Police bust up Amish party in Ohio field, over 70 arrested

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MILLERSBURG, Ohio – The party was expected to draw more than 1,000 Amish youth, but Ohio authorities intervened around midnight Saturday, arresting dozens of people, according to The Daily Record.

The joint raid took place at the scheduled venue – a huge field along County Road 400 in Hardy Township.

More than 40 officers from various law enforcement agencies in several counties arrested about 75 people, both adults and juveniles, according to the paper.

Two were hospitalized for alcohol-related symptoms and several were booked on charges of resisting arrest, according to the Associated Press.

The Holmes County Sheriff's Office had initially received calls from concerned parents warning of a massive party expected to draw more than 1,000 young Amish revelers from Ohio and neighboring states.

The Amish are a traditionalist sect of Christianity who reject modern technology and conveniences. The Amish have sizable communities in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana.

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