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FARMINGTON, IL — Authorities said Thursday that it was unlikely a 16-year-old would be charged with manslaughter for crashing his truck into the back of a Mennonite buggy two weeks ago, saying it didn’t appear the boy was drunk or driving recklessly.
Pennsylvania has a large Amish population, particularly in Lancaster County, who move around on state roads by horse and buggy. Horse and buggy traffic is increasing in eastern P.E.I. with the arrival of Amish settlers there.
CHISHOLM TOWNSHIP, ONTARIO — At time when public schools in large urban areas like North Bay are amalgamating and schools are up for sale, the need for elementary education is growing in Chisholm where the Amish community hopes to break ground later this year for their second parochial school.
A Moultrie County judge last week awarded guardianship of an elderly Amish woman to the woman’s daughter, capping a fight that has spilled from the insular world of the Amish to the civil court system.
BERLIN, OH — The board of directors of an Amish Mennonite-run charity rocked by revelations that one of its workers sexually abused dozens of boys in Haiti has now placed two of its top officials — Paul Weaver and Eli Weaver — on leave pending an investigation as they have acknowledged that they allowed a confessed pedophile to return to Haiti, where he then continued to serially rape young boys. The man is currently free after fleeing back to the United States, but the organization believes he should be sent back to Haiti to face up to his crimes.
COLDWATER, MI - The Branch County District Court preliminary examination for an Angola, Indiana man who is facing charges in connection with the deaths of three children in a June 7, 2019 Algansee Township traffic accident has been rescheduled.
PRESTON, MN — Four members of the Amish community in Fillmore County have asked a judge to amend his April ruling or grant them a new trial in the years-long struggle over residential wastewater disposal regulations.
North Stonington, CT — Having arrived at 6:30 a.m. after an hours-long drive from central Pennsylvania, five Amish carpenters constructed a pavilion at Hewitt Farm in less than six hours Monday, piecing together pre-cut and pressure-treated wood planks stained with beeswax.
ANGOLA, IN - A northeastern Indiana man who pleaded guilty in a drunken-driving crash involving a horse-drawn carriage near the Michigan state line has been ordered to pay $427,000 in restitution to the victims
In the last five years, there have sadly been a few major crashes between motor cars, and horse drawn buggies. One accident even sent four kids to the hospital, and a horse died. Up to this point, there didn't seem to be many laws on the books really targeted at trying to make horse drawn buggies safer to drive at night.
A southern Indiana Amish couple with 13 children has settled a multi-year lawsuit with the federal government, allowing the Canadian wife to become a permanent U.S. resident without submitting photos of herself in the application.