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  • Event raises $15,000 for autism research

    MaryBeth Rowell

    For the Lancaster News

    The fourth annual Autism Speaks event, “Lancaster Cooks 2011 – Look Who’s Cooking,” held Sept. 27 in Fairway Room at the Lancaster Golf Course in Lancaster, was deemed a success by those who organized the fundraiser.

    Evelyn Springs was the hostess and the coordinator for the event, which raises money for autism research.

    Springs draws inspiration for the annual fundraiser from her 8-year-old grandson, Malik.

  • Local woman attends international conference

    The San Francisco Bay Area was the setting where people from across the world gathered to share stories about a rare disorder that has negatively impacted thousands of lives.  

    And Lancaster’s own Donna White was among the attendees who talked about their heart-wrenching experiences. 

    White’s son, Ryan McKinney, died nearly six years ago from Kleine-Levin Syndrome, a neurological disorder marked by excessive sleep and altered behavior. 

    There is no cure for the condition. 

  • Council to discuss options for voter registration at meeting

    With just over a year left before the next presidential election, Lancaster County Council will consider options for helping ease space concerns at the local voter registration office. 

    At its Monday meeting, council is set to discuss options for an alternate absentee polling place to help prevent issues with long lines seen during the 2008 general election.

  • Seven arrested in drug search

    A raid on a Lancaster home Thursday evening uncovered thousands of dollars in drugs and led to the arrests of seven people.
    Authorities conducted a search of a house at 1942 Usher Road after the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office learned that people were selling illegal drugs at the home, according to a sheriff's office press release.
    A search warrant was obtained after a joint investigation involving the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force Team, the Lancaster Police Department and the Lancaster County Metro SWAT Team.  

  • ‘A community icon’

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The flag hung solemnly at half-staff outside Indian Land Elementary School on Wednesday morning, fluttering in the breeze above a ring of flowers, hand-lettered cards and star-shaped balloons at the base of the flagpole.
    Out of the school’s shadow and into the sun out front walked a group of first-graders carrying notebooks and pencil bags, single file, one little girl with a finger to her lips shushing the boy in front of her.

  • Sixteen minors arrested at motel

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A party at a Lancaster motel Sunday, Oct. 2, led to charges against a room full of underage revelers, including four juveniles.
    According to a police department incident report, Lancaster police got a call about 1 a.m. from a clerk at the Jameson Inn on Commerce Boulevard.
    The call came in response to guests’ complaints of people making noise outside their rooms and someone throwing up on the sidewalk.

  • Job fair draws 922 jobseekers

    Lancaster County
    Economic Development Corp.
    More than 900 people attended the Oct. 1 job fair at the Adult Education Campus at the old Barr Street High School.
    The purpose of the job fair, which was sponsored by the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. (LDEDC) and Lancaster County Workforce Action Team (WAT), was for unemployed workers to meet companies that are hiring in the region while collecting their information into a job seeker database.

  • New IL fire station opens Sunday

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department is getting ready to celebrate a significant milestone with the official opening of its new and improved fire station.
    Located at 185 Six Mile Creek Road, the department’s newly renovated Fire Station 10 will open at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, with a grand “fire hose uncoupling ceremony.”
    The department, and the community it serves, have plenty of reason to be proud of the renovated station.

  • Officers arrest man wanted in Chester

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Local authorities arrested a Lancaster man who had been wanted by Chester County deputies for an assault in July.
    A Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy came to Felly Lane on Monday evening in response to a call about a disturbance there, according to an incident report.
    The caller said a man was hiding in a yard and “watching law enforcement.” The deputy located the man on the property of a nearby resident, who had come outside to question what was going on.

  • ‘I Do’ event Sunday

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The dress. The decorations. Floral arrangements, music and, of course, the cake.
    With so much to consider when planning a wedding, an upcoming event aims to help make the task a little easier and less stressful.
    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is hosting “I Do: Ladies Afternoon Out” from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Lancaster Golf Club Fairway Room, 1840 Springs Club Road.