Latest Amish News

Blinking lights to be added to some Amish buggies for safety

Nov. 9, 2019 9:44 AM EST

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — A law enforcement official says he's persuaded the bishops of an Ohio Amish sect to install blinking lights on buggies to make them more visible to motorists. The Ashland Times-Gazette reports Ashland County Chief Deputy Sheriff Carl Richert has been working with local Amish and...

Judge hears challenge of NY law on vaccine exemptions

Oct. 29, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

WATERLOO, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has reserved decision on a request to block a New York law that eliminated religious exemptions for student vaccines. The request Tuesday came in the case of an Amish father who says vaccines run counter to his family's religious beliefs. The lawsuit in Seneca County Court...

Amish family sues over end of NY religious vaccine exemption

Oct. 21, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

WATERLOO, N.Y. (AP) — An Amish father who says childhood vaccines run counter to his family's religious beliefs is suing to overturn New York's ban on religious exemptions that let unvaccinated children attend school. Jonas Stoltzfus' lawsuit contends the law violates the constitutional right of religious...

Lancaster County Amish teen finds fame on TikTok video app

Sep. 21, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Rebecca Fisher never expected her first video on TikTok, a mobile-only video-sharing app, to go viral. "I wasn't going to post anything (on the app), but then I saw (Pennsylvania) was trending," the 14-year-old Amish girl said. Her first video, which featured Fisher educating viewers...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Sep. 18, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: No matter who stops the raw sewage, it's going to cost Harrisburg residents Harrisburg Patriot News/Pennlive.com Sept. 18 For several decades, the clock has been ticking, and leaders in Harrisburg have been kicking the clock down...