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Place: Oak Grove, MO (east of Kansas City).

Group: Amish (unspecified).

FBI agents raid Oak Grove doctor’s office.

By Sharon Chen.

Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 5:10 PM UTC.

OAK GROVE, Mo. (KCTV) - A doctor in Oak Grove is under a federal investigation. FBI agents raided the offices of Dr. David Clark Tuesday.

Just after 10 a.m., Sue Moon arrived to the scene of agents swarming the area outside of her bookstore. “There was a black van and black truck,” said Moon.

Moon owns Read It Again Books on Broadway in Oak Grove. She described the scene to KCTV5. KCTV5 made several attempts to contact Clark, but we did not hear back. For the full story:

Oak Grove chiropractor charged with decades of sexual assaults against Amish community members.

According to court records, the abuse took place over several decades.

By KCTV5 Staff.

Published: Sep. 25, 2023 at 6:18 PM UTC.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced charges today against a man accused of decades of sexual assaults against women and children, most of whom are from the Amish community.

The accused assailant is 70-year-old David B. Clark, who was identified in a September 25 press release from the Prosecutor’s office.

Clark worked as a licensed chiropractor at the Health Plus clinic since the 1980s. The release states that his victims were “mostly from the Amish community,” given that many “lacked sex education and had little interaction with health providers.”

https://tips.fbi.gov/home. For the full story:


Place: Reading/Fleetwood, PA.

Group: Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Conference.

'We need to accommodate them': Man wants to see more safety measures for Mennonite and Amish community.

Tom Rader.

Sep 25, 2023.

MAIDENCREEK TWP., Pa. - It's news that hits close to home.

“As I went by his house last Thursday, I thought there wasn't a lot of activity and I wondered why,” said Geoff Whaling, a friend of the family. “I got home and I was told there was an Anson Burkholder who had been hit on his bicycle and was horrified to realize that it was my neighbor."

"I think that as they expand the highway system here in Pennsylvania, they need to take into account that we have people who are both cyclists and horse and buggy and we need to accommodate them.” For the full story:


Place: Fillmore County, MN.

Group: Old Order Amish- Swartzentruber, Check Checky group.

2 killed, 2 hospitalized after crash involving Amish buggy in Fillmore County.

By KAALTV.

Updated: September 25, 2023 - 2:53 PM.

Published: September 25, 2023 - 11:37 AM.

(ABC 6 News) – Two people are dead and two others are hospitalized after a crash involving a vehicle and Amish buggy in Fillmore County on Monday morning.

The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) told ABC 6 News that the crash happened just before 8:30 a.m. in Sumner Township near County Road 1 by the Sumner Center Church.

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Place: Dayton, VA.

Group: Old Order Mennonites.

A HARVEST HOWDY: Produce Auction Hosts Texas Farm Bureau During Pumpkin Sales Peak Week.

By HARLEIGH CUPP.

Daily News-Record.

Sep 27, 2023.

DAYTON — In the midst of pallet after pallet stacked high with pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes, the Shenandoah Valley Produce Auction hosted a few special guests from the Lone Star State during its peak pumpkin sales season for buyers and growers alike.

More information about the auction can be found online at svproduceauction.com. For the full story:


Place: Liberty, KY. Group: Area has a few different plain Anabaptist congregations. 'I live off-grid like Amish – sex mag temptation was hard but I've found love'. By Michael Moran, Audience Writer. Daily Star, UK. 07:19, 24 SEP 2023. Titus, who lives a simple life of self-sufficiency and religious faith in rural Kentucky, was inundated with messages from women hoping to get to know him better after seeing his story online A bloke “living an Amish lifestyle” on a $60,000 plot of land has been inundated with "thousands" of letters from women wanting to date him. Titus talked the woman through her past anger, and that seemed to sort her foot out. For the full story: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/real-life/i-live-grid-like-amish-30986174


Place: Kalona / Wellman, Iowa.

Group: Old Order Amish- Mainline.

Letter: Amish better at technology than some give credit for.

Marcus Miller.

Sep. 17, 2023 6:00 am

The Gazette.

A letter to the editor criticizing the [University of Iowa] football scoreboard performance suggested visitors might have thought the tech staff "were from the Amish community." While the local Amish may not use electricity, many are quite savvy when using technology. Some now use electricity provided by solar panels, many of them installed by a young Amish guy who helped me with solar installations one summer. My guess is, that if given the opportunity, he could have figured out how to get the scoreboards working, though I doubt he could help Iowa's offense. For the full story:


Place: Lancaster County, PA.

