Huge Party in Amish Country Brings 75 Arrests for Underage Drinking


[image-1]More than 40 officers from five rural Ohio counties showed up to a huge party in Hardy Township late Saturday night to find an genuine Amish rager in progress. By the end of the proceedings, around 75 Amish youth had been arrested. (Hardy is in the heart of Holmes County, an hour and a half south of Cleveland.)

The Daily Record reports that Amish parents had phoned police and prompted a response to the shindig. They suggested that some 1,000 kids were going to show up at the party, though it's unclear what the final headcount was.

(Scene spent a night in Amish Country a few years ago. We didn't get arrested, but we had an excellent time.)

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.