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Torah Bontrager can’t stop fighting for closure. She recently said she wouldn’t be able to say how it might feel to never receive judicial retribution for the multiple violations she had to experience as an adolescent at the hands of her uncle.
Ohio has a substantial number of Amish residents. Some are in our own region. All too frequently, we have to report accidents in which motor vehicles have struck horse-draw buggies operated by the Amish.
Technology promised to connect us but divided us instead. As people worry about smartphone addiction and vow to spend less time on their laptops, social media companies are scrambling to placate a world that has caught on to their products’ ability to turn us against one another, tip elections and even incite violence.
COLUMBUS, OH - A new proposed Ohio law, backed by state lawmakers representing areas of the state with significant Amish populations, would toughen visibility requirements on buggies and other horse-drawn vehicles in an effort to reduce crashes.
HARRISBURG, PA – Legislation that passed the state House would call for stiffer penalties for careless driving that injures “vulnerable” highway users, like pedestrians, bicyclists and those riding in horse-and-buggies.
WARREN, OH — For the second time in less than a week, members of an Amish community sat in a courtroom where one of their own was sentenced to prison for sexually molesting a minor from their community.
LANCASTER, PA — When Miriam Esh learned of a devastating case of child sexual abuse emerging last year in a Lancaster County Amish community, she traveled here from her Lewisburg, Pa., home to offer support to the victims.
A judge imposed a 38- to 76-year prison sentence Friday on an elderly Amish man for years of sexually abusing four girls in a case that highlighted growing awareness of sexual abuse among Amish and related church groups.
Township supervisors in Lycoming County have decided to not create an ordinance that deals with horse manure and Amish buggies. The supervisors were flirting with the idea of having the horses wear diapers or some other kind of collection device.
LENAWEE COUNTY, MI - As late afternoon sun streamed into the home’s spare living area, an Amish couple recalled the day this past August when a Lenawee County health official came to their door to post a notice.
As a child, Sadie* was carefully shielded from outside influences, never allowed to watch TV or listen to pop music or get her learner’s permit. Instead, she attended a one-room Amish schoolhouse and rode a horse and buggy to church—a life designed to be humble and disciplined and godly.
Located two hours southwest of Denver, Westcliffe is one of two Colorado towns officially designated as ‘dark sky’ communities. These are communities that limit nighttime lights to minimize light pollution and preserves the purity of the night sky. But it wasn’t so much the night sky that brought Joel Troyer to Westcliffe as it was the sunny days, open space and the chance to start a whole new life.
MICHIGAN - In January 2020, readers asked us about the accuracy of reports that claimed officials in a county in Michigan had threatened to demolish more than a dozen homes in a local Amish community unless their owners upgraded them in a way that is antithetical to their religious beliefs.
Amish residents in Michigan are suing the Lenawee County Health Department for violating their religious liberty rights by seeking to have their homes demolished if they don’t modernize water and sewage systems.