Group: Old Order Amish- Mainline; Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, churches; Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Conference; others.

Pa. court system pilots program to help Pennsylvania Dutch speakers become certified interpreters.

Gabriela Martínez

WITF.

September 19, 2023 | 10:27 AM.

The state court system is partnering with a Lancaster county organization and other nonprofits to encourage Pennsylvania Dutch speakers to become court interpreters. The Plain community includes Amish, Mennonite and other Anabaptist denominations. As of 2022, about 87,000 Amish were living in Pennsylvania, according to The Center for Amish Studies. For the full story:


Place: Morenci, Lenawee County, MI.

Group: Swiss Amish.

Lenawee County settles lawsuits against Amish community over outdoor toilets.

Mary Lowe.

The Daily Telegram.

ADRIAN — Lenawee County settled several lawsuits Wednesday against the county’s Amish community over their refusal to install septic systems due to their religious obligations.

If successful, the lawsuits would have resulted in forcing the families to pay for the demolition of their own homes and place liens on their properties.

“In effect, the lawsuits were an attempt to banish an entire religious community from Lenawee County,” American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan senior staff attorney Phil Mayor wrote in a December 2022 article.

"I know there are better places to direct our public health dollars and the $425,000.00 the taxpayers are paying to end this litigation could have made a meaningful difference for much larger public health risks than those the Amish were alleged to have been causing," Martis said. "And as often as the ACLU and I differ politically, in this case I agree with them: religious freedom is a fundamental constitutional right and I will work hard to protect the religious liberties of all our folks including our Amish neighbors." For the full story:

Settlement reached in Amish case that pitted religious freedoms against county health codes.

Tom Henry.

The Toledo Blade.

Sep 18, 2023.

6:54 PM.

ADRIAN — A settlement has been reached in a case that questioned whether 13 families practicing their Old Order Amish faith must adhere to county health codes and build septic systems for waste generated on their properties by themselves and other humans. "Whether it's livestock farms, stormwater overflows, illicit or failed septic systems, people need to follow health codes and be doing everything possible to keep pathogens and algal-toxin-causing nutrients out of surface and groundwater," Ms. Taylor said. For the full story:


Place: Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana.

Group: Old Order Amish- Mainline; Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, churches.

Several hospitalized in crash involving Amish buggy near Versailles.

September 12, 2023.

WRBI Radio.

Tom Snape.

(Ripley County, IN) – Several people were hospitalized following a collision involving an Amish buggy and a car that happened on the 7600 block of U.S. 421 south of Versailles just before 8 o’clock Sunday evening.

The victims’ names and conditions were not available.

Responding to the scene were the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office, Versailles Fire Rescue, the New Marion Volunteer Fire Department, and Ripley County EMS. For the full story:


Place: Lancaster County, PA. Group: Old Order Amish- Mainline; Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, churches. The "Thursday Night Football" duties of former Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch took him to Amish Country in the lead-up to analyzing a Philadelphia Eagles game. Geoff Maglioccheti. Sep 16, 2023 5:12 PM EDT. Sports Illustrated. Former Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch found a new way to pick up yards in his return to Amazon Prime Video's "Thursday Night Football" coverage. Lynch took to a horse-and-buggy in the latest edition of "'N Yo City," a TNF pregame segment that features the Super Bowl champion and Skittles-lover making his way through game day locales in Prime's destination of the week. With TNF descending upon Philadelphia to cover the local Eagles' Week 2-opening tilt against the Minnesota Vikings, Lynch made his way to Amish Country, namely the town of Intercourse, PA (which the opening titles of the segment confirm is, indeed, a "real place"). For the full story: https://www.si.com/nfl/bills/news/buffalo-bills-marshawn-lynch-amish-country-video


Place: Evart/Reed City, Michigan. Group: Ex-Amish. Mark Wanner’s Visionary Journey: Crafting Dreams with KRÄM Construction & Design. By Michael Fernandez on September 13, 2023. Daily Scanner. There are stories that stand out as remarkable testaments to the power of perseverance, innovation, and family values in any industry, including the business of construction and design. Mark Wanner’s journey from an Amish upbringing to the visionary founder of KRÄM Construction & Design encapsulates all these elements and more. This is a tale of determination, rebranding, and the creation of a company that strives to redefine the custom home and commercial building industry. For the full story: https://www.dailyscanner.com/mark-wanners-visionary-journey-crafting-dreams-with-kram-construction-design/


Place: Alexandria / South Hammond, NY.

