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  • Power outage in Lancaster on Monday

    Tiffini Mitchell walked into the Lancaster Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine office Monday morning and turned right around in a matter of minutes.
    Mitchell, a rep with pharmaceutical company Pfizer, visits the Meeting Street  orthopaedics office weekly to promote her company’s medication. But she wasn’t able to market anything Monday because her clients didn’t have electricity.
    That business complex, at 901 W. Meeting St., was among the many buildings in Lancaster that went without power Monday morning.

  • Heath Springs denies rec department’s request

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs Town Council does not plan to buy playground equipment any time soon.
    Council voted 4-0 at its Jan. 17 meeting to deny a request from Lancaster County Parks and Recreation. LCPR Director Sherry Wilson asked the town last month if it would provide more than $11,000 for new equipment at the Heath Springs town park and ball fields.
    Councilman Eddie Moore was not at the Jan. 17meeting.  

  • Police investigate shooting at Self Control Brothers Club

    Police say a Lancaster man is lucky to be alive after he was shot in the back outside a nightclub last week.
    The shooting happened after 1:15 a.m. Jan. 20, outside of Self Control Brothers Club, at 907 S. Market St. According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, officers were notified by Springs Memorial Hospital emergency room personnel as they treated the 22-year-old man for a single gunshot wound.

  • LAPS vigil Thursday

    Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS) is holding a candlelight vigil Thursday (Jan. 26) at Lancaster City Hall to recognize victims who lost their lives due to violent crime.
    Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard will discuss safety measures people can take during an emergency. Information on domestic violence and house safety will also be provided.
    An ensemble from St. Paul AME Church will perform during the vigil, which is set to begin at 6:30 p.m.
    City Hall is located at 216 S Catawba St., Lancaster.

  • Community responds to CNN

    It’s soon to be the rally cry heard round the county – “We are Lancaster!”
    Only hours after an article about Lancaster appeared Thursday as the lead story on CNN.com, residents and business owners alike began expressing concerns about how it could negatively impact the community.

  • Officers looking for murder suspect (s)

    Investigators are searching for whoever shot and killed a Lancaster woman Thursday night at a home in the 1900 block of Rose Anna Lane.
    According to a press release issued by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, deputies found 23-year-old Jenika Jones’ body on a couch in her home. Jones had been shot to death, the release said. It is Lancaster County’s first murder of the year.

  • Ready to come home

    The call comes in loud and clear, as if Chief Petty Officer Derric Hinson is talking from the next room.
    In fact, Hinson, a Naval Reservist and Lancaster resident, is more than 7,000 miles away, finishing up the last month of his deployment at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan. It’s been a long stretch, almost 10 months, and Hinson said he’s ready to return home.

  • Officers looking for murder suspect (s)

    Investigators are searching for whoever shot and killed a Lancaster woman Thursday night at a home in the 1900 block of Rose Anna Lane.
    According to a press release issued by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, deputies found 23-year-old Jenika Jones’ body on a couch in her home. Jones had been shot to death, the release said. It is Lancaster County’s first murder of the year.

  • Biking across the Holy Land

    Here in the United States, motorcycles rolling in formation along the highways is not uncommon, an awesome, chest-thumping encounter that’s near impossible to miss.
    In most other parts of the world, absent the biker culture that thrives here, the sight of row after row of low-slung American cruisers rumbling past straddled by leather-clad riders would be rare, if not unimaginable.
    So imagine the impact – awesome indeed.

  • Council to reconsider LARS vote

    Following reaction from the community and new information gathered about a grant application, Lancaster County Council will take another look at its decision not to continue funding for the Lancaster Area Ride Service at its Monday meeting.
    The item was placed back on the agenda after concern from representatives of the J. Marion Sims Foundation that council members may not know the history behind the original grant application.