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Amish Girls Abducted: Two People Charged

Two young Amish girls were abducted from a vegetable stand in upstate New York last Wednesday. Many people gathered to search for the girls, but had trouble because of a lack of photos of them. Witnesses said that the two …

’19 Kids and Counting:’ Teens Don’t Date, They Court

The 19 Kids and Counting kids learned early on that when they became teenagers they couldn’t date. Instead they could court a close friend of the opposite sex–with the intention of that courtship leading to marriage. Three of the 19 …

Amish Filmed Moving House by Hand

A small borough of a few hundred residents in Pennsylvania called Spartansburg is home to an Amish community that was recently filmed moving a 24′ by 36′ house by hand. Spartansburg resident Perry Clabbatz was amazed to see roughly 80 …

Amish Family Chemo Battle Continues
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An Amish family has fled their home, and has gone into hiding, after a court ruling ordered that their daughter continue chemotherapy treatments. Sarah Hershberger, an 11-year-old Amish girl, was diagnosed with Leukemia in April 2013, and was undergoing rounds …

Amish Buggy Accident Leaves Two Dead, One Injured
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An Amish woman and her daughter are dead after a truck reportedly crashed into the buggy they were riding in around 4:20 p.m. Saturday. According to Pennsylvania State Police, William Byler, 35, of New Wilmington, Pa., was operating a horse …

Amish Buggy Accident Results in 2 Fatalities
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An Amish mother and her 11-year-old daughter were killed when a truck hit the back of their horse-drawn buggy in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, around 4:20 p.m. on Saturday. The accident occurred on Pulaski Mercer Road, close to the intersection of …

Amish Beard-Cutting Trial Begins Today

The trial of Sam Mullet Sr. and his followers begins today in Cleveland. Mullet and 15 of his entourage are standing trial for hate-crimes against fellow Amish after a series of bizarre attacks in which they clipped the beards and …

Amish Boom Could Reshape the Rust Belt

As the recent recession descended upon the U.S., few regions were hit harder than the rust belt. Thousands of workers throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan were laid off, somethimes throwing entire towns into dire financial situations. Things are so …

Amish Buggy Amendment: Will this Lead to More Deaths?
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The Amish community wants to be able to practice their religion more closely and ditch the orange safety triangles that they have been legally mandated to affix on the back of their carriages. Yesterday Kentucky’s General Assembly voted out the …