Group: Old Order Amish- Swartzentruber, Weaver group.

Pickup truck and Amish buggy collide, serious injuries reported.

By 7 News Staff.

Published: Sep. 20, 2023 at 2:51 PM UTC

WWNY.

TOWN OF ALEXANDRIA, New York (WWNY) - First responders are on the scene of a crash between a pickup truck and an Amish buggy in the town of Alexandria.

For the full story:

1yo & 3yo dead after pickup rear ends Amish buggy.

Two children die in crash between pickup truck and Amish buggy.

By 7 News Staff

Published: Sep. 21, 2023 at 5:37 AM UTC.

WWNY.

ALEXANDRIA, New York (WWNY) - Two young children are dead following a crash between a pickup truck and an Amish buggy in the town of Alexandria on Wednesday.

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies say a 1-year-old died at the scene despite a deputy’s lifesaving efforts. A 3-year-old died later at Samaritan Medical Center.

The crash happened around 2:20 p.m. on County Route 2. Deputies say 26-year-old Charlene Kring of LaFargeville drove her pickup into the back of the buggy, which was traveling in the same direction.

For the full story:

Sheriff: fatal buggy crash ‘was most tragic accidents that we have seen’.

By Sandy Torres.

Published: Sep. 21, 2023 at 6:13 PM UTC.

WWNY.

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Barnett calls Wednesday’s fatal crash between an Amish buggy and a pickup truck one of the worst.

“Very tragic. There was a one-year-old that was deceased at the scene, and three-year-old later deceased at Samaritan Medical Center,” he said.

The sheriff says as of Thursday night no charges have been pressed against 26-year-old Charlene Kring of LaFargeville. She was the driver of the pickup truck. Given the circumstances of the crash, the sheriff says that part will be challenging.

“The investigation is continuing. We will put an investigation together and it will be determined at a later date if any charges will be levied. We don’t know at this time,” he said.

For the full story:

After two killed in buggy accident, ‘We are heartbroken’.

By Sandy Torres.

Published: Sep. 22, 2023 at 6:00 PM UTC.

WWNY.

TOWN OF ALEXANDRIA, New York (WWNY) - After a rear-end collision this week killed two young Amish boys, there is fear on the road in the Amish community.

“I don’t ...feel safe walking on pavement, I want to go on the grass, the fear is there,” said Amish community member Amanda Weaver.

The crash Wednesday was on County Route 2 in the Town of Alexandria. A pick-up truck rear- ended the Slabaugh family buggy.

The funeral of the two young boys will be Sunday. For the full story:


Place: New Wilmington, PA. Group: Old Order Amish- 1955 Beschluss. Victim identified in fatal crash involving buggy in Mercer County. by: Chelsea Simeon. Posted: Sep 19, 2023 / 08:57 AM EDT. Updated: Sep 20, 2023 / 08:32 AM EDT. WKBN. EAST LACKAWANNOCK TWP., Pa. (WKBN) – Mercer County Coroner John Libonati identified the woman killed in a crash in East Lackawannock Township on Tuesday morning. The victim, 73-year-old Mary Byler, was riding in an Amish buggy that was hit by a vehicle traveling along the same roadway. Byler was pronounced dead at the scene at 9 a.m. He urged drivers to use caution when traveling on roads frequented by Amish buggies. Those roads often have warning signs along the roadways. For the full story: https://www.wkbn.com/news/local-news/east-lackawannock-township-news/crash-closes-road-in-mercer-county/ DA warns motorists to watch for Amish buggies. By MELISSA KLARIC. Herald Staff Writer. Sep 20, 2023. MERCER – One day after a woman died in an SUV-Amish buggy crash, Mercer County District Attorney Pete Acker issued a warning for drivers to be aware of the horse-drawn vehicles. Mary Byler, 73, of East Lackawannock Township, was killed after an SUV hit the buggy she was riding in Tuesday morning along Mercer-New Wilmington Road in the township. “The Amish communities are a very close-knit community and after incidents like this, a number of members gather at the accident scene,” Acker said. “I spoke with one of the elders yesterday at the accident scene and he commented that there was no excuse for hitting the Amish buggy from behind.” State police, the coroner and the district attorney all responded to the scene. No decision will be made about filing criminal charges until the state police investigation is completed and reviewed, Acker said. For the full story: https://www.sharonherald.com/news/da-warns-motorists-to-watch-for-amish-buggies/article_ead91b52-57db-11ee-97b3-df831819ce2f.html OUR VIEW: Bigger vehicles, back roads make a deadly combination. Sep 22, 2023. Herald Staff. WHILE three interstate highways — I-79, I-80 and I-376 — cut through Mercer County, there are wide swaths of rural territory with two-lane back roads that are less traveled but can be just as hazardous. We saw that again Tuesday, when a motorist crashed into an Amish buggy, killing 73-year-old Mary Byler of East Lackawannock Township and injuring the buggy driver. The wreck, along Mercer New Wilmington Road, was the second fatality this year involving an Amish buggy. Daniel Miller, 77 was killed Feb. 25 when a truck destroyed his buggy along New Castle Mercer Road in Wilmington Township. The life you save, as the old traffic safety advertisements used to say, might be your own. Or the passengers in an Amish buggy. For the full story: https://www.sharonherald.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-bigger-vehicles-back-roads-make-a-deadly-combination/article_e7ca196a-58b3-11ee-b08b-53aaa0605e4c.html


