Latest Amish News

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...

Amish man sentenced to prison for sexually abusing girls

Jan. 24, 2020 5:32 PM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — An elderly Amish man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing four girls for years is facing 38 to 76 years in prison in Pennsyvlania, even though the judge acknowledged Friday that the length of the sentence is largely symbolic given the man's age. David Stoltzfus Smucker, 75, pleaded...

Mukan Htoo, a Burma refugee, talked during the dinner with the refugees and visitors in Strasburg, Pa. The event brings immigrants and neighbors together for a chance to share their stories and culture through food. (Paul Kuehnel/York Daily Record via AP)

Breaking bread with Amish, refugee families

Dec. 28, 2019 4:17 PM EST

STRASBURG, Pa. (AP) — It’s a melancholy morning. The mist is heavy enough to make the long drive feel foreign. And in many ways, it is. We're in Strasburg, the heart of Amish Country. We're about to step inside an Amish kitchen, learn how to make traditional Pa. Dutch-style chicken pot pie, and...