Latest Amish News

Leader of Amish beard-cutting attacks will get to go home

Mar. 23, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The leader of a breakaway Amish group in Ohio who was sentenced to prison for beard- and hair-cutting attacks will get to to serve the rest of his sentence at home after his attorney argued the new coronavirus puts the 74-year-old bishop at risk. Sam Mullet Sr. was moved to a halfway...

New owners rename Amish tourist site The Barns at Nappanee

Mar. 7, 2020 10:54 AM EST

NAPPANEE, Ind. (AP) — The new owners of a popular northern Indiana tourist attraction that provides a glimpse into the life and history of the Amish have given it a new name that pays homage to the rural region’s plentiful barns. The site in Nappanee had been known as Amish Acres, but its new name...

Ohio bill would require flashing lights on Amish buggies

Feb. 16, 2020 10:12 AM EST

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — A flashing light would be required on horse-drawn buggies typically used by the Amish under an Ohio proposal intended to help prevent collisions with motor vehicles. In addition to a flashing light at all times on the highest rear part of the buggy, the bill introduced by Republican...