Place: Hastings, Michigan.

Group: Old Order- Mainline; Geauga Co. type churches.

Barry County Sheriff says deadly crash involving Amish sulky carts likely caused by the sun.

Sheriff: "I feel for all parties here." Man, teenager killed in crash involving Amish sulky carts.

By: FOX 17 News.

Posted at 3:46 PM, Sep 14, 2023.

and last updated 6:02 PM, Sep 14, 2023.

MAPLE GROVE TWP., Mich. — A 40-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy died after a crash involving two Amish sulky carts in Maple Grove Township on Tuesday. The crash occurred along East Cloverdale Road at about 7:15 p.m.

FOX 17 recently spoke to Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf, who said he believes that the sun is likely what caused the crash.

The Barry County Sheriff’s Office is still waiting on the results of the accident reconstruction, as well as some other tests. The driver is reported as cooperating with the investigation. For the full story:

‘Be aware, slow down’ MSP warns after deadly buggy crash.

by: Amanda Porter.

Posted: Sep 13, 2023 / 09:28 PM EDT.

Updated: Sep 13, 2023 / 11:32 PM EDT.

HASTINGS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are warning drivers to pay special attention on the road following a deadly buggy crash in Barry county.

Police say a father and son were killed Tuesday around 7:20 p.m. after a car collided with two Amish carts and a horse, marking the second deadly crash involving a buggy this year.

“It was a horrific, sad day for all parties involved. What happened is the driver of the vehicle was going up a hill and the sun was just right to where it was just underneath the visor of her car there,” said Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf.

A sunny drive ended in a tragic and deadly car crash that killed the two Amish family members and injured a third teenager.

For the full story:



Place: Moorefield, Wellington, Ontario, Canada.

Group: Markham-Waterloo Old Order Mennonite Conference.

Community pushes back against proposed Mennonite cemetery in Moorefield.

Isabel Buckmaster, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Sep 11, 2023.

MOOREFIELD – The proposal for a controversial Mennonite cemetery will return to council Tuesday night following community concerns related to groundwater protection and land use compatibility.

Subject to its second public meeting at Mapleton council, the Markham-Waterloo Mennonite Conference, an old order Mennonite sect, has amended its application asking council to permit a new cemetery at 109 Ruth Anne Pl. just off Wellington Road 10, after the previous proposal provoked multiple delegations during a public meeting in March.

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Place: Lancaster County, PA.

Group: Old Order Amish- Mainline; Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, churches.

Amish buggy carrying 5 overturns in Wilmington.

Sep 5, 2023 Updated Sep 5, 2023.

A bystander assists two women retrieve their belongings after an Amish buggy in which they were traveling overturned Sunday on Route 208.

GARY CHURCH | NEWS

One person suffered apparent injuries when an Amish buggy with five occupants overturned Sunday in Wilmington Township.

The accident occurred around 7 p.m. in the 3000 block of state Route 208. The horse was led away from the scene, seemingly unharmed.

A girl passenger, no age or name available, reportedly was taken by ambulance to a hospital. The New Wilmington Borough police and volunteer fire departments assisted state police at the scene.

State police did not provide a report with more information about the circumstances of the accident. For the full story:

Amish Horse-Buggy Crash Hospitalizes 9 People In Lancaster Co.

A horse and buggy crash — injuring nine people — happened Tuesday night, authorities said.

Jillian Pikora.

Daily Voice (Lancaster).

