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Simple Life Sells at Wayne County Store

by WKSU's KAREN SCHAEFER


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Karen Schaefer
 
These days the typical business model aims to expand sales with new products -- the whizzier the better. It's a model that's worked well for companies like Microsoft, Google, and many others. But here in Northeast Ohio there's a company that's made a 52-year success selling goods that hark back to an earlier time.
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Lehman's Hardware & Appliance Store in Kidron, Ohio sells the simple life
Jay Lehman started the store in 1955, selling non-electric tools to the Amish
Today Lehman's offers more than 30-thousand square feet of goods ranging from cast-iron stoves to wooden toys to books on how to make candles
One of Lehman's biggest sellers are all kinds of wood stoves for heating, from simple to sublime
Claw-footed bathtubs are a nostalgic choice for people restoring older homes
Oil lamps in all shapes and sizes are a popular favorite
This marble shaker toy is one of many handcrafted, simple toys no child could resist
 
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