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  • Authorities investigate several suspicious fires

    Investigators and fire officials are searching for a man who set a pile of clothes on fire in a wooded area late last month. 

  • Business owners show support for Agribusiness Development Center

    From a local sausage producer to a homegrown tea operation, a group of small business owners lined up in Lancaster County Council chambers late last month to voice support for the county’s Agribusiness Development Center. 

  • Four charged with attempted murder

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Two men were arrested, and another two are wanted, in a multi-count attempted murder case involving the shootings of two occupied cars in the Pardue Street neighborhood last month.
    A total of 64 warrants were issued Sept. 24 on four men, including Christopher Columbus Mingo, 22, 2201 Pardue St., Terence Lamont Grier, 23, 1507 King Circle, Jonathon McGriff, 23, 701 Saint Paul St., and Rodmetrius Jamall Montgomery, 28, 2204 Pardue St., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Obamacare enrollment goes live

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Despite the ongoing political battle in Washington, D.C. to defund and repeal it, the age of Obamacare started Tuesday, Oct. 1.
    Americans can finally log on to the Health Insurance Marketplaces websites to decide options for themselves under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
    While the law may be contentious, its requirements still stand, and if you’re like many, you likely have a number of questions about the law and how it applies to you.
    If so, read on for a primer.

  • County Council discusses personnel policy, nepotism

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    The issue of nepotism, and its potential ramifications for county personnel, was hotly debated during Lancaster County Council’s Sept. 23 meeting.
    The discussion began after a request from Councilman Bob Bundy to look at possibly amending the county’s personnel policy in an effort to place stricter regulations on nepotism.
    “Mr. Bundy wanted to do something a little more stringent,” said  County Administrator Steve Willis.

  • City of Lancaster receives award for its financial reporting practices

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    For the third consecutive year, the City of Lancaster has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, which is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.
    Awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, the certificate represents “a significant accomplishment by a government and its management,” according to the association’s press release.

  • Lancaster Tours bus burns near Marion

    Joe Sulkowski saw fire from a new perspective on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 22, when a blaze damaged a Lancaster Tours bus near Marion.

  • Three arrested in meth lab bust

    Three people are behind bars after a small meth lab was discovered inside their Lancaster home Wednesday, Sept. 25.

  • Lancaster comes out to help Morrison

    You know that horrible feeling when your stomach drops or your heart skips a beat after hearing bad news.

  • New attractions at IL festival Saturday

    Where can you taste delicious dishes, hear finger-snapping music and ride high in a hot air balloon?
    You can find all that and more at the eighth annual Indian Land Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28.
    The free, family-friendly event, sponsored by the Indian Land Rotary Club, will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the City of Light, just off U.S. 521. 
    With several new and returning attractions to keep festival-goers entertained throughout the day, festival co-chair Tracy Little expects the event to be the biggest one yet.