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SIDNEY – Steven E. Hunter, of Sidney, was sentenced Tuesday in Shelby County Common Pleas Court to a mandatory 17 years in prison for the death of Sarah Schwartz, 23, of Maplewood who was a passenger in a buggy which was rear-ended by an SUV he operated.
DECATUR, IN - Two elderly northeastern Indiana Amish women have been sentenced to two years on probation and ordered not to practice midwifery or medicine after authorities learned they were acting as midwives without any certifications or formal training.
The Aug. 7 LNP article “Horse-drawn hazard” about horse and buggy accidents and the rules when passing a horse and buggy for Pennsylvania drivers was very informative. I have a young, soon-to-be driver and liked the link to the pamphlet with the rules for him to review.
LANCASTER, PA - Driving through Lancaster County and other parts of rural Pennsylvania will provide views of cornfields, cows and barns as well as horse and buggies, which move at speeds around 10 miles per hour.
She couldn’t even pull into the driveway. The conversation happened a decade ago, but Sharon Tyson, of Findlay, remembers it clearly. She had gratefully let a friend pick up her four children for a church get-together earlier in the day, and, initially, when that friend called her to say that she couldn’t bring the children back, Ms. Tyson didn’t think anything of it.
The Amish have negotiated a pact with modernity. Whereas much of the contemporary world sees technological progress as inevitable, even a moral imperative, the Amish ideal lives in the past, circa 1850.
CAYUGA COUNTY, NY - Late last month, after responding to the third horse and buggy accident in three months, members of the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office sat down to discuss what had gone wrong on the road.
HUNTSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH - In Amish society, young people between the ages of 16 and 21 are encouraged to explore the outside world before choosing the simple life and that often includes the use of alcohol.
The photograph accompanying this column tells the story of a phenomenon that somehow escaped the Scribbler’s attention when he discussed big-wheeled Amish scooters a few years ago. One of two sources, both of whom want to remain anonymous, took the picture.