Some Ohio Swartzentrubers, probably the most conservative of the Amish groups, have decided to make changes in their buggies to improve their safety on the public roads. The Akron Beacon Journal last week published an interesting report on how the Swartzentrubers (also sometimes spelled Schwartzentrubers) in three northeastern Ohio counties are trying to lessen the […]

The Schwartzentruber Amish in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, went back to court to seek relief from the harsh penalties imposed by county judge Norman Krumenacker earlier this year. On the judge’s orders, an Amish school was padlocked in March by county sheriffs because the outhouses near the school did not meet state and county specifications for […]

Andy Schwartzentruber was released from the Cambria County, Pennsylvania, jail last week after completing his 90 day sentence for refusing to bring his outhouses into compliance with the orders of a judge. The Amish man feels that state and county regulations specifying construction and cleaning details of outhouses violate his religious rights. He had provided […]

A district judge in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, sent a conservative Amish man to jail for refusing to compromise with officials over the outhouses he provides at a school on his property. Judge Norman Krumenacker last week found Andy Schwartzentruber in contempt of court for failing to bring the outhouses into compliance with regulations that govern […]

Andy Schwartzentruber, the Cambria County, Pennsylvania, Amish man who refuses to let sewage officials dictate how he will handle waste in his outhouses, may be heading for jail in another month. Hauled before county judge Norman Krumenacker on Thursday afternoon last week, Schwartzentruber was held in contempt of court for ignoring the judge’s earlier rulings […]

Officials in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, are obsessing about the inadequacies of outhouses at two new farmhouses built for Schwartzentruber Amish families. According to news reports last Thursday, County Judge Norman Krumenacker hopes to work out a compromise with the Amish families that are violating the county sewer codes and the officials charged with enforcing the […]