Federal prosecutors are expected to argue that an Amish sect leader, accused of orchestrating beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish men, was operating a cult out of his family compound in rural Ohio.
The leader of an Amish sect in Ohio, who was indicted on federal charges for allegedly shaving the beards and cutting the hair of community members, must pay for his own legal defense after making millions off an oil-and-gas deal, court documents show.
Seven members of a breakaway Amish group in eastern Ohio were arrested on federal hate crime charges for allegedly shaving the beards and cutting the hair of individuals who refused to support their leader, according to a criminal complaint released Wednesday.
Five purported Amish splinter group members, who are suspected in a string of hair-cutting attacks on Amish men and women in their community, are scheduled to be back in court Wednesday morning for arraignment, said the sheriff of Jefferson County, Ohio.
Three Ohio Amish men remained in police custody Monday after allegedly assaulting other members of their local community in part by forcibly cutting off hair and beards -- a particularly egregious offense in Amish society.
My husband, children and I stopped by an Amish friend's house on our way to visit some relatives in Michigan recently. Since December is so busy for everyone, I was thankful that my friend had time to see us.
The Amish are expanding their presence in states far beyond Pennsylvania Dutch country as they search for affordable farmland to accommodate a population that has nearly doubled in the past 16 years, a new study found
More than $550,000 has poured in from around the world to help an Amish community recover from a schoolhouse shooting Monday in which five girls were killed and five others seriously injured, according to an agency managing the donations.
Horse-drawn buggies carried mourners through the quiet town of Georgetown, Pennsylvania, past the home of gunman Charles Carl Roberts IV, to funeral services Thursday for the girls he killed at an Amish schoolhouse.