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March 6, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Trinity United Church of Christ in Waynesboro is hosting two special fundraising performances of "The Amish Project" in support of playwright and actress Jessica Dickey. A fictional exploration of true events, "The Amish Project" is the story of a schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community, and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake. The play is written and performed by Dickey. The two local fundraising performances will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7; and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Trinity United Church of Christ's Harbaugh Hall, 30 W. North St. Tickets cost $10 and can be reserved in advance by e-mailing theamishproject@gmail.
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October 22, 2000
Amish cart struck in Pa. accident CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An Amish horse-drawn cart was struck by a hit-and-run driver in northern Franklin County Friday night, causing injuries to its two occupants and the death of the horse, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said. The vehicle that police said struck the buggy broke down with a damaged tire about three miles from the scene of the accident, which occurred on Pa. 75 south of Back Road in Fannett Township. The driver of the buggy, Elam Hostetler, 42, of Willow Hill, Pa., was treated at Chambersburg Hospital and released.
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by DON AINES | December 24, 2006
SHIPPENSBURG, PA. - The bumper sticker on the Amish buggy read "Born to Ride - Forced to go to work," but dozens of Amish and other neighbors and friends voluntarily were lending a hand to rebuild a Lurgan Township, Pa., home that was destroyed by fire Wednesday. The still smoldering ashes and rubble of David Blank's home had been pushed to the side, and bearded men armed with tool belts and nail guns were starting to frame the second floor of the house on Friday before noon. The men worked diligently through a heavy drizzle.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | July 28, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The treadmill whirred while Jessica Dickey ran at the gym in New York City on Monday, Oct. 2, 2006. She was only half watching the television screen in front of her when something snatched her attention, something that would hold her attention for the next two years. The first mention of the Amish school shooting in Lancaster County, Pa., shocked Dickey so much that she paused in her running and fell off the back of the treadmill. "I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
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Scott Anderson | Culinary Passion | June 22, 2012
I will make this intro short and sweet: For all my family, friends and fellow cooks, chefs, grillers, smokers and such, I give you my friendship and my bread. Enjoy! - Scott C. Anderson is associate food service director and chef with Shepherd University dining services in Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Chef Ambassador to the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Amish Friendship Bread For day 1: 2/3 cup sugar, 2/3 cup milk, 2/3 cup flour For days 6: 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk For day 10:  1 1/4 cup flour, 1 1/4 cup sugar , 1 1/4 cup milk For final bread: 1 cup applesauce 1/2 cup milk (skim or 2 percent)
NEWS
November 14, 2009
The grand opening of Amish Sheds and Gift Shoppe was held Nov. 3 at the business at 701A Dual Highway in Hagerstown. The business is owned by Vanessa Moore, who has been a business owner in the Washington County area for more than 11 years. Among those attending the grand opening were Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II; Brien J. Poffenberger, president of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce; Tom Riford, president and CEO of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau; Art Callaham, executive director of the Greater Hagerstown Committee; and Jack Hershey, former senior vice president of Ferris Baker Watts Inc. Moore's family members, friends and others in the community also attended.
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By DON AINES | August 6, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An Amish man charged with attempted homicide and arson in 2007 in Franklin County is now competent to stand trial in Franklin County Court. Laverne Z. Zimmerman, 22, of Shippensburg, Pa., was ruled incompetent as a result of an April hearing before Judge Douglas Herman. Herman ordered Zimmerman to undergo 60 days of in-patient treatment at Mayview State Hospital once a bed was available. On Tuesday in Central Court, Public Defender Michael Toms waived a preliminary hearing for Zimmerman, whose mandatory arraignment was scheduled for Sept.
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By DON AINES | August 11, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County Judge John R. Walker warned Jason Scott Johnson Wednesday that any further traffic violations will land him in jail after the judge learned the Orrstown, Pa., man has gotten two tickets since a 1997 accident that killed an Amish girl. "You sure haven't learned a damn thing. ... It's almost like spitting in my face," Walker told Johnson. He said he had considered rejecting Johnson's plea agreement, but he did not. "The court was real upset when it read this pre-sentence report," Walker told Johnson, 21, when he sentenced him to five years on probation and a $1,000 fine for involuntary homicide in the Oct. 27, 1997, death of Bena Mae Stoltzfus of Orrstown.
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by Charlotte Baker, Sharpsburg | October 21, 2006
To the editor: I am drawn to imagine what might have happened five years ago if we as a nation had responded in the same way as has the Lancaster, Pa., Amish community to their tragic, terrible loss. What could be a more heinous crime than terrifying and slaughtering innocent little girls? But what did their families and community do? They came together to grieve and to pray - and they prayed for the family of that deranged man. They offered their forgiveness; they came to his funeral and have decided to share the contributions of financial support with his family.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | June 24, 2009
The Tri-State area is known for its Pennsylvania Dutch influence. German immigrants settled in nearby Pennsylvania and in Washington County, Md., and brought with them one of their lasting influences: food. Here in the Tri-State area, there are two basic types of potato salad: German potato salad and Amish-Mennonite potato salad, sometimes simply called Amish potato salad. It can be confusing. The Amish and Mennonites derived from the German region. So is there a difference?
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