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Convicted Amish Fight For Release

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Lawyers for a group of Amish convicted of hate crimes argue the group's conviction, sentencing and imprisonment in separate places violates their constitutional rights.
1:42PM
April
5, 2013

Attorneys for a group of Amish men and women found guilty of hate crimes in eastern Ohio are arguing that the group’s conviction, sentencing and imprisonment in separate facilities across the country violates their constitutional rights and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

Northwest Ohio County Condemns Two Amish Houses

Dudley Township in Kenton County
Dudley Township in Kenton County
8:52AM
March 27, 2013

Over the pleas of the local Amish community, a northwest Ohio health board is going ahead with plans to condemn two newly constructed Amish homes because they don’t have required septic systems for their outhouses.

Ohio Amish Beard-Cutting Ringleader Gets 15 Years

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A judge has sentenced Samuel Mullet to fifteen years in prison in beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio.
2:19PM
February
8, 2013

The ringleader in hair- and beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Prosecutors Call For Life Sentence In Amish Beard Cuttings

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Samuel Mullet Sr. is due to be sentenced Friday in Cleveland along with 15 others convicted in the hair-cuttings.
12:56PM
February 5, 2013

Federal prosecutors want a life sentence for the leader of an Amish breakaway group convicted in a series of beard- and hair-cutting attacks in Ohio.

Amish Guilty Of Hate Crimes In Ohio Hair Attacks

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A jury has convicted an Amish leader and his family of hate crimes.
2:50PM
September
20, 2012

Members of an Amish breakaway group in Ohio have been found guilty of hate crimes by carrying out beard- and hair-cutting attacks against fellow Amish in a dispute over religious differences.

Jurors Resume Deliberations In Ohio Amish Case

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Jurors began a third day of deliberations in a trial of 16 people charged in beard and hair cutting attacks against fellow Amish.
1:29PM
September
18, 2012

Jurors have begun a third day of deliberations in the trial of 16 people accused of hate crimes in hair- and beard-cutting attacks against their fellow Amish in Ohio.

Amish Beard-Cutting Trials Begin

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Ohio has the nation's largest concentration of Amish people, with most clustered in and around Holmes County.
7:58AM
August
27, 2012

Members of an Amish church group are due to go on trial Monday in a Cleveland federal courtroom. Prosecutors claim the defendants committed hate crimes against other Amish by cutting off their beards and hair.

Judge Rejects Ohio Amish Hate Crime Law Challenge

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A judge has rejected a challenge of the federal hate crimes law by Amish defendants charged in beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio.
2:47PM
May
31, 2012

A judge has rejected a challenge of the federal hate crimes law by Amish defendants charged in beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio.

Ohio’s 2011 National Spotlight Not Always Favorable

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The fight against Senate Bill 5 brought national attention to Ohio
6:13AM
December
28, 2011

For better or worse, 2011 proved quite eventful for the state of Ohio. As the year winds down to a close, WOSU commentator Stacia Kock takes a look back at some of the state’s more memorable headlines.

Sheriff: Amish Man’s Beard Cut In New Ohio Attack

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Amish men in Ohio allegedly have been attacked, their beards cut off. This is considered an insult in the Amish community.
9:46AM
November
11, 2011

Authorities in Ohio report another attack on an Amish man whose hair and beard were cut.