches for her stuffed bunny rabbit while settleing in for the night in the Amesville Presbyterian Church during the parish lock-in. Ford was given the bunny for Easter.

 

 Following an egg hunt, children return to the Amesville Presbyterian Church for the parish lock-in.   

Following an egg hunt, children return to the Amesville Presbyterian Church for the parish lock-in.

 

 A hill on Ward Starlin's property overlooks the village of Amesville.   
 Motorists travel over a flooded State Route 550 in Amesville Wednesday, April 20, 2014. The Federal Creek runs through Amesville, which has a history of large floods. In 1998, floodwater in Amesville ruined houses in what if now Gifford Park.   
 From right, Dwight Groce from The Plains, sits at the counter at Kasler's Country Kitchen in Amesville while Riley Russell, 8, and Cort Russell, 5, from Sharpsburg, watch the television in the restaurant on a crowded Sunday afternoon.   
 Worn pots and pans hang in the kitchen at Kasler’s Country Kitchen in Amesville.   
 Janis Hill leans forward to grab a piece of toast while working in the kitchen at Kasler’s Country Kitchen.  Hill works in the restaurant six days a week.
 Janis Hill peals potatoes by hand while working in the kitchen at Kasler’s Country Kitchen.  Hill works in the restaurant every day except for Mondays when they are closed.
 From left, Mary Carpenter and her husband Darrell "Sonny" Carpenter from Chesterhill, Ohio, visit with waitress Katie Kerns in Kasler's Country Kitchen. Mary used to work as a dishwasher in the kitchen until she had to stop working due to an illness.   
 Trisha Brudno moves her goat to a fresh patch of grass to mow while Brudno's dog, Boots, wander around. Brudno and her husband Marshall live with their children on a farm on Fleming Road in Ames Township.   
 From left, Richard Brown signals to Jeff McKibben and his son Jerry McKibben while digging a ditch. They were digging to put in a gas line for McKibben’s neighbor Ben Kasler.   
 Susan Sherman works in her studio in Amesville. Sherman makes pottery, using clay from Ohio for her business, Marietta Run Clay.   
 Susan Sherman sorts her pottery in her studio in Amesville. Sherman makes pieces using clay from Ohio for her business, Marietta Run Clay.   
 Natalie Horvath sprays gathered produce with water while her Emily Hammon carries in the vegetables they gathered at Green Edge Gardens in Amesville. They were gathering produce to sell at the Athens Farmers Market. Hammon and Horvath both began working at the farm as an interns in 2012, and continued to work there as a field workers.   
 Emily Hammon cuts lettuce at Green Edge Gardens in Amesville. Emily and her coworkers were gathering produce to sell at the Athens Farmers Market. Hammon began working at the farm as an intern in 2012, and continued to work there as a field worker.   
 Jim Glass makes pancakes in the Masonic Lodge in Amesville. Glass is a member of the lodge. The group holds a pancake breakfast on the second Saturday of every month.   
 Members of the Amesville Masonic Lodge hold a pancake breakfast on the second Saturday of every month.   
 Children scramble for eggs in Gifford Park the day before Easter for the 8th annual Easter egg hunt. Amesville resident Samantha Gates began organizing the hunt eight years ago, because she wanted an egg hunt event closer to home for her children instead of traveling to Athens.   
 Hudson Young, 4, rides down an inflatable slide behind Amesville Elementary School during a school carnival.   
 Catherine Hare serves up rolls at a spaghetti dinner at the Amesville Presbyterian Church.   
 Carrie Ator-James leads a Sunday sermon at Amesville Presbyterian Church.   
 Kaylee Ford, 5, walks with her neighbor, Sonya Ferrier, 16, along North Franklin after picking up trash in Amesville during the Amesville Presbyterian Church parish lock-in.   
 From left, Chase Smalling, 7, Andrew Zimmerman, 6, Vanessa Harris, 4, and Kaylee Ford, 5, hunt for eggs outside the Amesville Presbyterian Church during the parish lock-in.   
 Kaylee Ford, 5, reaches for her stuffed bunny rabbit while settleing in for the night in the Amesville Presbyterian Church during the parish lock-in. Ford was given the bunny for Easter.   
 Following an egg hunt, children return to the Amesville Presbyterian Church for the parish lock-in.   

