Sixteen cases of measles have been confirmed among Amish in the Knox County area of north-central Ohio.

Sixteen people who previously rejected plea deals were convicted yesterday of hair- and beard- cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio.

A federal judge has ruled he will allow testimony about an allegation that a man charged with masterminding beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio offered "sex counseling" to Amish wives.