09/06/2023 12:28 p.m.

The crash involved a passenger vehicle and a horse and buggy in the 600 block of Strasburg Road in Paradise Township, according to Lancaster County Wide Communications.

The area is near the Land O Lakes distinguished farm and bed and breakfast, Neffdale Farms, according to Google Maps.

Northern Lancaster County Regional Police were called to assist EMS at the scene, around 9:50 p.m. on Sept. 5.

EMS took the nine injured people to a local hospital.

Which vehicle the people were in and the extent of their injuries is unknown as of noon on Wednesday..


Place: Holmes County, OH.

Group: Amish.

Polyglot Speaks Pennsylvania Dutch to Surprised Amish and Mennonite Residents in Holmes County Ohio.

Lori Dorn.

Laughing Squid.

September 8, 2023.

New York City polyglot Xiaoma visited a Mennonite family in Holmes County Ohio and spoke to them in the Pennsylvania Dutch language. The family was not only surprised but delighted by his knowledge. Xiaoma explained that the language was very similar to that of Yiddish. Also present were several Haitian refugees whom the family was hosting and whom he greeted in Haitian Creole, much to For the full story:


Place: Lodi / Homerville, Ohio.

Group: Old Order Amish- Swartzentruber.

Railroad spikes, rocks thrown into Amish homes; Medina Co. authorities investigating as possible hate crimes.

By: Bob Jones.

News 5 Cleveland.

Posted at 4:31 PM, Sep 06, 2023.

and last updated 6:49 PM, Sep 06, 2023.

MEDINA, Ohio — The Medina County Sheriff's Office is investigating a string of crimes committed against Amish people.

Detectives are trying to figure out who is responsible for throwing railroad spikes, rocks and other items into homes, shattering windows and creating fear.

Deputies have responded to 14 similar calls for service and six police reports have been filed. Since the Amish seem to be specifically targeted, the incidents could be considered hate crimes, according to Det. Larry Covey.

A railroad spike that was thrown into an Amish home in Medina County.

Covey said if the suspects are identified, they could be charged with a form of a hate crime known as ethnic intimidation.

"Anything that is race, religion— anything like that we can put together— we'll up the offense," he said. For the full story:

Are NE Ohio Amish the target of hate crimes?

Dave Nethers.

Fox 8 Cleveland WJW.

Posted: Sep 6, 2023 / 04:15 PM EDT .

Updated: Sep 7, 2023 / 09:26 AM EDT.

HOMERVILLE, Ohio (WJW) — Authorities are investigating a series of crimes targeting Amish families that began five months ago, wondering if they rise to the level of hate crimes.

Medina County Sheriff’s Office Detective Sgt. Larry Covey said the first reported incident was in April, but it appears the crimes have increased in recent weeks.

Authorities learned of windows being shattered at buildings and homes. For the full story: https://fox8.com/news/are-ne-ohio-amish-the-target-of-hate-crimes/


Place: n/a.

Group: Amish.

Vaughan-Bassett returns to dining after a three-year absence.

Bobby Dalheim, Senior Editor of Case Goods and Global Sourcing.

Furniture Today.

September 7, 2023.

GALAX, Va. – Vaughan-Bassett hasn’t made dining furniture since the height of the COVID pandemic in 2020. A year and a half ago, company President Doug Bassett said he’d have to be dragged “kicking and screaming” to get back into the category. But for this coming High Point Market, the company will indeed re-enter dining. So what changed?“It was true at the time,” Bassett told Furniture Today. “But it was at the height of the crazy good COVID business. The real reason we got out is because it was slowing down our bedroom plant. It was coming down our assembly lines and finishing room, and it got to be too much of a distraction. It was easy to get out of at the time because demand was so high and our bedroom business was so good.” For the full story:




Place: Flemingsburg, Kentucky. Group: Old Order Amish- 1955 Beschluss, Swiss. A look into Amish and Mennonite businesses. Dawn Floyd. The Ledger Independent. September 9, 2023. FLEMINGSBURG — On Tuesday, Sept. 26, Fleming County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Amish and Mennonite Business Tour. Executive Director of the chamber, Crystal Ruark said space for the tour is limited to 50 people and encourages those interested to sign up as soon as possible. She wanted it noted that she and the chamber are always grateful to the Amish and Mennonite people in the community for opening their businesses and in some cases their homes to the people on the tour and grateful to People’s Bank for sponsoring the event. For the full story: https://maysville-online.com/news/208922/a-look-into-amish-and-mennonite-businesses


Place: Holmes/Wayne Counties, OH.

