Ohio Contemplates Accommodation of Amish Residents

April 18, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On April 18, 2001, The Boston Globe reported that in the city of Berlin, OH, "state Representative Anthony Latta Jr. is sponsoring a bill to spend $5 million on road projects to help protect Ohio's 35,000 Amish from passing vehicles." There were 161 buggy-car crashes in Ohio in 1999. Latta's bill would fund projects to widen roads and to "improve visibility, add signs, and otherwise accommodate the Amish."