Tag: Amish

In Ohio, the Amish Take on the Coronavirus

SUGARCREEK, Ohio — On April 1, John Miller, a manufacturer here with deep connections to the close-knit Amish community of Central Ohio, got a call from Cleveland Clinic. The hospital system was struggling to find protective face masks for its 55,000 employees, plus visitors. Could his team sew 12,000 masks in two days? He appealed […]

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A Plan to Develop Farmland in Amish Country Meets Resistance

MANHEIM TOWNSHIP, Pa. — When Earl Hurst bought 100 acres of farmland in rural Lancaster County in 1952, he planned for the fertile fields to help sustain his family. And for a generation, they did just that. “That farm was everything he was looking for,” Victor Hurst, the youngest of Earl’s 10 children, said of […]

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