Group: Amish.

'Amish Stud' Lifetime Movie Trailer Stars Luke Macfarlane and Kirsten Vangsness as Secret Lovers (Exclusive).

Ariana Madix, Meagan Good, Sarah Drew and more stars are also set to appear in the network's upcoming fall movie slate, kicking off on Sept. 16.

By Julia Moore.

People Magazine.

Published on September 6, 2023 01:01PM EDT.

Luke Macfarlane is an unfaithful and plotting husband in the first trailer for Lifetime’s new film, Amish Stud: The Eli Weaver Story.

Inspired by a true story and based on Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris’ “A Killing in Amish Country: Sex, Betrayal and a Cold-Blooded Murder,” Amish Stud sees Macfarlane, 43, take on the role of Eli Weaver, a husband and father living in a conservative Amish community in Ohio.

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Place: Orrstown, Franklin County, PA.

Group: Old Order Amish- Mainline; Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, churches.

Fifty Shades of Hay! Amish community up in arms over 'tame' romance novel where characters' 'lips meet in mutual consent'.

Amish romance novelist Linda Byler is the bible belt's answer to multi-millionaire author of Fifty Shades of Gray, E.L James. Byler writes all her novel by hand in her notebooks because the Amish community don't have electricity or modern conveniences like laptops. There's nothing unclean in them. There is some touching, my publisher said it would have to be discreet and a little bit of a kiss' Linda told DailyMail.com

By Joanna Bell for Dailymail.Com.

Published: 11:35 EDT, 2 September 2023.

An Amish romance novelist is taking the Christian literature world by storm, selling close to a million books while setting pulses racing in the ultra conservative community. 'I'm 65 years old, so I'm not a fan of the Kardashians. I don't look down on them or judge them. They just seem to be all about themselves. I'm not into that.'. For the full story:


Place: Midland, MI.

Group: Old Order Amish.

The Amish settlement of Mills Township.

Floyd Andrick.

Midland County Historical Society.

Sep. 1, 2023.

"The Old Amish Cemetary" in Mills Township in northeastern Midland County.

It is easy nowadays for an individual to hurry past a knoll on the north side of Bombay Road between Sturgeon and Dublin Roads, and not know that "they" ever existed. "They" were a group of Amish families who settled in the Mills/Hope area in northeastern Midland County starting in 1909.

Between my nephew Dan and me, we will maintain this little cemetery for the foreseeable future years. For the full story:


Place: Ethridge, TN.

Group: Old Order Amish- Swartzentruber, Joe Troyer church / Abe Miller church.

In Amish Country, Buggy Lanes Will Flank Some Rural Roads. A growing Amish population is putting more buggies on the road, increasing the risk of buggy-related vehicular accidents. For some states, buggy lanes could be a solution. by Lonnie Lee Hood. Daily Yonder. August 31, 2023. With or without construction of buggy lanes, however, Gingerich is among those who hope that non-Amish drivers, drivers that the Amish community calls “the English,” will pay more attention on the roads. She says safety measures like buggy lanes and reflector tape are helpful, but only if drivers are being responsible in the first place. For the full story: https://dailyyonder.com/amish-buggy-lanes-rural-roads/2023/08/31/


Place: Mt. Eaton, OH (Wayne/Holmes Counties area).

Group: Amish (general).

14,000th baby recently delivered at Mount Eaton Care Center.

Aug 31, 2023.

WQKT, 104.5; Wooster, OH.

The Mount Eaton Care Center celebrated a milestone earlier this month. The care center was happy to announce that it delivered its 14,000th baby on the morning of August 14th. The care center, which was founded as a nonprofit in 1984, was established to provide a comfortable birthing service for the area’s Amish and Mennonite communities. Currently, the care center features eight beds and a staff of 18 nurses, including RNs and LPNs, as well as a dozen aides. The care center also recently added to its staff its very first EMT.

Place: United States.

Group: Amish

Amish found to be under-vaccinated for COVID-19 but not unvaccinated.

August 28, 2023

By Kristie Auman-Gooding.

Penn State News.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — This summer, viral misinformation claimed that the Amish did not vaccinate against COVID-19 and, as a result, had death rate 90 times lower than the rest of the United States. Now, a Penn State study is the first to provide geographically broad and population-wide evidence that while the Amish-populated counties across the nation tend to have lower vaccination rates than other populations, they are not entirely unvaccinated.

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