A Closer Look at Ohio’s Amish Community



15 members of a break-away Amish group face a decade in prison on hate crime charges after a series of beard and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in northeast Ohio. The case made headlines around the world and shined a light on this unique and very private community. On this hour, we’ll look at the case and the Amish community in Ohio.


  • James McCarty (Reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • David McConnell (Professor of Anthropology & Sociology at the College of Wooster)
  • Joseph Donnermeyer (Professor of Rural Sociology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at the Ohio State University)

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