A hill on Ward Starlin's property overlooks the village of Amesville.

 

Motorists travel over a flooded State Route 550 in Amesville Wednesday, April 20, 2014. The Federal Creek runs through Amesville, which has a history of large floods. In 1998, floodwater in Amesville ruined houses in what if now Gifford Park.

 

From right, Dwight Groce from The Plains, sits at the counter at Kasler's Country Kitchen in Amesville while Riley Russell, 8, and Cort Russell, 5, from Sharpsburg, watch the television in the restaurant on a crowded Sunday afternoon.

 

Worn pots and pans hang in the kitchen at Kasler’s Country Kitchen in Amesville.

 

Janis Hill leans forward to grab a piece of toast while working in the kitchen at Kasler’s Country Kitchen. Hill works in the restaurant six days a week.

Janis Hill peals potatoes by hand while working in the kitchen at Kasler’s Country Kitchen. Hill works in the restaurant every day except for Mondays when they are closed.

From left, Mary Carpenter and her husband Darrell "Sonny" Carpenter from Chesterhill, Ohio, visit with waitress Katie Kerns in Kasler's Country Kitchen. Mary used to work as a dishwasher in the kitchen until she had to stop working due to an illness.

 

Trisha Brudno moves her goat to a fresh patch of grass to mow while Brudno's dog, Boots, wander around. Brudno and her husband Marshall live with their children on a farm on Fleming Road in Ames Township.

 

From left, Richard Brown signals to Jeff McKibben and his son Jerry McKibben while digging a ditch. They were digging to put in a gas line for McKibben’s neighbor Ben Kasler.

 

Susan Sherman works in her studio in Amesville. Sherman makes pottery, using clay from Ohio for her business, Marietta Run Clay.

 

Susan Sherman sorts her pottery in her studio in Amesville. Sherman makes pieces using clay from Ohio for her business, Marietta Run Clay.

 

Natalie Horvath sprays gathered produce with water while her Emily Hammon carries in the vegetables they gathered at Green Edge Gardens in Amesville. They were gathering produce to sell at the Athens Farmers Market. Hammon and Horvath both began working at the farm as an interns in 2012, and continued to work there as a field workers.

 

Emily Hammon cuts lettuce at Green Edge Gardens in Amesville. Emily and her coworkers were gathering produce to sell at the Athens Farmers Market. Hammon began working at the farm as an intern in 2012, and continued to work there as a field worker.

 

Jim Glass makes pancakes in the Masonic Lodge in Amesville. Glass is a member of the lodge. The group holds a pancake breakfast on the second Saturday of every month.

 

Members of the Amesville Masonic Lodge hold a pancake breakfast on the second Saturday of every month.

 

Children scramble for eggs in Gifford Park the day before Easter for the 8th annual Easter egg hunt. Amesville resident Samantha Gates began organizing the hunt eight years ago, because she wanted an egg hunt event closer to home for her children instead of traveling to Athens.

 

Hudson Young, 4, rides down an inflatable slide behind Amesville Elementary School during a school carnival.

 

Catherine Hare serves up rolls at a spaghetti dinner at the Amesville Presbyterian Church.

 

Carrie Ator-James leads a Sunday sermon at Amesville Presbyterian Church.

 

Kaylee Ford, 5, walks with her neighbor, Sonya Ferrier, 16, along North Franklin after picking up trash in Amesville during the Amesville Presbyterian Church parish lock-in.

 

From left, Chase Smalling, 7, Andrew Zimmerman, 6, Vanessa Harris, 4, and Kaylee Ford, 5, hunt for eggs outside the Amesville Presbyterian Church during the parish lock-in.

 

Kaylee Ford, 5, reaches for her stuffed bunny rabbit while settleing in for the night in the Amesville Presbyterian Church during the parish lock-in. Ford was given the bunny for Easter.

 

Following an egg hunt, children return to the Amesville Presbyterian Church for the parish lock-in.

 

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