Local News

  • Police search for shooter in Robinson Road incident

    Police are asking the public’s help to find a Lancaster man wanted in connection with a double shooting Sunday afternoon, Sept. 30.

    Arrest warrants have been issued for Dyeshawn Dyaquette Foster, 18, 341 Robinson Road, for four counts of attempted murder, two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, armed robbery and unlawful carrying of a pistol, according to a Lancaster Police Department news release.

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said Monday morning that Foster’s whereabouts are still unknown.

  • Hidden in plain site:Jean had no idea who she really was

    Jean Ghent never saw her mom, kill a York County policeman at a traffic stop on July 17, 1932, outside Fort Mill, but she was there.

    For that matter, Ghent never saw the faces of the York County jurors some five months later who convicted the late Baetrice Snipes of the crime. She never heard Judge Thomas Sease bang the gavel that day when he sentenced Snipes to death by electrocution for the murder of officer Elliott Harris, but she undoubtedly felt her mom’s heart rate quicken. After all, she was only inches away.     

  • Residents fired up over smoking

    Moving back and forth in front of the podium, sometimes pointing at various Lancaster County Council members, Francis Bell had a lot to say about a proposed county-wide smoking ordinance at council’s Monday, Sept. 24, meeting. 

    Bell, a Lancaster native, local attorney and former Lancaster County Council member, objected to the potential ordinance which, if approved after one more reading, will prohibit smoking in enclosed public spaces throughout the county. This includes restaurants, bars, retail stores, libraries and public areas of businesses. 

  • Gang ‘initiation’ at Buford Middle School leads to suspensions, expulsions


    Eight Buford Middle School students have been charged in connection with a gang, whose members intended to retaliate against bullies on behalf of their victims.

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw said the 13- and 14-year-old students, seven of them members of a group calling  themselves  “White Mafia 14,” were taken into custody Sept. 20 after school officials learned of a fight in a school bathroom.

  • No students injured in school bus accident on Flat Creek Road

    No one was seriously injured when a car rear-ended a Clinton Elementary school bus on Flat Creek Road Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 26.

    Lancaster County School District officials said the accident occurred around 5:45 p.m. as the bus stopped to drop off one of nine students on their way home after the Homework Center after- school program.

    District safety and transportation director Bryan Vaughn said Emergency Medical Services was called to the scene, but none of the students or the car’s driver were seriously injured.

  • Hall charged with trafficking cocaine

    A traffic stop led to trafficking-cocaine charges for a Lancaster man. 

    Lepoleon Hall, 35, 2347 Douglas Heights, was arrested Thursday, Sept. 20, on charges of  trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, unlawful carrying of a handgun and driving under suspension, second offense, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

  • Exercise benefits are priceless for seniors

    At some point in most people’s lives, the idea of fitness and “getting in shape” sits in the forefront of the mind. In recent years, the health and fitness industry has seen an increase in the number of senior citizens wanting to exercise. 

  • Teacher accused of sex with student

    A Lancaster County teacher and coach was arrested last week after authorities and school district officials say he was involved in a sexual relationship with a former student.

    Tony Allen Ford, 36, 3241 Dunbar Lane, Indian Land, was arrested Friday, Sept. 21, and charged with sexual battery of a student, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    The sheriff’s office began an investigation after receiving a report of suspicious activity from the parent of a former female Indian Land High School student.

  • Accutrex to expand Lancaster operations

    Accutrex Products is investing $2.5 million to expand its two Lancaster County facilities – a move that will bring up to 10 new jobs to the area. 

    Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. announced the decision in a media release issued Tuesday, Sept. 25. 

    Accutrex, which makes custom shims, gaskets, washers and sheet metal products, opened its first precision-parts manufacturing facility on Sunshine Road in the late 1990s.

  • Voter-registration drive is Saturday

    Are you registered to vote in November’s general election? Do you know where your polling place is?

    If you can’t answer yes to both questions, you may need to be at Lancaster Municipal Park (off Chesterfield Avenue) on Saturday, Sept. 29, for the “Fourth Quarter Rally.”

    That’s where a voter-registration drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Concerned residents in the community have organized the event as a fun, informative and informal way to help ensure more people are registered to vote in the Nov. 6 election.